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Lawmakers hurriedly push through public records exemption

By Emry Dinman Columbia Basin Herald A bill exempting state lawmakers from…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

 

Supreme Court rejects lower court ruling of misconduct in Pe Ell coach’s rape case

By Natalie Johnson The Chronicle The Washington State Supreme Court on Thursday…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

 

Parkland school deputy goes from commended to vilified after shootings

By David Lyons and Anne Geggis Sun Sentinel Branded a coward by…

  • Feb 24th, 2018

 

Capital budget includes $74 million for projects in 19th District

The Chronicle A supplemental budget passed by the state Legislature for the…

  • Feb 24th, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Jeffrey L. Butterfield Sr. is flanked by Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda and his attorney David Mistachkin during his sentencing Friday morning. Superior Court Judge Mark McCauley handed down an exceptional sentence for Butterfield’s decade of abusing and raping his twin daughters, Amber and Alicia.

Butterfield gets more than 126 years for a decade of rape and incest

Maintains his innocence to the end

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Jeffrey L. Butterfield Sr. is flanked by Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda and his attorney David Mistachkin during his sentencing Friday morning. Superior Court Judge Mark McCauley handed down an exceptional sentence for Butterfield’s decade of abusing and raping his twin daughters, Amber and Alicia.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Kirsten Alice O’Hara speaks before her sentencing Friday for the murder of her neighbor, 95-year-old WWII veteran Robert Harmon of Hoquiam last July. Superior Court Judge David Edwards sentenced her to the maximum allowed by law, more than 28 years in prison.

Hoquiam woman gets maximum penalty for murder of WWII vet neighbor

Judge Edwards: ‘If I could sentence you to life I would.’

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Kirsten Alice O’Hara speaks before her sentencing Friday for the murder of her neighbor, 95-year-old WWII veteran Robert Harmon of Hoquiam last July. Superior Court Judge David Edwards sentenced her to the maximum allowed by law, more than 28 years in prison.

Westport woman using her experience to try to ‘put some teeth’ in laws regarding uninsured motorists

Deborah Carter-Bowhay slowly mending after July 2 head-on collision near Westport

One of the early designs for a relocated Stevens Elementary School located next to the college’s Bishop Center for the Performing Arts. This was from early 2017, but a new task force will be working to formulate suggestions for potential other locations or building aspects.

New task force discusses Stevens Elementary relocation

The Aberdeen School District has created a new task force to discuss…

One of the early designs for a relocated Stevens Elementary School located next to the college’s Bishop Center for the Performing Arts. This was from early 2017, but a new task force will be working to formulate suggestions for potential other locations or building aspects.

City of Hoquiam provides Simpson Ave construction update

Ontario Street storm system repairs slated to begin early next month

  • Feb 21st, 2018

15 hopefuls prep for Miss Grays Harbor/Outstanding Teen Pageant

Fifteen local young ladies are preparing for a title fight. On Saturday…

LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD Principal Sherri Northington stands in the second-floor Guidance Center of Aberdeen High School, where a broken pipe dumped heating system fluid and forced the school to close Wednesday. This photo was taken after the many fallen ceiling panels were cleaned up.

Aberdeen High School to reopen after serious damage from a broken pipe

A massive amount of heater system fluid was dumped that damaged both the second and first floors.

LOUIS KRAUSS | THE DAILY WORLD Principal Sherri Northington stands in the second-floor Guidance Center of Aberdeen High School, where a broken pipe dumped heating system fluid and forced the school to close Wednesday. This photo was taken after the many fallen ceiling panels were cleaned up.

Aberdeen High School to stay closed Wednesday

Due to a burst heat exchange coil

  • Feb 20th, 2018

How they voted in Olympia

Lawmakers worked late into the night and into the early morning hours…

  • Feb 20th, 2018

Grayland man faces negligent driving charge after crash on I-5 near Winlock

The Chronicle Two people were injured and one is facing a negligent…

  • Feb 20th, 2018

Snow day means sledding for youngsters at Sam Benn Park Tuesday

School’s out, snowball fights are in

  • Feb 20th, 2018

An illuminating look at some lights-out games on the Harbors

Going the Rounds — by Rick Anderson

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Pacific County Drainage District #1 boar chairman David Cottrell (right) speaks with property owners along the north Willapa Harbor shoreline after a meeting discussing the timeline of shoreline protection efforts to fight erosion over the next year.

Homeowners have hope for North Willapa Bay property

Property owners, cranberry growers, tribe, state and local agencies team together to fight erosion

DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Pacific County Drainage District #1 boar chairman David Cottrell (right) speaks with property owners along the north Willapa Harbor shoreline after a meeting discussing the timeline of shoreline protection efforts to fight erosion over the next year.

North Shore Levee Project entering final design phase

Economic benefits of project could be significant for inner Harbor

‘Alternative Radio’ director to speak in Hoquiam

David Barsamian will take the podium Thursday as part of the Grays…

  • Feb 20th, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                A perfect storm of events snarled traffic in downtown Aberdeen most of the day Monday. A malfunctioning traffic light in front of Walmart was a big part of the problem, and other lights were blinking red or yellow on both Wishkah and Heron streets. Another factor was heavier than usual holiday traffic being rerouted from eastbound Simpson Avenue on the east side of the bridge to the Port Industrial Road, squeezing two lanes of President’s Day beach traffic into one. Construction on that section of Simpson will continue through about Feb. 23.

Lane closures, malfunctioning traffic lights snarl Aberdeen traffic Monday

Road work on Simpson Avenue diverts heavy holiday traffic to Port Industrial Road

  • Feb 19th, 2018
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                A perfect storm of events snarled traffic in downtown Aberdeen most of the day Monday. A malfunctioning traffic light in front of Walmart was a big part of the problem, and other lights were blinking red or yellow on both Wishkah and Heron streets. Another factor was heavier than usual holiday traffic being rerouted from eastbound Simpson Avenue on the east side of the bridge to the Port Industrial Road, squeezing two lanes of President’s Day beach traffic into one. Construction on that section of Simpson will continue through about Feb. 23.