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Is Washington ready for a plastic bag ban?

By Anthony Macuk The Columbian State lawmakers are recycling a proposed statewide…

  • Feb 3rd, 2020

New legislation would extend tax credits for historic local buildings

Representatives Brian Blake and Jim Walsh have sponsored a bill in the…

City Council considers homeless camp alternatives

The Aberdeen City Council met on Wednesday night for a workshop to…

Washington House passes Blake bill on drought response

The Chronicle Southwest Washington residents may more often be concerned about having…

  • Feb 1st, 2020

Formation of nonprofit could bring back shows to D&R Theatre this year

Efforts are underway to bring back live entertainment to the stage of…

  • Feb 1st, 2020
The Chehalis River overflows its usual banks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the old Wakefield Road bridge. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Flood watch in effect through Sunday morning

The National Weather Service says a Flood Watch continues for Portions of…

  • Feb 1st, 2020
The Chehalis River overflows its usual banks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the old Wakefield Road bridge. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

State approves a 7-day razor clam dig starting Thursday

Razor clam diggers can return to ocean beaches for seven days of…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Stolen school bell mysteriously returns to McLane Elementary in Olympia

By Sara Gentzler The Olympian The 70-pound bronze bell stolen last March…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Two injured in SR 105 crash near Bonge Avenue

A 42-year-old Westport man and a 33-year-old Westport woman were injured in…

  • Jan 31st, 2020

Place your bets, but not if you’re under age

This is Day 19 of 60 of the 2020 session of the Washington Legislature in Olympia.

A rider walks away from a Grays Harbor Transit bus headed toward Olympia on Thursday (Jan. 30, 2020) at the Montesano Station. GH Transit is considering expanding express service to Olympia and constructing park and ride lots along U.S. Highway 12/state Route 8. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)

Grays Harbor Transit wants input on expanded express service, but hurry

Deadline to comment on more, faster trips to Olympia is Friday, Jan. 31.

  • Jan 31st, 2020
A rider walks away from a Grays Harbor Transit bus headed toward Olympia on Thursday (Jan. 30, 2020) at the Montesano Station. GH Transit is considering expanding express service to Olympia and constructing park and ride lots along U.S. Highway 12/state Route 8. (Michael Lang | Grays Harbor News Group)
COURTESY HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                An Elma man was detained after parking a vehicle on the sidewalk and displaying a knife in front of Hoquiam City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Man with knife arrested outside Hoquiam City Hall

Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers said officers were investigating an interrupted burglary…

  • Jan 30th, 2020
COURTESY HOQUIAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                An Elma man was detained after parking a vehicle on the sidewalk and displaying a knife in front of Hoquiam City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Lawmakers back timber industry as a way to reduce state’s carbon emissions

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service Washington state legislators are organizing bipartisan…

  • Jan 29th, 2020
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The head table at Greater Grays Harbor Inc.’s Lunch with the Mayors Tuesday featured, from left, Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel, Westport Mayor Rob Bearden, Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler, McCleary City Councilman Brycen Huff (Mayor pro tem in Brenda Orffer’s absence), Hoquiam Mayor Ben Winkelman, Aberdeen Mayor Pete Schave, Elma Mayor Jim Sorensen, and Cosmopolis Mayor Kyle Pauley. At the podium is Kris Koski, who spoke about the upcoming Aberdeen School District levies.

Mayors share accomplishments, future plans at Greater Grays Harbor event

All nine Grays Harbor County cities were represented at the Greater Grays…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                The head table at Greater Grays Harbor Inc.’s Lunch with the Mayors Tuesday featured, from left, Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel, Westport Mayor Rob Bearden, Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler, McCleary City Councilman Brycen Huff (Mayor pro tem in Brenda Orffer’s absence), Hoquiam Mayor Ben Winkelman, Aberdeen Mayor Pete Schave, Elma Mayor Jim Sorensen, and Cosmopolis Mayor Kyle Pauley. At the podium is Kris Koski, who spoke about the upcoming Aberdeen School District levies.

Ocosta town hall on the school levy set for Feb. 3

A town hall meeting to discuss the Ocosta School District levy will…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe passes employee policy allowing parents to bring infants to work

The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe’s Tribal Council unanimously passed a new Infant…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Westport Police Logs

Sunday, Jan. 19 1:12:08 AM Trespass 600 Block N MONTESANO ST 2:17:24…

  • Jan 29th, 2020

Westport residents rally against removal of city’s lone stoplight

The State Department of Transportation doesn’t believe Westport’s single traffic light is…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Highway 101 on Cosi Hill has been down to one lane since this slide Jan. 24. The pavement has settled and cracked significantly since the initial slide. Department of Transportation crews have set up one-way alternating traffic at the slide, at milepost 78.8. There is no time frame for repair.

SR 109 reopened, US 101 down to one lane

The good news is that State Route 109 between Hoquiam and Ocean…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Highway 101 on Cosi Hill has been down to one lane since this slide Jan. 24. The pavement has settled and cracked significantly since the initial slide. Department of Transportation crews have set up one-way alternating traffic at the slide, at milepost 78.8. There is no time frame for repair.
Mounties arrest siblings on successive days. Photo RCMP

Kamloops brothers arrested for each allegedly stealing excavators

Police arrest siblings on successive days; each has been charged with possession of stolen property

  • Jan 29th, 2020
Mounties arrest siblings on successive days. Photo RCMP