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Bill would make daylight saving time permanent for state

Lawmakers tire of falling backward, springing forward.

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Texting motorists may face steep fines in school zones

Bill would double fine for motorists caught using a cell phone or device in school zone

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Homeless youth support may be extended and refined by Senate

By Emma Scher Washington Newspaper Publishers Association For the past nine years,…

  • Jan 30th, 2019

The military department aims to protect public schools from catastrophic events

Plan may provide more resources to schools in the case of an emergency.

  • Jan 30th, 2019

Washington motorcyclists rev support for anti-profiling law in Olympia

House Bill 1152 would prohibit a law enforcement officer or agency from engaging in motorcycle profiling and give bikers legal recourse if they are the brunt of profiling.

  • Jan 28th, 2019

Everyone wants to clean up the energy sector, but parties disagree on how

Democrats and Republicans both want to turn Washington into a clean energy state, but they just don’t agree on how to do it.

  • Jan 28th, 2019

Students trek to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

Disability rights group objects on behalf of people who need straws.

  • Jan 28th, 2019

Summit Pacific celebrates completion of Wellness Center

Crowd turns out to tour facility.

  • Jan 25th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport nonprofit WeFish is collecting donations to support Coast Guard families at Station Grays Harbor who arent receiving paychecks during the government shutdown.

“Fill Our Xtratuffs” Saturday to benefit Westport Coast Guard families

Nonprofit WeFish distributing donations to local Coast Guard families during government shutdown

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Westport nonprofit WeFish is collecting donations to support Coast Guard families at Station Grays Harbor who arent receiving paychecks during the government shutdown.
Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                At the “Experience King Tides” event Tuesday at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park, visitors got to see an especially high tide that could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise.

King tides viewing party showcases dangers of sea level rise

To foreshadow more extreme high tides that could be the norm because…

Louis Krauss | Grays Harbor News Group
                                At the “Experience King Tides” event Tuesday at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park, visitors got to see an especially high tide that could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise.

Timberland board issued harsh rebuke to director over facilities plan rollout

By Alex Brown The Chronicle When the Timberland Regional Library board renewed…

  • Jan 24th, 2019

Westport Police on Patrol 1/13/2019 — 1/19/2019

Sunday, January 13 3:03 a.m. — 300 Block N. Montesano. Suspicious subjects.…

  • Jan 24th, 2019

Republican proposal would outlaw state database on gun transfers

House Bill 1024 would prohibit the state Department of Licensing from storing records related to pistol sales and ownership transfers in its online database.

  • Jan 24th, 2019

House bill proposes payment for college athletes

By Madeline Coats Washington Newspaper Publishers Association College students enrolled in an…

  • Jan 24th, 2019

2018 was a record-setting year for the Port of Grays Harbor

The Port of Grays Harbor set a record for cargo handled in…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

DSHS announces February food benefits available in January for many SNAP recipients

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Kalaloch razor clam digs canceled due to government shutdown

Due to the federal shutdown, the Department of Fish and Wildlife has…

  • Jan 17th, 2019

Police investigate possible “skimmer” fraud

There’s still no confirmation on which local gas station was hit with…

Westport Police on Patrol 1/6/2019 — 1/12/2019

Sunday, January 6 1:06 a.m. — SR105 & Old Westport. Cleared trees…

  • Jan 17th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, speaks at the 2019 legislative sendoff Friday. Seated from left are 24th District legislators Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles; Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Port Townsend; and Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim. At right are 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen; and Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview.

Area legislators see salmon stocks as major regional issue this session

The six state legislators who represent districts that include Grays Harbor and…

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, speaks at the 2019 legislative sendoff Friday. Seated from left are 24th District legislators Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles; Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Port Townsend; and Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim. At right are 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen; and Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview.