- National Weather Service: Cooler Days *
- AP: FDA Sampling Finds Toxic Nonstick Compounds in Some Food
- ICYMI: Highlights from Senator Murray’s Visits to Toledo, Vancouver *
- KATUNews: Quest Diagnostics - 11.9M Patients Info Exposed In Data Leak *
- Twin Cities Seniors: Be Aware Fair Today
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Wednesday: THS Hosts Rural Broadband Roundtable *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Toledo School District shared:
Image courtesy Toledo School District
Beginning (May 31), we'll be posting our regular maintenance and grounds reports to our website. We're also posting data on repair tickets. During the summer, our team really does a lot of work to repair, maintain and improve our facilities and grounds. This summer's list is also posted. The new Toledo High School will come with a preventive maintenance schedule that will also be included on the Maintenance webpage. http://toledoschools.us/maintenance.html
The unsinkable Annie Jones wrote:
Big thanks to Toledo School District, 4th grade teachers, parent volunteers and students, MAP staff and community partners for participating in and contributing to the first two Earth Tracks field trips presented by MAP Enrichment Programs at Camp Singing Wind!
Angela Norberg Bacon, Chris Rust, Angela Crawford, Candace N Lance Maier, Edna Fund, Karen Hertzog, Doug Hertzog, Ethan Siegel, Jamie Cummings, Mike & Di Morgan, Ben Jones, Brian Dennis, Carol Majewski, Renae Buswell, Sarah Landrum, Jeff Landrum, Emily Owen, Patricia Owen, Alicia Luna Ortiz, Mindy Ruiz, Tina Murphy, Ismael Acosta, Natalie Carter, Adea Anderson.
National Weather Service Seattle: Cooler Weather
Washington State Fire Wire posted:
WSDOT Travel Advisory: NorthBound I-5 Road Closures June 7-10 & June 14-17
June 3, 2019 - Statement on warning for women of childbearing age about possible safety risks of dietary supplements containing vinpocetine
June 3, 2019 - FDA announces Project Facilitate to assist physicians seeking access to unapproved therapies for patients with cancer
June 3, 2019 - FDA approves new treatment for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
Associated Press reported: FDA: Sampling finds toxic nonstick compounds in some food
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found substantial levels of a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to FDA researchers.
There are nearly 5,000 varieties of PFAS, which DuPont created in 1938 and first put into use for nonstick cookware. Industries use them in countless consumer items — food packaging, carpets and couches, dental floss and outdoor gear — to repeal grease, water and stains.
The compounds have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they take thousands of years to degrade, and because some accumulate in people’s bodies.
USDA: Press Release - USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month
Activities and Events across the Nation to Spotlight USDA's Efforts to Help Families in Rural Communities Achieve Prosperity through Homeownership
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help residents of America’s small towns and cities purchase homes in rural areas.
*Note: When posting USDA’s FSIS Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page. Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
For other food-related alerts, visit visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
Keep up-to-date on recalls @ RecallAlert on Facebook.
About: This page will highlight all kinds of products that have a recall on them, from food, drinks, merchandise, and other products
US Senator Patty Murray: Press Release - June 3, 2019
ICYMI: Highlights from Senator Murray’s Visits to Toledo, Vancouver
In Toledo, Senator Murray met with local students, educators, elected officials, and small business owners to promote her new Digital Equity Act, which would create two new federal grant programs to promote digital literacy and education programs in communities nationwide
During a roundtable in Vancouver, Senator Murray heard from local union members and leaders about how organized labor had helped them in the workplace, and shared details on her recently-introduced Protecting the Right to Organize Act that strengthens federal protections for workers to form a union
In an interview with KUOW, Senator Murray emphasized the importance of protecting women’s health and reproductive rights, and discussed her EACH Woman Act, which would make reproductive health care more accessible to the women who need it most
The Tri-City Herald highlighted the work Senator Murray has done to ensure that Hanford workers receive the back pay they are due
(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) returned to her home state of Washington to discuss several pieces of recently-introduced legislation aimed at protecting and empowering workers, women, and families. Wednesday in Toledo and Vancouver, Senator Murray met with workers, educators, students, union members, and business leaders to discuss the challenges they face and what Senator Murray is doing to fight for workers’ rights and to close the digital equity gap. The day prior, Senator Murray sat down for an interview with KUOW’s Kim Malcolm to discuss recent threats against women’s access to reproductive health care and the Senator’s latest efforts to defend women’s health and reproductive rights. Additionally, last Sunday, the Tri-City Herald recognized the work that Senator Murray has done to ensure that Hanford workers are being fairly compensated. Check out some of the coverage from Senator Murray’s latest events, and what she’s doing in the U.S. Senate to stand up for Washington state’s working families, below:
The Columbian: In Vancouver, Sen. Murray touts bill backing unions // Calley Hair
“We have seen the economy working really well for those at the top and corporations. I continue to hear from people at the bottom that their rights are eroding,” Murray said at the forum, held at the Laborers’ International Union hall. “It’s harder and harder for people to get together and fight for themselves, their families and their co-workers.”
