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 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 25, 2018

State lawmakers re-consider eliminating statute of limitations on sex crimes

OLYMPIA (Jan. 18) -- A bill passed in the State House of Representatives last year offers some hope for people who were sexually assaulted years ago and want to see the one who harmed them prosecuted. But that hope faces some difficult challenges in...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 25, 2018

Once again, lawmakers consider requiring health plans to cover abortions

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) -- A bill to expand birth control choices for women is before the Legislature for the fifth year in a row. Senate Bill 6219, also called the Reproductive Parity Act, would require health plans that offer maternity coverage to also...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 25, 2018

State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting to empower minorities move ahead

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) -- The state Senate passed several bills aimed at expanding access to voting and promoting minority representation in local governments through redistricting. On the evening of Jan. 17, in a reconvened Senate floor vote session, the...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 25, 2018

Initiative threat has industry warming to proposed carbon tax

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) --With environmental activists threatening a carbon tax ballot initiative, some manufacturing and energy companies are opting to work with lawmakers on Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s recently proposed tax rather than flat out...

 
 By Taylor McAvoy    News    January 25, 2018

Bill would raise age for nicotine purchase

Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that could raise the legal age to purchase any nicotine product from 18 to 21 years old. SB 6048, sponsored by Senator Patty Kuderer, D-Redmond, was heard Jan. 22 by request of Washington State...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 25, 2018

American Indian activists rally in Olympia

The marble walls of the Washington state Capitol reverberated with the roar of drums and voices Tuesday afternoon as Native American activists poured into Olympia to sound the bell on a number of...

 

Women's March

Tens of thousands of people around the world marched over the weekend in the one-year anniversary of events supporting women's rights and other causes ranging from dissatisfaction with President...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 25, 2018

Commissioner's support economic district, increase bus routes

Wahkiakum County commissioners voted Tuesday to support creation of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Economic Development District. Five years in the making, the district would develop a regional economic development strategy and find funding to help implement...

 

School levy elections ahead--Wahkiakum SD seeks continued support

With a maintenance and operations levy on the ballot coming out this week, Wahkiakum School District is hoping to rely on the community for continued support for its educational programs. "We are...

 

School levy elections ahead--N/GRV district voters deal with levy issues

Naselle Grays River Valley School Superintendent Lisa Nelson recently took some time to talk about the maintenance and operations levy that will be on the ballot coming out this week. "We rely on the...

 

School board continues work on super search

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors gathered for their January meeting on Monday to continue discussion about the superintendent search and other regular business. The board decided to make a few more changes to the superintendent job de...

 

Corrections & Clarifications

An article in last week's edition reporting questions and answers for candidates to fill a vacancy on the Cathlamet Town Council mistakenly attributed two comments by Jean Burnham to "Waller." The article should have said: First question: "What do...

 

Ocean conditions impact fish

The initial period after ocean entry for Columbia River basin juvenile salmon and steelhead is when most of the mortality occurs during their lives at sea, so ocean conditions – temperatures and nutrient supplies – during that period are...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen Lun...

 
 By Rick    News    January 18, 2018

School board meeting Monday

The Board of Directors of Wahkiakum School District No. 200 have changed their January meeting to Monday afternoon, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., in the Wahkiakum High School library. The board and...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 18, 2018

State bills allowing same-day voter registration, local redistricting to empower minorities move ahead

OLYMPIA (Jan. 19) -- The state Senate passed several bills aimed at expanding access to voting and promoting minority representation in local governments through redistricting. On the evening of Jan. 17, in a reconvened Senate floor vote session, the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018

Burnham appointed to council for 2nd time

Mayor Dale Jacobson cast the tiebreaking vote Tuesday to select Jean Burnham to fill a vacant seat on the Cathlamet Town Council. Long-time Council Member Richard Swart resigned at the end of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 18, 2018

County commission covers variety of issues

Wahkiakum County commissioners covered a lot of ground as they took on a light agenda at their Tuesday meeting this week. Commissioners accepted the recommendation of Health and Human Services...

 

PUD reviews water system projects

A conversation at the local barber shop led to questions about chlorination at the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning. Commissioner Bob Jungers said that while he was waiting for a haircut, another customer began talking...

 

Port commission prepares for farmers market

The January Wahkiakum County Port 1 meeting began last Thursday with a reorganization of the board. Commissioner Brett Deaton was made Chairperson and Commissioner Bob Kizziar was selected to be Vice Chair. Bill Fashing, executive director of the...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Congregational Church, Noon. Senior Citizen...

 

New veterinarian joins Naselle vet clinic

Dr. Jennifer Wierschin recently joined the Country Pet Veterinary Clinic in Naselle. The San Diego native received her degree from the veterinary program at Purdue in 2003. In 2012, she moved to Seasi...

 

Body recovered from Columbia

A body found in the Columbia River on January 13 was identified as 17 year old Marciano Sakhoeun of St. Helens, Ore. Sakhoeun, a high school student and Marine enlistee, was reported missing on October 18, 2017. A tug boat captain reported seeing...

 

N/GRV School Board Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on January 16 in Middle School Commons. The board approved Policy 2110, Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program and the purchase of 30 Chromebook...

 
 By Alex Visser    News    January 18, 2018

Water use to weigh heavily on legislature

With the 2018 Washington state legislative session kicking off, a 2016 state Supreme Court decision on water continues to make waves in the House and Senate. The so-called Hirst decision in October 2016 set a precedent that compels local governments...

 

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