Pot Zones Approved

Saying that they had time to reflect and confer with citizens on the issue, the Longview City Council reversed course and voted to approve the ordinance that sets zoning rules for marijuana-related businesses in the city, passing those rules on a unanimous 7-0 vote. Mayor Don Jensen says that most of the concerns dealt with […]

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EconoLodge Action

There was quite a show last night at the EconoLodge Motel on North Pacific Avenue in Kelso, as Kelso Police worked to arrest a possibly-armed man in one of the units at the motel. Just before 6 pm, KPD got a tip that Jeremy Lewellyn LeBeau, 31, of Longview was in one of the units. […]

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Convictions Overturned

In a pair of 5-4 rulings, the Washington Supreme Court is throwing out a pair of convictions from Cowlitz County Superior Court, ruling that private text messages that detectives used to set up arrests were private conversations, and that police should not have been reading them. The cases date back to 2009, when Daniel Lee […]

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McCaslin Charged

Formal charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault are being filed against Nichole D. McCaslin, 32, of Portland, the woman who’s accused of causing a fatal multi-car crash last Friday night. Today’s Daily News also reports that prosecutors plan to seek an exceptional sentence against McCaslin, also claiming that she was intoxicated at the time […]

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CEDC Meeting

It was a packed house at the annual meeting of the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, with upwards of 250 people coming in to hear from Vee Godley and Rick Desimone of Northwest Innovation Works, as they talked about the methanol production and export facilities being proposed for Kalama and Clatskanie. Godley says that people need […]

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Smelt Ho?

Tomorrow morning is the last chance for local smelt dippers to get out there, and if there indicators can be believed, they may have some success. Fish and Wildlife officials say that the prospects are “fair to good” for tomorrow morning, with large amounts of smelt just downstream of the Cowlitz River mouth. Seabird activity […]

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Water Line Work

Some water line work may cause some traffic issues on Pennsylvania Street in Longview. The City of Longview will be starting water service replacement work in the three thousand and 31 hundred blocks of Pennsylvania, starting at 8 this morning. Pennsylvania will be open to local traffic only between 30th and 32nd Avenues until this […]

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Destination Imagination

83 kids from Kelso are going to be up at Annie Wright Academy in Tacoma tomorrow, taking part in the Destination Imagination competition. The 3rd through 5th graders are in the district’s “Highly Capable” program; the 83 kids are in 16 teams, taking on challenges in a variety of fields. The challenges are developed by […]

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Weekend Events–2/28-3/2/14

Friday: It’s the final weekend for the Stageworks Northwest production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”, an in-depth drama about the lingering horrors of war. The show won a New York Drama Critics Awards, along with three Tonys. Performances will be held in the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue through March 2nd, with curtain set […]

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KLOG Friday Sports

The WIAA State Regional basketball playoffs are tonight and tomorrow. The Mark Morris girls take on Renton tonight in a 6 pm game at Kent-Meridian HS. It’s a 1A boys twinbill tonight at MM with Toledo versus University Prep at 6 pm followed by Woodland and Cascade Christian at 8 pm. The Mark Morris boys […]

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