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Elderly Shelton woman faulted in head-on crash near Sanderson Field

SHELTON - Washington State Troopers say a 96-year-old Shelton woman caused a crash on SR 101 after veering into oncoming traffic Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Kathleen Wilson of Shelton was going north on SR 101, approaching Wallace Boulevard, when she crossed the double yellow center line and struck a vehicle head on.
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Shelton, WAOlympian

A 96-year-old caused a head on collision in Shelton, Wednesday

A 96-year-old Shelton woman caused a head-on collision on U.S. highway 101 near Shelton on Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred when the 96-year-old’s car drifted into the center of the two-lane highway and smashed into the front of a 35-year-old Olympia man’s car heading in the opposite direction. Both drivers...
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Seattle, WAHeraldNet

A brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region

There’s a literal rat race happening right now in the Puget Sound region as rodents thrive alongside the growing human population. Rats are not native to the region and are believed to have arrived with the earliest Northwest settlers. Rats are commensal creatures, which means they largely depend on living in close proximity to humans.
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Olympia, WAOlympian

Hit-and-run victim follows perpetrator, helps police make arrest

A white truck reportedly hit the side of another car Wednesday night on I-5 near Maytown, then quickly sped off — but the other car’s driver stayed on his tail. Washington State Patrol was notified of the incident by 911 dispatchers about 11 p.m. and began looking for the truck as it drove north on Interstate 5.
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University Place, WATacoma News Tribune

Officials identify motorcyclist killed in crash near University Place

A motorcyclist who died after colliding with a vehicle near University Place has been identified. Paul G. Chan, 46, of Roy, was traveling on Lakewood Drive West when a sedan made a left turn onto the road from 68th Street West. Chan, who was passing another vehicle, apparently did not see the sedan and was unable to stop in time.
Seattle, WAbellevuereporter.com

Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

There’s a literal rat race happening right now in the Puget Sound region as rodents thrive alongside the growing human population. Rats are not native to the region and are believed to have arrived with the earliest Northwest settlers. Rats are commensal creatures, which means they largely depend on living in close proximity to humans.
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Hoquiam, WAThe Daily World

Hoquiam watershed forests are now certified tree farms

The city of Hoquiam’s watershed forests have received American Tree Farm System certification, the result of a thorough update of and adherence to the city’s updated watershed plan. “The watershed/city forest is such an important resource for both our drinking water source and utility infrastructure funding through the annual timber...
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Olympia Times

COVID-19 vaccine: Olympia sites that have it on hand

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Olympia: 1. 1313 Cooper Point Rd SW 360-754-1504; 2. 305 Cooper Point Rd NW 360-754-8014; 3. 3215 Harrison Ave NW 360-956-3827; 4. 4280 Martin Way E 360-456-0709; 5. 4700 Yelm Hwy SE 360-438-0081; 6. 3520 Pacific Ave SE 360-491-9754;
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Olympia, WAoffbeat.com

Clint Morgan, Troublemaker (Lost Cause Records)

Based in Olympia, Washington, singer-pianist Clint Morgan comfortably inhabits the historically linked but often segregated worlds of blues, country and rock and roll. It’s all there in his third album of original songs, the often-humorous Troublemaker. An impressive gang of special guests—Kinky Friedman, the McCrary Sisters, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Watermelon Slim and Jonn Del Toro Richardson—are well-cast in their respective songs and illustrative of Morgan’s versatility.
Olympia, WAthurstontalk.com

Sequoia’s Farm School Now Enrolling 4 to 7 Year Olds for the 2021-2022 School Year

Fall sets us all in gear for a new round of learning, new goals and exciting new experiences. Sequoia’s Farm School guides learners through experiences that ground them in Pacific Northwest life and an understanding of its unique environment and resources. By spending time immersed in homesteading activities and field trips to natural habitats, kids observe how they are a vital part of the cycle between humans, the land and our food. It is a fantastic way to spend the school year.
Olympia, WAwcgazette.com

Single-use plastic bags ban approaches

OLYMPIA — Single-use plastic bags are in the last months of unrestricted use as a statewide ban takes effect on Oct. 1. The new law bars the distribution of plastic, single-use bags by entities such as grocery stores, other retail stores, and restaurants. Originally set to take effect Jan. 1,...
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Clark County, WAColumbian

Clark County cooling centers open with heat setting in

With temperatures expected in the high 90s and low triple digits starting today, cooling centers and services are open around the county. People needing a place to escape the heat can call 360-695-9677 for assistance, according to a statement from the Council for the Homeless. The phone line is staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No referral is needed to go to a cooling space; some motel vouchers may be available for those 60 and older and families with children.
Thurston County, WAOlympian

Wizard rocker Tonks returns to South Sound for Lacey in Tune

Fans of all things Harry Potter have reason to rejoice: Tonks is on her way. Tonks, as you know if you are a fan, is an auror (the wizarding world’s version of a police officer). But the Tonks who’ll soon be appearing in Lacey is actually muggle musician Steph Anderson of Cincinnati, the leader of wizard rock band Tonks & the Aurors.
Centralia, WAChronicle

Reliable Enterprises Offering Free Salted Caramel Ice Cream Scoops Friday

Reliable Enterprises will give out free scoops of salted caramel ice cream in its parking lot at 203 Reynolds Ave. in Centralia from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday. Reliable Enterprises is celebrating National Ice Cream Month and the end of its “#SweetTooth16” ice cream flavor tournament by throwing an old-fashioned ice cream social for the community. Out of 16 ice cream entries, salted caramel was voted the most popular flavor.
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