Article published Oct 8, 2014 By Michael J. Foster Peninsula Daily News
FORKS — Community concerns over the Navy’s electronic warfare training proposal have prompted a meeting next week to answer questions as the U.S. Forest Service considers issuing a permit for the project.
The meeting, organized by the Forks Chamber of Commerce, is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Forks High School commons, 261 S. Spartan Ave.
“This is a meeting for the Navy, Forest Service and the community,” said Lissy Andros, chamber executive director, Tuesday.
The Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range project would mark the first use of electromagnetic radiation for the Navy training that pilots now simulate with internal aircraft controls.
The Navy has said exposure of 15 minutes or more could cause damage to the liquid tissue of the eyes, but Navy personnel say measures taken to protect the public and animals will make it safe.
Comment is being accepted through Friday on the Navy’s environmental assessment for the project, which can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Electrowarfare. Read more
“Applications for scholarships up to $25,000 are being accepted from undocumented youth who will be first-time college students or who will transfer to a four-year university to finish a bachelor’s degree, TheDream.US, a national organization with $32 million to help young people, announced on Sept. 4.
The scholarships – to which individuals can apply online through Sunday, Oct. 26 by 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time) – can be used to pay for college tuition, as well as books and fees. The scholarship amount depends on a young person’s financial need and the cost to attend a university or college.
This application round comes more than two years after Read more