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The Columbian
Making a Mountain …The real question is this: Why was it named Mount McKinley in the first place?
Making a Mountain …
The Columbian / Posted 14 hours ago
The real question is this: Why was it named Mount McKinley in the first place? Apparently, North America’s highest peak was named by gold prospector William Dickey in honor of William McKinley, who had just been nominated for the presidency in 1896.... Read more
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The Columbian
More than oil: Texas firm pitches propane export at Port of LongviewA Houston-based company Wednesday unveiled plans for a dramatically expanded en
More than oil: Texas firm pitches propane export at Port of Longview
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
A Houston-based company Wednesday unveiled plans for a dramatically expanded energy project on private property at the Port of Longview. In addition to a previously announced $800 million oil refinery, Waterside Energy revealed it wants to build a... Read more
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The Columbian
Columbia River fishing report September 2015Coho fishing at Buoy 10 was excellent as recently as Tuesday. Washington sampl
Columbia River fishing report September 2015
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
Coho fishing at Buoy 10 was excellent as recently as Tuesday. Washington samplers checked 73 boaters with 46 coho kept , but also 55 charter anglers with 68 coho retained. The Monday numbers were 1.1 coho per rod at the Oregon ports and 0.7 coho... Read more
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The Columbian
Xchange Thrift Store and Donation Center moves but still overflowingFurniture and home goods sold at Xchange Thrift Store are spilling into the par
Xchange Thrift Store and Donation Center moves but still overflowing
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
Furniture and home goods sold at Xchange Thrift Store are spilling into the parking lot because there’s not enough room inside. Despite making everything 50 percent off and selling clothes for $1 each, it’s difficult to keep up with the donations... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Man arrested after robbery attempt, struggle with pot dispensary workerA Longview man faces a felony robbery charge after he tried to steal marijuana
Man arrested after robbery attempt, struggle with pot dispensary worker
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 3 days ago
A Longview man faces a felony robbery charge after he tried to steal marijuana from a dispensary near Kelso, deputies said Tuesday. Cowlitz County deputies responded to Maranda's on Westside Highway north of Kelso on Monday. Deputies said John D.... Read more
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Everett Herald
'Unprecedented' wind storm: 23K in county still without power‘Unprecedented’ wind storm: 23K in county still without power Published: Monda
'Unprecedented' wind storm: 23K in county still without power
Everett Herald / Posted 4 days ago
‘Unprecedented’ wind storm: 23K in county still without power Published: Monday, August 31, 2015, 6:39 p.m. The winds that brought 61 mph gusts to Everett on Saturday, leaving 175,000 people without power in Snohomish County and on Camano Island,... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Longview labor dispute heats up as picketer struck by car, Cowlitz County sheriffs investigateA union dispute at a Longview paper plant heated up over the weekend after a pi
Longview labor dispute heats up as picketer struck by car, Cowlitz County sheriffs investigate
OregonLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
A union dispute at a Longview paper plant heated up over the weekend after a picketer and a worker who crossed union lines were involved in an incident that sent one man to the hospital. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a... Read more
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The Columbian
Off Beat: Yacolt Burn now third-largest wildfire in state historyFor the second year in a row, a regional milestone has been overtaken in the re
Off Beat: Yacolt Burn now third-largest wildfire in state history
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
For the second year in a row, a regional milestone has been overtaken in the record book by a new natural disaster. The category? Catastrophic fires. The 1902 Yacolt Burn now ranks No. 3 in terms of Washington acreage reduced to ash. State... Read more
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The Columbian
Lack of foot traffic hurts My Farmers Market in La Center• Anyone interested in participating in My Farmers Market is asked to ema
Lack of foot traffic hurts My Farmers Market in La Center
The Columbian / Posted 6 days ago
• Anyone interested in participating in My Farmers Market is asked to email nanalorissweettreats@aol.com or call 360-953-9708. • Anyone interested in participating in My Farmers Market is asked... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Salmonella-contaminated pork recall expands in Wash. againThe recall for pork products with Salmonella expanded to more than 520,000 poun
Salmonella-contaminated pork recall expands in Wash. again
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 7 days ago
The recall for pork products with Salmonella expanded to more than 520,000 pounds shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated. U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall after sampling at... Read more
