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PACIFIC COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies in our large coastal county are rapidly ramping up use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, to assist citizens in need and provide…

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NAHCOTTA — Three people are lucky to be alive after a March 19 collision in the 25000 block of Sandridge Road. In the aftermath, a Long Beach man is being held in the Pacific County Jail in li…

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OLYMPIA — Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement that millions of Washingtonians have been waiting for: beginning next week, all Washington residents and workers age 16 and older wil…

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SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

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Through March 22 and March 27, there were at least 14 more reports of vandalism/malicious mischief from vehicle windows broken by a BB gun or pellet gun.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Residents of Pacific County opened up their pocketbooks in droves over the past two years, making thousands of donations to favored political causes in a way that hasn’t been …

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LONG BEACH — Three people escaped a brush with death after a head-on collision on the 25000 block of Sandridge Road on March 19. The incident unfolded around 12:55 p.m., and as a result of the…

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REDMOND — Prosecutor Kristen Hoffmeyer demonstrated Tuesday why defendants rarely take the stand in their own defense, pelting accused murderer Luke Wirkkala with tough leading questions and p…

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SOUTH BEND — The second suspect from the Chinook drug raids that occurred on Feb. 5 has pleaded guilty to multiple charges. Stephanie S. Griffith, 48, appeared before the Pacific County Superi…

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PACIFIC COUNTY — There were spots of sunshine but bouts of rain and brisk wind as the first seven days of spring came and went in Southwest Washington, where peninsula precipitation is running…

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Was it a plane? Was it a helicopter? What in the world was that? Those and many other questions were on the minds of Pacific County residents who witnessed a spectacular display in the night s…

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PACIFIC COUNTY — New cases of covid-19 continued to fall in Pacific County over the past week, while a tweak in the state’s reopening plan almost ensures that the county is going to stay in Ph…

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SOUTH BEND — More than a year after his arrest on Nov. 20, 2019, for two counts of rape of a child, Bulmaro B. Bucio, 38, has pleaded guilty to amended charges for two counts of first-degree c…

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LONG BEACH PENINSULA — Covid-19 has disrupted the past two school years at Ocean Beach School District, but the pandemic’s most significant and longest lasting impact on local schooling may be…

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SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Commissioners briefly met March 23, dealing with matters including temporary closure of a county road and a lease agreement for stockpiling oyster shells.

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SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Nearly 200 shellfish workers in Pacific County were vaccinated in a single day last week, as the county health department and Peninsula Pharmacies teamed up to take Moderna’s …

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Luke Wirkkala took the stand in his defense Friday, insisting once again he had no choice but to shoot his houseguest David Ryder in 2013.

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A silver sparkling stream slips down a pristine valley in the Willapa Hills and cuts through Willapa National Wildlife Refuge’s old headquarters site along U.S. Highway 101 between Seaview and…

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The George C. Marshall Foundation in Virginia houses many spoils of war gifted to the decorated World War II-era general and statesman. Marshall, the architect of the postwar plan to rebuild E…

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Was it a plane? Was it a helicopter? What in the world was that? Along with many other questions were on the minds of Pacific County residents who witnessed a spectacular display in the night …

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MEGLER — Two-way traffic is expected to begin returning to normal this Friday, March 26, on U.S. Highway 101 just west of the Washington end of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. The highway was under…

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PENINSULA — As the years pass, World War II veterans are getting fewer. So family, friends and neighbors decided that a birthday was a great time to honor Bob Rodgers for his service.

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SOUTH BEND — Last chances are hard to come by, and many Pacific County residents were given one when they were accepted into drug court and had an opportunity to turn their life around. The su…

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SOUTH BEND — Pacific County is seeing a reprieve in covid-19 cases at a critical time, as the county and the state as a whole entered Phase 3 of Washington’s reopening plan on Monday.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — The Pacific County Broadband Working Group met virtually for the first time in 2021 on March 17, covering an array of topics critical in the effort to bring high-speed, afford…

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RAYMOND — After a short vehicle pursuit on March 16 at around 9 p.m., the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for the sale of narcotics in east Raymond the very next day.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Slowly but surely, covid-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available to residents of Pacific County. But as more of the general public becomes eligible to be vaccinated, l…

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SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

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On March 15 at 10 a.m., another victim of malicious mischief on Washington Avenue in Long Beach was reported. A vehicle had been hit by a BB/pellet gun, causing damage.

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ILWACO — The Portland National Weather Service office has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in the Vandalia neighborhood of Ilwaco late in the evening on March 19. The tornado came on th…

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OLYMPIA — Connecting people considering suicide with immediate help is the aim of a proposed law that funds a 988 emergency number with a new tax on phone lines.

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Tax collections are rising, giving Washington lawmakers billions of dollars more to spend, as the economy recovers from the COVID lockdown faster than expected, the state's chief economist, St…

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SOUTH BEND — With covid-19 vaccines slated to become more widely available in the coming days and weeks, the Pacific County Health and Human Services Department is gearing up to unveil a new s…