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Firefighters from Grays Harbor Fire District 5 extinguish a bush fire March 2 in Satsop. So far, crews from Fire District 5 have responded to two brush fires. Photo courtesy Brian Baldwin, Grays Harbor Fire District 5

Fire District 5 responds to 2 brush fires in March

One of the fires required crews from three fire districts as well as the Elma Fire Department to get under control. The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating its cause.

  • Mar 18th, 2019

 

Montesano student reaches state geography competition

James Huff of Simpson Elementary is one of 100 Washington fifth- or sixth-graders who qualified for the 2019 state National Geographic GeoBee competition this month at Highline College in Des Monies.

  • Mar 12th, 2019

 

Duke visits his human in hospital

Montesano woman’s beloved pet is allowed to visit her as she recovers from cancer treatment.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

 

Monte crew picks firefighter of the year

“It is the greatest honor I could ever imagine,” the Elma native said in an email.

  • Mar 13th, 2019
COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR DRUG TASK FORCE Along with thousands of plants, bags and boxes of marijuana buds were seized from homes and even some storage units, including some in Hoquiam after police found a receipt for a storage unit in one of the illegal grow houses.

Sales of seized Green Jade property can be used to fund future narcotics investigations

The sale of property seized in the Green Jade illegal marijuana grow…

COURTESY GRAYS HARBOR DRUG TASK FORCE Along with thousands of plants, bags and boxes of marijuana buds were seized from homes and even some storage units, including some in Hoquiam after police found a receipt for a storage unit in one of the illegal grow houses.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Heron Street Bridge over the Wishkah River in Aberdeen averages about 14,000 daily trips and serves as a link between the I-5 corridor and the coast for commercial and personal vehicles. The state is considering four options to replace the 70-year-old span.

State seeks feedback on future of Heron and Wishkah bridges in Aberdeen

The Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen “has reached the end of its…

  • Mar 13th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The Heron Street Bridge over the Wishkah River in Aberdeen averages about 14,000 daily trips and serves as a link between the I-5 corridor and the coast for commercial and personal vehicles. The state is considering four options to replace the 70-year-old span.

Meeting to discuss flooding maps

Flooding is the most common and most expensive natural disaster in the United States.

  • Mar 13th, 2019
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Don Corcoran holds up a piece of an old oven he found at a property next to his own. He had thought it was the burial site of Lum You.

The missing grave of Pacific County’s only executed man

The story of Lum You, a Chinese man who was hanged in…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Don Corcoran holds up a piece of an old oven he found at a property next to his own. He had thought it was the burial site of Lum You.
Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican from Aberdeen (from left) and Sen. Dean Takko (D-Longview) each voted against efforts in the legislature to allow Washington to adopt daylight saving time year-round. Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) and most other regional lawmakers voted for the House bill. Photo by Sean Harding | Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

Daylight saving all the time proposed for state

Washington residents could have the option to vote on permanent daylight saving time; Senate passes bill allowing residents to vote on adoption of daylight saving time

  • Mar 13th, 2019
Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican from Aberdeen (from left) and Sen. Dean Takko (D-Longview) each voted against efforts in the legislature to allow Washington to adopt daylight saving time year-round. Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) and most other regional lawmakers voted for the House bill. Photo by Sean Harding | Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

Carbon fee back on the table for Washington

Three bills would authorize bonds for transportation funding, generate funds for transportation projects through fees and taxes, and distribute those funds to agencies across the state.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Lawsuits target constitutionality of voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state

Plaintiffs claim initiative deprives their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights; defendants summoned to court for following the Washington state law

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Attorney general and governor fire off letter to gun dealers

“It’s very simple: Our state’s voters overwhelmingly approved stronger background checks and gun safety measures, and dealers will be required to comply with those laws.”

  • Mar 9th, 2019

Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office

Creates grant and loan program to fund broadband expansion; unsure if House will pick up Senate version or go with House version

  • Mar 8th, 2019
(Photo courtesy Werner family) Andrew Werner oversaw an extensive research project to map the Masonic Cemetery in Elma, with emphasis on identifying veterans’ burial places.

Three sets of twins, two sets from East County, achieve rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts

The path to Eagle is different for each individual Scout, and that’s true even for twins. Each of these young men had different motivations and faced unique challenges along the way.

(Photo courtesy Werner family) Andrew Werner oversaw an extensive research project to map the Masonic Cemetery in Elma, with emphasis on identifying veterans’ burial places.

Duke visits his human in hospital

Montesano woman’s beloved pet is allowed to visit her as she recovers from cancer treatment.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Senate votes to extend extreme-risk protection orders to minors

Notifies parents or guardians and requires them to safely store firearms after an ERPO; expands ERPO law put into place in voter initiative

  • Mar 7th, 2019

House passes bill to increase pay of National Guard members fighting fires

Pay has been stagnant for 30 years, lawmaker says.

  • Mar 7th, 2019
Carol Morrow chats with a customer Friday, March 1, 2019, at Elma Variety Store. She is selling the store she and her husband, Boyd, owned for more than 40 years. The customers started lining up early Friday for a liquidation sale. Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group

Elma Variety Store closing

Carol Morrow and her husband, Boyd, bought Elma Variety Store in 1972.

  • Mar 7th, 2019
Carol Morrow chats with a customer Friday, March 1, 2019, at Elma Variety Store. She is selling the store she and her husband, Boyd, owned for more than 40 years. The customers started lining up early Friday for a liquidation sale. Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group

House passes bill to eliminate philosophical or personal objection to vaccines

Representatives aim to improve herd immunity in state; lawmakers aim to stop the ongoing measles outbreak with passage of bill

  • Mar 7th, 2019

Legislation on school resource officer training requirements pass senate

Defines an campus law enforcement officer’s role in the school; the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction would create a grant program to fund training

  • Mar 7th, 2019