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Vancouver Business Journal
Applications due Sept. 11 for funds to train software, tech & manufacturing workersManufacturers and companies with IT, software and technology employees may qual
Applications due Sept. 11 for funds to train software, tech & manufacturing workers
Vancouver Business Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Manufacturers and companies with IT, software and technology employees may qualify for funding to train their workforce. Applications are due Friday, September 11 for the ProSTEP Employee Training Assistance Fund. Offered through the Southwest... Read more
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Vancouver Business Journal
Ports Of Progress: Cowlitz ports brim with activityEditor’s note: This “Ports of Progress” article is part of a continuing series
Ports Of Progress: Cowlitz ports brim with activity
Vancouver Business Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Editor’s note: This “Ports of Progress” article is part of a continuing series of stories examining the economic impact that ports in Southwest Washington have on the region and in the communities they operate in. According to the United States... Read more
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The Columbian
New rules await goose huntersThere will be no dusky Canada goose season in Southwest Washington this year an
New rules await goose hunters
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
There will be no dusky Canada goose season in Southwest Washington this year and check stations for goose hunters are being eliminated. State Fish and Wildlife Commission members have adopted the 2015-2016 waterfowl hunting regulations. An overhaul... Read more
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The Columbian
Fishing Report, Aug. 27Fisheries managers are trying to keep the excellent Buoy 10 chinook season open
Fishing Report, Aug. 27
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
Fisheries managers are trying to keep the excellent Buoy 10 chinook season open through Labor Day. Therefore, as of last Monday, anglers at the mouth of the Columbia River are allowed to keep only fin-clipped fish. The rule change comes as a result... Read more
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The Columbian
Man who allegedly fled police faces firearms chargeA man accused of causing a head-on collision in Vancouver while fleeing authori
Man who allegedly fled police faces firearms charge
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
A man accused of causing a head-on collision in Vancouver while fleeing authorities from Cowlitz County returned to court Wednesday to face new firearms allegations. Brian S. Haack, 24, of Vancouver appeared in Clark County Superior Court on... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Castle Rock man arrested in connection with shooting logging equipment, firefighting water truckDeputies have arrested a 19-year-old man who they believe shot up equipment at
Castle Rock man arrested in connection with shooting logging equipment, firefighting water truck
OregonLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
Deputies have arrested a 19-year-old man who they believe shot up equipment at a logging site east of Kelso. The Cowlitz Sheriff's Office received a call on Aug. 17 from C&C Logging that someone had shot at two logging processors and a firefighting... Read more
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The Columbian
Local firms may be eligible for worker training fundingManufacturers and companies with IT, software and technology employees may qual
Local firms may be eligible for worker training funding
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
Manufacturers and companies with IT, software and technology employees may qualify for funding through the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council to train workers. The ProSTEP Employee Training Assistance Fund offered through the... Read more
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The Columbian
Lack of foot traffic hurts My Farmers Market in La Center• Anyone interested in participating in My Farmers Market is asked to email nan
Lack of foot traffic hurts My Farmers Market in La Center
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
• Anyone interested in participating in My Farmers Market is asked to email nanalorissweettreats@aol.com or call 360-953-9708. LA CENTER — When La Center's 2015 budget was finalized, no funds were allocated for a city-sponsored farmers market. But... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Candle starts Kelso house fire; man in wheelchair flown to hospital with burnsA man in a wheelchair was flown to the hospital in critical condition after suf
Candle starts Kelso house fire; man in wheelchair flown to hospital with burns
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 10 days ago
A man in a wheelchair was flown to the hospital in critical condition after suffering serious burns in a house fire that was caused by a candle, according to firefighters. Investigators said a husband and wife were asleep in their home on the 200... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Longview man guilty of murdering female friend sentenced to prisonA Longview man who pleaded guilty to murdering his 29-year-old friend was sente
Longview man guilty of murdering female friend sentenced to prison
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 11 days ago
