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Orca lawsuit could mean changes on Outer Coast

SEATTLE — An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service Aug. 16, contending the agency has failed to protect West Coast habitat of a distinct and imperiled population of killer whales that is now estimated...

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Trump’s tariff war hits SW WA

VANCOUVER (OPB) — For many at the Port of Vancouver, the impacts of President Trump’s escalating trade war are already here.

That’s the message U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., heard from longshoremen and port officials...

Old Willapa boats get new lives
Old Willapa boats get new lives
May West to serve as concert stage; Tokeland will be historical exhibit
Lots of life in Ilwaco City Park
Lots of life in Ilwaco City Park
Old community asset totally refreshed with state help
Changing of the guard at Ilwaco reunion
Changing of the guard at Ilwaco reunion
2018 annual picnic features new leadership
What’s new at your local South County food banks?
What’s new at your local South County food banks?

By JACKIE SMITH

Health Educator

Pacific County Public Health and Human Services

PENINSULA — This is the first article in a series about local food banks.

First we would like to thank all Food Bank volunteers. All of the...

LB council discusses dog rules, city improvements at meeting

LONG BEACH — Where should leashed dogs be allowed in Long Beach?

How long should impounded dogs be kept at the South Pacific County Humane Society?

Long Beach City Council focused on these topics, among others, at its Aug. 6...

Prosser man cited after hitting police car

LONG BEACH — A Prosser man has been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants after colliding into the side of a police vehicle in downtown Long Beach on Aug. 13.

According to a Washington State Patrol report, Donald M.

State of the climate report: 2017 was third warmest year on record

It’s official: 2017 was the third-warmest year on record for the globe, behind 2016 (first) and 2015, according to the 28th annual State of the Climate report. The planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations as well as...

Luau raises $10K for Chinook port
Luau raises $10K for Chinook port

CHINOOK — The Chinook Event Center took on an island-themed look last Saturday for the “Hogs Are Running” luau.

The Polynesian-inspired event, which featured spit-roasted pig and barbecued salmon, was a fundraiser for the...

State sees increase in adult abuse cases

PACIFIC COUNTY — Statewide reports of adult abuse are on the rise, according to a recent report by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

However, Pacific County officials say there isn’t an upward trend...

Air quality alert issued for Pacific County
Air quality alert issued for Pacific County

LONG BEACH — Air quality alerts have been issued throughout Western Washington, including Pacific County.

Air pollution, which may cause health issues, is due to wildfire smoke coming from British Columbia, Oregon, the Olympic Peninsula...

The winds blew fair for annual sailboat race
The winds blew fair for annual sailboat race
Modern Oysterville Regatta pays tribute to tradition started in 1872
Pot grow sprouts new life
Pot grow sprouts new life
Same house in ‘Chinese mafia’ raid in 2017
Late votes leave election winners unchanged
Late votes leave election winners unchanged
Herrera, Walsh face tough November contests
Gold-extraction scheme leaves tenants homeless
Gold-extraction scheme leaves tenants homeless
Little help for uprooted residents
North Jetty work on schedule
North Jetty work on schedule
122,000 tons of Bellingham rocks still to come
No target practice until fire danger abates
Ban sparks outrage among some firearms advocates
City of Ilwaco sued over vacation rental
City of Ilwaco sued over vacation rental
Lawsuit may be moved into federal court
Sea lion-control law moves ahead in U.S. Senate
Sea lion-control law moves ahead in U.S. Senate

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Federal legislation that would make it easier to kill sea lions that eat many endangered salmon in the Columbia River has cleared a key committee in the U.S. Senate.

The measure allows the federal government to...

Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals
Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals
Survivors do what they must in aftermath of disasters
Honeybee colonies stable despite steep losses
Honeybee colonies stable despite steep losses
Beekeepers have suffered elevated colony losses since 2006 but have kept numbers relatively stable, primarily by splitting colonies
Columbia Chinook rate high on stocks needed for orca recovery
Columbia Chinook rate high on stocks needed for orca recovery

COLUMBIA RIVER — With their sights set on saving the dwindling population of southern resident killer whales, NOAA Fisheries scientists have rated 31 populations of Chinook salmon based on how useful they may be to recovery of the orcas, which...

Johnson, McClain, Oakes and Runyon top their respective primary election races
U.S. Rep. Herrera faces tough fight in November, with Dems tallying more than half Tuesday’s vote
Tall ships offer maritime training
Tall ships offer maritime training
Two replica tall ships travel between San Diego and Vancouver, British Columbia
New member joins Ilwaco City Council
Columbia Memorial Hospital employee Kenneth Sprague appointed to council
Sheriff dog runs down fugitive battery thief

SOUTH BEND — A fugitive battery-thief ran out of juice after the county’s only police dog tracked him for about 90 minutes on July 26.

Kristofer Carey Maurillo Palacios, 25, of Raymond, was first arrested in August 2017, after...

SW Washington blanketed by ‘severe drought’
SW Washington blanketed by ‘severe drought’
Severe drought condtions cross Cascades in Willamette Valley
Measles threatening to make a comeback
Long Beach Elementary has lowest immunization rate
Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies
Legal hunting will still be allowed
Effective Aug. 2, DNR bans outdoor burning statewide
Some campfires still allowed, check local restrictions before lighting any fire

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