Local News - KMAS NewsRadio http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:36:09 -0700 i1 mediaworks CMS en-gb admin@kmasnewsradio.com (KMAS NewsRadio) Hundreds Expected At Olympia Oil Train Hearing http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19629-hundreds-expected-at-olympia-oil-train-hearing http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19629-hundreds-expected-at-olympia-oil-train-hearing OIl-Train-1Environmentalists planned to pack the Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through Washington. The Washington Environmental Council told The Olympian more than 600 people indicated they planned to attend. About 200 people attended a similar hearing Tuesday night in Spokane.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:33:01 -0700
2014 Trick-Or-Treater's Guide http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19620-2014-trick-or-treater-s-guide http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19620-2014-trick-or-treater-s-guide pumpkinsledgeThis year's Halloween should be an exciting night. The weather is predicted to be fair in the evening. Local businesses, organizations, and citizens are planning a variety of events and fun activities for kids and adults alike. As always, though, it is worth taking the time to ensure this year's festivities remain a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:51:06 -0700
Farmland Preservation Highlighted At Conference http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19603-local-farmland-preservation-highlighted-at-national-conference http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19603-local-farmland-preservation-highlighted-at-national-conference hagan erik-sizedThurston County Comissioner Sandra Romero and Long Range Planning Manager Cynthia Wilson were expert panelists at a national conference held last week in Lexington, Ky. on local successes and best practices for preserving working farmland. The Farmland, Food and Livable Communities conference was organized by the American Farmland Trust and showcased Romero, Wilson, and other leaders of exemplary local programs discussing how they use multiple tools to protect land and support agriculture.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:50:13 -0700
GDRC Gives Tribute To Patti Case http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19600-gdrc-gives-tribute-to-patti-case http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19600-gdrc-gives-tribute-to-patti-case Patti CaseOn Tuesday friends and family of Patti Case gathered at the Green Diamond Resource Company's main office in Shelton to celebrate 25 year of Case's employment with the company. Case is a key member of the Mason County community – both professionally and personally.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:16:07 -0700
SRCC Accuses Mailers Of Deceptive Tactics In 35th Dist. http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19592-srcc-accuses-mailers-of-deceptive-tactics-in-35th-dist http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19592-srcc-accuses-mailers-of-deceptive-tactics-in-35th-dist mccourthouseSupporters of senator Tim Sheldon, who crossed the aisle to help form a mostly Republican majority in his chamber, are alleging campaign finance violations targeting him in his re-election bid against Irene Bowling, also Democrat. Members of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee and Sheldon's campaign office are speaking out about the actions of American Values First, an affiliate of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:05:56 -0700
Nearly 50 Underage Drinkers Arrested In Olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19576-nearly-50-underage-drinkers-arrested-in-olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19576-nearly-50-underage-drinkers-arrested-in-olympia beer tapsTarget Zero’s Party Intervention Patrol located a large underage drinking party in West Olympia last Friday night. Over 100 current and former Evergreen State College students packed the residential neighborhood home at 712 Percival Street SW in Olympia. The party, which was a fundraising event for a campus-based student organization, included live bands, alcohol and marijuana, and underage drinking.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:37:55 -0700
New Veteran's Service Office Set For Opening Dedication http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19575-new-veteran-s-service-office-set-for-opening-dedication http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19575-new-veteran-s-service-office-set-for-opening-dedication spsccThe City of Lacey will dedicate a new Veterans’ services office during a public ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29. The office will open at South Puget Sound Community College’s new Lacey campus, under construction at 4265 6th Avenue SE, in the city’s central business district.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:22:57 -0700
Fatal Crash In Shelton Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19561-fatal-crash-in-shelton-leaves-1-dead-2-injured http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19561-fatal-crash-in-shelton-leaves-1-dead-2-injured police-tapeAccording to a press release from the Washington State Patrol, one person was killed and two more injured early Sunday morning in a crash on State Route 3. A black 2005 Acura TL was driving northbound on State Route 3, five miles north of Shelton. The driver attempted crossed a double yellow line while attempting to pass multiple vehicles, then collided with a green 1995 Honda Civic driving in the southbound lane.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:55:05 -0700
Body From Capsized Sailboat Found Near Olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19563-body-from-capsized-sailboat-found-near-olympia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19563-body-from-capsized-sailboat-found-near-olympia The body of a man whose sailboat capsized in Saturday's wind in south Puget Sound was recovered Sunday near Olympia. The Thurston County sheriff's office says the body of 46-year-old Jay Bergland of Olympia was recovered in Case Inlet, near Herron Island. Two other people in the 22-foot sailboat were rescued after it overturned in high winds and 8-foot waves. The sheriff's office says the boat was racing with about two dozen other sailboats in the 27-mile Eagle Islands Race, a race put on by the South Sound Sailing Society.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:48:44 -0700
