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Rep. Kilmer tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6.

“Late this afternoon I tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative as recently as yesterday,” Kilmer said in a news release. “I am currently asymptomatic — and I am grateful to be fully vaccinated and boosted. I will follow CDC guidance and isolate for the next several days. My office will remain fully operational and I will continue working virtually on behalf of the folks I represent.”

Belfair marijuana store robbed, MCSO seeks suspect

The Ganja Vita marijuana store in Belfair was robbed around 9:45 p.m. April 7, and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in finding the suspect.

According to a news release, a man entered the store and displayed a pistol in his waistband. He demanded money from the cash register. The man is described as white 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, wearing a dark beanie, hoodie, black puffy vest with “Ecko Unltd” on the back in white lettering. He wore a blue surgical-style mask when committing the robbery and a black gaiter face covering when he made first contact.

Surveillance video from the business shows a red mid-size SUV leaving the store traveling north on state Route 3.

Contact detective Alfonso Mercado at 360-427-9670, ext. 324, case number 22-06168 with any information.

Shelton Yacht Club in regional boat parade

The Shelton Yacht Club’s flag ship will be in the Daffodil festivities decorated boat parade at 11:30 a.m. April 24.

According to a news release, the parade starts at the Tacoma Yacht Club and goes along the Foss Waterway on Commencement Bay and returns to the Tacoma Yacht Club at 2 p.m.

Shelton’s flag ship, owned by George and Debora Daly, will be in the parade. The parage can be viewed from the Tacoma waterfront along Ruston Way.

Kilmer hosting telephone town hall April 20

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, is hosting a telephone town hall at 6 p.m. April 20.

“It’s important for me to hear from as many constituents as possible across our region,” Kilmer said in a news release. “I hope folks will be able to join the town hall to learn more about my ongoing work to create jobs and cut costs for working families, new federal investments I’ve secured to help communities across our region, and to get your questions answered.”

Residents can sign up for the telephone town hall or listen to the event online at Residents who sign up through the link will automatically receive a call around 6 p.m.


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