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Personal freedom, heartbreak, shame, law and order, dignity, cost to taxpayers — this is only some of what we must balance as the Pacific Northwest coast struggles with the interlocking dilemm…

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The Chinook Observer welcomes letters from readers. They are among our most popular content and provide a way for community members to communicate thoughts and concerns that might not otherwis…

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Restorative justice is a trend in some communities whose leaders recognize that addiction often fuels criminal behavior. It is a system of criminal justice which focuses in part on the rehabil…

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Ask our brave friends in the U.S. Coast Guard and they will tell you with cool assurance that the people who survive a rescue at sea are wearing lifejackets. Those who fish or sail without wea…

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And now the good news. Anyone who worries about the future of today's young people need not worry if the Ilwaco and Naselle high school teams are an example.

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During Emergency Medical Services Week, it is fitting to salute all those in our Long Beach Peninsula community who are trained and ready to respond to any crisis with skilled professionalism.

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It is in these early months each year when a sense begins to emerge about the condition of forthcoming salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest. Mysterious to the uninitiated, the North of Falcon …

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Washington's public officials — like officials everywhere in the U.S. — have an uneasy relationship with open-records laws. Even those who philosophically believe in governing in the daylight …

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If the question could be resolved via citizens' initiatives, there's little doubt about the outcome: Pacific Northwest states would follow California in supporting a move toward year-round day…

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers o…

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As we wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday season, it is fitting to reflect on some positive aspects of this week and next’s week’s fresh start with the New Year.

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After a very sunny and dry start, the Pacific Northwest’s December is now expected to turn wet and windy — at least for a while.