- Weather: High Winds Today, Coastal Flooding Forecast
- Ars Technica: Microsoft Issues Emergency Update To Fix Critical IE Flaw
- USDA: USDA To Restore Original Intent Of SNAP: A Second Chance Not A Way Of Life
- ATG Ferguson: Statement On Court Striking Down Trump Admin Asylum Policy
- WA ATG: 2018 Data Breach Report
- WSU Forestry Extension: New Website
- Cowlitz Tribe ISO Community Garden Coordinator - Toledo
- Health Corner: Vaping & Young Users
- Today: Buckleberry Farm
- Friday: Food Bank, Red Cross Blood Drive
- Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
A TMS Quartet performed for the Senior Center Tuesday.
Toledo Community Library announced 3 winners in the annual Letters To Santa contest:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources reminder:
Storms a' comin! Can your trees withstand the winter storms?
Remember, utility companies can't prevent power outages alone.
Accuweather posted: Severe Weather Alerts - Olympia, WA - Wind Advisory
Wind Advisory in effect from 7:00 AM PST until 4:00 PM PST.
Source: U.S. National Weather Service
*WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM PST THURSDAY...
* WIND...South wind 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 55 mph.
* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Centralia, Toledo, and Montesano.
* TIMING...Winds will increase rapidly Thursday morning, continuing into Thursday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Winds may cause weaker trees and branches to fall and produce local power outages.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected.
Winds his strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington Advisory:
Coastal Flooding is expected (Thursday) as the next system pushes through. Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for the Pacific Coast. Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for shorelines along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and northern interior.*
*Might want to skip this week’s WDFW razor clam dig Thursday through Sunday.
Ars Technica: Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit
Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet.
The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as CVE-2018-8653, the flaw affects all supported versions of Windows.
Windows users should ensure their computer installs the update as soon as possible, even if they don't normally use IE to browse sites.
USDA: USDA to Restore Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life
(WASHINGTON, December 20, 2018) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a proposed rule (PDF, 300 KB) intended to move more able-bodied recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to self-sufficiency through the dignity of work. The rule is meant to restore the system to what it was meant to be: assistance through difficult times, not lifelong dependency.
The rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) focuses on work-related program requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). The rule would apply to non-disabled people, between the ages of 18 and 49, with no dependents. The rule would not apply to the elderly, the disabled, or pregnant women.
Full press release here.
ATG Ferguson: Statement On Court Striking Down Trump Admin Asylum Policy
More detail: https://t.co/PtVg4ci27i
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife ask:
What do you think? Sharing news of interest to razor clam fans across Washington.
In prefiled House Bill 1061, 19th District Representatives Blake and Walsh propose amending the current RCW to read:
“The Pacific razor clam, Siliqua patula, is hereby designated as the official clam of the state of Washington” adding “the Pacific razor clam is endemic to the Pacific Northwest, abundant on Washington’s sandy coastal beaches, and an important part of the cultural identity of the state” and citing that as many as eight million clams are harvested annually.
WA State Office Of The Attorney General: 2018 Data Breach Report
Conclusion: Data breaches and identity theft continue to be a significant threat to Washington residents, businesses, and agencies. Although fewer data breaches were
reported in 2018 than in 2017, the total number of affected Washingtonians increased by more than 700,000 individuals.
*Editorial Opinion: This marks Washington’s third year compiling and distilling statistics of personally identifiable information exposure of its residents, comparing with other states and working toward making businesses responsible for finding issues, alerting customers & clients, and resolving problems quickly. Although the PDF version is 22 pages, charts & graphs make this a worthwhile 10-minute read.
Whereas paper document theft was once the primary source of ID Theft, today it is businesses entrusted with handling our personal information - even if you have never touched a keyboard.
Click here to read the full report...
WSU Forestry Extension - Southwest
The Family Forest Foundation has supported forest owners in Washington for nearly two decades by funding educational programming, scholarships, and other activities geared towards forest stewardship.
Check out their new website to learn more! https://www.familyforestfoundation.org
Cowlitz Tribe Careers Job Announcement:
Community Garden Coordinator - Toledo, WA
COWLITZ INDIAN TRIBE
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: COMMUNITY GARDEN COORDINATOR
Title: Community Garden Coordinator
Schedule: M-F 8-5 typically, but may include some occasional evening and weekends
Location: Toledo, WA
Opening Date: December 12, 2018
Salary Range: $15.00 per hour plus benefits
Closing Date: Open until filled
Position Summary: This is a full-time position within the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Health and Human Services Department located in Toledo, WA. This position performs the daily functions necessary for coordination, management and oversight of the Cowlitz Tribe Community Garden. This position is responsible for coordinating all vegetable, fruit and herb production at the garden and provides leadership and instruction to garden apprentices and volunteers by training, coordinating and monitoring work performance.
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.
Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
Full details including scope of responsibilities plus qualifications here.
