- The Weather Channel: Potential For Thunderstorms Today *
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: Sport Helmet Project Seeking Input *
- CDC: 5 Dead - Lung Illness Associated with E-cigarette Products *
- FDA: Two Recalls; FDA Warns JUUL Labs *
- WA ATG: ICYMI - J&J To Pay $9.9M To Surgical Mesh Sufferers *
- WDFW: 3-Day Razor Clam Dig September 27 *
- Tech Report: All Over The Board *
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Weather Channel - Thunderstorm Potential Today
US Consumer Product Safety Commission: Sport Helmet Project Seeking Input
Learn more: https://medium.com/@USCPSC/parents-tell-us-what-kind-of-helmet-your-children-were-wearing-when-they-were-injured-while-7f63387eeb94
CDC: Outbreak of Lung Illness Associated with Using E-cigarette Products
Posted September 6, 2019 at 9:50pm ET
CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products.
Latest Outbreak Information
- As of September 6, 2019, over 450 possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to CDC from the following 33 states and 1 U.S. territory: AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). These numbers may change frequently.
- Five deaths have been confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Oregon.
- CDC worked with states to create a case definition to classify cases in a consistent way. State investigators determine if cases are confirmed or probable after examining the medical records of suspected cases and consulting with the clinical care team to exclude other possible causes. Unlike nationally reportable conditions, these cases are requiring clinicians and public health to interview patients to determine product use and individual behaviors.
- CDC will report numbers of confirmed and probable cases once states have finalized their classification of cases.
- We expect that states and clinicians may look back for older cases based on CDC’s case definition. States are in the process of classifying current possible cases as well as older cases.
- No evidence of infectious diseases has been identified; therefore lung illnesses are likely associated with a chemical exposure. Initial published reports from the investigation point to clinical similarities among cases. Patients report e-cigarette use and similar symptoms and clinical findings. These align with the CDC health advisory released August 30, 2019.
- The investigation has not identified any specific substance or e-cigarette product that is linked to all cases. Many patients report using e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid products, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
- These investigations are ongoing. CDC will provide updates when more information is available.
FDA: FDA warns JUUL Labs for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products, including in outreach to youth
Agency sends additional letter requesting more information on several issues, including outreach and marketing practices, as part of ongoing investigation.
September 9, 2019 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to JUUL Labs Inc. for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products by engaging in labeling, advertising, and/or other activities directed to consumers, including a presentation given to youth at a school…
According to that testimony, a JUUL representative speaking with students at his presentation in a school stated that: JUUL “was much safer than cigarettes” and that “FDA would approve it any day...”
The letter outlines several additional issues of concern, including statements and representations made as part of JUUL’s “Make the Switch” campaign and JUUL’s “Switching Program” presentation to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, such as:
“‘[JUUL is] a smart, really well thought-out alternative to smoking.’ Make the switch.”
FDA Recall: Plastikon Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension 2400 mg/30 mL due to Microbial Contamination
This product is packaged for institutional use and is sold to clinics and hospitals, the patient population most likely to use the product are likely immunocompromised. Patients with compromised immune systems, such as patients in hospitals and nursing homes, have a higher probability of developing potentially life-threatening infections after taking a contaminated product. To date, Plastikon has not received any customer complaints or reports of adverse events related to this issue.
FDA Recall: Hometown Food Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin Mix Due to Possible Presence of Gluten
Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin 7oz
Case Item Code: 1 1330082014 5
UPC Item Code: 0 1330082014 8
Lot Code: 9 204
BIUB Date*: JAN 23 2021
Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin 7oz
Case Item Code: 1 1330082014 5
UPC Item Code: 0 1330082014 8
Lot Code: 9 205
BIUB Date*: JAN 24 2021
*BUIB = Best If Used By
WA State Attorney General: JOHNSON & JOHNSON WILL PAY $9.9 MILLION FOR FAILING TO DISCLOSE THE RISK OF ITS SURGICAL MESH DEVICES
April 22 2019 - Attorney General announces the relief will go to women harmed by Johnson & Johnson’s conduct
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s today announced that Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million to avoid going to trial for misrepresentations and failure to include serious risks in the instructions and marketing materials for surgical mesh devices. Attorney General's Health Care Initiative logoFerguson is the first state attorney general to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson regarding surgical mesh devices.
Approximately 14,000 Washington women had these devices implanted. While precise information is not available, the Attorney General’s Office believes hundreds of those have been adversely impacted so far, ranging from having to go back for another procedure, to having their quality of life impacted dramatically.
To avoid trial, Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million. Today, Ferguson announced the payment will be used to assist women who received pelvic mesh implants. This is in addition to any recovery they receive in a personal injury lawsuit. Many lawsuits have been filed across the country regarding these devices.
The Attorney General’s Office will announce a formal claims process in the future. Due to privacy protections in law, the Attorney General’s Office does not know the names of the women implanted with surgical mesh in Washington state. Consequently, the Attorney General’s cannot reach out to affected women directly. If you would like a claims administrator to contact you, provide your contact information here.
*If you know of someone who has had complications due to surgical mesh implantation, please direct them to this page.
WDFW: WDFW proposes three-day razor clam dig on Long Beach beginning Sept. 27
OLYMPIA - Razor clam diggers may be able to return to Long Beach for a three-day opening beginning Sept. 27, pending favorable marine toxin results later this month.
