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New analysis says dam removal means $860M energy replacement costs

Replacing the energy created by four Lower Snake River dams would cost $860 million annually, likely increasing utility bills in Cowlitz County, according to a regional energy and business coalition opposed to removing the structures.

Ashtown Brewing overstays lease, faces eviction

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information from social media posts made by Ashtown Brewing Co. after press time.

Juvy director: ICE detainees treated same as other Cowlitz offenders

The job of supervising juvenile detainees is getting much harder than it was 20 years ago, when Chad Connors started at the Cowlitz County juvenile center.

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Kalama High School wins inaugural Auditor's Cup: 'We crushed it'

In a competition to register the most students to vote, Kalama High School took the attitude of its successful football team.

Rainier pastor's book aims to help people overcome 'beloved addictions'

RAINIER – Pastor Jeff Mullins asks those battling addiction, “Explain to me, what is it that you hate? Do you hate the addiction or do you hate the consequences?”

Breast cancer screening event provides care for low-income patients

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

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