Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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Wahkiakum 4H Robotics competes at state

This past weekend Wahkiakum 4H Robotics went to the Showare Center in Kent for the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships. While our team and robot performed better than it ever has, we finished as one of the "also-rans." Team members shared their...

 

Cathlamet Yacht Club selects new commodore

Cathlamet Yacht Club Past Commodore Allen Bennett presents the Commodore Flag to the new Commodore Dave Scogin at the January 27, 2018 Commodore's Ball held at the Kelso Red Lion Inn. The club has 59...

 

Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students

OLYMPIA (Feb. 8) -- A proposal to establish the Evergreen Free College Program would phase in funding to pay tuition for students from low and middle income families. SB 6101 applies to state residents enrolled in a state university or community...

 

Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate

OLYMPIA (Feb. 6) -- A bill that would tax oil in pipelines to fund oil spill prevention planning passed out of a state Senate committee —but only after a proposed tax hike was dropped. The legislation, SB 6269, would levy taxes on oil transported...

 

Senate passes Takko legislation to boost tourism statewide

Bipartisan legislation establishing a new statewide Tourism Marketing Authority (WTMA) passed the Washington state Senate Saturday. The bill would direct the group to develop and implement a tourism-marketing plan to drive tourism dollars to all...

 

Fair funding to be updated

Fairgoers and organizers could soon have new reasons to celebrate thanks to two of Rep. Brian Blake’s bills that would designate fairs as economic drivers for their communities and ensure funding for their operations. House Bill 2725, which passed...

 

Public invited to participate in online transportation survey

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization invites the public to participate in a...

 

Ghost town Frankfort now a setting for books

Kristine Kibbee, an author from Castle Rock, found inspiration for a series of her books in Wahkiakum County, in a place she has never been, and that she has only seen in pictures. "Decades ago, a...

 

Lady Mules rip Ocosta, face Ilwaco in semifinal

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team started district play with a win this weekend and looked for an opportunity to avenge their early season loss to the WIAA number one ranked 2B team, Ilwaco,...

 

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