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Hoquiam business owner expands to include U-Haul, celebrates 22 years living the American Dream

Uhaul at Sunshine Deli in Hoquiam

John Ham came to America more than 22 years ago from Seoul, South Korea with plenty of entrepreneurial ambition and the goal of achieving a successful career. Ham has made the most of his opportunities as a gas station and

Cantwell, Heitkamp Lead 20 Other Senators in Call for Crude-by-Rail Safety Investments

Cantwell speaks on CBR

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today led a letter with 20 other Senators calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to support robust investment for a Safe Transportation of Energy Products program to address increasing safety concerns

Aberdeen and Washington DOT plan changes to downtown traffic

Wishkah street changes

Eight blocks of the one-way Wishkah Street in downtown Aberdeen will be changing from three to two lanes later this year. Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson said in February. “”They’re going to reduce the lanes from Rite Aid to Alder [Street]

Attempted robbery at Aberdeen Safeway

Aberdeen WA Police Department

The Aberdeen Police responded to Safeway on March 22nd at 7:55 A.M. on the report of a lone male had attempted to rob a cashier at the store. The suspect had left the store on foot.   Officers were provided

Scuba diver dies while getting certified in Hoodsport

Mason County Sheriff's Office

A novice scuba diver died over the weekend while trying to get certified. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was called to Hoodsport just before 10 Sunday morning to the report of a diver pulling another diver to the dock, yelling

Aberdeen could purchase waterfront park with help from Public Land Trust

Proposed Aberdeen Waterfront Park and zoning

The City of Aberdeen is getting closer to owning a waterfront park underneath the Chehalis River Bridge. Public Works Director Malcolm Bowie said yesterday that the group Trust for Public Land has obtained an option on about 9 acres of the

Teachers plan big legislative town hall event

Local teachers are organizing a legislative town hall event to speak out on the major education issues facing legislators in Olympia this year:  ·       School funding (McCleary decision) ·       Class size (I-1351) ·       Educator salaries (More than COLA) ·       High-stakes testing (Less testing, more

Cosmopolis students showcase their robotics program at S.T.E.A.M. event

Cosmopolis Elementary STEAM

Students lined the hallways at Cosmopolis Elementary School last night, as they showcased STEAM. I asked School Superintendant Cherie Patterson – What’s STEAM? “The difference between STEAM and STEM is that it incorporates the Arts into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art,

Man arrested on charges that he sexually abused his granddaughter

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man this week on charges that he sexually abused his granddaughter. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us they were called to the Ocosta Elementary School Tuesday afternoon to investigate after an

Premera Blue Cross says data breach could affect 11 million people

Premera Blue Cross

Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest, says it was the victim of a cyberattack that could affect 11 million people. The company says hackers gained access to its information technology systems. The breach could have