CANON CITY, Colo., -- Officials at a Colorado School where a 6-year-old boy was suspended for kissing a girl have dropped the term "sexual harassment" from the boy's record, instead calling the behavior misconduct.
They each, at times, have been a thorn in the sides of their fellow council members and members of the public. But as Jeanne Stewart and Jeanne Harris prepare to depart from the Vancouver City Council, it must be noted that such an assessment of their tenures should be viewed as a compliment. In many ways, the highest honor for an elected official is to serve as a thorn in somebody's side while pursuing the business of the people.
The Port of Kalama will invest $5.9 million in rail expansion that, combined with an investment by port tenant Temco LLC, will double rail capacity at the Temco site, the port's board of commissioners decided this week. The project was awarded to Chehalis-based Railworks Corporation for construction beginning on Jan. 7 and scheduled for completion by June.
The Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council is reviewing the oil terminal project, which proposes to store and transfer 380,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil from rail cars to ships. The deadline for submitting public comments is Dec. 18.
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press
December 13, 2013 6 a.m.
STRASBURG, Pa. — Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk.