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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Alternative plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and create jobs in rural areas

Reducing the state’s carbon emissions has been a focus of the governor and several lawmakers since before the legislative session began in January. On Monday, Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam offered an alternative plan that would benefit the environment, K-12 education, and rural economic development.

Sen. Jim Hargrove

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Hoquiam council sets workshop for zoning restrictions on wholesale liquefied petroleum products

The Hoquiam City Council last night delayed a decision on zoning restrictions for petroleum-based products. Mayor Jack Durney suggested a June 1st workshop “This is where we decide, and we make a decision and legacy for what the town is going to look like. What the waterfront is going to look like, and I think

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Motorcycle hits car in heavy fog on Highway 12 near Montesano

A motorcycle rear ended a car in heavy fog early Saturday morning. The Washington State Patrol reports a 56 year old Hoquiam man was riding his 1981 Kawasaki 650 on Highway 12 just after 2 AM when he rear ended a Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by a 52 year old Centralia man, about 1 mile East of Montesano. The rider was thrown

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