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Washington House votes overwhelmingly to ban hair discrimination

OLYMPIA — Washington students and workers with hairstyles like afros and dreadlocks…

  • Feb 14th, 2020

Russian quake causes false alarm in Washington

Never mind. At 3 a.m. Thursday morning, Grays Harbor County Emergency management…

Elma stadium falling short in bond vote

Most East County levy issues get strong backing

  • Feb 12th, 2020
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                                Gov. Jay Inslee congratulated Hoquiam High School students on their Food Ball victory over Aberdeen as he began his talk Wednesday.

Gov. Inslee talks homelessness, health care, economy with Daily World editorial board

Gov. Jay Inslee stopped by the Daily World offices during his tour…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Gov. Jay Inslee congratulated Hoquiam High School students on their Food Ball victory over Aberdeen as he began his talk Wednesday.

Inslee talks financial aid during AHS visit

Gov. Jay Inslee came to the Twin Harbors Wednesday and pitched the…

Proposed tax-credit bill could spur downtown Aberdeen

While tax credits for historic property like those proposed in House Bill…

Stevens School vote falling short, next count Friday

In initial ballot counting Tuesday, a bond measure to build a new…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Abby Billie is a single mother of three from Aberdeen juggling shift work with child care. From left, Emmalin, 6, Isabella, 2, Abby, and Gabriella, 9.

The child care dilemma … local families share their struggles

Lack of child care impacts a lot of families in the region,…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Abby Billie is a single mother of three from Aberdeen juggling shift work with child care. From left, Emmalin, 6, Isabella, 2, Abby, and Gabriella, 9.

Westport Police Logs

Sunday, Feb. 2 5:41 AM Unknown Problem 200 BLK E ELIZABETH AVE…

  • Feb 12th, 2020

Wild Olympics Act passes U.S. House of Representatives

The divisive Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed…

Explosion heard in North Beach was washed-up ordnance being detonated

More unexploded ordnance has been found on the beach in Grays Harbor…

  • Feb 11th, 2020
COURTESY YMCA OF GRAYS HARBOR 
                                There are quality day care providers in Grays Harbor County, but the demand is much higher than the current providers can supply. Here preschool students enjoy watercolor painting at the YMCA of Grays Harbor’s facility on Simpson Avenue in Hoquiam.

Lack of day care options a strain on county’s overall economy

Policy makers and business leaders across the state refer to scarce child…

COURTESY YMCA OF GRAYS HARBOR 
                                There are quality day care providers in Grays Harbor County, but the demand is much higher than the current providers can supply. Here preschool students enjoy watercolor painting at the YMCA of Grays Harbor’s facility on Simpson Avenue in Hoquiam.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Simpson Avenue in downtown Hoquiam will get an upgrade, along with the entire stretch of 101 through much of Hoquiam and downtown Aberdeen, with a paving and sidewalks project the Department of Transportation plans to begin as early as Feb. 18.

State set to repave 101 through Hoquiam, Aberdeen

A four-mile paving and sidewalks improvement project that starts on the west…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                Simpson Avenue in downtown Hoquiam will get an upgrade, along with the entire stretch of 101 through much of Hoquiam and downtown Aberdeen, with a paving and sidewalks project the Department of Transportation plans to begin as early as Feb. 18.
COURTESY WILD OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN 
                                A temperate rainforest in the South Quinault Ridge, part of the proposed wilderness area described in the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Wild Olympics Act could get House vote this week

Congressman Derek Kilmer’s Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act…

COURTESY WILD OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN 
                                A temperate rainforest in the South Quinault Ridge, part of the proposed wilderness area described in the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Youngblood enters not guilty plea in fatal hit and run

Zachary Youngblood, accused of fatally striking a woman with his girlfriend’s truck…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP The Morck Hotel in Aberdeen is among properties that would benefit from an extension of tax incentives directed at historic properties in cities with fewer than 20,000 people.

Locals ask Legislature for help to spur investment on historic properties in towns like Aberdeen and Hoquiam

The Legislature’s House Committee on Finance held a public hearing Friday for…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP The Morck Hotel in Aberdeen is among properties that would benefit from an extension of tax incentives directed at historic properties in cities with fewer than 20,000 people.
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                The scaffolding and sheeting hiding the brick exterior of Emerson Manor in Hoquiam started coming down Feb. 5 as a major renovation project reaches its conclusion.

Emerson Manor gets improvements while historical integrity preserved

As the scaffold and sheeting that covered Hoquiam’s Emerson Manor for many…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP 
                                The scaffolding and sheeting hiding the brick exterior of Emerson Manor in Hoquiam started coming down Feb. 5 as a major renovation project reaches its conclusion.

County gets $750,000 over two years to stem opioid epidemic

The fight against opioid abuse in Grays Harbor County just got a…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

County receives grant to combat domestic violence

Domestic violence victims sometimes have to decide whether to stay in a…

  • Feb 10th, 2020

Juveniles arrested for robbing woman

Two Hoquiam teens were arrested Sunday night in connection with the robbery…

  • Feb 10th, 2020