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Rain plume: Something wicked this way comes

LONG BEACH — An atmospheric river with origins in the northern Philippine Islands will keep the U.S. West Coast mighty wet this week.

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Easter kids: Sunday featured sun for annual egg scrambles
Easter kids: Sunday featured sun for annual egg scrambles

Martha Williams: Science warrior
Martha Williams: Science warrior
Veteran teacher working to ensure viable planet for next generation
Town hall calls leaders to account
Town hall calls leaders to account
Cardboard cutout represents local congresswoman
Trying for zero: State sets ambitious goal for pedestrian safety
County deaths, injuries fit rural patterns
Beach schools shuffle principals
Hilltop adding full-time counselor, dean of students and intervention specialist
LB taking more time to think about street funds

LONG BEACH — City leaders are ready to pull out the public pocketbook to pay for road improvements. But they want to know how people prefer to pick up the tab, namely by paying higher sales taxes or car tab fees.

The City Council...

WDFW cancels first 2 days of upcoming razor clam dig; April 26 opening depends on toxin tests

OLYMPIA — State shellfish managers have canceled the first two days (April 24 and 25) of a tentatively planned eight-day razor clam dig due to rising marine toxin levels.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will announce...

Lost men rescued after ‘days and days’ trapped in Pacific County woods

SALMON CREEK — Two men nearing the limits of physical endurance were rescued Monday morning after their vehicle became trapped by falling trees in a rugged area of southeast Pacific County.

A citizen on Salmon Creek Road east of Naselle...

Body found on Brookfield beach identified
Body found on Brookfield beach identified
State experts have identified a man whose body washed up on the shore of the Columbia River near Brookfield. However, future unidentified remains and missing persons cases may prove more difficult to solve — the federal govermnent has made big...
Dig those clams! Season opens at last
Dig those clams! Season opens at last
After months of toxin-related delays, Peninsula season starts Wednesday
Clams at last!
Clams at last!

Green gamble: 
More marijuana growers take root in Pacific County
Green gamble: More marijuana growers take root in Pacific County
More marijuana growers take root in Pacific County
LB considers hikes to fund streets

LONG BEACH — City leaders want people to weigh in, as they consider raising the sales tax or car tab fees to pay for road projects.

The City Council plans to discuss the possibility of establishing a Transportation Benefit District (TBD)...

Deals on wheels: 
Long Beach businesses closed after drug arrests
Deals on wheels: Long Beach businesses closed after drug arrests

LONG BEACH — Thousands of tourists have sought thrills at the Merrill family’s downtown complex of go-kart, bumper car and moped rental businesses. Now, owner Robert Anthony “Tony” Merrill, 51, and his live-in girlfriend...

Feds ready summer campaign against fish-eating birds

COLUMBIA RIVER — Federal agencies don’t know why cormorants abandoned their nests on East Sand Island in 2016 but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a permit to kill thousands of the birds again this year.

The Corps believes a...

Tougher sea lion control law introduced in Congress

PORTLAND — The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, introduced April 8 by U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR), aims to “clear up inefficiencies and red tape to allow more effective...

Non-native shad delivering ocean nutrients to Columbia River system
Non-native shad delivering ocean nutrients to Columbia River system

COLUMBIA RIVER — A non-native anadromous — or ocean-going — fish now provides as much marine-derived nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, in the Lower Columbia River as do native salmon.

While the numbers of salmon...

April cyclone hammers coastal trees
April cyclone hammers coastal trees

LONG BEACH — Winds topped 94 mph in south Pacific County and blew at a sustained 50 to 60 mph for several hours Friday during what a top meteorologist called “probably the most powerful April storm to approach the Northwest coast during...

Local efforts support lighthouse restoration
Local efforts support lighthouse restoration

ILWACO — As work continues toward restoring North Head Lighthouse to how it looked when new in 1898, a donation from a local woman with an interesting tie to the lighthouse will bolster efforts to improve the historical landmark.

The...

Herrera hosting April 13 telephone town hall

VANCOUVER — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a telephone town hall on April 13 at 6 p.m.

Residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join Herrera for a conversation about health care,...

Advocates draw attention to abuse issues
Advocates draw attention to abuse issues
Pinwheels represent recent Pacific County cases
Bissinger talks of love affair with this area
Bissinger talks of love affair with this area
Pulitzer winner caps off Columbia Forum
Authorities seek to identify body
Man found on Brookfield beach
Javelin delivery sets off police response in Ilwaco
The delivery of some track and field equipment caused a brief lockdown at two Ocean Beach School District campuses on Monday afternoon, when a citizen confused a UPS delivery driver for a potential school-shooter.
Powerful cyclone set to clobber coast today
Powerful cyclone set to clobber coast today

LONG BEACH — “It is probably the most powerful April storm to approach the Northwest coast during the past half century,” is how University of Washington meteorology Prof. Cliff Mass describes the strong cyclone churning up the...

Rough ride ahead after Long Beach go-kart raid
Rough ride ahead after Long Beach go-kart raid
Key downtown tourist business in limbo as owner sits in jail in lieu of 1/4M bail
New school for South Bend?
New school for South Bend?
Legislators trying to find funding path to replace vulnerable facility
School district responds to immigration fears
Educators promise to put students first as nation wrestles with issue
Raymond teen’s remains identified
Dental records used to help bring closure for Pacific County family
Pedestrian deaths a disturbing trend in WA
Pedestrian deaths a disturbing trend in WA

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part story on pedestrian safety. Next week’s story will examine issues facing pedestrians in rural places like Pacific County — and what can be done to make them...