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Washington State Rep. Derek Kilmer announces series of Town Hall meetings

Congressman Derek Kilmer

Today, Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) announced a series of town hall meetings to help kick off his second term in Congress. Over the next week Kilmer will hold six forums with constituents so he can hear directly from the people

Aberdeen and Hoquiam help surges over the weekend, cleanup continues

Flooding and recovery in Hoquiam

It was almost a flood in itself, hundreds of volunteers gathered in Hoquiam and Aberdeen over the weekend to help with cleanup efforts. Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers estimates up to 300 volunteers showed up to help, some going from

Recovery efforts continue as residents urged to fill out damage reports, warned to avoid scams

Aberdeen Flooding 2

During disaster situations, government agencies such as the Small Business Association and FEMA stand by to assist. There are many different programs which can support the affected homeowners, businesses and governments however, there are certain monetary thresholds which must be

Pacific Care in Hoquiam to reopen in Spring 2015, after flooding closes facility

Pacific Care and Rehabilitation Center

Like many other homes and businesses in western Washington State, Pacific Care and Rehabilitation Center experienced torrential rain and flooding on January 5, 2015. As Pacific Care deals with the aftermath of this event, the health and well-being of its

Nightstalkers (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment) to conduct training near Elma

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

Soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) will conduct realistic flight training in the Elma area of Western Washington from January 13th to the 15th, according to the Satsop Business Park. Daniel Hill, Public Affairs with the 160th SOAR said “Local

Aberdeen Police searching for surveillance camera thief

Aberdeen theft suspect 1

The Aberdeen Police Department is asking for assistance from the public on a case involving the theft of surveillance cameras from a home in the 300 Block of North F Street. Police Captain John Green has supplied the photos of the video

Grays Harbor Community Foundation establishes January 2015 Storm Relief Fund, starting with $25,000

Grays Harbor Community Foundation

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has established a local charity fund for victims of heavy rains and landslides in early January, Executive Director Jim Daly tells KBKW the Grays Harbor Community Foundation Executive Committee took action on January 9th, 2015 to establish the January 2015

Aberdeen resident diagnosed with measles after Disney visit

Measle in Aberdeen, WA

An Aberdeen resident has been diagnosed with measles, a contagious disease that is caused by a virus. The patient, who is recovering at home, became ill in late December after traveling to Disney theme parks in California earlier that month.

City of Aberdeen Friday update on flood and landslide recovery

Jodesha Broadcasting Studios  under 2 inches of water

Mayor Bill Simpson has authorized the use of city crews to pick up mud, dirt and silt that settled in yards and on private property starting next week. Residents must place the material on the City’s sidewalks. The material pile

Asbestos and air pollution a concern as cleanup continues

Jodesha Broadcasting Studios  under 2 inches of water

Our region took a hit from heavy rains and flooding this week. Now that the storm has passed, we face another threat in its aftermath: the spread of dangerous air pollutants. Dan Nelson with the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

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