Filing week leaves over 20 seats open in Grays Harbor County, plans for a 3 day filing period

Filing week wrapped up Friday evening with 23 additional filings in Grays Harbor County. Incumbent mayors of Aberdeen, Elma, Hoquiam, Montesano, and Westport will defend their seats in the August primary.

In Aberdeen, Mayor Bill Simpson faces Erik Larson and Jack Micheau. While Councilwoman Margo Shortt defends her seat

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Aberdeen woman arrested after threatening to kill person with pistol

Aberdeen police arrested a woman for displaying a weapon and threatening to kill a South side man.

Lieutenant Kevin Darst tells us just before 2 Sunday afternoon all available Aberdeen units responded to the 600 block of Stockwell for the report of a weapons display. The suspect, a 55 year old female with gray hair

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Olympic National Park Obstruction Point Road Open Three Miles to Waterhole

The first three miles of the eight-mile long Obstruction Point Road is open. The road is clear of snow and has been graded as far as Waterhole.

Visitors are advised that there is limited parking at Waterhole and asked to use extra care to avoid blocking the gate.

Beyond the gate, crews are working on clearing and preparing

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62-year old woman arrested for trafficking in child pornography

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) have arrested a Westport woman on charges of trafficking in sexually explicit images of minors.

 

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New business heating up at Satsop Business Park

There’s a new business stirring things up at the Satsop Business Park, Manager Alissa Shay told Port Commissioners this week. “Brady Homestead LLC, Owned by Chayne King. He is using our kitchen in the S-1 building to make homemade salsa.” King is a returning business owner to the harbor. He still

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Aberdeen Fire Department honors retiring Captain Mark Dulin

The Aberdeen Fire Department last night celebrated a retirement, Chief Tom Hubbard told the council “Tonight I would like to recognize Captain Mark Dulin, who is retiring on May 31st 2015 after serving 37 years and 3 months with the Aberdeen Fire Department.”

Chief Tom Hubbard’s speech at the Aberdeen

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Washington and Oregon update oil spill plan, input sought on Lower Columbia River plan

In response to the uptick in the amount of crude oil being transported by rail through inland areas of Washington and Oregon, the western states are teaming up to update oil spill response plans for the shared waters.

The most recently updated plan developed by the Washington Department

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Razor clam digging closed for the season on ocean beaches

Digging will remain closed on ocean beaches for the remainder of the razor clam season because of elevated toxin levels.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has canceled two openings that were tentatively scheduled to start May 15 and May 22 due to high levels of domoic acid. WDFW canceled three days

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Transient arrested after police pull him off of woman at Aberdeen campsite

One man was arrested after a fight at the makeshift campsite near the Chehalis River Bridge in Aberdeen yesterday. Aberdeen Police tell us they were responding to a 911 hang-up call from the area along the Chehalis River around 1 o’clock Tuesday. Officers found a man with injuries to his face, holding down a woman

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New Washington state directs storage of DNA evidence for 99 years in some cases

Governor Inslee signed a bill Monday that could put more guilty people in prison. Dan Frizzell reports DNA evidence has played a key role in U.S. court cases for almost three decades. In those 30 years genetic fingerprinting has helped convict thousands of murderers and rapists, and hundreds of wrongly convicted defendants

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