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The City of Longview will be taking public comment on the proposal to build a billion-dollar anhydrous ammonia production facility at the Mint Farm Industrial Park, at a pair of scoping meetings that are planned for today. Pacific Coast Fertilizer is proposing to build the facility, producing ammonia to be made into fertilizer. PCF has […]

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The Willow Grove Park Advisory Committee meets later today, with a number of items about increasing cash flow on tonight’s agenda. Some of the items under “New Business” include a discussion of marketing ideas, including a possible increase in the fees for using the boat launch. They plan to discuss other opportunities, such as public-private […]

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Ballots for the 2017 General Election are due in today, needing to be postmarked or dropped off by 8 pm today to be valid for counting. Along with contested city council, port commission, school board and fire commission races, there are several local ballot measures that will be decided tonight. The biggest is the $121 […]

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The Port of Kalama is announcing that another new business is moving in, reporting that Bridger Steel plans to lease space at the new Kalama River Industrial Park. Port officials say that Bridger Steel will be the first tenant in the park off of exit 32, leasing 30,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, […]

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The Port of Longview Commission has a special meeting set for 10 am today, where the public hearing on the 2018 budget will be held. The meeting is being held in the port offices, located underneath the Lewis and Clark Bridge. The meeting will open with a review of the 2018 Preliminary Budget, which will […]

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The Kelso City Council meets tonight at 6 pm, where they plan to discuss the 2018 State Legislative Agenda, and they will also hold the first reading of the ordinance that will set the 2018 property tax rate. They also plan to take final action on the ordinance that would adjust compensation for City Council […]

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Castle Rock-based Erosion Control Specialists is now paying off a fine that was imposed by the Department of Ecology, after the agency found that the company illegally pumped water out of a creek for a hydro-seeding project. Yesterday, Ecology reported on third-quarter environmental violations and fines, saying that Erosion Control Specialists is being fined $2,000, […]

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A couple from Centralia that skipped town before being sentenced on child abuse charges is now in custody, arrested over the weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Centralia Chronicle reports on the arrests of Mary Foxworth, 43, and Anthony Foxworth, 45, who both pleaded guilty to single counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment. The couple […]

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Testimony in the triple-murder trial of Brent Ward Luyster, 37, of Longview continued yesterday in Clark County Superior Court. The Columbian reports on yesterday’s events, including the introduction of a bloody note that Breanne Leigh, 32, scribbled after the shooting. About a dozen people were on the stand yesterday, including Clark County Deputy Bryce Smith, […]

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Woodland Police are looking into a series of car prowls that was reported after last Friday’s playoff game involving La Center High School. It’s reported that multiple cars were prowled during the game, with a number of items taken. A security video shows that the suspects were driving an Astro-style minivan, with running boards on […]

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