Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

State Troopers and local law enforcement are gearing up for the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” emphasis patrols, with extra Troopers on the road to find impaired, aggressive and drowsy drivers. The emphasis patrols will begin tomorrow, spearheaded by a special squad of troopers that will be working the freeways and state highways […]

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Levy Meeting

Coming off of the bond measure defeat earlier in the month, the Longview School Board is setting up a special meeting for 6 pm today, where they plan to hold a “Levy Scenario Workshop.” The current Maintenance and Operations Levy expires next year, so the district will need to go through the process of replacing […]

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Sewer Work

The City of Longview has some sanitary sewer maintenance planned for this week, working on Hemlock Street between 15th and 16th Avenues. The work is expected to begin at noon today, with sidewalk and street restrictions going into place. The parking lanes and the north side sidewalk on Hemlock Street will be closed, starting today […]

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City Blood Drive

Saying that there’s an urgent need for blood and blood products, the American Red Cross is setting up a Blood Drive at the Longview City Hall, going from 10 am until 3 pm. Red Cross officials say that recent national tragedies has put a tremendous strain on blood supplies, and they say that donations are […]

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Lexi’s Blood Drive

There’s also a Blood Drive planned for this evening at Lexi’s Pizza Pub in Lexington, where Brandon Parsons wants to try and give back, after massive amounts of blood helped to save his life. Parsons lost a portion of his leg last year, when the Department of Transportation apparatus that he was operating got hit […]

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Campbell Resigns

Longview City Manager Dave Campbell dropped a bombshell at the end of last night’s meeting, announcing that he plans to resign early next year. At the end of last night’s meeting, Campbell read his letter of resignation, but gave no reasons as to why he plans to leave. Campbell was promoted from his position as […]

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Pathways Money Pulled

The City of Longview is pulling its financial support for Pathways 2020, saying that there hasn’t been any real benefit to the city. City officials and other members of the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments are asking questions about the Community Report Card that Pathways develops every other year; a recent survey of COG members shows […]

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Other Council Action

Action was taken on Longview utility rates for the coming year, accepting staff recommendations on water, sewer, solid waste and stormwater charges. Monthly rates for water will rise from $28.59 to $29.96 per month, sewer rates go from $64.83 to $66.14 per month, and stormwater rates go from $11.10 to $12.21 per month. Solid waste […]

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Luyster Deliberations

A Clark County jury continues to deliberate in the triple-murder case involving Brent Ward Luyster, 37, of Longview. The Vancouver Columbian reports on yesterday’s proceedings in Clark County Superior Court. The jury was in deliberations all through yesterday, though they did send out a question to the judge, asking for clarification on one of the […]

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KHS Safety Letter

Letters went to the homes of students at Kelso High School, with school officials reporting that a student who had been threatening to harm other students has been removed from the school. In the letter, Principal John Gummels says that they recently were alerted that a KHS student had “penciled out” a threat to harm […]

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