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Sheriff's Report, March 17, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 6 — 9:47 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on East Valley Road who was having a seizure....

 

State's sheriffs start collections for Ukraine

Sheriffs across Washington have started a campaign to collect material and equipment that can support police in beseiged Ukraine, Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie announced this week. Sheriff department and retired Washington State Patrol...

 

What passed and what didn't in legislature

Gov. Jay Inslee said lawmakers delivered on his call to take “big, bold, action,” after the 60-day legislative session came to a close March 10 in Olympia, working until the midnight deadline to push through a $64.1 billion supplemental state...

 

New I-5 bridge tops transpo plan

The $17 billion transportation package dubbed “Move Ahead Washington,” is on its way to the Governor’s office for final signature. House legislators passed the 16-year plan on a pair of votes of 54-44 and 57-41 on the final day of the 2022...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 17, 2022

Young rider qualifying for state championships

Makayla Davis, who participates in WAHSET, the Washington High School Equestrian Team, is state bound in two events and has the potential to qualify for a third. She earned three firsts last weekend...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 17, 2022

Port 2 addresses building, new manager

Commissioners of Port District 2 covered a variety of business when they met Tuesday in Skamokawa. Commissioners quickly adopted resolutions formally appointing Terina Davis as interim manager. Former Manager Jeff Smith resigned the day after the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 17, 2022

Cothren disappointed with final timber bill

Wahkiakum County Commissioner Dan Cothren feels seven years of work has gone down the drain. Cothren has been a leader in an effort involving Wahkiakum, Pacific and Skamania counties, the state Department of Natural Resources, and a couple...

 

2022 salmon forecasts here for season setting

Washington fishery managers unveiled on March 4 salmon run forecasts for state waters in 2022, with many forecasts looking similar to last year’s predictions, and some slight improvements or declines by area. Cooperatively developed by the...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    March 17, 2022

Use of force modified for youth, mentally ill

People with mental health problems and juveniles can be detained or restrained by law enforcement, according to new legislation on the use of force. The new law, House Bill 1735, passed the Washington State House with a 90-5 vote, and passed in the...

 

Chamber crab feed set for Saturday

NICE START--As I begin this column, the air is crisp at just 27 degrees and the ground is white with thick frost but the sun is shining and it looks like this Super Bowl Sunday is going to be a really pretty day. Unfortunately the work week looks to...

 

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