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Oxygen films Youmans at Grays Harbor County courthouse

The Oxygen Network was at the Grays Harbor County courthouse from Aug. 9 to Aug. 13 filming segments for an upcoming production entitled “The Price of Duty.”

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners gave the network permission to film at the courthouse at a meeting earlier in August. While the courthouse itself is an impressive piece of work it is county coroner Lane Youmans that drew Oxygen to Grays Harbor County.

“The Grays Harbor Courthouse was chosen as a location because it was central to the history of Lane’s work in regards to the murders on the Weyco Haul Road and other possibly related killings,” NBC communications associate Amanda Long said in an email.

Youmans is no stranger to TV crews being interested in his work, though he prefers to make his contributions behind the scenes.

“You like your job, you don’t necessarily like the attention,” Youmans said.

He was approached by the Oxygen Network last

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Oxygen films Youmans at Grays Harbor County Courthouse

The Oxygen Network was at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse from Aug. 9 to 13 filming segments for an upcoming production titled “The Price of Duty.”

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners gave the network permission to film at the courthouse at a meeting earlier in August. While the courthouse itself is an impressive piece of work, it is County Coroner Lane Youmans who drew Oxygen there.

“The Grays Harbor courthouse was chosen as a location because it was central to the history of Lane’s work in regards to the murders on the Weyco Haul Road and other possibly related killings,” NBC communications associate Amanda Long said via email.

Youmans is no stranger to TV crews being interested in his work, though he prefers to make his contributions behind the scenes.

“You like your job, you don’t necessarily like the attention,” he said.

He was approached by the Oxygen Network last year for a production called

Read more at: https://www.thedailyworld.com/life/oxygen-films-youmans-at-grays-harbor-county-courthouse/

Trump condemns racist groups for deadly Virginia violence after days of criticism for failing to do so

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend.

“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a brief statement, reading from a teleprompter at the White House.

“To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered,” Trump said.

The president’s statement was a hastily arranged do-over that implicitly acknowledged the need to stanch the self-inflicted damage his first reaction had caused him and his administration. Criticism and outrage had continued to build, including among Republicans, to Trump’s

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Mariners swept by Angels

SEATTLE — Back when Mariners’ optimism had reached its peak, five days ago, manager Scott Servais looked ahead to the celebratory weekend for Edgar Martinez’s jersey retirement.

“It’s a great honor to have Edgar’s number retired, and our fans will be very fired up,” Servais said then. “But we’ve given them more than just the retirement to be fired up about.”

They certainly had — and then they returned home. The Mariners lost 4-2 Sunday to the Angels, their fourth consecutive loss after returning to Seattle a season-best three games over .500. By the end of the weekend, the Mariners no longer owned one of the American League’s two wild-card spots, had fallen below .500 at 59-60 and had watched the Twins, the Angels and the Royals leapfrog them in the standings.

“Our fans were fired up for the weekend with everything around Edgar Martinez and his number getting retired,” Servais said Sunday.

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Senate’s failure to pass a capital budget leaves local projects hanging

A number of major projects in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties are hung up because the funding for them is part of the state capital budget — which, after a full legislative session and three special sessions, has yet to be passed.

“Certainly the Westport dredging is a big one, but given that there is $70 million in spending for school construction it is hard to say what is more important,” said Sen. Dean Takko (D-Longview). “Cosmopolis school cannot go out to bid on their remodel as they do not know when they will get their SCAP money from the state.”

SCAP is the School Construction Assistance Program, which provides funding assistance to school districts that are planning major new construction or improvement projects.

There is a strong expectation that the capital budget will be approved this summer, but it’s not clear when. It’s been stalled over a fight in the Senate involving

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Courthouse may have TV role

Grays Harbor County once again seems likely to be featured in a national television program.

Few details are available, but Grays Harbor County Commissioners approved an agreement allowing the Oxygen Network to use the Grays Harbor County Courthouse to film a segment for a new production titled “The Price of Duty.”

According to a write up by The Hollywood Reporter, “The Price of Duty” is “a look at the most haunting cases of homicide detectives’ careers. Each episode takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride to the front lines of the investigation, retracing their first steps on the crime scene to the final bust and the emotional aftermath that they still carry today.”

The television crew will be at the courthouse Aug. 9-13.

Oxygen Network did not respond to a request for comment before The Vidette went to press.

Other news

At Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners also approved a policy for electronic payment, and the commissioners

Read more at: http://www.thevidette.com/news/courthouse-may-have-tv-role/

Courthouse may have TV role

Grays Harbor County once again seems likely to be featured in a national television program.

Few details are available, but Grays Harbor County Commissioners approved an agreement allowing the Oxygen Network to use the Grays Harbor County Courthouse to film a segment for a new production titled “The Price of Duty.”

According to a write up by The Hollywood Reporter, “The Price of Duty” is “a look at the most haunting cases of homicide detectives’ careers. Each episode takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride to the front lines of the investigation, retracing their first steps on the crime scene to the final bust and the emotional aftermath that they still carry today.”

The television crew will be at the courthouse Aug. 9-13.

Oxygen Network did not respond to a request for comment before The Daily World went to press.

Other news

At Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners also approved a policy for electronic payment, and the

Read more at: http://www.thedailyworld.com/news/courthouse-may-have-tv-role/

South Beach Regional Fire Authority gets major support in Aug. 1 primary

South Beach voters showed overwhelming support for the creation of the South Beach Fire Authority in the primary election Tuesday, including a 77.39 percent yes vote in the City of Westport for Proposition 1.

The Regional Fire Authority would combine Grays Harbor County fire districts 3, 11 and 14 with Pacific County Fire District 5 and the City of Westport Fire Department into one. South Beach EMS Director Art Cole, Westport Fire Chief Dennis Benn and South Beach EMS Captain Daryl Brown spearheaded the effort to create the authority, stating it would stabilize, streamline, coordinate and preserve current levels of service throughout South Beach. It also, they said, would make it easier to coordinate training throughout the authority and assure each volunteer is given the same type and level of training.

The most current numbers available show the measure passing, or passed, by a wide margin in all included fire districts: Westport

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Public comment taken at flood relief open house Thursday

An Aberdeen resident wheeled his mobility scooter through the PUD’s Dennis Nichols building Thursday evening, checking out the schematics of the TimberWorks flood mitigation plan for Aberdeen and Hoquiam. He paused at one in particular, which indicated a section of Cherry Street would be permanently closed for a “daylighting” of Fry Creek.

He turned to Aberdeen Public Works Engineer Kris Koski, then to project engineers Kathy Lombardi and Mark Steepy, and told them that particular stretch of Cherry Street was on his own personal tsunami evacuation route, and the permanent closure would also interfere with his frequent trips to see his doctor.

“That’s why we have these,” said Koski of the open house. Public comment weighs more heavily in major renovation plans such as the TimberWorks project than many would think. “Nothing is set in stone,” Koski said.

The Timberworks overall plan calls for construction of a dike and a number of different

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Paicyn Dragoo, a 16 year-old student at Aberdeen High, competes at the state scholarship pageant

  • Tue May 30th, 2017 7:00pm
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