Natalie St. John

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Follow the money

- Reports detail where candidates’ cash comes from

Alyssa Evans joins Observer news staff

- Winner of WWU’s ‘Outstanding Grad’ award

Still time to register to vote

- Only a third of county voters cast ballots in last mid-term primary

O’ville biz wins epic battle

- County won’t appeal stinging appeals court ruling

4th sizzles despite drizzle

- Pacific County revels in full hotels and cash registers

How big a bang: Locals eye the 4th


PACIFIC COUNTY — Tourists are pouring into town ahead of Fourth of July, and locals are making predictions about how this year’s mid-week holiday will play out.

Data from the State Fire Marshal’...

Raymond cop on leave after sex claims

- State inquiry turned up little solid evidence

Ron Clark retiring from sheriff’s office


SOUTH BEND — When Ron Clark became Pacific County undersheriff in 2015, he vowed to continue wearing his green deputy’s uniform. He’ll be putting it on for the last time this week. After 30 years, Cl...

Big court win for Chinook Tribe

- Judges sides with tribe on 7 of 8 claims

Switches all around in schools

- New administrators on three campuses

Hearthfire & Brimstone: Rhubarb syrup: A sweet-tart way to celebrate summer


Last week in the fly-over states, people were complaining about the humidity. Kids in the South were wearing holes in their Slip-n-Slides. On the East Coast, the wealthier-than-thou were having their maids get their prec...

CCAP adjusting after big Aberdeen blaze


ABERDEEN — A devastating June 9 fire completely destroyed the offices of Coastal Community Action Program, a nonprofit that serves low-income people in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties.

After learning of th...

Policing the mentally ill: A dilemma

- Authorities grapple with how to intervene when lives spiral out of control

Fosse files 2nd lawsuit vs. sheriff

- Citing personnel confidentiality, sheriff doesn’t comment

Purcell fined for campaign violations

- GOP activist pursued case

Elk hoof rot spreading eastward

- Naselle, Grays and Willapa river valleys are local infection zones

Gonorrhea cases triple to 9 in Pacific County

- Overall STI rates remain low in our area

Grandma-killer wants a do-over

- Now claiming mental illness, Chace’s chance goes to appeals court

Ocean Beach OKs school soccer

- Skeptics cite coaching vacancies, impacts on other sports

Ready, set, run: 2018 local races

- Several offices have multiple contenders