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RAYMOND — The Crisis Support Network in Raymond welcomed Julie Jewell as its new executive director on April 1. She brings along nearly a quarter-century of experience to the position and hopes to make an immediate impact. She is originally from Pacific County said she is excited to once aga…

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LONG BEACH — It takes months to count all the receipts but the numbers are in: 2018 was a banner year for many parts of Pacific County’s overall economy, which grew 10 percent over 2017.

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OCEAN PARK — Pacific County’s top judge told Peninsula residents last week about how drug abuse and mental illness drive criminal justice issues here.

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NORTH COVE — Dynamic revetment — the placement of cobble rock along coastal shorelines to protect them from erosion — is the official “preferred choice” to stave off the shoreline erosion that…

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RAYMOND — The Crisis Support Network in Raymond welcomed Julie Jewell as its new executive director on April 1. She brings along nearly a quarter-century of experience to the position and hope…

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RAYMOND — The Chinook Observer has received additional details regarding the former Crisis Support Network director who allegedly took at least $47,000 of the nonprofit’s funds.

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PACIFIC and WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES — Rain on Monday and occasional showers predicted the rest of this week may help a little, but Western Washington’s wildfire season is off to an exceptionally ea…

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NASELLE — When one door closes, another opens, the old adage goes. On Friday, March 1 Bank of the Pacific officially closed their Naselle branch that had been open since 1974. The decision was…

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RAYMOND — A narcotics-related search warrant was served March 15 upon a residence located in the 200 block of 13th Street in Raymond, resulting in the arrest of Makaylah C. Fuller, 30.

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NASELLE — “Every girl deserves one dress” is the vision of the international Dress a Girl Around the World organization. The organization’s website indicates that since 2009 over a million dre…

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced in a Jan. 15 press release that due to the partial federal government shutdown, most clients will receive the…

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ILWACO — The Ilwaco Channel will benefit from more than $1 million in federal funding for dredging and pile dike improvements over the coming year.

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.

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Odds are high that the Pacific Northwest will be warmer than average the next three months, and current drought conditions are expected to persist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat…

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TOKELAND — The Shoalwater Bay Tribe paid the Washington State Patrol more than $15,000 to investigate then-Lt. Matt Padgett for alleged bullying and sexual harassment. Padgett, 34, is incoming…

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ILWACO — Washington state’s commercial fishing vessels landed nearly 21 percent more pounds in 2017 than in 2016 but sold their catch for about 2 percent less, according to the definitive annu…

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A series of storms will cross the northeast Pacific through early next week, the National Weather Service in Portland advises. These storms will send significant westerly swells toward the Pac…

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SOUTH BEND — When Sheriff-elect Robin Souvenir takes over in January, he’ll keep most members of the current command staff. However, he is making a couple of changes, including one that is alr…

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SOUTH BEND — Four local attorneys are vying to replace retiring Superior Court Judge Doug Goelz. Gov. Jay Inslee hopes to pick a finalist before the end of the year.

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Nicole Apelian holds the tally stick she marked for each day in the Canadian wilderness during the TV survival show “Alone 2.” She says she has found ways to lead a “joyful life,” combining mi…