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Update: Undersheriff appointment raises questions

- Incoming sheriff says he’ll probably make change

Outgoing sheriff appoints his dad to be undersheriff


SOUTH BEND — Ferrill “LeRoy” Johnson, 80, isn’t just Sheriff Scott Johnson’s dad. For at least the next seven weeks, he’s also Pacific County’s new undersheriff.


Did serial strangler strike here?

- Cold-case analysis shows disturbing pattern

Keen Halloween on the Peninsula


Ilwaco stabbing defendant gets 17 years in prison

- Mental illness, drug use contributed to crime

Safety concerns boil over at Courthouse

- Historic landmark lacks basic security precautions

Fake Frasier flier financing frenzy


WASHINGTON — Activist Glen Morgan’s false-flag mailers show how special interest groups use political action committees, or PACs, to disguise their sources of funding and their true loyalties. PACs are loo...

The $65,000 question Why did Blake give campaign checks to controversial crony?

- Blake paid Rossetti’s fledgling business $25,000 in campaign contributions — while it was still under construction

Election 2018: State reps, sheriff candidates square off

- Candidates forum offers a chance to show differences

Judge Goelz to retire gavel soon


SOUTH BEND — Pacific and Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Doug Goelz will be stepping down from the bench at the end of the year. Because he is retiring in the middle of his four-year term, Gov. Jay Inslee will need...

Sheriff under scrutiny for contradicting statements

- Johnson made untruthful statements to state officials: chalks them up to ‘poor word choice’

Unlocking a secret: Survivor recounts rape in a small town

- Crisis counselor tells her own story of being assaulted, slowly recovering

‘Polysubstance’ fatalities on the rise

- Mixing marijuana, alcohol has deadly consequences

Naselle students arrested after making ‘specific threats’ against staff and law enforcement


NASELLE — Two high School students were arrested on Wednesday after school leaders learned they had made “specific threats against staff members and law enforcement” on Tuesday, according to Pacific ...

DOE: No spray for bay

- Oyster industry fears millions in impacts

Stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

- Dementia sufferer unlikely to ever be prosecuted

Naselle school locked down; police chase nabs two men


NASELLE — Naselle School went on lockdown for 90 minutes on Thursday morning while law enforcement officers hunted for two fleeing suspects.

Around 9:51 a.m., the driver of a 2000 Chevy pickup blew past a Wa...

New state program aims to prevent falls

- Fire District No. 1 conducts local safety checks

Drug force falls victim to shifting priorities

- Walsh sees chance for legislative answer

Court battle pits liar vs. liar

- Flawed men tussle over who committed Ilwaco strangling