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These Taylor Street utility poles will stay in place until the end of July due to a mixup in cable acquisition.
Cable snafu stalls completion Delivery delay pushes estimate to next month BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — A delay in telephone cable delivery will push the expected completion of the Taylor Street renovation project back at least a few weeks. Work on Taylor Street between Washington Street and Union Wharf originally was expected to be completed by the end
of May, but that date was pushed back to the end of this month. Now it is not expected to be finished until sometime in July, according to officials for both the city of Port Townsend and the phone service provider.
Vehicle traffic to resume City Manager David Timmons said the delay will not affect the reopening of Taylor Street to vehicle traffic, still expected to occur later this month. One layer of asphalt is still required, along with the marking of parking spaces
on both sides of the street. Timmons said telephone vendor CenturyLink informed the city last week that the necessary cable would not be available in time for the planned removal of utility poles on the west side of the street. All but two of the poles on the east side, which held electrical and cable television wires, were removed Friday. The conduits for the telephone cables were put in place when the sidewalk was replaced during the renovation project, which began in February. TURN
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PORT TOWNSEND — A group that advocates mowing roadside weeds over spraying herbicides is calling for an ordinance that bans weed spraying along Jefferson County roads. The three county commissioners heard from the no-spray advocacy group, Jefferson County Ecological Roadsides, last Monday and were presented with a petition with 1,340 signatures supporting a
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s sudden easing of immigration law enforcement was embraced by Hispanics while touching off an election-year confrontation with many Republicans. Mitt Romney, Obama’s GOP election foe, criticized the step but did not say he would try to overturn it if elected. The administration said the change will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. TURN
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no-spray ordinance. This Monday, commissioners have scheduled a 1:30 p.m. meeting with representatives of the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Program: board Chairwoman Jill Silver and Director Eve Dixon. The meeting will be in commissioners’ chambers on the ground floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. The issue is the county’s resumption of “spot spraying” of small roadside amounts of the herbicide glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Roundup and other herbicides Jefferson County Noxious Weed Program Director — after more than 30 years of not spraying county roadsides. Eve Dixon pulls an armful of hemlock from a hill off TURN
Roadside spraying under fire Ecology group asks county for herbicide ban
President Barack Obama’s announcement that his administration is relaxing deportation policies for young Latinos who are in the U.S. illegally drew praise mixed with disappointment across the North Olympic Peninsula, where the Border Patrol has drawn national attention for enlarging its presence in recent years. The announcement made Friday was lauded for giving hope to the children of illegal immigrants — and criticized for not doing more to address the overall problesm posed by having an estimated 10 million undocumented residents in the Obama United States. The new policy says that illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the United States as children will be able to obtain renewable work permits and be safe from deportation for two years, with no limits on how many times the permit can be renewed. “I would say that probably a few people are breathing a real sigh of relief,” said Bryon Monohon, mayor of Forks. “It has to be a relief for some people, for sure,” Monohon said.
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Barbra opens home for heart health IN AN ELEGANT white tent at her oceanfront Malibu, Calif., compound, Barbra Streisand sang and former President Bill Clinton spoke to a crowd gathered to raise funds for women’s heart health. Guests paid as much as $100,000 per couple to support the Barbra Streisand Women’s Streisand Heart Center at the intimate fundraising dinner Thursday at the home Streisand shares with her husband, James Brolin. The singer donated $10 million to create the research and treatment
facility at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and solicited million-dollar donations from wealthy friends she called personally. Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, NBCUniversal chief Ron Meyer, designer Donna Karan and actors Josh Brolin (Streisand’s stepson) and Diane Lane were among the donors and guests.
an all-night shoot and had kept up a grueling schedule in recent days, Honig said. The actress was Lohan not transported to the hospital and returned to the film set Friday afternoon.
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Lindsay Lohan continued to bring drama to the production of her latest film, receiving treatment for exhaustion and dehydration a week after she was involved in a car crash that sent her to the hospital. Lohan’s publicist, Steve Honig, said producers of the Lifetime film “Liz and Dick” summoned paramedics to Lohan’s hotel room Friday morning after she did not respond for a shoot. The incident occurred after the actress completed
The California desert home of the late media mogul Merv Griffin has been put up for sale for $9.5 million. The Desert Sun reported Friday that the 39-acre property in La Quinta features a 5,000-square-foot home, an equestrian compound with a racetrack and a lagoon. The Moroccan-style estate was put up for the sale this week and is the latest celebrity home in the Palm Springs, Calif., area to hit the market.
