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 By Stacey Lane    News    April 24, 2024 

Helms found Guilty

Defendant, Ryan Helms, was found guilty of theft in the first degree on April 16, 2024 in Wahkiakum’s Superior Court. Judge Donald Richter presided over the trial of Helms vs. the State of W...

 
 News    April 24, 2024 

Bridge repairs on I-5 begin soon

On Thursday, April 25, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor, Combined Construction, Inc., will begin two months of construction on the southbound I-5 Dike Access Road Bridge near milepost 23, just north of Woodland. During constru...

 
 News    April 24, 2024 

Ferry News

The Oscar B Ferry is down for repairs until further notice. There are mechanical issues with the steering. Public Works is hoping that repairs will begin soon. For information about the ferry, contact 360-795-7867....

 

Washington working to blunt Supreme Court wetlands ruling

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking more funding to regulate activities that affect seasonal creeks, flooded fields and other landlocked wetlands that the U.S. Supreme Court removed from federal jurisdiction. The high court’s Sackett d...

 
 By Stacey Lane    News    April 18, 2024

Earth Day April 22nd

The first Earth Day celebration was in 1970 and continues to be celebrated each spring. It brings to light the need to protect the environment for existing and future generations. Many achievements...

 

WDFW exploring strict fishery on Naselle

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife held a North of Falcon meeting on March 28 to discuss salmon fishing rules for the 2024-25 season in Willapa Bay. Escapement estimates continue to be below goals, a factor certain to influence...

 
 By Ian Brandon    News    April 10, 2024

Commissioners report

The routine work of the Wahkiakum County Commissioners was overshadowed this week by a presentation by the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the depositing of dredge spoils inside the dike on Puget Island. The plan, which has been approved by the...

 

New Washington budget boosts state spending by $2B

The Washington State Legislature passed a $69.8 billion operating budget last year. The added money approved this session will be spent through June 2025 when the state’s budget resets. About half of that money is for “maintenance level” costs for go...

 
 By M.D. Johnson    News    March 28, 2024

Lots of stuff to do this spring

I reckon at this point it’s officially Spring. Or least it would appear so based on the lilacs, Italian plums, peaches, apricots, daffodils, and on and on in bloom here at the house. The jetty sparrow...

 
 By Jerry Cornfield    News    March 28, 2024

New Washington law will allow traffic cameras on more city streets and county roads

Drivers in Washington state may soon face better odds of getting caught on camera if they run a red light, speed through a work zone on a city street or fail to stop at a crosswalk. A new law signed Tuesday makes it possible for cities and counties...

 

Five takeaways from the 2024 Washington legislative session

Thursday marks the end of this year’s legislative session. Lawmakers put the finishing touches on legislation, approved budget proposals, and prepared to bail out of Olympia. Barring an unexpected special session, they are not scheduled to return u...

 
 By MD Johnson    News    March 21, 2024

WHS students really "dig" shellfish

On Thursday, March 14, five young ladies from Wahkiakum High were treated to the latter learning center, a facility that many know by a different name – The Long Beach Peninsula. Lead by Kyle H...

 

WA Legislature ramps up school construction spending

Washington lawmakers approved plans on Wednesday to spend $306 million more on school construction. The funds are part of the capital budget passed by the House and Senate. The legislation now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for a final sign-off. T...

 

Gluesenkamp Perez's Amendment to Cut Wasteful Spending Passes House

Yesterday, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and Rep. Chuck Edwards’s (NC-11) bipartisan amendment, including their Federal Use it or Lose it Leases (FULL) Act, passed the House of Representatives as a part of the USE IT Act which now heads to t...

 

Officers soon will be allowed to work part time

Washington remains 51st in the nation for police officers per capita, and one answer to that problem might be allowing officers to work part-time. SB 5424, sponsored by Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, awaits the governor's signature. “The idea b...

 
 By Stacey Lane    News    March 21, 2024

Trumpets of Spring

Daffodils announce the coming of springtime, heralding in the warmer days like nature’s trumpets. They can be seen planted in flowerbeds, along roadsides and in abandoned homesteads. They are u...

 

Free tax help for the working families tax credit

The Collabrorative Partners Initiative will be offering county residents free help with the working families tax credit at the Cathlamet Fire Station on Saturday, March 30th from 12:30pm-4:30pm, and at the DeBriae Meeting Room 255 2nd Streetin...

 

Chinook tribe to receive major funds

Before the colonization of what is now the United States, the Clatsop lived on the south shore of the Columbia River. At the river’s mouth, where the Columbia rushes into the Pacific Ocean, were t...

 

Initiative to prohibit state income taxes has its day in Olympia

In a packed hearing room on Tuesday, Washington lawmakers heard loud and clear from members of the public that many do not want an income tax in their state, county, or city. 6,000 signed in either for or against a citizen backed initiative that...

 

Car Crashes into Naselle High School

The Naselle-Grays River School District is assessing damage to Naselle High School after a vehicle crashed into the building on Saturday, March 3 at around 8:22 p.m. The district is still determining how much repairs will cost. Emergency responders...

 

State Senate pitches new spending

Elementary school children, unhoused residents, electric vehicle owners and soccer fans are all covered in the Washington Senate’s capital budget proposal. Budget writers on Thursday released their $1.3 billion plan, which funds construction and infr...

 

Undocumented Individuals Seeking Professional Licensing

Undocumented individuals are now a small step away from pursuing careers in nursing, dentistry, architecture, psychology, among others. Careers monitored by the Department of Licensing were...

 

Officials propose solutions for Westend water

At Ron Thielen’s house near the end of Oneida Road in Wahkiakum County, Wash., an engineered rainwater collection system is his source of water. He is not alone. There are no water facilities along this stretch of State Route 4, from the Wahkiakum C...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    February 29, 2024

Wilson secures 1.5 million to curb sea lions

A $1.5 million appropriation to combat sea lion predation on the lower Columbia River and its tributaries was approved by the state Senate Friday as it passed a $71.6 billion operating budget bill....

 

Bill would allow alcohol in adult establishments

Washington currently has the fewest adult entertainment establishments per capita in the country. The reason? They are not allowed to serve alcohol. But if a bill in the state Legislature wins approval, Washington could soon join the rest of the...

 

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