Monthly Archives: June 2012

Coast Guard Rescues 4 Off Grays Harbor Coast

WESTPORT, Wash. - The Coast Guard rescued four people from the water 17 miles west of Westport, this morning.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River tells KBKW they received a distress call from the crew of the 52-foot fishing vessel Quest at

Summer Raises Risk For Bacteria in Oysters

Summer is here, and warmer air and water temperatures aren’t far behind. Warm water can increase levels of natural bacteria such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vibrio), which can grow in oysters and make

Aberdeen Man Shot While Cleaning Guns With Relative

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Police are investigating a shooting after officers were  dispatched to the 2300 block of W. 2nd Street for a male who had been shot in the arm while cleaning guns.  Aberdeen Police arrived on scene and found

Ocean Shores Liquor Store Sells at Auction

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) successfully re-auctioned the rights to apply for a spirits retail liquor license at six state-run liquor stores statewide. The sum of individual bids totaled $600,000, with rights awarded to six

State Seeks Stay on Roll Your Own Tobacco Injunction

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The State of Washington has asked the Washington State Supreme Court for an immediate stay of a lower court’s preliminary injunction barring implementation of a law requiring operators of roll-your-own cigarette machines to collect the same taxes

Affordable Care Act Upheld, Washington Sits at Front of The Line

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler expressed great relief with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act and said Washington state is now well ahead of most states in reforming its health care system.

Many reforms are

Ocean Shores Body Identified

WESTPORT, Wash. - The Grays Harbor Coroners Office has identified the body found on the beach at Ocean Shores on Tuesday, June 26 as that of Chester "Lee" Jellesed, 14, of Westport. Mr. Jellesed disappeared in the surf at Westport

State Patrol Responds to Accident on Highway 12

Montesano, WA- Traffic was reduced to one-lane alternating in the Eastbound lanes of Highway 12 yesterday afternoon near the Wynochee River bridge in Montesano, after the Washington State Patrol reports a two vehicle accident blocked the westbound lanes for several

Hoquiam Adopts Resolution Against Wild Olympics

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The City of Hoquiam this week took a stance of opposition and inquiry to the Wild Olympics Campaign, Councilman Darrin Moir said the resolution adopted sends a strong message.
While we disagree with portions of the legislation,

Legal or Not, Fireworks Will be Examined on State Ferries

An important part of the overall security for the ferry system is the use of Washington State Patrol (WSP) explosive detection canine teams. These dogs are trained to sniff out explosives, which includes legal and illegal fireworks. Ferry customers in