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Transient arrested in alleged robbery attempt of espresso stand

A homeless woman was arrested after an alleged robbery attempt at the…

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Adult entertainers seek safer workplace standards

Proposed bill will hold employers accountable for safety of dancers; lawmakers target unsafe establishments for adult entertainers

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Immigration or citizenship status could be added to anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation

Makes discrimination based on immigration or citizenship status illegal; goal is to give those in the citizenship and immigration process avenues for recourse; does not supercede federal law

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

Would establish a 7-knot speed limit for vessels ½ mile from southern resident orcas; establishes a 650-yard “no-go” zone for whale watchers until at least 2023; regulations would take effect immediately if passed

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Bill would prohibit authorities from ticketing homeless people for sleeping on sidewalks

By Shauna Sowersby The News Tribune A bill in the Washington Legislature…

  • Feb 14th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                From left, Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Phil Papac, Stan Pinnick and Tom Quigg and Army Corps of Engineers representatives Col. Mark A. Geraldi and Army Corps Navigation Chief John Hicks show off the metal sculptures given as part of the celebration of the Deeper Draft Phase II dredging project completion Wednesday morning.

Port has a record-breaking story to tell

Story updated Thursday at 11 a.m. Prior infrastructure investments helped make 2018…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                From left, Port of Grays Harbor commissioners Phil Papac, Stan Pinnick and Tom Quigg and Army Corps of Engineers representatives Col. Mark A. Geraldi and Army Corps Navigation Chief John Hicks show off the metal sculptures given as part of the celebration of the Deeper Draft Phase II dredging project completion Wednesday morning.

Aberdeen voters approving street project sales tax in initial count

A 10-year extension on sales tax collections in Aberdeen for the repair…

GHC Sheriff responds to AG’s open letter regarding I-1639 background checks

Scott: “I haven’t talked to a single sheriff that said they weren’t going to do the background checks”

Teacher accused of writing threats against himself reaches separation agreement with district

The Hoquiam School District has reached a “separation agreement” with Robert P.…

Woman with local roots competing in “Titan Games”

Shannon Decker, who grew up in Westport and developed a love of…

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Law would assume kids under 14 incapable of crime

More than 3,000 12- to 14-year-olds were charged with crimes in Washington over the last six years; bill would presume this age group incapable of committing crime in an effort to keep more juveniles out of detention; prosecutors worry this would create too many additional procedures and clog courts

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Lawmakers seek permanent solution to the homeless crisis

Bill would allow homeless people to survive in public without fear of obstruction; law prohibits discrimination based on housing status

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Law would celebrate public lands in Washington state

Proposed bill designates fourth Saturday of September as Public Lands Day; lawmakers aim to preserve and protect public lands; holiday would promote connection between people and environment

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Journalists criticize proposal giving the legislature exemptions to public disclosure laws

Senate panel holds hearing on providing legislators exceptions to state law.

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Lawmakers propose new agency to administer guest worker visas

Would create state Office of H-2A Compliance and Farm Labor; aims to increase domestic worker hiring; program to be supported by fees paid by farmers.

  • Feb 13th, 2019

Continued resistance against gun control initiative; Attorney General defends law

Washington state sheriffs call upon Second Amendment rights; opposition of gun law sparks lawsuits in Washington state; some sheriffs refuse to uphold gun control initiative

  • Feb 13th, 2019
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Rows of oysters in an area where burrowing shrimp have begun to take over.

Proposed bills would allow use of pesticide on oyster beds

Two bills in the state Legislature, if passed, would allow a controversial…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Rows of oysters in an area where burrowing shrimp have begun to take over.

Week of razor clam digs starts Friday

A full week of afternoon and evening razor clam digs starting Feb.…

  • Feb 12th, 2019

Legislature considering “ranked choice voting”

Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, is co-sponsoring a bill that gives counties, cities,…