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Democrats: Misleading mailer attempting to sabotage Frasier in 19th District race
Democrats: Misleading mailer attempting to sabotage Frasier in 19th District race
Activist Glen Morgan paid for the mailer

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Cranberry cravings
Cranberry cravings
Annual berry fair celebrates the Peninsula’s favorite
Three years later, murder victim’s parents still hope for answers
Three years later, murder victim’s parents still hope for answers

LONG BEACH — More than three years have passed since the murder of Jeffrey Beach.

His parents, Keith and Laurie Beach, have been looking for answers ever since.

“When you lose a child or a loved one, you don’t just...

Election 2018: State reps, sheriff candidates square off
Election 2018: State reps, sheriff candidates square off
Candidates forum offers a chance to show differences
Judge Goelz to retire gavel soon
Judge Goelz to retire gavel soon

SOUTH BEND — Pacific and Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Doug Goelz will be stepping down from the bench at the end of the year. Because he is retiring in the middle of his four-year term, Gov. Jay Inslee will need to appoint a...

PUD commissioner candidates address voter concerns
PUD commissioner candidates address voter concerns

ILWACO — Candidates for the open Public Utility District seat discussed resident concerns at a recent forum.

The Oct. 11 forum, hosted by the American Association of University Women, featured PUD candidates Debbie Oakes and Don Pape,...

Prosecutor candidates debate issues at local forum
Prosecutor candidates debate issues at local forum

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ILWACO — Candidates for the Pacific County prosecutor faced off at a recent forum.

The Oct. 11 forum, hosted by the American Association of University Women, featured prosecutor candidates Mark McClain and...

Coast Guard cutter Alert crew wins LA Fleet Week cooking clash
Coast Guard cutter Alert crew wins LA Fleet Week cooking clash
Two chefs serve on the cutter
American Legion honors safety personnel

ILWACO — The American Legion’s 31st annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco.

Eleven people who protect our safety on the Long...

Libraries trustees put off closure decisions

TUMWATER — Timberland Regional Libraries are no longer at risk of being closed — until August 2019, that is.

Timberland’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a special board meeting on Oct. 10 to table its Capital...

Long Beach makes zoning changes, moves ahead on biosolids project

LONG BEACH — At its Oct. 15 meeting, Long Beach City Council moved forward on multiple projects, with focuses on zoning and the city’s biosolids treatment plant project. During the meeting, councilors:

• Discussed the...

Polio-like illness popping up in Washington state

OLYMPIA — In recent weeks, seven Washington children have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a poorly understood polio-like illness, according to the state Department of Health. The sick children include one in nearby Lewis County. DOH...

Republicans, conservatives gather to learn about candidates
Republicans, conservatives gather to learn about candidates

Republican and conservative Independent candidates gathered in Chinook last week to meet with residents.

More than 150 people attended Pacific County Republican Party’s fall potluck. The night was filled with candidate presentations,...

Opioids lie at heart of half child-dependency cases

WASHINGTON — Heroin and other opioid drugs play a role in nearly half of all child-dependency cases and about 40 percent of cases where parental rights are terminated, according to a recent survey conducted by the state Attorney...

Observer staff, contributors win Washington state awards
Observer staff, contributors win Washington state awards

YAKIMA — Chinook Observer staff and contributors won more than 20 awards at the annual Washington Newspaper Publisher Association (WNPA) 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

WNPA representatives announced winners during the annual convention...

Sheriff under scrutiny for contradicting statements
Sheriff under scrutiny for contradicting statements
Johnson made untruthful statements to state officials: chalks them up to ‘poor word choice’
Q&A with the candidate: Carolyn Long
Q&A with the candidate: Carolyn Long

LONG BEACH — The Chinook Observer sat down on Oct. 5 with Carolyn Long, who is challenging Jaime Herrera Beutler to represent Washington state’s 3rd congressional district. Long, a Democrat, is a political science professor at Washington...

Roundtable fishes for salmon solutions
Roundtable fishes for salmon solutions
Fishermen, scientists, researchers convene to address reeling coastal communities, fisheries
Q&A with the candidate: Jaime Herrera Beutler
Q&A with the candidate: Jaime Herrera Beutler
Jaime Herrera Beutler Q&A
In Seaview, the sign points to teamwork
In Seaview, the sign points to teamwork
Generous Templin Foundation jump starts fundraising effort
Unlocking a secret: Survivor recounts rape in a small town
Unlocking a secret: Survivor recounts rape in a small town
Crisis counselor tells her own story of being assaulted, slowly recovering
‘Polysubstance’ fatalities on the rise
‘Polysubstance’ fatalities on the rise
Mixing marijuana, alcohol has deadly consequences
North Jetty work pauses
North Jetty work pauses

Plan ahead for Sunday bridge closure

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Astoria-Megler Bridge will be completely closed during the Great Columbia Crossing Walk/Run on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The bridge will be closed at 8:30 a.m. Participants begin the event at Dismal Nitch Rest Area and...

U.S. House hopefuls fight for Pacific County votes
U.S. House hopefuls fight for Pacific County votes
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler vs. challenger Carolyn Long
Authorities identify body found in river
Authorities identify body found in river
Abeyta, 65, lived next to the river in Cathlamet
Naselle students arrested after making ‘specific threats’ against staff and law enforcement

NASELLE — Two high School students were arrested on Wednesday after school leaders learned they had made “specific threats against staff members and law enforcement” on Tuesday, according to Pacific County Sheriff’s...

Peace of Mind Pacific County presents “Panel of Experts on Autism”
Peace of Mind Pacific County presents “Panel of Experts on Autism”
Varied perspectives on autism provide insight for community
DOE: No spray for bay
DOE: No spray for bay
Oyster industry fears millions in impacts
Commerce department declares West Coast salmon disaster
Commerce department declares West Coast salmon disaster
Blame pinned on 2015-17 warm water impacts
Wings festival soars
Wings festival soars
New event celebrates wildlife refuge and its birds

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