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Saying that returns are “far below” original projections, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing that the Lower Cowlitz River will close to Chinook Salmon fishing this Saturday. WDFW officials say that the fall Chinook run is tracking far be…

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Saying that returns are “far below” original projections, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing that the Lower Cowlitz River will close to Chinook Salmon fishing this Saturday. WDFW officials say that the fall Chinook run is tracking far be…

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee is announcing that an agreement has been reached on the Pacific Salmon Treaty, reporting that the U. S. and Canadian governments have come to an agreement on coast-wide fishing rules under the revised treaty. The agreemen…

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The Port of Longview Commission has a Commissioner Budget Workshop planned for today, starting at 10 am today at the Port offices underneath the Lewis and Clark Bridge. The workshop will commence after a public comment period, and they also say that th…

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Traffic is moving once again on the Kalama River Road, as a landslide is cleared out. The road was closed at about 5:40 Sunday afternoon, when trees, rocks and mud slid onto the road, blocking both lanes. Cowlitz County Public Works says that the slide…

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Traffic across the Lewis and Clark Bridge was snarled for a time yesterday afternoon, after a head-on crash near the top of the bridge. Few details have been released; pictures of two damaged passenger cars were published on social media at about 3:30 …

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Shane Chandra, 24, of Ridgefield is now in the Cowlitz County Jail, arrested last night after a car chase on I-5. The Sheriff’s Office says that this got started around 10:20 pm, when they tried to make a traffic stop on Ross Avenue, near North Pacific…

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Longview Police are still working to find the suspect in a Friday stabbing that took place at a home on Hudson Street. An 18 year-old man says that he was at home in the three thousand block of Hudson, when a man knocked on the door. The victim says th…

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It’s being reported that trains are in the final stage of testing of the Positive Train Control system that will soon be employed by Amtrak trains all along the Amtrak Cascades line. Janet Matkin with the Washington Department of Transportation says th…

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Officials in the Scappoose School District report that they’re dealing with an outbreak of the virus that causes Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease. This is a viral condition, reported to be common in young children. The HFMD virus causes sores in the mount a…

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