He was believed to be closer than many of his brothers to the powerful Wahhabi religious establishment that gives legitimacy to the royal family, and he at times worked to give a freer hand to the religious police who enforce strict social rules. His elevation to crown prince in November 2011, after the death of his brother Sultan, had raised worries among liberals in the kingdom that, if he ever became king, he would halt or even roll back reforms that Abdullah had enacted. Prince Nayef had expressed some reservations about some of the reforms by Abdullah, who made incremental steps to bring more democracy to the country and increase women’s rights.
YVETTE WILSON, 48, a comic who was featured on the 1990s sitcom “Moesha” and its spinoff, “The Parkers,” has died. Her manager, Holly Carter, said Ms. Wilson died of cervical cancer Thursday. Ms. Wilson lived in Ms. Wilson Hollywood. Ms. Wilson portrayed Andell Wilkerson, owner of the popular hangout The Den on “Moesha.” The UPN sitcom starred the singer Brandy. Ms. Wilson was a standup comic and was featured on “In Living Color.” She also appeared in the movies “Poetic Justice” and “House Party III.”
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CROWN PRINCE NAYEF BIN ABDULAZIZ, 78, the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia’s fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida’s branch in the country after the 9/11 attacks and then rose to become next in line to the throne, has died in Geneva. The royal court announced Prince Nayef his death in in 2012 a terse statement via the official Saudi Press Agency without stating the cause, but he was believed to have suffered from heart problems. Prince Nayef’s death unexpectedly reopens the question of succession in this crucial U.S. ally and oil powerhouse for the second time in less than a year. The 88-year-old King Abdullah has now outlived two designated successors, despite ailments of his own. Now a new crown prince must be chosen from among his brothers and half-brothers, all the sons of Saudi Arabia’s founder, Abdul-Aziz. Prince Nayef had a reputation for being a hardliner and a conservative.
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■ To clarify, Stephanie Reith, an ordained rabbinical chaplain, does not serve as the Bet Shira congregation’s rabbi. She is only a member of the lay-led unaffiliated fellowship. A story on Page A1 of Friday’s Jefferson County edition might have implied she was the congregation’s rabbi.
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Those who roam the Hoh trail to the Mount Olympus Ranger Station this year will be greeted by new signs marking nearly a dozen enormous trees. The signs were placed by Chris Morgenroth, who has just returned from a month’s duty in the Hoh region with a crew that cleared out old trails, repaired telephone lines and blazed 0.75 mile of new trail for the national monument. Laugh Lines Chief among the trees is A NEW STUDY claims the Paul Bunyan Tree, a Douglas fir 13½ feet in that coffee drinkers live diameter at the trunk. longer than people who The Theodore Roosevelt don’t drink coffee. Of course, they spend so Tree is a Douglas fir 11 feet in diameter. much time waiting in line Other trees are named at Starbucks that it evens for Banjamin Franklin, out. Conan O’Brien Isaac Stevens, Abraham
Lincoln and Martha Washington, the founding president’s wife.
1962 (50 years ago) DelGuzzi Construction Inc., owner of the 34-yearold Lee Hotel about a year ago, has begun extensive interior alterations. Second-floor rooms of the downtown Port Angeles landmark are being enlarged, existing bathrooms are being remodeled, and new bathrooms are being added. The work, Bruno DelGuzzi said, recognizes the growing importance of Port Angeles as a tourist center. The remodeling and redecorating of the building will be finished by the summer 1963 tourist season,
1987 (25 years ago) Clallam County Superior Court Judge Grant Meiner rejected ITT Rayonier’s request to severely cut back union pickets at the Port Angeles pulp mill, but Meiner ordered strikers, totalling up to 200 at a time, not to block the mill entrances. The temporary restraining order was requested
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before ITT Rayonier took applications to replace its 350 striking workers, who have picketed since early June. Meanwhile, talks between the striking Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers and ITT Rayonier were to resume today.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 17, the 169th day of 2012. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 17, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex. On this date: ■ In 1397, the Treaty of Kalmar was signed, creating a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. ■ In 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses.
■ In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isere. ■ In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U.S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation. ■ In 1942, the U.S. Army began publishing Yank, the Army Weekly, featuring the debut of the cartoon character G.I. Joe. ■ In 1944, the republic of Iceland was established. ■ In 1957, mob underboss Frank Scalice was shot to death at a produce market in the Bronx, N.Y. ■ In 1961, Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the
West while his troupe was in Paris. ■ In 1971, the United States and Japan signed a treaty under which Okinawa would revert from American to Japanese control the following year, with the U.S. allowed to maintain military bases there. ■ In 1987, Charles Glass, a journalist on leave from ABC News, was kidnapped in Lebanon. Glass escaped his captors in August 1987. ■ In 1992, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a breakthrough arms-reduction agreement. ■ Ten years ago: A judge in San Francisco tossed out the sec-
ond-degree murder conviction of Marjorie Knoller for the dog-mauling death of neighbor Diane Whipple but let stand Knoller’s conviction for involuntary manslaughter; however, Knoller’s murder conviction was reinstated in 2008. ■ Five years ago: Thirty-five people were killed in the bombing of a police academy bus in Kabul, Afghanistan; the Taliban claimed responsibility. ■ One year ago: The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries.
