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Congresswoman Herrera Beutler to take constituents’ questions, by phone

PACIFIC COUNTY — U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler wants to talk taxes, tolling and “whatever else” with constituents on Tuesday.

The 3rd District Republican is scheduled to take their questions during an hour-long...

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Longtime fire commissioner McLeod dies
Longtime fire commissioner McLeod dies

OCEAN PARK — Pacific County Fire District 1 has scheduled a meeting to fill a vacancy on its board of commissioners at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ocean Park station, 26109 Ridge Ave.

Longtime Commissioner Greg McLeod, 79, died on Nov. 30...

Pre-cut fruit linked to Salmonella outbreak

WASHINGTON and OREGON — People who have recently bought pre-cut fruit from Fred Meyer should not eat it, because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

In a press release, the Washington state Department of Health said 18 people in King,...

Unsettled this weekend; strong high pressure builds next week

One final frontal passage will cause the recent unsettled weather pattern to persist into this weekend. Therefore, widespread light rain (and isolated wet snow), mountain snow, and breezes can be expected. However, the main meteorological storyline...

Platinum memories: Long Beach couple celebrates 70 years together
Platinum memories: Long Beach couple celebrates 70 years together

Some say togetherness. Others suggest compromise. Most couples, when asked for their recipe for a successful marriage, have a pretty quick answer.

Ask Charlie and Betty Pierce of Long Beach and you’re liable to see a couple of...

Three days of clam digging OK’d for Long Beach Peninsula
Three days of clam digging OK’d for Long Beach Peninsula

LONG BEACH — Razor clam diggers will have the opportunity to fill their limits during a three-day dig beginning Dec. 2 on the south Washington coast. Digging will start a day earlier on Copalis beach on the central coast.

The Washington...

Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
1939 vessel owned by Astoria company
Colder, wetter, snowier now forecast for upcoming winter
Colder, wetter, snowier now forecast for upcoming winter

A forecast for La Niña conditions in the Pacific Northwest has been raised to an advisory, with colder and wetter weather seen in October now expected to continue throughout the winter.

During a Nov. 16 teleconference, NOAA forecasters...

Astoria teenager killed in crash north of Gearhart
Astoria teenager killed in crash north of Gearhart
Rosburg woman was driver of the other vehicle
Takko will chair Senate Local Government Committee in new Democratic majority
Takko will chair Senate Local Government Committee in new Democratic majority

OLYMPIA — Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview, will chair the Local Government Committee in the Washington State Senate. Securing a one-seat majority after a special election victory in Washington’s 45th Legislative District, Senate Democrats...

Washington Sea Grant gets $1.1M from feds for aquaculture research
Washington Sea Grant gets $1.1M from feds for aquaculture research

Aquaculture has been a mainstay of Washington’s economy since the state’s founding, and there is still potential for more growth. Three federal grants announced last week will provide total funding of $1.1 million to Washington Sea...

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