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If you’re heading north on I-5 this weekend, be aware of a detour that’s planned in Chehalis, as repair work continues on the Chamber Way overpass. Just before midnight on Saturday, both directions of the freeway will be shunted onto the off-ramps at Chamber Way, then will go back onto the freeway on the other […]

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This year’s commercial Dungeness Crab season continues to be delayed, as Washington Fish and Wildlife reports that the crab need more time to fill with meat. This coordinates with actions by shellfish managers in Oregon and California, which also remain closed to commercial crabbing. WDFW reports that crabs in Washington actually have enough meat to […]

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After their sets and props for “The Journey to Bethlehem” were destroyed in an arson fire, the folks at Journey Adventist Church in Lexington are now looking to create a new “Christmas Tradition.” “Witnesses to the Manger” starts tomorrow night and will run each Saturday through the 30th. They say that this will describe the […]

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Friday: Kelso High School presents “Around the World in 80 Days” in the Auditorium at Kelso High. Check out the adventures of Phineas Fogg in one of three shows this weekend; at 7 pm on Friday, also at 2 and 7 pm on Saturday. Tickets will be available at the door. Step back into olden […]

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Fire crews are responding to a house fire in South Kelso this morning, reported at 1600 South Pacific Avenue. Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue was called out at 5:30 am, when fire was spotted in a vacant home next to Carlson’s Heating and Air Conditioning. The reporting party says that flames were showing through the […]

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You may need some extra time and extra caution on the way in this morning, as local roads may be icy, and are also covered with fog. Overnight lows in the local area are down around the freezing mark, and that’s causing moisture to become ice on area roadways. Overpasses, underpasses and bridges will be […]

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Love Overwhelming is announcing the opening of Longview’s first Severe Weather Shelter, opening at 618 14th Avenue for the duration of this current cold snap. Chuck Hendrickson with Love Overwhelming says that they have passed the city’s inspections, and they have received the city’s first-ever Severe Weather Shelter permit. Hendrickson says that they’re partnering with […]

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A study of sea lion numbers in the Columbia River in Wahkiakum County is about to get under way, and the study organizers are looking for some help. The Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee is supporting the volunteer project, which has a goal of observing, identifying and documenting seals and sea lions within the county […]

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It appears that trouble is brewing between the Longview Housing Authority and the Longview City Council, as some Council members are accusing the agency of “inefficiency,” while also wondering if the organization is working to improve housing conditions and availability in the city. The Daily News has details about the controversy, which apparently started with […]

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The Longview City Council meets this evening, starting with a 6 pm workshop on the 2018 Federal Legislative Agenda. The regular meeting is scheduled to start at 7 pm, and will include action on proposed zoning code amendments that are intended to adjust the city’s residential makeup. Following a workshop that was held last summer, […]

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