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1,500 personnel are working on the fire about 15 miles west of Fort Collins. The lightningcaused blaze, which is believed to have killed a 62-year-old woman whose body was found in her cabin, was 20 percent ANCHORAGE, Alaska — contained. Four members of a Japanese The fire’s incident comclimbing team are presumed mander said full containment dead after an avalanche swept them off a hill on Mount McKin- could be two to four weeks away. Meanwhile, crews have made ley. progress in containing a 200National Park Service offiacre spot fire that erupted cials said Saturday that five Thursday afternoon north of the people were traveling as one rope team early Thursday morn- Cache La Poudre River. ing as part of a Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation expedition. Today’s news shows One team member, 69-yearWASHINGTON — Guest lineups for old Hitoshi Ogi survived. Park today’s TV news shows: Service spokeswoman Maureen ■ ABC’s “This McLaughlin said he fell 60 feet Week” — David into a crevasse and climbed out. Plouffe, White House adviser; The other four tumbled into former Gov. Tim the avalanche debris and Pawlenty, R-Minn. haven’t been seen since. ■ NBC’s The Park Service said nearly “Meet the Press” 400 mountaineers were making — Plouffe; Sen. rescue attempts Saturday on John McCain, the Alaska mountain’s West R-Ariz. ■ CBS’s Buttress. Snowfall and wind Plouffe ”Face the impeded the search.
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More fire crews arrive BELLVUE, Colo. — More firefighting crews arrived Saturday at a wildfire in Northern Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and damaged or destroyed at least 112 homes. Fire information officer Brett Haberstick said more than
Nation” — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Plouffe; Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Plouffe; Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; former CIA Director Michael Hayden.
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Briefly: World U.N. observers in Syria quit operations BEIRUT — U.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan for Syria is disintegrating. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood said rising bloodshed over the past 10 days was posing significant risks to the lives of the 300 unarmed Mood observers in the country, and was impeding their ability to carry out their mandate. The observers were sent to the country after international envoy Kofi Annan brokered a peace plan that included a cease-fire that was supposed to take effect April 12. But both sides have continued to stage daily attacks, and the observers themselves have been caught up in the violence on several occasions.
2 reported dead BANGKOK — Thai media reported that two Canadian sisters were found dead in their hotel room in a southern island. The bodies of the sisters reportedly were found at the Phi Phi Palm Residence Hotel on Phi Phi Island. The cause of death was under investigation.
The Manager newspaper website quoted police Lt. Col. Rat Somboon as saying the women had probably been dead more than 12 hours when their bodies were discovered Friday with vomit and other signs of a toxic reaction.
33 killed in Pakistan PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Two bombs killed 33 people in tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, officials and witnesses said, a reminder of the instability wracking the nuclear-armed country. The first blast, a car bomb, hit a crowded bazaar in the town of Landi Kotal in the Khyber region near the Afghan border, government administrator Khalid Mumtaz said. It killed 26 people and wounded more than 50 others. Shops and vehicles were badly damaged in the morning attack. Landi Kotal is near one of the two crossings for NATO supplies heading across the border into Afghanistan, but Islamabad closed the route last year to protest U.S. airstrikes that accidentally hit Pakistani troops.
Hurricane weakens ACAPULCO, Mexico — Carlotta was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday as the system rapidly weakened after killing two young sisters in its march across southern Mexico. The National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center in Miami said that the government of Mexico had discontinued all watches and warnings for Carlotta, which reached hurricane strength on Friday. The Associated Press
Nik Wallenda walks over Niagara Falls on a tightrope, becoming the first person to walk the 1,800 feet across the mist-fogged brink of the roaring falls. The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. As Wallenda, 33, reached the end of his walk, he took a knee, pumped his fist toward the roaring Canadian crowd along the shore and ran the last few steps. Afterward, he promised to follow up his exploit with a walk across the Grand Canyon in the next few years. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Obama idea to raise dropout age falls flat into the limbo of a special study commission after it became clear there wasn’t enough money to support it. One of the biggest concerns is the cost. If states simply force unwilling students to spend an extra year or two in school, many teens could BY SHANNON MCFARLAND stay until they are 18 but still THE ASSOCIATED PRESS leave without a diploma because SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Presi- of poor grades. dent Barack Obama’s call for states to raise the minimum age Extra counseling at which students can drop out of And extra counseling and high school seems about as popular as a homework assignment on remedial courses to help are expensive. a Friday afternoon. Washington state and 28 othSince the president urged the change in his State of the Union ers let students leave school speech in January, only one state before they turn 18. Most set the has raised its dropout age to 18 age at 16. Obama urged lawmakers to — and that won’t take effect for require them to stay in school five years. Even legislators in Obama’s until graduation or age 18. “When students aren’t allowed home state of Illinois wouldn’t go along with his proposal, despite to walk away from their educaan endorsement from the gover- tion, more of them walk the stage to get their diploma,” the presinor. They quickly dumped the issue dent said in the speech.
