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(Airdate: July 12, 2024) Co-hosts Jim Burke and Commissioner Greg Brotherton welcome Gary Keister, Executive Director of Bayside Housing and Services. Bayside has contracted with the County and the American Legion to take over management of the emergency shelter there, As the responsibilities for Bayside increase so does the need for support from the community, Goto https://www.baysidehousing.org/ to find out more.

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(Airdate: June 21, 2024) If you feel Deja Vu it’s understandable. This week on County Connections Co-hosts Commissioner Heidi Eisenhower and Jim Burke welcome two guests from EJFR (East Jefferson Fire Rescue:) Community Risk Manager, Robert Wittenberg and Chief Bret Black. They discuss new permanently adopted fire ban rules for the county which go into effect July 1 through September 30 at the moderate level every year. Also, what anyone can do to prevent wildfires, create defensible space around homes, and prevent injuries that are more likely around the July 4th holiday (think fireworks).

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(Airdate: June 7, 2024) On This week’s County Connections co-host Commissioner Kate Dean and Superior Court Judge Brandon Mack join Jim Burke and discuss Judge Mack’s journey to the bench and the duties, responsibilities, challenges, and successes of his work in Jefferson County Superior Court.

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(Airdate: May 31, 2024) Co-hosts Jim Burke and County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour welcome Apple Martine, Director of Jefferson County Public Health, and Dr, Allison Berry, Chief Health Officer for Jefferson and Clallam Counties. They discuss the upcoming distribution of opioid settlement money from pharmacies, distributors of opiates, and the drug companies. How can the county can best allocate funds to help the community address this crisis?

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IAirdate: May 24, 2024) This week on County Connections, co-hosts Jim Burke and Kate Dean are joined by Monte Reinders, Jefferson County Public Works Director and County Engineer. They discuss roads, how they are built, maintained, funded, and prioritized.

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(Airdate: May 17, 2024) Jim Burke welcomes Caroline Galloway, Clerk of The Board of County Commissioners and Adiel McNight, Deputy Clerk of the Board. They discuss what it is they both do to help the Board, the Courts and Jefferson County run smoothly.

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(Airdate: May 10, 2024) This week on County Connections Commissioner Kate Dean and co-host Jim Burke welcome Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner James Kennedy about his work in the courts.

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(Airdate: May 3, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour welcome Wendy Davis, Communications Specialist for Jefferson County and Cara Mitchell, WSDOT Communications Manager, and Mark Krulish, WSDOT Communication Consultant. They discuss big changes coming this summer of ’24 with two major roundabouts being constructed on State Route 104 where it meets State Route 19 and Paradise Bay Road.

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(Airdate: April 26, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Commissioner Kate Dean welcome Anne Dean, COO of Discovery Behavioral Health who assist the county in getting people having behavioral health crises get the services they need.
( Yes, Anne is Kate’s sister!)

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(Airdate: April 19, 2024) Jim Burke and co-host Greg Brotherton welcome guest Kathy Morgan, Director of Housing and Community Outreach of OlyCAP. They discuss the transition of the shelter at the American Legion from OlyCAP to being run by Jefferson County, and the eventual transition towards a more permanent shelter at Caswell Brown Village on Mill Road.