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Starting this next Monday, PeaceHealth St John Medical Center will be offering patients and their families a new degree of privacy and security, as the. 8th-floor nursing unit is re-opened, increasing the number of private rooms at the hospital. Randy Querin with PeaceHealth says this move will allow them to offer private rooms to at […]

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The mystery of the Mount St. Helens photos found in a camera purchased at a Portland Goodwill has been solved. Mel Purvis is quoted in the Oregonian as saying “I almost fell out of my chair” when he saw the photos, recognizing himself, his wife, his son and his grandmother in the family photo that […]

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Friday: The 95th annual Planters Days Festival continues Friday through Sunday down in Woodland, with most events centered around Horseshoe Lake and downtown Woodland. Get the full list of events from the Woodland Chamber of Commerce, or by going to the Woodland Planters Days Facebook page. The annual Winlock Egg Days celebration happens this weekend, […]

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Alerts are going out from the Weather Service, saying that a winter-type wind and rain storm will be blowing through today. Forecasters say that “unusually strong winds” are expected all across the Northwest today, making for the possibility of tree damage and power outages. A frontal system is expected to come on shore today, and […]

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David Huisenga, 44, of Castle Rock is going to prison for three years, after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash in April. The Centralia Chronicle reports on yesterday’s hearing in Lewis County Superior Court, where Huisenga entered pleas to charges of hit-and-run with a death, and to second-degree arson. On April […]

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A Huntington Middle School student is under investigation for possible arson charges, after he allegedly set fireworks off in a toilet at the school. Kelso Police say that the incident happened on Tuesday, after a toilet was damaged at the school. School officials identified and detained the student; it’s reported that the student provided a […]

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An out-of-control kitchen grease fire did about $20,000 damage to an apartment on Old Portland Road in St. Helens yesterday morning. Columbia River Fire and Rescue reports being called to the apartment in the 1600 block of Old Portland Road at 10:10 yesterday morning, when the fire was reported in the kitchen. They saw smoke […]

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An Open House is planned for this evening at Wallace Elementary School, where you’ll be able to look at some of the ideas being put forward for development of the Anchor Point industrial site near the mouth of the Cowlitz River. The City of Kelso is working with the owners of the 600 acres on […]

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The Longview City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Zoning Regulations for Emergency Shelter is ready to go ahead with its proposed rules for siting these shelters inside the city limits. The proposed rules come after months of work by the committee, as the city continues with a moratorium on construction of new emergency shelter in […]

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The R-3 and R-4 zones in the City of Longview will be the topic of discussion at a joint workshop of the Longview City Council and the Longview Planning Commission that’s planned for this evening. During a joint meeting with the Planning Commission that was held back in April, discussions about encouraging increased development in […]

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