Most states see costs as major barrier
But since then, only Maryland has approved a plan to raise the dropout age, first to 17 in 2015 and then to 18 in 2017. At least 13 states considered legislation this year to raise the age, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, although the bills weren’t necessarily introduced in response to Obama. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear made raising the dropout age a major goal for the last few years but hasn’t found enough support among state lawmakers. In Wyoming, there was a shortlived suggestion to raise the age and deny driver’s licenses to students who drop out before 18. The White House has not made the idea a public priority. Asked for details about the proposal nearly a week after the State of the Union, spokesman Jay Carney said he didn’t have any. And the president himself has hardly mentioned it since.
Secret Services dalliances go beyond Colombia incident THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents and officers have been accused of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior, according to internal government reports reviewed by The Associated Press. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of the accusations turned out to be true. The new disclosures of so many serious accusations since 2004 lend weight to concerns expressed by Congress that the Secret Service prostitution scandal in April
in Colombia exposed a culture of misconduct within the agency. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan apologized for the incident during a hearing in May but insisted that what happened in Colombia was an isolated case. A leading senator who has been investigating the Colombia scandal, Susan Collins, R-Maine, said some of the accusations appeared legitimate and that “adds to my concern about apparent misconduct by some of the personnel of this vital law enforcement agency.” “The key question is whether these incidents indicate a larger cultural problem,” Collins said.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., said an investigation by the Secret Service’s inspector general is continuing and the public should withhold judgment until that review is complete. The heavily censored list, which runs 229 pages, was quietly released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act to The Associated Press and other news organizations following the prostitution scandal. It describes accusations filed against Secret Service employees with the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. Some of the accusations occurred as recently as last month.
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West: Unmanned Air Force space plane lands in Calif.
Nation: GOP likes law for booze at Demo conclave
Nation: Sand sculpture doesn’t survive in NYC
World: China launches its first woman into orbit
AN UNMANNED AIR Force space plane steered itself to a landing early Saturday at a California military base, capping a 15-month clandestine mission. The spacecraft, which was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in March 2011, conducted in-orbit experiments during the mission, officials said. It was the second such autonomous landing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, 130 miles north of Los Angeles. In 2010, an identical unmanned spacecraft returned to Earth after seven months and 91 million miles in orbit.
NORTH CAROLINA’S REPUBLICAN-LED Legislature is toasting a measure intended to keep the booze flowing at the Democratic National Convention in early September. President Barack Obama and other Democratic Party headliners are set to be in Charlotte for the nominating soirée held every four years, which kicks off with a Labor Day party on a holiday when liquor stores are closed. A bipartisan group of lawmakers iis sponsoring a bill to keep the Alcoholic Beverage Control stores in Charlotte, open for Labor Day 2012. “This legislation helps North Carolina be a good host,” said Gov. Beverly Perdue.
ARTIST MATTHEW LONG spent days carving 23 tons of sand into a sculpture of a tall ship to display on New York City’s waterfront. Then, in seconds, it suffered the fate of sand sculptures in many other places. Long, 57, arrived at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport on Saturday morning to find his creation partially demolished and covered in boot prints, “about a size nine.” He said he’d worried about leaving his work sitting outside on a Friday night near the bars in the district, but hoped a guard patrolling the area would keep it safe.
CHINA LAUNCHED ITS most ambitious space mission yet Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week. The Shenzhou 9 capsule lifted off as scheduled from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. All systems functioned normally, and just over 10 minutes later, it opened its solar panels and entered orbit. Female astronaut Liu Yang, 33, and two male crew members are to dock the spacecraft with a prototype space lab launched last year.
