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More syringe exchange clients seeking treatment

Since taking over the program a year and a half ago, Cowlitz Family Health Center has made big strides in responding to the two major criticisms of the county’s former syringe exchange: It’s getting more drug abusers into treatment and decreasing the number of needles discarded throughout th…

Protesters blast gas fracking needed for Kalama methanol plant

OLYMPIA — In a plea to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to stop projects like the proposed $2 billion Kalama methanol plant, about 100 people gathered at the state Capitol on Thursday to oppose manufacturing facilities that use fracked natural gas.

To save on surgery, out-of-state patients traveling to Longview

A year and a half ago, Anita Graves’ doctor told her her right knee needed to be replaced.


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Kessler students learn about dog sledding from local expert, Iditarod competitor

After 28 years of running sled dogs, Woodland-area resident Steve Madsen can answer any question about his favorite pastime — even when they come straight from the mind of a five-year-old.

New Kelso librarian has lifelong love of libraries

Kelso’s new library manager, Natalee Corbett, first volunteered at a library in her home state of Texas when she was in third grade.

You must be this tall to cross: Lewis and Clark Bridge began with controversy

This report is part of an occasional series that examines some of the more unusual aspects of local history.

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