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News in Cowlitz County, Washington
Revised estimates paint rosier picture of Cowlitz County job market
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:00:00 -0700
It turns out Cowlitz County’s job market wasn’t as gloomy as economists thought last year.
First look: Do you recognize woman killed more than 20 years ago?
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:17:11 -0700
SEATTLE — A 20-year-old mystery is a step closer to being solved. Washington State Patrol investigators now have new clues that may help identify a woman killed in a fiery truck crash on I-5 in Cowlitz County. Forensic artist Natalie …
Local judges honored for Campaign for Equal Justice contributions
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:15:00 -0700
It was an unusual session of court early Monday morning with judges sitting in the jury box and awards and applause handed out instead of sentences.
Authorities release facial reconstruction drawing of 1991 'Jane Doe'
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:15:00 -0700
Officials finally have a face for Cowlitz County’s last Jane Doe case. Now they’re hoping to add a name.
Washington's archives can no longer hold its history
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:36:35 -0800
Thousands of boxes of state records are stacked high at the 47,000-square-foot State Records Center in Olympia. The building houses active records and overflow from the Washington State Archives.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:34:58 -0800
On Wednesday, Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) announced that their Environmental Impact Study (EIS) of the $650 million Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project will begin shortly. The review will consider factors that extend well beyond Cowlitz County, including rail impacts as coal is shipped through the state.
People have right to privacy in texts, justices rule
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:53:48 -0800
SEATTLE -- Washington's Supreme Court says people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the text messages they send from their phones -- even if they can't know for sure who might be reading them. In related 5-4 opinions Thursday, the justices overturned two Cowlitz County heroin convictions. After arresting Daniel Lee in 2009, Longview police read text messages on Lee's cell phone ...
Cowlitz PUD considering handing some executive-pay decisions to GM
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:10:00 -0700
Cowlitz PUD Commissioner Ned Piper says he is upset that his fellow commissioners will consider ceding direct oversight of top executives’ pay to the utility’s general manager when they meet — without Piper — Tuesday afternoon. Supporters say the change is necessary to both keep talented employees and to limit unpopular pay hikes for top executives.
Another soaker as weather service issues flood warnings
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:17:14 -0800
SEATTLE — There are FLOOD WARNINGS on several rivers: Snoqualmie in King County, Puyallup in Pierce County, Newaukum & Cowlitz in Lewis County & Skokomish River in Mason County. Minor flooding is expected. Do not drive through standing water – …
Cowlitz County exceeds state Medicaid enrollment goal
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:00:00 -0800
Count Medicaid as another success for the state’s health care changes under the Affordable Care Act.