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Deport: New policy to have a ‘huge meaning’ bar the Border Patrol from CONTINUED FROM A1 an agency website address, http://tinyurl.com/ccegfmj, doing traffic stops on the North Olympic Peninsula. Among those who would have which lists answers to sevThe suit says that the benefitted from the new policy eral questions about the new stops are made without reahad it been in effect earlier was policy and includes a Spansonable suspicion that crimes Edgar Ayala, an honors student ish-language version. The Spanish-language are occurring. who was detained at a Border Matt Adams, legal direcPatrol checkpoint in 2008 when version is at http://tinyurl. Hoare Monohon Sandoval tor for the Northwest Immihe was 19 and who subsequently com/842dbog. The new policy is “a wongrant Rights Project, said he agreed to be deported to Mexico. expects the federal government Ayala’s parents brought him derful first step toward the students who come through our eventual full integration of to file an answer to the lawsuit by into the United States as an national immigration reform,” door,” she said. Friday. infant. Pryne has not heard any Velazquez said. It stems from tensions between instances of students fearful of “I’m not sure if the youth fully immigrants and the expanded ‘Great first step’ being deported, she said. realize how much it actually will presence of Border Patrol agents School Board President Patti Victor Velazquez of Forks affect them directly until we get on the North Olympic Peninsula. called Friday’s announcement “a examples of it happening locally,” Happe did not return a call for comment Friday. great first step.” he said. Lois Danks of Port Angeles, Complaint filed Velazquez, a Quileute Tribal “It’s not me being pessimistic organizer of the group Stop the About a week after the suit School administrator, is a mem- and negative, but realistically, it’s Checkpoints, which has demon- was filed, the Northwest Immiber of the Forks Human Rights best to see the action and not read strated against Border Patrol grant Rights Project filed a comGroup. about it,” Velazquez said. activities, did not return calls for plaint with the federal departThe organization conducts on“Experience it, and that’s when comment Friday. ments of Justice and Homeland site documentation of traffic stops we will get excited.” Security outlining concerns over by the Border Patrol, which is the The relaxed policy “will fit the use by local law enforcement focus of a federal lawsuit for its some people in our community,” ‘Huge meaning’ stepped-up activities on the West said Lesley Hoare, an organizer of The new policy will “have a of Border Patrol agents for transEnd, where many Latinos are the Forks Human Rights Group. huge meaning” for young people lation services, saying that agents employed gathering forest prod“It’s good to know they can get illegally in this country, said for- often end up questioning the indiucts. a work permit and look for a job, mer Port Townsend Mayor viduals — and sometimes arrestThe Border Patrol has but I don’t know it if will help Michelle Sandoval, the daughter ing them for immigration violaincreased its staffing on the North with their future studies,” she of Mexican-born parents and a tions. The federal government has Olympic Peninsula from four said. current City Council member. agents in 2006 to 42 in February “It’s good to be able to be here “For me, personally, I wish it not responded to the complaint, and is building a new, $10 million without fear of being deported to was a true and broad immigration Adams said. Forks was the site of a meeting headquarters in Port Angeles. a country they don’t know. Hope- policy and not just for undocuA request for comment to the fully, there will be more to come.” mented immigrants under 30, of the state Commission on Hispanic Affairs two weeks ago. Blaine Sector Border Patrol on Port Angeles Schools Superin- and yet, it’s a start,” she added. During the meeting more than how the new policy will affect tendent Jane Pryne said the issue “I’m glad I live here, glad my Border Patrol operations was of the new policy’s impact on parents came here in the 1920s. 80 people heard law enforcement referred to the media office of the school district students is “a polit- My life would be a lot different if officials talk about interactions with the Border Patrol. Department of Homeland Secu- ical question.” they hadn’t.” Adams said he does not expect rity in Washington, D.C. The school district’s student A federal lawsuit was filed in A Homeland Security media population is 1.5 percent Latino, April by the American Civil Liber- the government to pursue legal affairs representative in Wash- Pryne said. ties Union and Northwest Immi- action against the parents of chilington, D.C., referred the query to “We are here to educate all grant Rights Project, who want to dren who employ the new policy.
Jorge Baron, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, said the new policy should make clear to the Border Patrol “that some people should not be targeted.”
Applies to small group But the population that the policy applies to “is very narrow compared to the size of the undocumented population,” Baron said. “It’s an important development, but it doesn’t solve the other issues we’ve been dealing with regarding the Border Patrol.” Port Angeles Border Patrol Agent Christian Sanchez’s July 29 testimony in Washington, D.C., to a watchdog group, the Sunlight Foundation Advisory Committee on Transparency, focused national media attention on agency activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Sanchez said the Port Angeles Border Patrol station is an overstaffed “black hole” with “no purpose, no mission.” Sanchez said that after he told supervisors there was little for him to do and that “our station was misusing federal funds,” he and his family, including his two daughters, were subjected to “ugly harassment” by federal officials. A spokesman for the Blaine Sector Border Patrol did not respond to a query late Friday afternoon on whether Sanchez, who had requested a transfer, still works in Port Angeles.
