Final State Route 520 pontoons to float out of Aberdeen

Six more SR 520 pontoons wait for high tide in Tacoma

The last of the massive pontoons needed for the new State Route 520 floating bridge will be floating out of their casting basin in Aberdeen next week. The Washington State Department of Transportation tells us since the Winter of 2011, workers

Hoquiam Teen Invited to Present at Chicago International Traffic Safety Conference

Hoquiam High School

Kennedy Gwin, a junior at Hoquiam High School and Hunter Watson, a senior at University High School in Spokane, were among just four students in the United States selected to give presentations at the Lifesavers international traffic safety conference in

Feds award $2 million grant to help reduce Washington wildfire threats

Department of Natural Resources

When wildfires or beetle infestations slash through Washington’s forests, they don’t stop to ask permission as they cross private property or lands managed by government agencies. A $2 million federal grant will help reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health

Crossbow killed man found at Olympic National Park campground

Olympic National Park Visitor Info Center

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A man found dead at a campground in the Olympic National Park died from a wound caused by a crossbow. The 54-year-old Joyce man was hit in the head by a short arrow called a bolt.

Hoquiam may take the “safe route” on crude by rail

Port of Grays Harbor

The City of Hoquiam may soon change its stance on crude oil at their ports. A memorandum sent to city council members by Mayor Jack Durney yesterday asks them to consider a moratorium on licensing new facilities in Hoquiam. Durney

Aberdeen van fire threatening apartment building dowsed

Aberdeen Fire Department

The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a fully involved vehicle fire threatening an apartment building on Arthur Street yesterday. Battalion Chief Troy Palmer tells KBKW a flaming Chevrolet Van was parked close to the building and other vehicles when they

Woman pepper-sprayed after she admits cutting off other driver

Aberdeen WA Police Department

A woman was pepper-sprayed over a road rage incident yesterday after cutting off a driver on State Street in Aberdeen. The Police report said the woman did not want to file charges because she felt she was the cause of

Employment Security Department delays release of January 2015 Washington employment data

September 2014 Washington County unemployment rates

Due to technical difficulties in obtaining necessary data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Employment Security Department is delaying the release of Washington’s January state employment data until Tuesday, March 10.   ESD will issue a news release

Laser scanner helps Washington State Patrol open roads quickly after major collisions

WSP Emphasis Patrols

The newest edition of the Washington State Patrol’s Good to Know video series features detectives using the latest laser technology to quickly clear roadways after an incident, ensuring driver and officer safety. The Trimble Laser Scanner does the work traditionally

Cantwell Announces Plan to Introduce Bill on Safety Standards for Crude-by-Rail

Cantwell speaks on CBR

In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced plans to introduce legislation that would establish new, stronger safety standards for trains hauling flammable crude oil. Cantwell told U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that