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State Troopers say that there are indications that Valentin Reyes-Guitierrez, 51, of Vancouver was drunk or impaired in some way when he stumbled into traffic on I-5, then was hit and killed by a passing car. WSP reports that the collision took place at about 10:30 pm Saturday night, on the southbound freeway at milepost […]

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John Kenneth Lewis, 18, of Clatskanie is in the Columbia County Jail, accused of sexually abusing a six year-old neighbor boy. Lewis was arrested late last week, after the abuse allegations came up. Lewis is now being charged with first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy. It’s noted that […]

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Be aware that a full closure of Highway 12 near White Pass starts this morning. The Washington Department of Transportation says that this work near the Rimrock Tunnel has been planned for a long time, set for the fall when traffic numbers are at their lowest. However, fire closures around the state have caused some […]

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There’s another Candidate Forum planned for this evening, featuring the Kelso City Council race between current incumbent Kim Lefebvre and former Kelso City Council member Gary Archer. The forum is planned to start at 7 pm at Canterbury Park, located at 3rd and Hudson in Longview. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

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Fall Theatre Workshops for local kids begin today at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Today, kids ages 6 through 10 are invited to participate in the Acting Fundamentals Workshop; they’ll have acting games and exercises prior to working on fundamental acting skills; they‘ll work on improve, monologues, dialogues and scene work, then there […]

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Kelso High School students reportedly plan to “protest” the school’s dress code today, after a number of girls say that they have been singled out for their clothing. Social media has been abuzz for several days, with several families complaining that their daughters have been singled out at the school for supposed dress code violations. […]

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Westbound I-84 is open to traffic once again between Hood River and Troutdale, re-opened yesterday evening after being closed by the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the westbound freeway re-opened at 6:30 last night, but the eastbound lanes will remain closed indefinitely. It’s also noted […]

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The Sheriff’s Office is looking into an incident reported yesterday afternoon on Kool Road, where a 70 year-old man was injured. This was reported shortly before 1 pm yesterday, at a home in the 14 hundred block of Kool Road. Those on the scene said that a 70 year-old man had been “run over,” with […]

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Cowlitz County’s fifth Superior Court Judge is due to be sworn in today. Cowlitz County Superior Court officials say that Anne Cruser will be sworn in this afternoon at 12:15 pm, a ceremony that will take place in Courtroom 2 at the Hall of Justice. Governor Jay Inslee appointed Cruser to the bench last month, […]

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Today is the deadline to get applications in for the Athletic Facilities Task Force that the Longview School District is assembling. This ad hoc committee will examine and review all of the athletic facilities in the district, they’ll do a full inventory, and then will assess the condition of each of those facilities. They will […]

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