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Lewis County News

Letter to the City of Winlock from Sheriff Snaza

In a letter dated June 27, 2018, Sheriff Rob Snaza notified the City of Winlock that he has stopped the Winlock Police Department from assisting in the county anywhere.

In the letter, Sheriff Snaza goes on to state that "I am not commissioning/ authorizing the authority of the WPD personnel, exclusive of within the city limits of Winlock, to enforce the traffic or criminal laws of this state throughout the territorial bounds of Lewis County." What this basically means is that Sheriff Snaza will not allow Winlock to assist them in any situation and they have no authority outside of Winlock as other municipalities do.

It is standard in neighboring law enforcement agencies to enter into a mutual aid agreement in order to assist each other when needed. The letter goes on to state that "this decision is based upon the reestablishment of the WPD and being unfamiliar with the training, qualifications and certifications of your personnel. In time, as your department is stabilized and ensuing professional working relationships/partnerships are developed I may readdress this and authorize such authority."

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Replacement Levy for Toledo Schools

Voters in the Toledo School District will be asked to replace a $1.1 million levy with $895,000 per year levy. The proposal will provide funds to continue the district's enrichment activities for two years. "Levies are like a subscription service," said Board President Jerad Buswell. "The district asks the community to renew the subscription every few years." Toledo's current levy will end on December 31, 2019. If approved, the replacement collections would begin in 2020.

The current levy is a four-year measure that, in addition to enrichment programming, provided the district with funds needed for capital projects that were not funded by a proposed bond measure in 2014. "We were required to complete a $350,000 water supply project at the high school and replace the roof at the middle school," according to Chris Rust, Superintendent. "Those projects and others have been completed."

The community recently approved a $7 million bond measure to build a new high school. Dale Merten, Chair of Citizens for Great Toledo Schools says, "The bond was critical, but it can only provide for a new building. The levy pays for everything else that the state doesn't fund." Levy dollars and student fundraising pay for all athletic programs in the district. In addition, levies fund lower class sizes, repairs, additional staff for instruction and instructional support, maintenance and grounds as well as extracurricular activities and travel. Levies fund curriculum adoptions, professional development, and shortfalls from the state in Special Education.

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Government shutdown taking a toll

The government shutdown has now become the longest shutdown in United States history and has no signs of ending soon. For Pacific County and many others with higher poverty rates the prolonged closure has raised questions whether or not February SNAP benefits would be delivered among other things. The situation around tax returns has also become a boiling point among citizens as the IRS has yet officially provided how its handling the shutdown.

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Local school districts sent into lockouts over threat

Parents at two local school districts were sent into a frenzy after being alerted that the South Bend and Raymond School Districts went into lockouts on Monday, January 14. Social media threats directed at two students were behind cause. Multiple law enforcement agencies and the districts themselves took immediate actions to protect students.

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Raymond Fire has a normal busy week
Photo by Sam and Crystal Singletary
Raymond Fire has a normal busy week

Tuesday, January 8 the Raymond Fire Department responded to the 500 block of Barnhart Road in Raymond to a report of a chimney fire.

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Lewis County News ISSUU

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