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The Kelso School Board meets at 6 pm tonight; students from Butler Acres Elementary School will be honored, updates on the “Roadmap for Results” will be presented, along with an update on the district’s Affirmative Action program. Several other items are also on the agenda; this evening’s meeting starts at 6 pm in the Ruth […]

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Come and see the talents of local school kids at the 2017 Celebration of the Arts, which will open today and then will run through Thursday at the Cowlitz County Conference and Events Center. The Celebration showcases art projects from students in the Kelso and Longview school districts, with hundreds of pieces in a variety […]

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Local physician P. J. Peterson is being honored as the 2017 Lower Columbia College Alumna of the Year. Peterson grew up in Cowlitz County, attending schools in Kalama, where she was valedictorian when she graduated in 1966. After attending LCC in ’66 and ’67 with studies in pre-pharmacy, Peterson moved up to the University of […]

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Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is one of 20 Republicans who voted against the American Health Care Act, saying that “the difficulties this bill would create for millions of children still need to be addressed. In a written statement, Beutler says that she “remains steadfast” in her desire to repeal and replace Obamacare, but […]

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There’s another big deal being announced at Longview’s Mint Farm, as Pacific Coast Fertilizer announces plans to purchase 53 acres of land at the Mint Farm, with the goal of building a state-of-the-art fertilizer production plant. It’s claimed that up to 1,000 people would be involved in the three-year construction phase of the billion-dollar facility. […]

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It’s a day to stay off of the roads if that’s at all possible. Freezing rain is falling this morning in Cowlitz County and across the region, icing the roads and making driving extremely treacherous. There are car crashes all around the county, and in the city of Longview, particularly around Lake Sacajawea. The City […]

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Get ready for the possibility of snow and freezing rain tomorrow, before things start warming up a bit later in the weekend. The Weather Service has a Winter Storm Watch up for this area, starting tomorrow afternoon and running through Sunday morning. Forecasters say that a system is expected to move ashore tomorrow, bringing snow […]

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They’re scrambling to collect and install space heaters at Community House on Broadway at a key time of year, as the heating boiler at the homeless rehabilitation center failed yesterday. Community House officials say that a large pool of water was discovered yesterday morning in the furnace room of the building at 11th and Broadway, […]

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The influenza outbreak that’s been reported at hospitals to the north of us has now hit Saint John Medical Center. Hospital officials say that they saw their first confirmed case of flu back in November; the pace is picking up now, with 35 cases confirmed in the week prior to Christmas, and another 62 cases […]

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Kelso Police are working to find a man who has been running a bogus rental ad on Craigslist, offering to rent a house in Kelso that he doesn’t own. A woman called KPD earlier this week, saying that she responded to a Craigslist ad in the middle of last month, offering a home on Kiltie […]

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