A Longview man who pleaded guilty to murdering his 29-year-old friend was sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison. Lucas Rasmussen pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree murder and second-degree burglary on Aug. 17. He was arrested in March. A... Read more
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The Columbian
Vancouver man in court following police pursuit, crashA 24-year-old man who allegedly caused a head-on collision in Vancouver while f
Vancouver man in court following police pursuit, crash
The Columbian / Posted 11 days ago
A 24-year-old man who allegedly caused a head-on collision in Vancouver while fleeing authorities from Cowlitz County made a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Monday. Brian S. Haack of Vancouver appeared on suspicion of attempting... Read more
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The Columbian
Fundraising hiker, 77, crosses OregonLONGVIEW — At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he’s in better shape now than
Fundraising hiker, 77, crosses Oregon
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
LONGVIEW — At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he’s in better shape now than he was in his 20s. You need to be in order to hike close to 500 miles across Oregon like Lindemaier did. The Ryderwood man brought his 39-day trek to a finish Thursday... Read more
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KVAL Eugene
77-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue77-year-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue LONGVIEW, Wash. (
77-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue
KVAL Eugene / Posted 13 days ago
77-year-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he's in better shape now than he was in his 20s. You need to be in order to hike close to 500 miles across Oregon like... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
77-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue77-year-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue LONGVIEW, Wash. (
77-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue
KOMO Seattle / Posted 13 days ago
77-year-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he's in better shape now than he was in his 20s. You need to be in order to hike close to 500 miles across Oregon like... Read more
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Everett Herald
77-year-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue LONGVIEW � At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he�s in better shape now tha
77-year-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue
Everett Herald / Posted 13 days ago
LONGVIEW � At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he�s in better shape now than he was in his 20s.You need to be in order to hike close to 500 miles across Oregon like Lindemaier did.The... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
77-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescueLONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he's in better sha
77-old hikes PCT in Oregon to support search-and-rescue
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 13 days ago
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - At 77 years old, Carl Lindemaier says he's in better shape now than he was in his 20s. You need to be in order to hike close to 500 miles across Oregon like Lindemaier did. The Ryderwood man brought his 39-day trek to a... Read more
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The Columbian
Freeway pursuit ends in crash in VancouverA police pursuit that apparently originated in Cowlitz County ended in a crash
Freeway pursuit ends in crash in Vancouver
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
A police pursuit that apparently originated in Cowlitz County ended in a crash in Vancouver that sent multiple people to the hospital Friday evening, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. Authorities were pursuing a... Read more
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Vancouver Business Journal
Ports of PROGRESSFor as long as there have been settlers in this region, the mighty Columbia Riv
Ports of PROGRESS
Vancouver Business Journal / Posted 14 days ago
For as long as there have been settlers in this region, the mighty Columbia River has fueled commerce. During the 1800s it was the fur trade, followed by the rise of the timber industry. In the 1930s, the construction of dams by the federal... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Former Longview teacher charged with sexual misconductLONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former Longview high school English teacher has been c
Former Longview teacher charged with sexual misconduct
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 15 days ago
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former Longview high school English teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor. The Daily News reports Lindsay Norwood resigned after a police investigation found she had a year-long affair with an... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Former Longview teacher charged with sexual misconductLONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A former Longview high school English teacher has been c
Former Longview teacher charged with sexual misconduct
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 15 days ago
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A former Longview high school English teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor. The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/sCWYk2 ) Lindsay Norwood resigned after a police investigation found she had a year-long... Read more
