Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:53 -0700 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) Thieves In Mason County http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19460-thieves-in-mason-county http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19460-thieves-in-mason-county theft-suspectsSheriff's Office Seeking Public Assistance To Identify Theft Suspect(s) During the first week of this month, October 2014, property owners in the Agate area reported that two unknown men were seen going onto the victim’s property and stealing a brand new generator. The adult males were described as one white male and one Hispanic looking male. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the suspects.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:37:41 -0700
Eagle Scout Recognized By City Parks Director http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19457-eagle-scout-recognized-by-city-parks-director http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19457-eagle-scout-recognized-by-city-parks-director HolstonCity Parks Director Mark Ziegler recognized Andrew Holston for his efforts in the renovation of the City of Shelton’s Art Johnson Park. Holston showed great organization skills and follow-through to complete the installation of wood mulch, picnic table pads, and table and sign painting. The improvements will serve to extend the life of the trees in the park and provide a better experience to park visitors.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:00:36 -0700
Partnering For City Improvements http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19456-partnering-for-city-improvements http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19456-partnering-for-city-improvements Mason Transit Authority (MTA), the City of Shelton, and Mason Conservation District (MCD) propose to partner and develop a grant proposal for this year’s “Stormwater Financial Assistance Program” offered by the Washington State Department of Ecology. The City of Shelton Public Works Department will submit a grant proposal by November 7, 2014 and act as grant administer if funding be awarded. MCD and MTA will work as partners with the city to design and implement the project beginning in spring 2016, finishing by June 2020. The impact to the city will only be for in-kind labor costs to administer the project through the grant agency for design and construction.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:20 -0700
Mason County Pot: More Changes http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19439-mason-county-pot-more-changes http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19439-mason-county-pot-more-changes medmariChanges were recently made (as early as today) to Title 17 of the Mason County Code regulating recreational Marijuana. This code encompasses building codes requirements for the recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales. This industry is constantly changing, and the changes have had big effects on the investors still in the process of setting up their operations.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:11:39 -0700
MTA's New Transit Center Has Big Goals http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19420-mta-s-new-transit-center-has-big-goals http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19420-mta-s-new-transit-center-has-big-goals M-OliverTransitCtrThis week KMAS had the opportunity to tour the construction site of the Mason County Transit Authority's Transit-Community Center Project, located at 601 W. Franklin Street. MTA Development Manager Mike Oliver led a tour which showed off many of the features intended to convert the old National Guard bunker into a centerpiece not only for local public transportation, but of the community of Shelton as a whole.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:30:19 -0700
Shelton School Board - A Lesson In Behavior? http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19394-a-lesson-in-behavior http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19394-a-lesson-in-behavior hirschi carnahanThe Shelton school board is under public fire for not wanting to openly discuss what caused former superintendent Wayne Massie to resign recently. Even though the decision was made in an open special meeting, the board has declined comment. In a recent discussion of another controversial item on the transgender rights of students, school board behavior is shown in a personal video shot on Tuesday and placed on YouTube. In the video, Shelton School Board Chair Brenda Hirschi attempts to control the board meeting from Carnahan's emotional outburst.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:44:25 -0700
Let Your Voice Be Heard http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19393-let-your-voice-be-heard http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19393-let-your-voice-be-heard MC logo moneyTwo important public hearings have been set for the next Mason County Commission meeting. According to the Draft Meeting Agenda sent out by the Board of Mason County Commissioners, public hearings for amendments to Title 17 of regulating marijuana and budget transfers in the Current Expense Budget will be taking place. If you want your voice heard on these two items – attend the meeting at the Commission Chambers – 9AM on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Chambers are located at 411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:04:57 -0700
Know Your Candidates: Profiles & Campaign Finances http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19383-be-an-informed-voter-this-coming-election-season http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19383-be-an-informed-voter-this-coming-election-season ballotboxAs part of our ongoing effort to provide the public with balaced, fact-based information on local politics KMAS has posted a Voter's Guide for 2014. The guide not only features detailed biographies for each candidate, but also recordings of in-studio interviews conducted by our very own Dale Hubbard. The 2014 Voter's Guide was just recently updated to include links to each candidate's Public Disclosure Commission and Federal Election Commission profiles.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:13:28 -0700
Prison Investigates Apparent Suicide Of Inmate http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19384-prison-investigates-apparent-suicide-of-inmate http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19384-prison-investigates-apparent-suicide-of-inmate The state Department of Corrections says officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a 31-year-old inmate at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. Nicholas White was found hanging in his cell Thursday morning. According to a news release from the agency, White's cell mate alerted staff during recreation time that White had been acting strange. When staff went to check on him at about 10 a.m., they found him hanging. Medical staff was unable to revive him. White, who was serving a 12-month sentence on a firearm charge, was scheduled to be released on April 1. The department says that no foul play is suspected, but that prison administrators and the Mason County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – October 16, 2014

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:13:28 -0700
September Food Establishment Report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19371-september-food-establishment-report http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19371-september-food-establishment-report kitchen2Recently released inspection reports from Environmental Health Specialist/Food Program, Mason County Public Health. Food establishments are routinely inspected one or two times a year, depending on the complexity of their menu. During the inspection process, the inspector looks for critical violations (Red) as well as non-critical violations (Blue).

