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air 0 ..... I~ Mason County PAGE C-1 .... 7i Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Week 30 - The Voice of Mason County since 1886 --- $1 City eyes temporary homeless camp law Under proposal, churches could host encampments for up to 90 days By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty com The city of Shelton is con- sidering an ordinance that establishes rules for churches that want to host temporary homeless encampments for up to 90 days. A state law established in 2010 already guarantees churches the right to use their see CAMP, pageA-18 -.7--. O0 N U') --'~'-'~ O'31M INSIDE TODAY Opinion Page A-4 Journal of Record Page A-16 Living Page A-19 Business News Page A-21 Obituaries Page A-22 Belfair Herald Page A-25 Sports Page 13-1 Classifieds Page B-6 Legals Page 13-8 Crossword Page B-10 Sudoku Page B-10 IIIl!l!ll!l!l!ll!ltl!l!l!lllll~ SUMMER RUN Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Tosha Love of Belfair jogs on the Theler Wetlands trail July 17, the last day of a weeklong hot spell. Rain greeted many Mason County residents yesterday, but temperatures could reach 80 degrees by Saturday. Commission lifts moratorium on marijuana production By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com The pot business is back in business in Ma- son County. The county Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday night to lift a six-month moratorium on the production and processing of recreation- al marijuana. The commission ap- proved the moratorium earlier this month. Commissioners Terri Jeffreys and Randy Neat- herlin voted to end the moratorium, " with Com- missioner Tim >Sheldon voting against the motion. The commission also directed the county's Planning Advisory Com- mission to take 90 days to review and potentially revise zoning related to producers and processors in recreational areas. Commissioners Jef- freys and Sheldon voted to enact the moratorium July 1 after residents of Sells Drive, southwest of Shelton, expressed see POT, page A-18 ave raJ: Public disclosure data shows where their money comes #om By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com Elections are expensive undertakings. As of Tuesday, $12.1 million was raised statewide for Washington legisla- tive races up for election in 2014. Candidates for the 35th Legislative District state senator race and state House Representative Positions 1 and 2, which represent all of Mason County and portions of Kitsap and Thurston coun- ties, have raised more than $450,000 as of Tuesday. The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) tracks campaign con- tributions for all candidates in the state. Candidates are required to file with the PDC if they expect to spend more than $5,000 and must file a financial affairs statement with the commission within two weeks of becoming a candi- date. There are limits to the amount of mon- ey certain groups and individuals can give to one candidate. For example, po- litical action committees (PACs), unions, corporations and individuals can give up to $950 per election to legislative candi- dates. All of the numbers presented below Haigh has raised $58;865. The Justice for All PAC gave Haigh a total of $1,900 spread over two donationsi: making it her largest donor. Of her 131 total donations, nine, or 6.8 percent, are from out of state. The Harry Truman Fund and Wash- ington Health Care Association PAC each gave Haigh two donations of $950, one for the primary and one for the gen- eral election. were accurate as of Monday. To view up- PAC money constitutes are Haigh's dated campaign finance numbers, go to largest contribution, accounting for 38.3 the Washington Public Disclosure Corn- percent, or $22,600, of all her campaign mission's website at www.pdc.wa.gov. State Representative Position 1 -- 35th Legislative District Kathy Haigh (D-Shelton) has served as the 35th district's state representa- tive for Position 1 since 1998. This year, she is challenged by two Republicans -- Dan Griffey of Allyn and Josiah Rowell of Union. funds. Individuals account for 30.4 per- cent, or $17,940; businesses contributed 25.3 percent, or $14,900; and unions do- nated 5.6 percent, or $3,350, of Haigh's campaign funds. Griffey has raised $20,751.67 for his campaign. The Mason County Repub- lican Women's Club has given him his largest donation, at $2,000. = see MONEY, page A-12