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Libraries host Food for Fines in May

Food for Fines is back at all Mid-Columbia Libraries branches May 1-31. The program is held to help customers pay overdue fees while also helping the local community. Customers are invited to pay their fines by donating non-perishable food items.


Hazing allegations at USMC’s Parris Island reported in all training battalions

Two dozen new hazing investigations show recruit abuse and mistreatment has been reported in each of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s four training battalions. Some of those documents, obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, show allegations of drill instructor-to-recruit misconduct ranging from name-calling to serious physical assaults. One found “a staggering level of misconduct and recruit abuse” and recommended three Marines for courts-martial.