- NWS Seattle: 5-Day Outlook
- Toledo School District: Choir, Band, Drama Concert Tonight
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Hero Wanted, Taco Sauce, Man Shoots Himself
- FDA: Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, Birth Control Pills Recalled
- USDA-FSIS: Washington Beef, LLC Recalls Ground Beef Products
- Washington State ATG: “Ghost Guns” Ban Passes House, Initiative 1639 FAQ
- Ethan Siegel: How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Be Able To See?
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: Uke Lessons, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
The idea is to “take a book, leave a book" or just "borrow and return". We hope this will help make books available during the hours the library is closed.
National Weather Service Seattle WA: 5-Day Outlook
Toledo School District Calendar:
Tonight: Choir/Band/Drama Concert 7 - 10 PM @ Toledo High School
Thursday: School Board Meeting 6 PM @ Toledo Middle School Library
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:
- Girl Scout Cookie Good Samaritan Accused Of Federal Drug Crimes
Last week, a man bought about 120 boxes of cookies so that the children selling them could get out of the cold. The DEA says he is the same man named in a federal indictment.
Jeremy Taylor, 36, told a friend that "Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives" after his five-day ordeal.
- Unlicensed Gun Owner Accidentally Shoots Himself In (Groin)
The victim, who remains in the hospital, didn’t have a license to carry a handgun in Indiana, police said.
FDA: March 04, 2019 - Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on forceful new actions focused on retailers, manufacturers to combat youth access to e-cigarettes as part of FDA’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan
We’re using our compliance and enforcement tools as part of our work to combat the epidemic level of youth e-cigarette use we’re currently experiencing.
Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 28x3 Blister Pack/Carton Due to Possibility of Missing/Incorrect Tablet Arrangement
Risk Statement : As a result of this packaging error, where a patient does not take a tablet due to a missing tablet or that a patient takes a placebo instead of an active tablet, loss of efficacy is possible due to variation in the dosage consumed.
The affected Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets were distributed Nationwide to wholesalers and distributors.
USDA-FSIS: Mar 02, 2019 - Washington Beef, LLC Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2019 – Washington Beef, LLC, a Toppenish, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,260 pounds of ground beef chubs products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic and metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ground beef chubs were produced on Dec. 27, 2018 and include a “Use or Freeze by” date of 01/20/19. The following products are subject to recall:
Governor Jay Inslee: STEM students from around the state showcase climate change projects
Dozens of young leaders in STEM — some as young as 5 years old — presented their climate change projects to more than 200 people during the STEM Education Innovation Alliance at the State Capitol Wednesday. Gov. Jay Inslee spoke to the standing room-only group, saying the passion and curiosity of science, technology, engineering and math students will lead the way on climate change.
Inslee’s proposed budget for 2019–21 would support STEM students in many ways: have grant funding for climate science education, offer free college tuition for eligible students, expand career-connected learning for kids who want to learn STEM industries, offer grants for computer science and build better access to broadband services.
Washington is consistently ranked as the best place to work and do business, and it ranks as No. 2 in STEM job concentration…
Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.
Washington State ATG: Attorney General Ferguson’s bill to ban manufacture of “ghost guns” passes House
With bipartisan support, the Washington House of Representatives today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation prohibiting the manufacture of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns.
Click here to read the full news release…
AG Ferguson answers frequently asked questions on Initiative 1639, sends letters to all 39 sheriffs
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on Initiative 1639, directing the document to sheriffs across the state and releasing it to the general public online.
Click here to read the full news release...
Washington State RCO: 2019 WWRP Farmland, WWRP Forestland, and Boating Infrastructure Grant Applicant Webinar
- Hosted by Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office
- Grant Application schedules and requirements
- 10 - 11 AM on March 7, 2019
- Online live webinar
Join us for a grant application webinar to learn more about grant programs offered, program schedules and requirements, applicant and project eligibility, and information on how to submit an application.
This grant application webinar is focused on the following grant programs:
- Boating Infrastructure Grant
- Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program: Farmland Preservation
- Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program: Forestland Preservation
REGISTER at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5166636322355514883
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz: Escaped Burn Piles
Over the weekend, DNR responded to three small fires. Thankfully, they were quickly controlled. But here’s the thing: it could have been avoided, escaped burn piles caused it.
Also, it’s March, and this happened in Western Washington. That’s why it’s so important we’re all wildfire aware all year round. If you’re burning debris, take one minute to find out how to keep it from escaping and turning into a catastrophe.
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office: Need Your Boaters Card?
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will begin hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next available class will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The class will run from 8am-3:00pm at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 1st Ave in Longview. Cost for the class is FREE.
To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington. Registrations fill up fast.
Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Free Wood Chips
Ethan Siegel: How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Someday Be Able To See?
“You might think that if we waited for an arbitrarily long amount of time, we’d be able to see an arbitrarily far distance, and that there would be no limit to how much of the Universe would become visible.
But in a Universe with dark energy, that simply isn’t the case. As the Universe ages, the expansion rate doesn’t drop to lower and lower values, approaching zero. Instead, there remains a finite and important amount of energy intrinsic to the fabric of space itself. As time goes on in a Universe with dark energy, the more distant objects will appear to recede from our perspective faster and faster. Although there’s still more Universe out there to discover, there’s a limit to how much of it will ever become observable to us.”
The Universe is a huge, vast, enormous place. It’s been 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang occurred, which translates into an observable Universe that’s 46 billion light years to its edge, and contains some 2 trillion galaxies in various stages of evolutionary development. But that’s not the end of what we’ll ever be able to observe. As time goes on, light that’s presently on its way to our eyes will eventually catch up, revealing a future visibility limit that’s even larger than the present observable Universe. When we add it all up, we’ll find that we more than double the number of galaxies we can observe, even though we can barely reach 1% of them.
How does this all work? Find out the limits of the observable and unobservable Universe today!
*Special thanks to Ethan Siegel for sharing this article.
Visit Art Gallery 505 First Look/Opening Night Thursday, showing: Return To Space
Pick up a copy of Siegel’s book “Beyond the Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way and Discovered the Entire Universe”
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
All skill levels welcome
Cafeteria @ Tribal Housing
107 Spencer Road
Looking ahead: Daylight Saving returns Sunday, March 10 @ 2 AM.
Seattle Times excerpt: Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pacific Standard Time… If approved, the law would go into effect on the first Sunday in November following the effective date of federal authorization.
Toledo Senior Center invites you to their monthly Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast
March 9, 7-10 AM. Come enjoy great food and companionship. Visit with your neighbors and make new friends.
Silent Raffle underway now, lots of good stuff including an electric fireplace. Bid on your next needful thing and support the folks who supported you.
And while you’re Spring Cleaning...
Mark Your Calendars: March 23 Meatloaf Dinner + Magical Evening
City of Toledo announcement: Planning Commission Vacancy
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to:
Mayor Steve Dobosh
City of Toledo
PO Box 236
Toledo, Washington 98591
Or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
City of Toledo
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Vision:TOLEDO reminder: Coming soon! If you have something BIG you want to announce or share, contact Mike Morgan 360-864-4342.
March 7: WSU LC Master Gardeners host Gardening For Everyone
March 7: Art Gallery 505 First Look/Opening Night: Return To Space
March 21: Toledo BIG Community Meeting @ Toledo Middle School
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
March 23: Classic Meatloaf Dinner & Magic Show @ Toledo Senior Center
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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