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The Columbian
Upper North Lewis coho reintroduction scaled back a bitARIEL, Wash. — The transport of adult coho salmon to the North Fork of the Lewi
Upper North Lewis coho reintroduction scaled back a bit
The Columbian / Posted 15 days ago
ARIEL, Wash. — The transport of adult coho salmon to the North Fork of the Lewis River upstream of Swift Dam will be reduced about 20 percent this fall. The Lewis River Aquatic Coordination Committee agreed last week to cut the trucking of coho from... Read more
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The Columbian
Columbia River fishing report August 2015Salmon fishing at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River is — in a word — g
Columbia River fishing report August 2015
The Columbian / Posted 15 days ago
Salmon fishing at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River is — in a word — good. Anglers have been average almost a salmon per rod in the past several days, although windy conditions can be an issue at times. Fishing pressure has been pretty... Read more
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The Columbian
Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creekWINLOCK — An oil spill of a different sort appears to have killed hundreds, if
Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creek
The Columbian / Posted 16 days ago
WINLOCK — An oil spill of a different sort appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands, of small fish in a Lewis County creek, said a spokesman for the state Ecology Department on Tuesday. Officials believe vegetable oil and shortening that... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Mother, daughter arrested for lottery ticket theft; husband will turn himself inA Longview mother and daughter were arrested after being caught stealing thousa
Mother, daughter arrested for lottery ticket theft; husband will turn himself in
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 16 days ago
A Longview mother and daughter were arrested after being caught stealing thousands of dollars in lottery tickets. Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies said they were contacted by Dave Brar, owner of Boondox Market in Longview, in January. Brar said he caught an... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Mom arrested after leaving baby in hot car at Longview storeLONGVIEW, Wash. – Police arrested a woman for leaving her 1-year-old baby in he
Mom arrested after leaving baby in hot car at Longview store
KOMO Seattle / Posted 16 days ago
LONGVIEW, Wash. – Police arrested a woman for leaving her 1-year-old baby in her hot car for 45 minutes Tuesday afternoon while she went shopping, Longview police said. Amanda Landis of Longview told police she forgot her child was in the car when... Read more
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The Columbian
A Desirable Place to LiveOf course, we think it should rank No. 1, but 181st is not bad. According to a
A Desirable Place to Live
The Columbian / Posted 16 days ago
Of course, we think it should rank No. 1, but 181st is not bad. According to a "natural amenities index" from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Clark County stands as the 181st most desirable place to live based upon the region's natural... Read more
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KATU Portland
Woman accused of leaving baby in hot car at Longview Fred MeyerLONGVIEW, Wash. – Police arrested a woman for leaving her 1-year-old baby in he
Woman accused of leaving baby in hot car at Longview Fred Meyer
KATU Portland / Posted 17 days ago
LONGVIEW, Wash. – Police arrested a woman for leaving her 1-year-old baby in her hot car for 45 minutes Tuesday afternoon while she went shopping, Longview police said. Amanda Landis of Longview told police she forgot her child was in the car when... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creek WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) - An oil spill of a different sort appears to have killed
Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creek
KOMO Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) - An oil spill of a different sort appears to have killed hundreds if not thousands of small fish in a Lewis County creek on Tuesday, said a spokesman for the state Ecology... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Vegetable oil runoff in creek may have killed thousands of salmon, other fishWINLOCK, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of small salmon and other fish may have died af
Vegetable oil runoff in creek may have killed thousands of salmon, other fish
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of small salmon and other fish may have died after a fire at a food warehouse in Lewis County apparently caused vegetable oil to enter a creek, a spokesman for the Washington Department of Ecology said Tuesday. The... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creekWINLOCK, Wash. (AP) - A spokesman for the Washington Department of Ecology says
Fish die as vegetable oil runoff from fire enters creek
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 17 days ago
WINLOCK, Wash. (AP) - A spokesman for the Washington Department of Ecology says thousands of small salmon and other fish may have died after a fire at a food warehouse in Lewis County apparently caused vegetable oil to enter a creek. Spokesman Chase... Read more