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ILWACO — Washington state and federal agencies are trying to determine whether a 20-foot open boat found beached Friday at a Southwest Washington state park is debris from the Japanese tsunami. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has taken information written on the boat and is working with the Japanese consulate in Seattle to determine whether it came from Japan and, if so, whether it might have gone through the 2011 tsunami, state Ecology Department spokesman Curt Hart said. “Everything we have is very preliminary,” Hart said Friday evening. Photos show the boat flipped over on Benson Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park. It’s festooned with hundreds of what state Fish and Wildlife officials told Hart are gooseneck barnacles, typical of time in the open ocean. No oil or hazardous materials have been seen, Hart said. However, Ecology spill responders will assess whether the boat poses any immediate environmental hazards.
‘Any day now’ “As soon as we received the information from the city, we placed the order,” she said. “It should be here any day now.” Once the cable arrives, it will be threaded through the conduit. The existing phone cables then will be disconnected and hooked up to the new cables, which will cause a short interruption in phone service. CenturyLink will then remove the poles, which they own.
Estimated $3.5 million There is one electrical cable on the west side of the street that will be rerouted at that time, Timmons said. Kampbell said she thought the poles would be removed in early July. The city project is estimated to cost a total of $3.5 million: $2 million for sidewalk and street repair — 87 percent of which is covered by federal grants — and $1.5 million for the placement of utility lines underground, which is a cost borne entirely by the city. Even as Timmons expressed displeasure about the delay, several people congratulated him for the work that has been done so far. “It’s a fabulous project,” said Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force. “It’s such a visual relief, even as it is now.”
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Details of policy Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be able to avoid deportation if they can prove they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history and have graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a General Educational Development — or GED — certificate or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. Making his case on humanitarian grounds, Obama said, “These are young people who study in
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our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they’re friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. “They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.” The political appeal for many of America’s Hispanics was clear. The president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, Janet Murguia, said, “When it comes to the Hispanic community, this action is a political plus” for Obama. “It’s always good to be able to point to your track record and move the needle toward a promise that you made.”
Some Republicans in Congress — and the governor of Arizona, whose state has been at the center of enforcement controversy — strongly criticized the Obama action. But the response from Romney was more muted. Romney said Obama’s decision will make finding a long-term solution to the nation’s immigration issues more difficult. But he also said the plight of illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children is “an important matter to be considered.” During the Republican presidential primaries, Romney said he would veto the DREAM Act, with its pathway to citizenship. Obama’s new policy tracks a proposal being drafted by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential vice presidential running mate for Romney, as an alternative to the DREAM Act, formally the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act. Rubio said, “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer.” But, like Romney, he said it was “a short-term answer to a long-term problem,” and he added, “By once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short-term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long-term one.”
Although Obama enjoys support from a majority of Hispanic voters over Republican challenger Romney, Latino enthusiasm for the president has been tempered by the slow economic recovery, his inability to win congressional support for a broad overhaul of immigration laws and by his administration’s aggressive depor- Change in policy tation policy. The change in enforcement policy, to be carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, comes one week before Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and PERMANENT Appointed Officials’ annual in Orlando, Fla. HAIR REMOVAL conference Romney is to speak to the group Thursday. In Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said the change represented a “pre-emptive strike” before an upcoming Supreme Court ruling that could uphold parts of the state’s tough immigrationenforcement law. The ruling will be on Call Nancy fo r a consultation Arizona’s tough 2010 immigration law that, among 3 6 0 - 8 0 8 - 6 0 0 5 other things, requires police to ask for immigration # O N F I D E N T I A L s 3 A FE s % F FE C T I V E papers from anyone they or arrest and suspect is Valley Dermatology stop in the country illegally. The 565 Eureka Way, Sequim Obama administration has challenged the law. 21574618
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It bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the “DREAM Act,” legislation that would have provided a pathway to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who went to college or served in the military. Obama said the change would become effective immediately to “lift the shadow of deportation from these young people.” “Let’s be clear, this is not amnesty, this is not immunity, this is not a path to citizenship, this is not a permanent fix,” Obama said from the White House Rose Garden. “This is the right thing to do.”
“It’s always good to be able to point to your track record and move the needle toward a promise that you made.”
