Aberdeen http://kplu.org en In Grays Harbor County, High School Rivalry Helps Feed Hungry http://kplu.org/post/grays-harbor-county-high-school-rivalry-helps-feed-hungry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you drive through Grays Harbor County, it’s easy to notice the darkened storefronts and empty homes that signal the area’s economic struggles. But in the county with a poverty rate that's twice the state average, a long-standing rivalry between two high schools feeds the hungry.</span></p><p>For more than a century, the&nbsp;Hoquiam Grizzlies and the Aberdeen Bobcats have maintained one of Washington state’s biggest high school football rivalries. But it’s their rivalry in Food Ball that funds the majority of the county food banks' annual budget.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 11304 at http://kplu.org In Grays Harbor County, High School Rivalry Helps Feed Hungry Pontoons taking shape, creating jobs in Aberdeen http://kplu.org/post/pontoons-taking-shape-creating-jobs-aberdeen <p>Washington State is the floating bridge capital of the world. We have four of the most famous ones, including the longest: <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/04/05_SR520_Construction_Drawspan.htm">State Route 520, which is about to be replaced</a>.</p><p>What holds them all up? Giant floats made of concrete, called pontoons. The first and<a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520/Pontoons/default.htm"> largest of them</a> are being manufactured in Grays Harbor, near Aberdeen.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:06:10 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4754 at http://kplu.org Pontoons taking shape, creating jobs in Aberdeen Cobain's name doesn't get the bridge, but small landing http://kplu.org/post/cobains-name-doesnt-get-bridge-small-landing <p>ABERDEEN, Wash. &mdash; The City Council in Aberdeen, Wash., voted 10-1 against a resolution to rename a bridge after the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain. The council did vote to name a small body of land on the Wishkah River the Cobain Landing.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:20:55 +0000 The Associated Press 2196 at http://kplu.org Cobain's name doesn't get the bridge, but small landing 'Kurt Cobain Bridge' in Aberdeen? http://kplu.org/post/kurt-cobain-bridge-aberdeen <p>ABERDEEN, Wash. &mdash; Residents of Kurt Cobain&rsquo;s Washington state hometown will have a chance to weigh in on a proposal to rename a bridge after the late Nirvana front man. Public comment on renaming the Aberdeen bridge is expected at the July 27 city council meeting.</p><p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:42:03 +0000 The Associated Press 2087 at http://kplu.org 'Kurt Cobain Bridge' in Aberdeen? Kurt Cobain sculpture commemorates death of a native son in Aberdeen http://kplu.org/post/kurt-cobain-sculpture-commemorates-death-native-son-aberdeen <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961927.mp3</p><p>Seventeen years after his death, legendary Pacific Northwest grunge guitarist Kurt Cobain is finally being fully embraced by his former home town.&nbsp;</p><p>A concrete sculpture replicating one of his guitars is now installed in a city park in Aberdeen.&nbsp; Steven Friederich, a news reporter with the <a href="http://www.thedailyworld.com/">Aberdeen Daily World</a>, who has a story on the unveiling on the site today, says for years, Aberdeen rejected Cobain as a drug addict.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:29:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1142 at http://kplu.org Kurt Cobain sculpture commemorates death of a native son in Aberdeen