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One day after coal export plans in the Pacific Northwest took a major hit, crude oil transport plans got a big boost, as the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approves a key air quality permit for the Global Partners oil handling facility at Port Westward. The new permit from the DEQ allows for the facility […]

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A car fire reported late last night in the 300 block of 28th Avenue in Longview is being investigated as a possible arson. Longview Fire crews were called to 329 28th Avenue a few minutes before midnight, when the resident of the house reported hearing a “loud bang,” and then looked outside to see the […]

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It was a busy day for Longview Firefighters, as they responded to three other fires around the city. A duplex was damaged by fire at about 2:30 pm, a fire reportedly spotted and battled by a passing ice cream truck driver. After seeing the fire in the 200 block of Douglas Street, the driver called […]

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A 53 year-old Kelso man is being banned from visiting Wallace Elementary School for at least a year, after an incident on Monday night, where a box knife was pulled and threats were made. Kelso Police say that this is an extremely convoluted incident, with conflicting stories being told by the kids that were involved. […]

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The City of Longview is going out for bids on the Washington Way Bridge replacement project. Legal notices announcing the call for bids were published earlier this week, announcing that the project will include demolition of the existing bridge, construction of the new bridge and any other “incidentals” connected to completing the project under the […]

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Starting tomorrow, anglers on the Cowlitz will be able to keep more steelhead as part of their daily bag limit. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that there has been a strong showing of hatchery summer-run steelhead, with nearly 7,000 fish already returning to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery. From tomorrow through October 31st, Cowlitz […]

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There’s a special screening of a documentary film made by Toledo native Andrew Lahmann, an event that’s being put on to raise money for the Toledo softball field renovation and the school garden program. Lahmann’s “Out of Nothing” deals with four motorcycle riders who are trying to break land speed records at the Bonneville Salt […]

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Second-degree domestic violence assault charges are being filed against Joshua James Champ, 29, of Longview, after he allegedly used a golf club or some other sort of stick to beat a roommate. Longview Police and aid personnel were called to a residence in the 2300 block of West Castleman Drive at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon, […]

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A woman wanted on a warrant out of Douglas County, Oregon is in the Cowlitz County Jail after an alleged shoplifting incident last night at the 38th Avenue Walmart store. Store security reported having the female suspect in custody at about 9:25 pm, but she slipped away, ran into the parking lot and jumped into […]

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A dispute over a woman reportedly erupted into a knife fight that left two men in Centralia with serious injuries. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says that the incident took place late Monday night at a home on Harrison Avenue, where a 35 year-old man was living. A 38 year-old man came to the house, […]

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