Tolls increase July 1: Tacoma Narrows Bridge

New toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge take effect at midnight on July 1. The change reflects the next rate increases approved by the Washington State Transportation Commission to ensure the bridge generates enough revenue to cover costs required under law, including maintenance, operations and debt payments. Rates will increase for all toll categories. The Good To Go! pass rate will increase from $4.25 to $4.50, cash tolls from $5.25 to $5.50, and Pay By Mail from $6.25 to $6.50. The transportation commission scheduled this July’s rate increase in May 2013, as part of a two-year phased increase.

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Allyn Diabetes Support Group

“DIABETES’ LONG TERM MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES” ‒ JUNE TOPIC FOR MGH&FC ALLYN DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

SHELTON, Wash. – Diabetes is a health condition with not only physical but also mental challenges that need to be managed, particularly over the long term. The next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Allyn Diabetes Support Group meeting will address the issues of “Diabetes’ Long Term Mental Health Challenges” in a class on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Port of Allyn building’s downstairs meeting room.

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Public Opinion Sought: State Game-Management Priorities

Hunters and other members of the public will have an opportunity to help shape the state’s game management plan for 2015-21 at a series of public “open house” meetings scheduled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) this month. The public can also comment on key aspects of the six-year plan via an on-line survey, available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gmpobjectives, from June 12 through July 18.

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Candidates Needed For WDFW Disabilities Advisory

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on its advisory committee for persons with disabilities. The seven-member committee advises the commission on issues of concern for hunters and fishers with disabilities, including special hunts, modified sporting equipment, access to public land and recreational opportunities. Committee members are appointed by the commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

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