Health Corner: Vaping & Young Users
Vox: Vaping gone viral: the astonishing surge in teens’ e-cigarette use
Youth use of e-cigarettes is rising at the fastest-recorded rate for any substance.
According to a new National Institutes of Health survey, which has tracked substance use among American adolescents, the number of high school seniors who say they vaped nicotine in the past 30 days doubled since 2017 — from 11 percent to nearly 21 percent… That’s the largest increase ever recorded in any substance in the survey’s 43-year history. And it means a quarter of 12th-grade students are now using... a nicotine device that’s so new we have no idea what the long-term health impact of using it will be.
To understand the surge in vaping among youth, you need to understand Juul, the popular — and controversial — e-cigarette that many argue helped vaping nicotine go viral.
Juul pods pack as much nicotine as one to two packs of cigarettes. Juul also contains three times the nicotine levels permitted in the European Union, which is why Juul can’t be sold there.
Designers James Monsees and Adam Bowen recognized a groundbreaking opportunity to apply industrial design to the smoking industry...
So they designed an e-cigarette that could easily be mistaken for a USB flash drive and can fit in the palm of the hand.
But here’s the thing: Not only is the device slick, but its pods pack as much nicotine as one to two packs of cigarettes.
Full article here.
Tuesday the Surgeon General issued an advisory:
Surgeon General Releases Advisory on E-cigarette Epidemic Among Youth
I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of protecting our children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. The recent surge in e-cigarette use among youth, which has been fueled by new types of e-cigarettes that have recently entered the market, is a cause for great concern. We must take action now to protect the health of our nation’s young people.
The E-cigarette Epidemic Among Youth PDF
CDC: What’s the Bottom Line on Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids Teens & Young Adults?
This page contains infographics and currently known facts on e-cigarettes, plus resources for quitting.
Early New Year’s Alert: Toledo Lions Club
Lions Club will be selling fireworks at Market Fresh in Toledo and Sunbirds in Chehalis.
Sales will start 12-27 and run thru 12/31 Hours are from Noon to 8 pm.
Please support our fireworks sale!
All proceeds go back into our community.
Today: Buckleberry Farm
This week we have greens, squash, carrots, potatoes, carrots, and eggs!
We deliver every week to Chehalis and Toledo.
Potatoes, fingerlings or AllRed, $3.50/lb
Mustard or Kale, $3/bunch
Mizspoona $3.50/4oz bag
Squash-Golden Acorn or Spaghetti $1.50/lb
Deborah Collins delivers fresh local produce to Toledo Thursdays at Toledo Thursday Market location. PM her to place your order.
Cancelled: Toledo Planning Commission meeting
Friday: Toledo Presbyterian Church hosts:
The Toledo Presbyterian Church is sponsoring our first inside Red Cross Blood Drive this Friday from 12 noon to 5 pm.
All the info is in the poster. The need is always critical during the holidays. Please call or schedule an appointment online.
Toledo High School Sports: December 2018
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28&29 Central Washington Tournament
December 21st @ Ilwaco 4:45/6:00
December 28 & 29 Central Washington Tournament
December 22nd @ Black Hills 9:00 am
December 28 & 29 Pac Coast Tournament @ Mountain View High School
December 19th @ Tenino Round Robin 1:00/3:00
December 22nd @ Hoquiam Tournament 8:00/10:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
December 23-January 7: Chimis Mexican Restaurant Closed For Remodeling
Fundraiser for Visiting Hooves by Victoria Leona Smith ($623 of $1,000 raised)
Update Monday: Topaz has recovered from her dental work and will be pain free for another 6 months. Elsa is not eating any hard food like rabbit pellets and needs dental care right away. Luna will need her teeth worked on in January. All told, about $1000. per year. These 3 bunnies bring joy to so many people; they deserve only the best care.
December 24: Toledo New Life Candlelight Christmas Eve Celebration
January 1: New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle @ Silver Lake
January 12: Vision:Toledo High School seeks community-wide input 6PM @ THS
January 30: Library Page Turners Meets January 30 (NO December group)
Winterfest In Toledo 2018 Continues...
December 22: Feliz Navidad Dinner 7 - 10 pm
Chimi’s Mexican Restaurant (360)864-8882
December 24: Christmas Mass and Caroling 5 pm & Midnight
St. Francis Mission (360)864-4126
December 24: Candlelight Services 6 & 7:30 pm
Toledo Baptist Church (360)864-2550
December 27-31: Fireworks Sales (Toledo Lions Club)
Toledo Market Fresh parking lot
December 31: New Years Eve Special Buffet (Bonanza BBQ) 3 - 9 pm
Toledo Event Center (360)864-2277
December 31: New Years Eve Dinner 5 pm - 12:30 am
Donna's Place (360)864-2700
December 31: Giant Cheese Ball Drop at Midnight (vision:Toledo) 11:30 pm
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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