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LaFarge's lenghty Wahkiakum County government career coming to an end

LaFarge's lenghty Wahkiakum County government career coming to an end

In a land of cascading waters, someone needs to be a bridge builder. For Wahkiakum County, that person has been Marsha LaFarge. Updated: 8:09 pm

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State grant clears way for new transit center in Rainier

State grant clears way for new transit center in Rainier

RAINIER — A downtown eyesore will be transformed into a new bus station as a result of a half-million-dollar state grant awarded to Columbia C… Updated: 7:52 pm

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Capitol Dispatch: Local leaders push for SR 432 funding

Capitol Dispatch: Local leaders push for SR 432 funding

Cowlitz County is at the political halfway point in its bid to get $85 million for a key transportation project. Three local leaders testified…

March 28, 2015 11:00 pm(4)
Scott Perry gives up seat on Woodland City Council

Scott Perry gives up seat on Woodland City Council

Woodland Councilman Scott Perry is resigning his seat ahead of his re-election this fall, citing a lack of time and frustrations with the job.

March 27, 2015 11:00 pm(0)
Legislative Roll Call Report (March 27)

Legislative Roll Call Report (March 27)

How local state lawmakers voted on key issues at the 2015 Legislative session. 

March 27, 2015 10:00 pm(0)
More than 10,000 traffic camera tickets issued in Longview in 2014

More than 10,000 traffic camera tickets issued in Longview in 2014

Longview’s school zone speed cameras have proven unpopular but effective at enforcing speed limits in many school zones — and now they’re turn…

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Trend of fewer fires in Longview continues

Trend of fewer fires in Longview continues

There were fewer fires in Longview last year than years prior, continuing a downward trend in recent years that also has brought down overall …

March 26, 2015 11:30 pm(0)
State issues complaint against BNSF over possible hazardous material spills

State issues complaint against BNSF over possible hazardous material spills

BNSF Railway could be facing as much as $700,000 in fines for failing to report multiple hazardous material spills, including one through Cowl…

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Internal battle over Cowlitz PUD redacted legal bills continues

Internal battle over Cowlitz PUD redacted legal bills continues

A battle over a records request did not end in Commissioner Ned Piper’s favor at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cowlitz PUD Commission.

March 25, 2015 10:40 pm(3)
Damage caused by city trees rarely covered by city's insurance

Damage caused by city trees rarely covered by city's insurance

If a tree branch falls in the city and your car is there to catch it, will the city pay for it? Probably not.

March 25, 2015 10:30 pm(3)
Longview Council set to distribute community block grants

Longview Council set to distribute community block grants

The Longview City Council on Thursday night will host a public hearing on the annual Community Development Block Grant disbursements.

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Cowlitz PUD approves 3-year union contract

Cowlitz PUD approves 3-year union contract

Cowlitz PUD commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously approved a three-year contract with the union workers who comprise more than half of th…

March 24, 2015 10:10 pm(6)
Officials finalize deal to transfer Willow Grove management to port

Officials finalize deal to transfer Willow Grove management to port

Port of Longview commissioners on Tuesday formally accepted an agreement to take over Willow Grove Park from Cowlitz County.

March 24, 2015 6:00 pm(3)
Castle Rock library levy will be in voters' hands in August

Castle Rock library levy will be in voters' hands in August

The Castle Rock City Council once again is putting its trust in the voters to keep the city’s library open.

March 24, 2015 5:00 pm(0)
Sens. Braun, Orcutt to host telephone town hall Tuesday

Sens. Braun, Orcutt to host telephone town hall Tuesday

State Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, and Sen. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, will host a telephone town hall Tuesday at 6 p.m.

March 23, 2015 8:00 am(0)
Public invited to Cowlitz PUD's first evening meeting

Public invited to Cowlitz PUD's first evening meeting

The Cowlitz PUD commissioners will hold their first evening meeting Tuesday.

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Cowlitz tribal casino plans move forward, but myriad hurdles abound

Cowlitz tribal casino plans move forward, but myriad hurdles abound

WINLOCK — Smoke swirls from the fire pit inside Roy I. Rochon Wilson’s longhouse, keeping the room warm on a rainy March day.“This is a tiny r…

March 21, 2015 11:45 pm Photos

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Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers want higher taxes on paint, electronic smokes

Capitol Dispatch: Lawmakers want higher taxes on paint, electronic smokes

Recycling old or unwanted paint could get a lot easier under a bill that passed the House and is on its way to the state Senate. And a new tax…

March 21, 2015 11:15 pm(0)
Kuntz family trust fund half gone after years of dormancy

Kuntz family trust fund half gone after years of dormancy

Imagine a bucket of paint that gets more full every year if you don’t use it. The paint was a gift from a dear, deceased friend, so it would c…

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Substitute teacher bill would do little for local schools

Substitute teacher bill would do little for local schools

A bill approved by Washington’s House of Representatives that is intended to alleviate the state’s substitute teacher shortage may not provide…

March 20, 2015 11:00 pm(0)
Oregon panel rejects grant request for Clatskanie coal dock revamp

Oregon panel rejects grant request for Clatskanie coal dock revamp

Ambre Energy’s proposed coal export terminal near Clatskanie took another hit Thursday when the Oregon Transportation Commission denied a $2 m…

March 19, 2015 10:45 pm(0)
Election could mean big changes for Columbia River Fire & Rescue

Election could mean big changes for Columbia River Fire & Rescue

Many Columbia County elected offices will go uncontested in the May 19 election, but that’s not the case in races for three positions on the C…

March 19, 2015 10:35 pm(0)
Kelso takes in 5-year high in permit fees, thanks largely to new theater

Kelso takes in 5-year high in permit fees, thanks largely to new theater

Construction of the new 12-theater Regal Cinema was a big boost to Kelso’s budget last year.

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Longview tapwater committee examines its options

Longview tapwater committee examines its options

The city’s water committee is past its halfway mark en route to giving the Longview City Council a recommendation on improving the city’s wate…

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