The upcoming dig is proposed for the following dates and morning low tides:
Sept. 27, Friday, 5:52 a.m. -0.9, Long Beach only
Sept. 28, Saturday, 6:36 a.m. -0.8, Long Beach only
Sept. 29, Sunday, 7:19 am -0.6, Long Beach only
Final approval of the scheduled opening will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. No digging would be allowed after noon.
VETS_CAFE reported: $40,000 VA Farm Grant Award Still MIA As Clock Winds Down
Heads-up #FarmFam, Please Share and Repost!
Our $40,000 VA Farm Grant was awarded over a year ago, yet the regional offices have not released it, & instead have held it under dubious scrutiny.
We are striving to rebuild our 120 acre site into a farming space which partners, including Team Rubicon, Spokane Conservation District’s Vets on the Farm program, Olympians with the GRuB Victory Farmers, The VetBikes.org, and other veterans organizations may share, cross pollinate, and utilize.
Rural veterans commit suicide at a rate matched only by US farmers. When a veteran chooses farming as a career, they choose a path riddled with obstacles, cutthroats, as well as economic risks and physical dangers.
As the fiscal year draws down we are aware this award may be recycled back into federal coffers, leaving no veteran in need the wiser, but rather the worse for it.
Please call your Washington State Representatives and ask why the VA Farm grant is being withheld.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (206) 553-5545
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (360) 696-7838
Thank you for all your ongoing support,
All of us @VeteransETC
White Pass Ski Area update: White Pass Job Fair October 12
While our WP Job Fair takes place October 12, we know many of our employees also work for the USFS. They have some changes coming up for 2020, so plan to hit up the webinar so you’ll be set for summer employment next year! #whitepasscrew
Tech Tuesday: All Over The Board
Lifehacker: Uninstall These 24 Android Apps Infected with New 'Joker' Malware
And: How Vivaldi's New Android Browser Stacks Up Against the Competition
Plus: If You Asked for $125 from the Equifax Settlement, You Need to Verify Your Claim
Says the author: “It took me fewer than five minutes to update my own claim.”
Forbes: Google Finally Confirms Security Problem For 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users
And: Facebook Confirms 2 Billion Users Will Now Need To Opt In To Facial Recognition
groovyPost: How to Erase Your Data and Sell Your Old iPhone
And: What to Expect from Apple TV+
TheVerge: Millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers may still be exposed online
And:Private Instagram posts and stories can be shared publicly using just a web browser
Plus: THE VERGE GUIDE TO PRIVACY AND SECURITY
MoneyTalksNews: Scammers Clone Major News Sites to Mislead Buyers
And: 10 Websites That Offer Free E-Books
Plus: How to Make Extra Cash Playing on Your Computer
MakeUseOf: How to Spot Unsafe Email Attachments: 6 Red Flags
And: 5 Tools to Understand Facebook’s Privacy Violations and Defeat It
Plus: Chuwi MiniBook 8: The Netbook Makes a Comeback?
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
1:00 – 3:00pm
Weekly on Tuesday
All skill levels welcome
Cafeteria @ Tribal Housing
107 Spencer Road
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 13th vs. Rainier 7:00
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 16th @ Rainier 6:00 bus 4:15
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 10th V/JV @ Rochester 5:00
Sept 11th JV Woodland 5:00
Sept 14th @ Orcas Island 12:30
Sept 18th vs Toutle Lake 6:00
Sept 21st vs Napavine 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 6:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th vs. Kalama
Sept 30 @ Kalama 6:00
Sept 12th vs. Hoquiam 5:30/7:00
Sept 14th Season Opener @ Adna 9:00am bus @ 8:00am
Sept 17th @ Rainier 5:45/7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 19th vs Winlock 5:45/7:00
Sept 21st @ Centerville Tournament 9:00 am (Centraila)bus@8:00am
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 7:00 bus @ 4:40
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Sept 10th @ Onalaska 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Sept 17th Fast-n-Flat-MWP 3:30 bus @ 1:30
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
You can request a free courtesy vessel exam by going to the Coast Guard 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/
*PS They’ll come right to you for that courtesy vessel inspection. Joe Notch said so!
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
!!! NEW !!!
Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties: Energy Assistance
Our scheduling dates for October LIHEAP appointments are as follows:
–Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 for Lewis County
Lewis County: (360) 736-1800
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
!!! NEW !!! Evergreen Dance Center Comes To Toledo!
Begins September 11
Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6)
Ballet 1-2 (Ages 7+)
Beginning Tap (Ages 5+)
Tuition for a 1 hour class is $48.00 per month. Discounts given for siblings, or taking a second/third class. September’s tuition is prorated at $36.00.
We will have an informal winter recital in Toledo, and then the students will perform with the main studio, at The Columbia Theatre, in Longview, for the end-of-the-year performance.
A little note … The Toledo Senior Center is having a silent auction, and I submitted three $50.00 gift certificates, along with tutus!
Also: Nutcracker Auditions
One Day - September 28
September 10: Mount St Helens Institute: Views and Brews is back
September 13: Full Circle at Bateaux Cellars
September 14: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
September 14: Mt St Helens Institute Awesome Hike
September 14: Fall Orchard & Nursery Tour @ Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska
September 20-22: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
September 21-29: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
September 24: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 11: Veteran's Day Ceremony @ Kemp Olson Park
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ 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.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Lewis County Burn Restrictions in effect 06.17.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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