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Coast Guard special agent arrested on suspicion of rape

HAZELL DELL — A high-ranking civilian Coast Guard employee was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape in Clark County on Feb. 18.

Until this week, Jonathan Sall, 56, of Poulsbo, was the special agent in charge of the Northwest Region...

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Oman and Son Builders Supply
Meet the Merchant: Oman and Son Builders Supply
Meet the Merchant, Oman and Son Builders Supply
Efforts to move top US land managers west gain a strong ally
Efforts to move top US land managers west gain a strong ally
Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee
Cooler and slightly unsettled through next week

Relative to the notably persistent warmth of recent weeks, this weekend will seem rather cool. In reality, however, temperatures should remain near normal for this time of the year. Nonetheless, this switch to northerly air flow will serve as a...

Ocean Beach Highway (SR4) to alternate through a single lane west of Longview

STELLA — People who travel on Ocean Beach Highway (State Route 4) west of Longview should expect minor delays for the next several weeks.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, the Washington State Department of Transportation will alternate both...

Peninsula clinic could close if Congress can’t agree on budget

OCEAN PARK — About 2,400 people might lose access to healthcare on the Peninsula if Congress can’t come through with cash for community health centers this week.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell met with patients and officials at the North...

Coast Guard suspends search for crab fisherman near Humboldt Bay
Coast Guard suspends search for crab fisherman near Humboldt Bay

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday evening for Bryan Moore Oberg, a Dungeness crab fisherman who fell overboard from the 47-foot commercial fishing vessel Chief Joseph about eight miles west of the South Spit in...

Two clam diggers drown Friday in separate incidents in Pacific County

OCEAN PARK and NORTH COVE — Nearly a day of searching ended tragically Saturday evening when the bodies of two women were recovered in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties after they drowned in separate incidents on either side of the mouth of...

Mild and unsettled weather continues in early February
Punxsutawney Phil was wrong when it comes to Washington state
No decision yet on Cowlitz River smelt dipping

OLYMPIA — Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon are deferring consideration of a recreational smelt fishery until more is known about the size of this year’s run.

The possibility of a recreational smelt fishery on the Cowlitz...

Bipartisan bills target Cold War-era prohibition on nuclear attack preparations
Bipartisan bills target Cold War-era prohibition on nuclear attack preparations

For the first time in more than 30 years, emergency planning in Washington state could include preparations for potential nuclear attacks, with bipartisan support in bills entering both the House and Senate.

The Legislature voted in 1983 to ban...

Assessor News: State taxes going up this year

Tax statements for 2018 will be mailed the second week in February.

As I stated in my last article, most taxpayers will see an increase in their 2018 taxes due to the state Legislature’s funding mechanism for K-12 education (mine went up...

Video shows removal of leaking oil tank

ASTORIA — A boiler oil tank has been removed from a dilapidated pier next to the Cannery Pier Hotel on Tuesday, as responders work to remove the source of the oil spill that was first reported Jan. 18.

The 16-foot in length by 6-foot...

WDFW approves 7 days of razor clam digging, including 4 on Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach/Ocean Park dates Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 2, Feb. 3

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