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In defense of the truth - it does matter

Does the truth matter? Here at the Journal it does. During much of the campaign season, the newspaper has strived to stay above the fray of acrimony that has surrounded our political discourse. We...


A memorable night for the Journal staff

The Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association had its annual convention and awards gala this past weekend in Bellingham. The Journal captured 20 awards, including a second-place finish in...


The deadly roads of Mason County

Around 8 p.m. Sunday night, Washington State Patrol and Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal accident between a car and man sitting in the road on state Route 3 near Deer Creek north...


Election season begins in Mason County

Welcome to the circus. This week marks the beginning of the 2022 general election season here at the Shelton-Mason County Journal. Starting with this week’s edition of the paper, the Journal will be... Full story

 By Justin Johnson    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Knowing when to own up to a mistake

As the editor of the Shelton-Mason County Journal, with the knowledge that 2022 was a major local election year - nearly all countywide offices will be on the ballot - I made a decision at the start... Full story


Get out and vote

In a short email conversation with Mason County Auditor Paddy McGuire, I learned that as of Monday afternoon the turnout of the 2021 General Election is just 13.5 percent. McGuire wrote that was...


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