The Daily News: Sen. Murray proposes grants to expand digital literacy // Rose Lundy
“We are becoming a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to having access to digital, and it means everything,” Murray told a small group of school officials and local business owners. “For our young people especially, this is the world they’re going to live in. I want to make sure they have that capacity to go on and be competitive no matter where they live or how they get there.”
Tri-City Herald: Hanford union worker pay dispute stalled. Then Sen. Patty Murray stepped in // Annette Cary
“As a voice for Hanford and Washington state in Congress, I commend the members of Local 598 for bringing this to light, and am glad I was able to help push the federal government to do what’s right in taking the first step toward making these workers whole,” Murray said. She said she would continue to make sure that Hanford employees “get every last penny they’ve worked for.”
The Daily Chronicle: Sen. Murray Visits Toledo, Praises Community’s Success on Broadband // Alex Brown
Meanwhile, Toledo School District Superintendent Chris Rust said Murray’s Digital Equity Act could help close gaps in struggling communities. While the district has high-speed Internet thanks to ToledoTel, it still relies on hand-me-down computers from the state. “Your proposed bill would address some of those shortfalls experienced by rural communities,” he said. “We look forward to that passing.”
KUOW: Sen. Murray: 'This Supreme Court really concerns me' // Kim Malcolm, Andy Hurst
“The fact is when a woman has an unplanned pregnancy, for whatever reason she is in… They have a right to make that health care choice, based on themselves, based on their partner, based on their own religion, their own faith. That’s what should govern this.”
KATUNews2 reports: Quest Diagnostics says 11.9M patients may have had personal info exposed in data breach
June 3, 2019 - WASHINGTON (SBG) — Quest Diagnostics, the most extensive clinical testing network in the U.S., reported Monday that 11.9 million patients could have been affected by a data breach at a medical billing agency.
Patients' personal information, certain financial data, Social Security numbers and medical information could have been compromised, according to a press release.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police ask:
May 31, 2019 - Please leave the fawns in their cribs
Fight the urge to pick up and “rescue” bedded fawns. The vast majority of these youngsters have NOT been abandoned or orphaned; in fact their mothers are usually nearby.
Picking it up and taking it with you does not necessarily mean you are saving the animal, in fact you may be doing the opposite. Wildlife rehabilitation centers receive many "orphaned" fawns and can reach their capacity this time of year. If the fawn is not returned to the location the mother left them in enough time the fawn has little to no chance of survival.
Fawns are born without a scent, so if they sit and remain still, they do not attract the attention of predators. A doe will often leave her fawn for long periods of time in order to feed and rest, only returning at dusk and dawn to feed the baby. Some does may leave the fawn in the same location for days, especially if it is newborn, until it is strong enough to move with her.
Deer will often leave their fawns in the oddest places, perhaps on a porch or in the middle of a yard. If you have found a fawn that looks healthy and is resting peacefully, then everything is probably fine. Back away and leave it alone. Please keep your dogs away until mom has had a chance to relocate her offspring.
If you are unsure if the fawn is in fact in trouble give us a call: 360-902-2936
Twin Cities Senior Center hosts:
Don’t miss this! You’ll leave well-equipped to protect yourself and your loved ones from frauds and scams!
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner asks: Do you have questions about Medicare or general insurance? We will be in Chehalis on June 4!
TES PTO posted: Summer garden club forms are coming home this week.
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
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Jamie Cummings says: Make sure to include my upcoming events in your column.
I've talked about them a lot at meetings and whatnot. Thanks!
6/8 Work party in Steamboat Alley
6/22 Mondo Croquet Tournament
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
The Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind all boaters that we do free courtesy vessel exams, often called vessel safety checks.
You can request a vessel exam by going to the CG Auxiliary website, the Coast Guard App or by calling our local vessel examiner, Bob Mccready at (360) 425-2468.
More information at this Link: https://cgaux.org/vsc/
AG Ferguson: Deadline extended to claim share of nearly $40 million CRT recovery
The deadline to file a claim is extended to June 17, 2019.
Click here to read the full news release...
June 8: Work Party II @ Steamboat Alley
June 22: Mondo Croquet Tournament @ Kemp Olson Park
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation Details TBA.
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
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We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
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