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County homeless task force members share insights, challenges of problem

Every homeless person struggles for different reasons.

Bonneville lock closure a 'break in supply chain' for wheat to local ports

More than 100,000 tons of exports — including grain shipped through Kalama and Longview — will be stranded upriver at the Bonneville Dam for about a month as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repairs a damaged navigation lock that river users call a “critical link” of the Columbia River trade…

State test results show most local schools fall short of state average

In a gloomy report card, state standardized test scores released Wednesday show that most local school districts fell short of state averages for math and language learning.

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Longview's first female firefighter strives for excellence

When Longview Fire Chief Jim Kambeitz’s 8-year-old daughter met firefighter intern Chelsey Miller a few years ago, she was star struck.

Marijuana industry shakes 'Cheech and Chong' stereotype, improves in public eye

When Freedom Market decided to expand its recreational marijuana business to Cathlamet two years ago, only two of three county commissioners approved its application.

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