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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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Following some information that the Christmas Center had closed, the Longview Temple of the Salvation Army is once again announcing that the Christmas Center is open and operating, and is ready to serve families in the local area. Salvation Army officials say that the center at 1400 Commerce Avenue is open each day at 9:30 […]

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The public is being invited to attend a business class presentation that’s being made this morning at Lower Columbia College, discussing the feasibility of attracting a Trader Joe’s grocery store to the local area. Over the past ten weeks, students in the Business 100 class called “Foundations of Business Success” have been conducting a marketing […]

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A 13 year-old Kelso boy is pleading “not guilty” to charges of first-degree manslaughter, charges filed in connection with the fatal shooting of 13 year-old Edgar Vasquez of Kelso. The Coweeman Middle School student died on October 14th, while visiting the home of his friend. Yesterday morning in Cowlitz County Juvenile Court, documents were introduced, […]

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