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Upcoming coastal bottomfish season reflects growth in two rockfish species

New fishing opportunities for rockfish, lingcod, cabezon and more than a dozen…

  • Mar 8th, 2019

Westport Police on Patrol

2/25/2019 — 3/3/2019

  • Mar 8th, 2019

1,100 acres of Grayland waterfowl habitat purchased by WDFW, Ducks Unlimited

Updated Feb. 21: The purchase has been approved by the Fish and…

100 gallons of diesel spills at Westport Marina, quickly contained by Ecology

About 100 gallons of red diesel fuel spilled from a vessel into…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Community Hospital losses at $12.4 million for 2018

Grays Harbor Community Hospital finished 2018 with a net loss of about…

Hrycko named publisher

Sound Publishing has named Mike Hrycko publisher of The Daily World and the other publications in the Grays Harbor Newspaper Group.

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Ocosta High School Student Youth Police Citizen’s Academy

The City of Westport and the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office are…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

Replacement announced for retiring Ocosta School District superintendent Hilyard

Heather Sweet, an 11-year veteran of the Ocosta School District, has been…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

U.S. Senate passes bill to make coast a National Heritage Area

Legislation that establishes parts of Washington’s coast as a National Maritime Heritage…

  • Feb 28th, 2019
COURTESY PHOTO During the annual Westport Seafood Festival, WeFish has a display of some of the commercial fishing catch as part of the groups efforts to educate the public about the importance of the commercial fishing fleet. Here WeFish president Holly Rydman handles the booth.

Westport commercial fishing nonprofit to hold open house March 2

WeFish, a nonprofit that supports the Westport commercial fishing fleet, is holding…

  • Feb 28th, 2019
COURTESY PHOTO During the annual Westport Seafood Festival, WeFish has a display of some of the commercial fishing catch as part of the groups efforts to educate the public about the importance of the commercial fishing fleet. Here WeFish president Holly Rydman handles the booth.

Westport Police on Patrol 2/19/2019 — 2/24/2019

Tuesday, February 19 1:36 a.m. — 800 Block. S. Surf. Report of…

  • Feb 28th, 2019

State seeks to improve sexual health education

Bill would change curriculum for sexual health in schools; democratic representatives support comprehensive sexual health education; evidence-informed curriculum could change sex education in schools

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

Bill would help fight crimes against indigenous women

Recent study reported that Seattle had the most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women than any other city; Rep. Mosbrucker helped pass legislation last year to gather data, now is hoping to create a task force and liaisons; some are calling for the bill to add more liaison positions and elevate more tribal voices

  • Feb 22nd, 2019

Proposed public records bill is dead

Senator withdraws bill exempting legislature from public disclosure of some records

  • Feb 19th, 2019

Adult entertainers seek safer workplace standards

Proposed bill will hold employers accountable for safety of dancers; lawmakers target unsafe establishments for adult entertainers

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Immigration or citizenship status could be added to anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation

Makes discrimination based on immigration or citizenship status illegal; goal is to give those in the citizenship and immigration process avenues for recourse; does not supercede federal law

  • Feb 15th, 2019

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to save southern resident orcas

Would establish a 7-knot speed limit for vessels ½ mile from southern resident orcas; establishes a 650-yard “no-go” zone for whale watchers until at least 2023; regulations would take effect immediately if passed

  • Feb 15th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Col. Mark A. Geraldi, commander of the Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, celebrates the completion of phase 2 of the Grays Harbor shipping channel dredging project during the Port of Grays Harbor annual business report Wednesday morning. At right is Port executive director Gary Nelson.

Port has a record-breaking story to tell

Prior infrastructure investments helped make 2018 a record-breaking year at the Port…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Col. Mark A. Geraldi, commander of the Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, celebrates the completion of phase 2 of the Grays Harbor shipping channel dredging project during the Port of Grays Harbor annual business report Wednesday morning. At right is Port executive director Gary Nelson.
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Rows of oysters in an area where burrowing shrimp have begun to take over.

Proposed bills would allow use of pesticide on oyster beds

Two bills in the state Legislature, if passed, would allow a controversial…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Rows of oysters in an area where burrowing shrimp have begun to take over.

Westport Police on Patrol 2/3/2019 — 2/9/2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:23 a.m. — Forrest & Chehalis. Traffic stop:…

  • Feb 14th, 2019