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Spray: Details online CONTINUED FROM A1 its Facebook page. Shomer said there is â€œI hope to clarify con- information online that says cerns that persons have glyphosate is harmless, but about the use of glypho- he distrusts it because it is sate,â€? said county commis- posted by such chemical sioners chairman John Aus- companies as Monsanto. Studies of glyphosateâ€™s tin. â€œI think thereâ€™s some con- effects are inconclusive, cern that the limited spot according to Shomer, so â€œthe use of an herbicide will lead main thing is that itâ€™s susto a general increase of her- pect.â€? He said the chemical â€œis bicides on county roads, and that is not our intent,â€? he used all over the world,â€? and its molecules can be found said. â€œOur intent is to be very â€œin everybodyâ€™s body.â€? It takes anywhere from discerning and cautious in two to 48 days to biologiits use.â€? Forest Shomer, a Port cally break down in the ecoTownsend member of Jef- system, which means it is ferson County Ecological unknown what effects it Roadsides, helped form the has, he said. â€œThat means there is countyâ€™s noxious-weed going to be time enough to board as its first chairman leech into streams and posin 1998. Since 1979, Shomer said, sibly affect fish,â€? he said. In collecting the signathe county had practiced a tures, Shomer said, â€œthere no-spray policy that ended with some limited spraying seemed to be a landslide agreement that if glyphoabout two years ago. Shomer said Jefferson sate or other herbicides and County Ecological Road- pesticides were added to the sides members made their toxicity level already in our position clear to the com- county air, earth and water missioners during last Mon- supplies, it would do more dayâ€™s two-hour meeting and long-term harm than good.â€? In general, he said, peowill be well-represented this Monday during the commis- ple fear effects on pets and sionersâ€™ 9 a.m. public com- want to be able to pick berment period and 1:30 p.m. ries on roadsides without fear of contamination. meeting. The anti-spray group is calling for ecological stewRoadside ban ardship and naturalist The group, Shomer said, training programs that proadvocates a county ordi- mote â€œa more plant-sensinance banning roadside tive mowing schedule, wildspraying that would simply flower planting routines state: â€œNo herbicides, pesti- and a program to allow citicide or other chemicals shall zens to adopt portions of be used in road rights of roadways to steward.â€? way in Jefferson County.â€? Dixon said the countyâ€™s The group in five days no-spray policy was â€œonly a collected 1,340 petition sig- verbal understanding, not a natures supporting the no- written one.â€? spray ordinance, Shomer She added: â€œWe were said, and more signatures spraying just on county are being collected at the roads, and we always conJefferson County Ecological tact adjacent landowners.â€? Roadsidesâ€™ website, www. Prior to 1979, the county nosprayjeffco.com, as well as was using herbicides fairly
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frequently as a means of weed control, she said.
The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing before considering a proposal to place on the November ballot a measure to create a parks and recreation district in Brinnon when they meet Monday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissionersâ€™ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. The commissioners have received a petition in support of the creation of the district. The proposed district would follow the boundaries of the Brinnon School District and voting precinct 204. If commissioners approve, the issue would go before voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. At 1:30 p.m., commissioners will hear from representatives of the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Program. The three county commissioners heard from Jefferson County Ecological Roadsides last Monday and were presented with a petition with 1,340 signatures supporting an ordinance setting a policy of refraining from spraying herbicides on roadways. On the consent agenda, commissioners will consider: â– Enrollment of about 177.27 acres into the Open Space Tax Program. â– Authorization of a grant application to the Nonhighway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities program for the Discovery Bay Trail Connection Planning Project. The application would be for $100,000 in planning money, with the county to provide about $10,000 worth of staff time, or about 175 hours. â– An agreement to allocate $24,303 for consultant services for the Queets Bridge project. The money will be eligible for reimbursement from the Federal Highway Administration. â– Extension of WaveDivision LLCâ€™s temporary franchise for cable television and telecommunications facilities to Jan. 13. â– A contract for $85,624 with Aldergrove Construction to replace the roof at the Jefferson County sheriffâ€™s facility at 3000 Clearwater Road in Forks. â– An amendment extending for 12 months a grant agreement between the state Department of Ecology and the county for support of the Marine Resources Committee.
Eye on Jefferson of no-parking and limitedparking areas. The need for a new statute stems from the increased use of street parking adjacent to Fort Worden State Park by motorists seeking to avoid having to purchase a Discover Pass. This led to a re-examination of parking time limits throughout the entire city, with designations revised for two-hour, eight-hour and fifteen-minute areas, as well as determining zones in which parking is not permitted at all. Under the new rule, the city clerk would maintain an up-to-date list of no-parking and limited-parking areas and make them accessible to the public. The council also will discuss a property swap between the post office and the city in order to pave the way for a new mail distribution facility. The city intends to manage the construction of the new mail facility and trade it to the Postal Service in exchange for the Customs House, then lease the retail operations back to the post office. The city would then retrofit the building to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and rent out the second floor as accessible offices. On the consent agenda, the council will set a time for a public hearing concerning a land swap agreement with the Port of Port Townsend, to take place at 6:30 p.m. July 16. Special City Council office hours, where anyone can talk with a council member without an appointment, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the mayorâ€™s office on the second floor of historic City Hall, 540 Water St. Other city committee meetings are: â– Historic Preservation Committee â€” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, third-floor conference room in City Hall, 250 Madison St. â– Exploratory Regional Parks and Recreation Committee â€” 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cotton Building, 607 Water St.
