Avian Influenza Dected in Clallam County

Press Release from Washingto State Department of Agriculture

OLYMPIA – Two more detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1, this time in Clallam County, make six affected flocks in Washington state. With a half-dozen cases since the first confirmed detection less than a week ago, biosecurity has never been more important for bird owners.

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Editorial — The Voice Needs You

by Mary Ronen, Editor & Producion Manager

May is here and with it opportunities to get out and about. In this issue, find out about a plant sale and the opening of boating season. Golf begins in earnest. An art fair is coming up. There are also interesting articles about local wildlife. Our Spotlight this month is on Local 20/20, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization working toward local sustainability. Read these and more in the following pages.

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7th Haven to Help with Housing Shortage

by Marie Bogan, Staff Writer

As cities and civic organizations around the world struggle to address insufficient housing, one local non-profit decided to take on the challenge. Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) is building a 43-unit affordable- housing complex at Seventh and Hendricks streets in Port Townsend, near the shopping center with the QFC store and Jefferson County Public Health office.

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Innovative Options at Chimacum School

The Focus Program at Chimacum Junior/Senior High School is an opportunity for students to do individualized coursework in almost any subject they choose. Different teachers have a period in the school day to support groups of students in a classroom setting while each student works through their own online curriculum using an innovative platform called Edgenuity.

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