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Social Hosting

Social Hosting Ordinance – What does it mean?

What do you think of adults being held responsible for hosting a party for underage youth? What if the adult was upstairs sleeping? What if they just weren't home? Should parents still be accountable for youth drinking alcohol in their home? A social hosting ordinance says yes to all of the above. Parents and adults should be responsible regardless of whether they had knowledge of a party with underage drinkers at their home. The City of Rainier adopted a Social Host Ordinance in 2012 to add another layer of accountability for parents to know what activities their children are engaged in and who they are with. The reality is, it can be challenging to effectively monitor your child, but this ordinance states it is ultimately parents' responsibility to do just that if we hope to ensure kids make wise and healthy decisions. Here's a summary of what the Rainier ordinance ...
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Rainier Historical School Before & After RHS Renovations

New Plans for the Rainier Historical School Building!

The Rainier Historical School was built in 1915. In 2005, the building was bought by the Rainier Historical Society for $1.00, on the condition that the Rainier School District would be able to buy back the building for $1.00, if they decided to dispose of it. Close to $400,000 was spent doing renovations to the school building in the last 10 years. The Rainier Historical Society paid for these renovations with grant money and funds they earned through their Thrift Center, in the basement of the school. The building is now listed on the Historical Registry.  Recently, the organization decided to turn the building back over to the Rainier School District. Several organizations have worked together to figure out what’s best for both the Rainier Historical School building and the needs of the people in Rainier. After months of work, the Rainier School District,  The City of Rainier, The Thurston ...
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