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Recently-departed Longview City Manager Dave Campbell is interviewing for the new Lewis County Manager position, and will be involved in a community Meet-and-Greet next week in Chehalis. In January, Campbell left his position with Longview, after 12 ye…

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Continuing on with the theme of “Heroism!,” Assistant Nursing Program Director and eLearning Coordinator Tamara Norton will present “My Heroes are Volunteers” at noon today in the Laufman Lecture Hall on the first floor of the Health and Science Buildi…

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Longview Police continue to investigate a “shots fired” incident that was reported yesterday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Maryland Street. At about ten minutes to 5 pm, residents of the complex called 911, reporting that a man…

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Richard Anyan, 58, of Kelso is under arrest on DUI charges after a crash that took place last night in the 500 block of 7th Avenue. At about 9:25 pm, a woman called 911 to report that a pickup had crashed in her front yard, also saying that the male dr…

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We’re getting word about a wildfire that was spotted yesterday afternoon west of Longview. The Washington Department of Natural Resources dispatched a wildland firefighting crew to the Germany Creek area yesterday afternoon, when a brush fire was repor…

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The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 57 year-old man drowned Monday evening, as he worked to save a boy that was struggling in a pond near Lake Scanewa, up by Randle. Deputies and aid crews were called to some property on Falls Road in Rand…

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Workers in Longview are making less than other people in the United States, according to statistics just released by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest numbers from BLS show that the average worker in Longview made $22.80 cents per hour i…

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Filing Week continues in Washington State, and we have another contested legislative race that’s coming up. Joel McIntire of Cathlamet is filing for Representative Position 2 in the 19th District, the seat that’s currently held by Brian Blake of Longvi…

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Current Columbia County Commissioner Henry Heimuller came out on top of a four-way race last night, as votes were counted in Oregon’s Primary Election. Out of nearly 11,000 votes that were counted, Heimuller received 4,351, which is 39.56 percent of th…

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Two days before the commemoration of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, the “Open” sign is being flipped at the Johnston Ridge Volcano Observatory. The Washington Department of Transportation reports that the gate at Coldwater will be opened today,…

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