Local Officials Recognized For Professional Excellence http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19544-local-officials-recognized-for-professional-excellence http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19544-local-officials-recognized-for-professional-excellence TheresiaEhrichTheresia Ehrich, currently the Chief Administrative Deputy for the Mason County sheriff's Department and Cathy Beierle, Finance Director for the City of Shelton, two financial services professions, have earned the "Professional Officer Award" for the State of Washington from the Washington Finance Officers Association.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Adam Click) Latest News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:01:04 -0700
Thurston County Resident Returns From Liberia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19534-thurston-county-resident-returns-from-liberia http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19534-thurston-county-resident-returns-from-liberia wafrica 3Local resident agrees to limit social activity, self-monitor for 21 days after trip to Liberia. A Thurston County resident recently returned to the area after spending three weeks in Liberia. While the individual had no contact with anyone suffering from Ebola or being monitored for the disease while in Liberia, the person has agreed to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms of Ebola for 21 days and work closely with public health officials.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:54:15 -0700
Shelton Resident Graduates from FEMA’s EMI http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19518-shelton-resident-graduates-from-fema-s-emi http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19518-shelton-resident-graduates-from-fema-s-emi burbridge gradChief Bob Burbridge, Mason Fire District #4, graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on September 18, 2014. EMI has created the National Emergency Basic Academy to produce a comprehensive curriculum that provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to support the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management. Additionally, for those who are new to emergency management or for those who are transferring from another profession, this Academy provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie and establish professional contacts.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:22:55 -0700
National Weather Service Confirms Tornado In Longview http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19510-national-weather-service-confirms-tornado-in-longview http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19510-national-weather-service-confirms-tornado-in-longview storm oct2314The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado which began near Safeway on 15th Ave in Longview,WA, then travelled six blocks down Vandercook Way. Video taken by a citizen shows a roof being blown off a building. Longview police are asking people to avoid a section of the city because of damaged property and downed power lines.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:40:34 -0700
Vice-President Of The Shelton School Board Resigns http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19499-vice-president-of-the-shelton-school-board-resigns http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19499-vice-president-of-the-shelton-school-board-resigns carnahanA special meeting of the Shelton School district was held Wednesday night and the agenda consisted of a discussion of the school board, followed by an executive session. Board President Brenda Hirshi reminded those in attendance the session was a "Special Board Meeting" and comments from the audience would not be allowed, comments would be allowed at the next board meeting scheduled for October 28, 2014.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:56:28 -0700
Flood Warning Extends Through Thursday Morning http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19485-flood-warning-extends-through-thursday-morning http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19485-flood-warning-extends-through-thursday-morning skok floodThe flood warning continues for the Skokomish River near Potlatch affecting Mason County, Olympic Peninsula Region. While showers will continue over the south slopes of the Olympics, heavy rain has come to an end. The three to five inches of rain that has fallen over the south slopes of the Olympics since midday Wednesday has driven the Skokomish River in Mason County above flood stage, and minor flooding is occurring.

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:23:29 -0700
Bi-Partisan Cookies, Partisan Answers http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19477-bi-partisan-cookies-partisan-answers http://kmasnewsradio.com/news/local-state-news/19477-bi-partisan-cookies-partisan-answers sr forum tshawThe Mason County Senior Center had a chance to host their version of yet another political forum in Mason County; and this one was a whopper with over 100 people, mostly seniors in attendance.  Terri Shaw, Executive Director for the Senior Center partnered with Sandra Herndon of the League of Women Voters, Adrienne Amar from the Mason County Democrats and April Pruitt of the Mason County Republicans for this forum. The focus was on issues important to Mason County Seniors.  Emcee for the forum, Sandra Herndon promised the candidates and the audience bi-partisan cookies after the forum. Before the questions got started, Terri Shaw informed the panel of politicians the seniors of Mason County are "not a Special Interest Group", but instead are a "Cycle of Life".

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admin@kmasnewsradio.com (Carol Gardner) Latest News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:11:39 -0700
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