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Naselle woman dies in accident on Oahu

HALEIWA, OAHU — Many in Pacific County are mourning this week after the untimely death last Friday, Feb. 16, of Elizabeth Dalton, 47, popular wife of Naselle-Grays River Valley School District teaching veteran Rob Dalton.

The two were in...

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Slow crawl for crab: 
Seasonal delays stifle coastal economy
Slow crawl for crab: Seasonal delays stifle coastal economy
Strikes, delays and poor weather have plagued the 2017-2018 Dungeness crab season from the start
Proposal to eliminate death penalty passes state Senate

After passionate floor debate, the bill moves to the House

By Taylor McAvoy and Josh Kelety

WNPA Olympia News Bureau

OLYMPIA — A bill to eliminate the death penalty in Washington state is a step closer to being signed into...

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A newly formed group is raising money to become a nonprofit that helps immigrants who have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and their families. Pacific County Immigrant Support has set up a board of directors and is now...

North County group aims to help business

RAYMOND — A North Pacific County group hopes to make operating a business here less stressful and more successful.

Business licenses, help with zoning issues and business plans are just a few of the ways My Willapa can help those looking...

Snow impacts local schools
Snow impacts local schools

LONG BEACH — Winter wasn’t quite finished on the south Washington coast after all. Snow flurries and slightly below freezing temperatures made streets and highways slick in Pacific County on Tuesday, following some earlier hints of...

Forecast: $1.3 billion in extra revenue through 2021
‘Extraordinary revenue growth’ good news for lawmakers looking to balance budgets
ACLU attorney details past and present U.S. immigration policy

LONG BEACH — Ask a stranger how their family came to America. That was what Enoka Herat, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, told people to do at the start of her presentation on immigration policy at the Adrift...

Meet the Merchant: 
Oman and Son Builders Supply
Meet the Merchant: Oman and Son Builders Supply
Meet the Merchant, Oman and Son Builders Supply
Deadly siege: 1918 flu slammed Pacific County
Deadly siege: 1918 flu slammed Pacific County
When Spanish influenza arrived in Pacific County in 1918, it killed dozens of healthy people, and brought life to a stand-still.
It takes a village to club together
It takes a village to club together
Organization begun in the 1930s re-emerges in Ocean Park
Where’s Dad?
ICE detention roils another Peninsula family
Where’s Dad? ICE detention roils another Peninsula family

OCEAN PARK — Five-year-old Sophia Williams didn’t know what to do after federal agents took her stepdad and aunt away.

Her mom, Kendra Williams-Reyes, was asking the other grown-ups a lot of questions, so she slipped out the door...

OP residents reach tipping point
OP residents reach tipping point
Burned-out trailer sparks pleas to make enforcement a bigger priority
Budget deal saves Klipsan clinic
Budget deal saves Klipsan clinic

OCEAN PARK — People will continue to have more affordable access to healthcare on the Peninsula now that Congress has approved a deal on the budget.

After a short federal government shutdown, President Trump on Friday signed the agreement...

NW governors urge Congress to act on sea lion predation bill
NW governors urge Congress to act on sea lion predation bill

The governors of Oregon, Washington and Idaho in a letter urged members of the Northwest congressional delegation to support legislation that would help reduce predation by sea lions on salmon and steelhead, sturgeon and lamprey.

H.R. 2083 is...

Take survey to aid transportation planning

KELSO — Adults living in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific or Wahkiakum counties or Rainier, Oregon are encouraged to participate in a transportation user survey.

The survey results will be used to understand current and future...

Fun Beach Speedway continues city block makeover
Fun Beach Speedway continues city block makeover
Fun Beach Speedway continues corner lot makeover
Cape D helps rescue man injured aboard ship
Unable to walk, man rescued by Coast Guard
Efforts to move top US land managers west gain a strong ally
Efforts to move top US land managers west gain a strong ally
Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee
Complicated collision closed Chinook tunnel
Complicated collision closed Chinook tunnel

Complicated collision closed Chinook tunnel

Cooler and slightly unsettled through next week

Relative to the notably persistent warmth of recent weeks, this weekend will seem rather cool. In reality, however, temperatures should remain near normal for this time of the year. Nonetheless, this switch to northerly air flow will serve as a...

Ocean Beach Highway (SR4) to alternate through a single lane west of Longview

STELLA — People who travel on Ocean Beach Highway (State Route 4) west of Longview should expect minor delays for the next several weeks.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 12, the Washington State Department of Transportation will alternate both...

Peninsula clinic could close if Congress can’t agree on budget

OCEAN PARK — About 2,400 people might lose access to healthcare on the Peninsula if Congress can’t come through with cash for community health centers this week.

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell met with patients and officials at the North...

Politicians unite against offshore drilling
Politicians unite against offshore drilling

LONG BEACH — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced his intention to resist any Trump Administration plan to develop offshore drilling in Washington state, in an attempt to protect what he called the “best coastline” in the United...

ICE tried to share info with sheriff
ICE tried to share info with sheriff
Johnson still pressing feds for more about detainees
Two die in rare winter drownings
Two die in rare winter drownings
Two women died under strinkingly similar circumstances while clamming on Feb. 2.
Crab feast benefits IHS sports
Crab feast benefits IHS sports

LONG BEACH — More than 1,250 pounds of Dungeness crab were served Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Ilwaco Sports Boosters crab feed at the Long Beach Elks Lodge, a locally famous annual fundraiser for Ilwaco High School athletics.

Flu nears pandemic status, but not bad here so far
Flu nears pandemic status, but not bad here so far
Pacific County has been lucky so far during an especially severe flu season, but the lucky streak may be coming to an end.
Little genetic difference among Dungeness crab from California to Washington
Little genetic difference among Dungeness crab from California to Washington

A new study of Dungeness crab along the West Coast found strong genetic diversity throughout various sampling sites, with little genetic “differentiation” between them, meaning that crab found off the California coast are similar to...

Coast Guard conducts air patrols of crabbers
Coast Guard conducts air patrols of crabbers
C-27 plane flew above about 100 crab boats
Willapa Bay Resistance of Raymond-South Bend hosting candidate forum
Willapa Bay Resistance of Raymond-South Bend hosting candidate forum

RAYMOND — On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Willapa Bay Resistance is hosting a free Democratic Candidate Forum at the Raymond Theatre.

The four Democratic Candidates are vying for the opportunity to run against the current incumbent of...

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