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Third District Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is touting her vote in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, claiming that the bill will allow residents of Southwest Washington to keep more of their money, while seeing bigger paychecks. Beutler contends that the average family of four will keep $2,385 more of what they earn; […]

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The Washington Department of Transportation is also reporting that I-5 southbound near DuPont will remain closed through this morning’s commute at a minimum. They report that work is continuing to remove the damaged rail cars and train parts, along with trees that were damaged in the crash. They say that most of the rails cars […]

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About 800 Cowlitz PUD customers in the Kalama area lost power for about an hour last night, after power lines came down in the 100 block of Spencer Creek Road. This incident was reported at 5:56 pm, near a home in the 100 block of Spencer Creek. Witnesses say that the lines were on the […]

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The Kelso City Council is approving a temporary funding boost to the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, helping the animal control agency bridge some tough financial times, until a new agreement can be reached with the county and with the cities. Kelso City Manager Steve Taylor says that they expect to have a new contract […]

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It also looks like there could be some additional work to do at the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, as Keenan Harvey goes to Facebook to announce that he’s been fired. Shortly after the Kelso City Council vote last night, Harvey posted on his Facebook page that he had been relieved of his duties. In […]

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Richard Lord is apparently resigning his position with the Longview School Board. This morning’s Daily News reports that a special meeting of the Longview School Board is being set up for this morning, where Lord will apparently present his resignation. Lord was appointed to the School Board after the resignation of Robbie Alba-Estrada, and ran […]

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Love Overwhelming is announcing that their Severe Weather Shelter at 618 14th Avenue in Longview will re-open this evening, as the City of Longview issues another “Determination of a Severe Weather Event.” City Manager Dave Campbell made the announcement yesterday afternoon, saying that weather forecasts show that overnight low temperatures will once again dip below […]

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The investigation into yesterday morning’s Amtrak derailment that killed three people near DuPont is continuing, but some initial findings are coming out. A data recorder on the rear engine of the train reportedly shows that the brand-new $6 million Amtrak “Charger” locomotive was traveling at 81 miles an hour, heading into a curve where the […]

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A domestic dispute and fight led to the accidental discharge of a gun at a home outside of Castle Rock. Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of Tower Road shortly after 9 yesterday morning, when it was reported that a shot had been fired during a physical fight at the […]

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Columbia County is looking to make some money off of gas and oil deposits in the Mist area of Northwest Oregon, preparing for an auction of production rights that will be held in January. It’s being reported that the Columbia County Commission voted late last month to move ahead with an auction of lease rights […]

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