Mike Glenn and consider a real estate acquisition when they meet Wednesday. Commissioners will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 834 Sheridan St., Port Townsend. They will consider a resolution for the delivery of a real estate purchase and sale agreement. They also will hear an update on the strategic plan.
Jefferson Transit The Jefferson Transit board will conduct a public hearing on its proposed amended 2012 capital budget before considering approval when it meets Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Townsend Fire Station, 701 Harrison St. Public comment will be taken. Comments also may be submitted in writing to the general manager, 1615 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the proposal are available at www.jefferson transit.com or by visiting Transit offices. For more information, phone the clerk of the board at 360-385-3020, ext. 117, or TDD 800-833-6388.
Now the weed board wants to target areas such as Larson Lake Road in Eaglemount, where wild chervil, a weed that looks like poison hemlock, is Public utility district highly invasive. Jefferson County Public â€œIt spread so rapidly that Utility District commissionwe want to jump on it and ers will discuss the selection get it controlled,â€? Dixon of a billing vendor when they said. meet Tuesday, â€œIt doesnâ€™t just grow on The meeting will begin at the side of the road where 5 p.m. at 230 Chimacum mowers reach. It goes well Road, Port Hadlock. down into ditches.â€? Commissioners also will She said a large number consider the Sparling wellof federal agencies â€” includtreatment project, a lease ing the Environmental Proagreement for service/line/ tection Agency and the U.S. digger trucks, a power superForest Service â€” favor the intendent and a Beckett use of glyphosate in â€œcarePoint interest rate. ful, legal, responsible useâ€? in They will discuss plansmall amounts. ning for the Jefferson County The weed board has used and Quilcene fairs. only 2 gallons of the herbiAn executive session is planned at 6:40 p.m. to discide in concentrate in 2010 cuss purchase negotiations. and a half-gallon in 2011. â€œIn areas that we did Fire-Rescue spray, we saw declines of Joint Oversight Board population,â€? she said. The county needs more The East Jefferson Fireweed-pulling volunteers to Rescue Joint Oversight avoid the use of herbicide, Board will conduct a special she said. meeting to discuss a conShomer, however, calls it struction project at Station â€œunrealistic to expect volun1-1 on Monday. teers to pull and dig deepThe meeting will begin at rooted weeds.â€? 4 p.m. He said digging weeds The board will conduct its disturbs soil, stirring up regular meeting at 7 p.m. Jefferson Healthcare other weed seeds lying dorTuesday. mant that then sprout. Both meetings will take Jefferson Healthcare â€œThe idea is if we just commissioners will hear of place at Station 1-5, 35 Critkeep digging it, we can beat facilities planning from CEO ter Lane. this weed, but I say: not in this lifetime,â€? Shomer said. Port Townsend city Volunteers willing to pull The Port Townsend City weeds can phone Dixon at Council will consider new 360-379-5610, ext. 205. parking code and parking ________ violation penalties when it Sequim-Dungeness Valley Edi- meets Monday. The meeting will begin at tor Jeff Chew can be reached at Home Care Works... 360-681-2390 or at jeff.chew@ 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 540 Water peninsuladailynews.com. Because We Do St. For more information please l call: ll The resolution would +FĂ˛FSTPO$PVOUZ t$MBMMBN$PVOUZ allow Port Townsend Police Chief Conner Daily more Republic said Jaime entered flexibility in the designation Caregivers represented by OPEIU Local 8 an Alford plea Friday in which he did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him. He was accused of shooting to death 50-year-old Wenatchee resident Ignacio Ornelas during a drug deal at a home in Yakima in 2005.
Man with reversed conviction gets 16 years YAKIMA â€” A Yakima murder defendant whose conviction was reversed in 2010 has entered a modified guilty plea to second-degree murder. James Jaime was sentenced to 16 years and three months in prison in a plea agreement approved Friday
in Yakima County Superior Court. Jaime was tried and convicted in 2006 and sentenced to 34 years in prison. But the state Supreme Court reversed his conviction in 2010, ruling it was unfair that his trial was held in the county jail rather than the courthouse. The Yakima Herald-
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