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The Columbian
Excessive speed cited in fatal motorcycle crashThe Washington State Patrol said troopers determined excessive speed led to a S
Excessive speed cited in fatal motorcycle crash
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
The Washington State Patrol said troopers determined excessive speed led to a Sunday morning crash that killed a Cowlitz County man. Ariel’s Keith Wilson, 49, was riding a motorcycle north on state Highway 503 north of Amboy on Sunday morning when... Read more
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The Columbian
Ariel man dies in motorcycle crash north of AmboyA Cowlitz County man died this morning in a motorcycle crash on state Highway 5
Ariel man dies in motorcycle crash north of Amboy
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
A Cowlitz County man died this morning in a motorcycle crash on state Highway 503, about seven miles north of Amboy. Keith Wilson, 49, of Ariel was driving his red 2015 Yamaha motorcycle north on the highway near Milepost 27 at about 7:30 a.m. when... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Salmonella outbreak leads to recall of hogs from Graham company GRAHAM, Wash. -- An ongoing outbreak of salmonella has been connected to some
Salmonella outbreak leads to recall of hogs from Graham company
KOMO Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
GRAHAM, Wash. -- An ongoing outbreak of salmonella has been connected to some hogs used in pig roasts and restaurants around Washington. Thursday, Kapowsin Meats in Graham announced... Read more
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Doctors Health Press
Pierce County Slaughterhouse at Center of Washington State Salmonella Outbreak Health officials in Washington became alarmed last week when an outbreak of 1
Pierce County Slaughterhouse at Center of Washington State Salmonella Outbreak
Doctors Health Press / Posted 22 days ago
Health officials in Washington became alarmed last week when an outbreak of 134 cases of salmonella poisoning struck 10 counties and saw 15 people hospitalized. The... Read more
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The Columbian
Columbia River fishing report August 2015Salmon fishing at Buoy 10 at the Columbia River remains good for so early in Au
Columbia River fishing report August 2015
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
Salmon fishing at Buoy 10 at the Columbia River remains good for so early in August. Sampling on Tuesday on the Washington side tallied 16 boats with 41 anglers who had six chinook and 25 coho kept. Oregon-side numbers were 68 boats, 203 rods, 80... Read more
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KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
Salmonella outbreak linked to pork expands in Wash.Health officials announced Wednesday new Washington state cases in a salmonella
Salmonella outbreak linked to pork expands in Wash.
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma / Posted 23 days ago
Health officials announced Wednesday new Washington state cases in a salmonella illness outbreak linked to pork. The case count continues to grow with the number now at 134 in 10 counties: Clark (two residents), Cowlitz (one resident), Grays Harbor... Read more
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KIMA Yakima
Salmonella illness outbreak linked to pork expandsWASHINGTON DEPT. OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE -- The Salmonella outbreak linked to po
Salmonella illness outbreak linked to pork expands
KIMA Yakima / Posted 23 days ago
WASHINGTON DEPT. OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE -- The Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties around the state. Consumers are advised to cook pork thoroughly. The case count has continued to grow as state health... Read more
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The Columbian
Girl pricked by needle in Longview park sparks protestLongview — People in Longview held a protest against drug use in their communit
Girl pricked by needle in Longview park sparks protest
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
Longview — People in Longview held a protest against drug use in their community after a 6-year-old girl was pricked by a dirty hypodermic needle while playing at the Kelso Rotary Park. The Daily News reported that Emilee Moore, the girl's mother,... Read more
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The Columbian
States adopt lower Columbia seine salmon fisheriesWashington and Oregon officials on Tuesday adopted commercial salmon fishing se
States adopt lower Columbia seine salmon fisheries
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
Washington and Oregon officials on Tuesday adopted commercial salmon fishing seasons in late August and September for six beach seiners and four purse seiners in selected portions of the lower Columbia River. This will be the second year of... Read more
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The Columbian
Longview girl pricked by dirty needle sparks protestsLONGVIEW — People in Longview held a protest against drug use in their communit
Longview girl pricked by dirty needle sparks protests
The Columbian / Posted 24 days ago
LONGVIEW — People in Longview held a protest against drug use in their community after a 6-year-old girl was pricked by a dirty hypodermic needle while playing at the Kelso Rotary Park. The Daily News reports that Emilee Moore, the girl's mother,... Read more
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