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:54:11 -0700
Creating A Plan For Fudge Point http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19370-creating-a-plan-for-fudge-point http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19370-creating-a-plan-for-fudge-point fudge pointWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a planning process for the Fudge Point property located on Harstine Island in Mason County. The property is 136 acres in size and could be developed for public access. State Parks invites the public to attend their first public meeting to discuss issues regarding future development of the property as a park and to understand how best to manage the Fudge Point property into the future.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:50:43 -0700
Sheriff Swears In A New Deputy http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19351-sheriff-swears-in-a-new-deputy http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19351-sheriff-swears-in-a-new-deputy sheriff brockOn Monday, October 6, 2014, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Edward Brock, the newest Deputy Sheriff of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Salisbury stated that we are very fortunate to have been able to hire Deputy Brock and that he will be a worthy addition to our agency.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:15:22 -0700
Another 1960's "Sit in?" http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19301-another-1960-s-sit-in http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19301-another-1960-s-sit-in tomdavisTom Davis staged his own "sit down demonstration" at Monday’s Mason County Commission "closed session" for the purpose of Labor Discussion". Davis stated he was protesting the meeting as it was the 31st closed labor discussion this year out of 34 sessions". Commission Chair Jeffrey's asked what involvement Davis had, if any with current labor negotiations. Davis reported he was not going to leave and "the commission need to do what they need to do". The commission elected to postpone their meeting. Davis stated he was protesting to make a statement that he felt information was not open to the people of the county, and the people deserved to know more. Commission Chair Terry Jeffreys stopped the meeting, three minutes into the closed session.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:09:07 -0700
Small Earthquake Rattles Olympia Area http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19283-small-earthquake-rattles-olympia-area http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19283-small-earthquake-rattles-olympia-area quake-1A small earthquake rattled the southern Puget Sound area, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck shortly before midnight Saturday and was centered about 8 miles northeast of Olympia. The Thurston County Sheriff's office says there have been no reports of damage or injury. But some 100 people in the Olympia area reported feeling the quake in postings on the USGS website.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:18:23 -0700
Songwriter's Stage Comes To The New JJ Recording Studio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19276-songwriter-s-stage-comes-to-the-new-jj-recording-studio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19276-songwriter-s-stage-comes-to-the-new-jj-recording-studio jjohnsonThe local music showcase The Songwriter's Stage is getting a new venue this month.  Hosted by Robert Poole with KMAS Radio's own Dale Hubbard, the event brings together music makers from all over Mason County and often beyond. Previous sessions have often been held at The Lucky Dog Casino, but this week the event comes to Jim Johnson's Recording and Production Studios on Cota to help commemorate it's opening.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:12:18 -0700
Structure Fire In Olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19266-structure-fire-in-olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19266-structure-fire-in-olympia firefighter2Olympia Firefighters responded to a fire in a recreational trailer next to a large shop located at 1903 Humphrey St SE. Fire units were dispatched at 10:40 and arrived at 10:45 to find a 30 foot trailer fully involved with fire. The fire was coming out of the trailer and beginning to scorch the large shop building about 10 feet away. The residents of the trailer were already outside having tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:57:55 -0700
Bremerton Man Endangers Daughter In Police Chase http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19254-bremerton-man-endangers-daughter-in-police-chase http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19254-bremerton-man-endangers-daughter-in-police-chase cop lights dayA man wanted on multiple warrants was approached by Bremerton police on Wednesday afternoon when he was located behind the wheel of a blue Honda Accord, sitting in a parking lot in East Bremerton off Perry Avenue. The man, Gabriel Francisco Zavala, was known to officers as a frequent offender and was listed on Bremerton P.D.'s "High Five" local most wanted. He was also assumed to be armed.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:03:40 -0700