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US Coast Guard stresses Pacific Northwest boat safety following Labor Day rescue

A 12-foot skiff carrying eight people and a dog that capsized near Bainbridge Island, Wash., sits at Eagle Harbor Marina after being dewatered and towed by a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, Aug. 31, 2014. The eight passengers were discovered in the water by a good Samaritan and transferred by the RB-M crew to the marina where they were treated by EMS for mild hypothermia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Quinten Allen)

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to make smart decisions while operating in the Pacific Northwest following the rescue of eight people from an overloaded vessel that capsized near Bainbridge Island over the Labor Day weekend. “Between the overloading of the

Washington Primary Election deadline is today

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Washington state voters this week will decide who advances to the general election in 10 congressional races including our 6th District, and dozens of legislative races including our 19th and 24th Districts. Today is the last day to get your

“Swift and Certain” punishment model shines in Hoquiam City Jail

Hoquiam Police Department

The Hoquiam City Jail is doing well, and after being closed for almost 10 years it could become a showcase for the State Department of Corrections. About 2 years ago, their “Swift and Certain” punishment model needed a jail for

Reported drug house in Hoquiam shut down after complaints

search warrant in the 200 block of K Street

Heavy foot and vehicle traffic reported at a suspected drug house turned up a few arrests for Hoquiam Police yesterday. Chief Jeff Myers tells us deputies from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department aided in serving a search warrant in

Hoquiam police arrest couple sleeping in their car, recover drugs and gun

Hoquiam police found a couple of people passed out in their car, and recovered a firearm that may have been stolen recently from Aberdeen. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us just after 2 A.M. on May 13th they contacted a

“Swift and Certain” proves reliable for Hoquiam City Jail as they celebrate 1 year opening

Celebrating with a cake is (left) Chief Jeff Myers, Deputy Chief Don Wertanen, Police Services Officer Jared Spaur and DOC Supervisor Dave Thomson who supervises the community corrections offices in Grays Harbor in Pacific Counties. 

And for the record, the prisoners did not partake in the cake.

The Hoquiam Police Department celebrated the one year anniversary of the reopening of the city jail yesterday, April 1, 2014, and Chief Jeff Myers tells us business is booming. “As long as we have the contract with the DOC I

Man steals flashlight from fire truck at fireman’s funeral, “Not too bright” says Police Chief

"I am not sure how much lower you can get than to steal equipment off of a fire truck parked at a funeral for a fallen firefighter." Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers

A Hoquiam man stole a flashlight out of a fire truck over the weekend, during funeral services for a Fire District 16 firefighter. The convicted felon is well known to police in Hoquiam and said that he would have gotten

Search warrant turns up drugs, cash, and arrests for Mason County Special Operations Group

SHELTON, Wash. - The Mason County Sheriff's Office arrested two on drug charges, after serving a search warrant for the Department of Corrections on Wednesday. Detective William Adam tells us their Special Operations Group (SOG) along with law enforcement officers

Area doctor voices concerns over “meth-heads” in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Aberdeen's downtown homeless population is apparently migrating up the hill. That's according to Doctor Carey Martens, he told the city council at last night's meeting "I live up on Broadway Hill, we've seen a huge influx in

U.S. House could vote this week on “Healthy Forests” bill to increase logging of federal forest lands

PORTLAND, Ore. - Legislation that would greatly increase logging on public land could be on the U.S. House floor by Friday.
Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Doc Hastings tells KBKW "The Healthy Forests Act would allow for more economic