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Man charged with rape, kidnapping of Hoquiam girl he met online

Crimes allegedly committed in McCleary

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                                A boat overturned Thursday morning near Washaway Beach.

Man dies after boat overturns near Washaway Beach

A boat passenger died Monday morning after the vessel overturned in the…

  • Jul 12th, 2019
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                                A boat overturned Thursday morning near Washaway Beach.
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                                Trish Thompson stands between Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director Gary Nelson, left, and Port Commission President Stan Pinnick at the dedication of Jack Thompson Way in Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon.

Port road dedicated to former commissioner Jack Thompson

East Terminal Way at the Port of Grays Harbor gained the honorary…

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                                Trish Thompson stands between Port of Grays Harbor Executive Director Gary Nelson, left, and Port Commission President Stan Pinnick at the dedication of Jack Thompson Way in Aberdeen Tuesday afternoon.

Aberdeen man who thought he was jumping into water from an Olympia bridge has died

The Olympian A 27-year-old man who witnesses say thought he was jumping…

  • Jul 10th, 2019

GHC Community Education registration opens

Grays Harbor College Community Education summer registration is now open. According to…

  • Jul 10th, 2019
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                                Family Promise van driver Micheal Schroeder holds young Family Promise resident Evelyn next to a van donated to the program by the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam.

Nonprofit helps families build new lives

Roberta Joseph, 42, sits with her 17-month-old daughter, Evelyn, in the safety…

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                                Family Promise van driver Micheal Schroeder holds young Family Promise resident Evelyn next to a van donated to the program by the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam.
This is a proposed diagram for an overnight camping shelter in the parking lot behind Aberdeen City Hall.

Council to consider temporary homeless camping area behind Aberdeen City Hall

Facing the imminent closure of Aberdeen’s large homeless encampment, the Aberdeen City…

This is a proposed diagram for an overnight camping shelter in the parking lot behind Aberdeen City Hall.

Hoquiam council wants traffic light near Central Elementary re-installed

The Hoquiam City Council agreed Monday to draft letters demanding the State…

Carolyn Long launches second bid for Congress

By Calley Hair The Columbian Carolyn Long, a Democrat who in 2018…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Homeless camp sweep on hold until judge’s clarification

The City of Aberdeen has delayed its plan to provide 72-hours notice…

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                                An aerial view of the proposed waterfront park at the end of Adams Street in Hoquiam.

Hoquiam waterfront park among projects receiving RCO grants

Turning a vacant lot into a waterfront park and installing lights at…

  • Jul 8th, 2019
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                                An aerial view of the proposed waterfront park at the end of Adams Street in Hoquiam.
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                                Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott, center, promoted Brad Johansson, right, to undersheriff and Carson Steiner to sergeant on July 1.

Johansson promoted to undersheriff

Brad Johansson of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office was promoted last…

  • Jul 8th, 2019
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                                Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott, center, promoted Brad Johansson, right, to undersheriff and Carson Steiner to sergeant on July 1.

Results of Karr’s Hill historical property survey to be discussed at July 17 meeting

There will be a public meeting July 17 to discuss the results…

  • Jul 8th, 2019

Lewis County medical clinic closing after 40 years

The Chronicle Many Lewis County residents are in search of new primary…

  • Jul 6th, 2019
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                                Emergency management geologic hazards supervisor Maximilian Dixon takesnon-uniformed soldiers, scientists, tribal and local government officials on a tour of the coastline. This is at Ocosta’s vertical evacuation site.

Agencies partner with coastal communities for Tsunami preparedness

By Joseph Siemandel PACIFIC BEACH — In the moments following a massive…

  • Jul 6th, 2019
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                                Emergency management geologic hazards supervisor Maximilian Dixon takesnon-uniformed soldiers, scientists, tribal and local government officials on a tour of the coastline. This is at Ocosta’s vertical evacuation site.
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                                Johnny Gullotto, left, walks near his shack along the Chehalis River in Aberdeen, while talking to Christina Gilchrist.

Aberdeen plans to clear ‘River City’ homeless camp next week

The City of Aberdeen plans to clear the large, longtime homeless encampment…

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                                Johnny Gullotto, left, walks near his shack along the Chehalis River in Aberdeen, while talking to Christina Gilchrist.

Burglary suspect detained on South Clark Street

A 53-year-old Hoquiam man was booked into the Hoquiam Jail just after…

  • Jul 5th, 2019

Despite millions spent, ‘crucial’ DSHS electronic records system years behind schedule

OLYMPIA — A multi-million dollar project to bring electronic health records to…

  • Jul 5th, 2019
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                                Aberdeen Fire Department Assistant Chief Rich Malizia takes photos of where the house fire in the 900 block of Duffy Street Thursday morning was believed to have originated, in a third-story bedroom.

Five injured in Thursday morning house fire on Duffy Street in Aberdeen

Two children, one adult sent to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment of burns

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                                Aberdeen Fire Department Assistant Chief Rich Malizia takes photos of where the house fire in the 900 block of Duffy Street Thursday morning was believed to have originated, in a third-story bedroom.

Intermittent closures of the Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen scheduled for inspection next week

The Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen will be closed intermittently during daylight…

  • Jul 5th, 2019