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Survey says? Mixed results for law enforcement; sheriff unveils top goals

  • Mar 1, 2015 at 12:57PM

What Sheriff Ron Krebs found most startling about the poll was that only 16 percent of survey responders checked excellent in response to deputies’ professionalism in their interactions with the community. “My goal is to change that quickly,” he said.

Bad egg? Retaliation against whistleblower? Building official sidelined in 'conduct' dispute

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Mar 1, 2015 at 12:34PM

Escorted out of his office two weeks ago, San Juan County's building official remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary review. He contends in a "whistleblower" report filed one week prior to the dismissal that revenue from permit fees has been improperly shuffled around in the department in which he works.

Newborn No. 3 bumps population up to 80

  • Feb 27, 2015 at 11:02AM

A newborn orca calf was sighted Feb. 25 about 15 miles off Westport, Greys Harbor.

And baby makes two; introducing Iris June

  • Feb 26, 2015 at 5:56PM

A 21st century woman if there ever was one, Caitlyn Johnson followed a less-than conventional route to motherhood. And, she's delighted by the result.

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