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Hemp on hiatus as WSDA asks for money
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Hemp on hiatus as WSDA asks for money
WSDA suspends issuing hemp licenses because of budget shortfall

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Protesters: Put ICE arrests on ice
Protesters: Put ICE arrests on ice
Authorities urged to get rid of criminals, leave hard-working immigrants alone
Grandma murderer get 50 years
Grandma murderer get 50 years
Frustrated house guest hatches plot to kill
Ocean Park teen sentenced for robbery of local pizza delivery driver
Reimers, 17, sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison
Bizarre pattern of behavior results in arrest
Naselle man arrested for residential burglary with sexual motivation and criminal trespassing in the 1st degree
Protest planned for Friday in Ocean Park
Protest planned for Friday in Ocean Park

OCEAN PARK — Immigration advocates are planning a rally on Friday to protest the arrest of a Mexican man who lives in Ocean Park, and they’re raising money to help his family.

Federal agents detained Baltazar “Rosas”...

Washington crab ready to harvest, but season delayed
Washington crab ready to harvest, but season delayed
Crab not meaty enough in areas of Oregon, California
LB abandons $4M tsunami shelter project
LB abandons $4M tsunami shelter project
New science shows city would need to build a much taller berm
County Officials getting raises
County Officials getting raises
Three elected leaders give up bigger paychecks to help balance budget
Christmas present for OP: New clinic
Christmas present for OP: New clinic
Grand opening anticipated Monday, Jan. 8
Chinese mob blamed in huge pot bust
Chinese mob blamed in huge pot bust
A huge sting on illegal pot grows may be just the tip of the iceberg. Investigators believe that a network of Chinese-owned grows in Grays Habor and Pacific Counties could be bankrolling the activities of a Chinese criminal enterprise.
Sign up now to help with sea lion study

COLUMBIA — The Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee is supporting a volunteer project to observe, identify, and document seals and sea lions on the Lower Columbia River within the boundaries of Wahkiakum County.

Weekly counts will...

New State Parks calendar now on sale

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks 2018 wall calendar is on sale now.

It features color photos of some of the park system’s “premier and unique features,” according to a press release. These include:

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Ranger finds sea turtle on Columbia River beach
Ranger finds sea turtle on Columbia River beach
Taken to Oregon Coast Aquarium
WA Energy Site Council denies permit for huge oil terminal on Columbia

VANCOUVER — A huge oil terminal along the Columbia River that would increase train traffic through the Columbia River Gorge and transfer oil to barges and ships at the Port of Vancouver was denied a permit by the council tasked with evaluating...

Ocean Park unites for tree lighting
Ocean Park unites for tree lighting

Japanese boat washes ashore in south Clatsop County
Japanese boat washes ashore in south Clatsop County

CANNON BEACH — A 38-foot capsized Japanese fishing boat washed ashore about 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2 between Arcadia Beach and Hug Point in south Clatsop County.

Cannon Beach Fire Chief Matt Benedict said the Coast Guard arrived and insured there...

Local man detained by ICE after speaking with press
Local man detained by ICE after speaking with press
Aburto Gutierrez spoke with the Chinook Observer and The Seattle Times
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...

Annual Shop With a Cop event this Saturday
Annual Shop With a Cop event this Saturday
Fun annual event planned Saturday
County changes course on RVs
County changes course on RVs
Large fine levied for dangerous conditions at one park
Columbia industry fishing for new fishermen
Columbia industry fishing for new fishermen
Trouble recruiting for a life many consider a calling
O’ville battle reaches state appeals court
O’ville battle reaches state appeals court
Oyster farmer Dan Driscoll and the county prosecutor's office faced off in state appeals court on Nov. 28.
‘New-old’ group aims to revive sense 
of community spirit in Ocean Park
‘New-old’ group aims to revive sense of community spirit in Ocean Park

OCEAN PARK — On Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m., a meeting is scheduled to look into the possibility of reviving a group that was dedicated to improving, enhancing and maintaining the community they called home. The Village Club came into...

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NASELLE — The public is invited to a dedication ceremony for the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District’s new fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in the school Commons.

The building will be formally dedicated as the...

Making fun from flooding
Making fun from flooding

Don’t get stuck with a lemon
The market is flooded with flood-damaged cars.
No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told
No quick Hirst fix, Farm Bureau told
The Hirst water decision won’t be resolved any time soon and Republicans can’t expect to Democrats to join them for a governing coalition in the Legislature, an observer tells the Farm Bureau convention.
Helping others keep warm
Helping others keep warm

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