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County Commissioner Misner draws 3 challengers in Aug. 5 primary
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:00:00 -0700

Of all the races on the ballot for the Aug. 5 primary, the race for Cowlitz County commissioner seems to be drawing the most attention as incumbent District 3 Commissioner Jim Misner is facing three challenger.

News Photo: Super Slidin'
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Shelby Fisher, 24, and Jax Fisher, 3, of Toledo glide down the "Super Slide" at the Cowlitz County Fair on Friday.

Cowlitz County Coroner working to identify woman found in Columbia
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:00 -0700

The Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office determined the unidentified person found Sunday on the bank of the Columbia River near Woodland was a woman between 20 to 40 years old with a slender build.

Witnesses sought in fatal June 22 car-semi crash in Cowlitz Co.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:29:20 -0700

The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team is looking for witnesses to the car/semi-truck fatality collision that occurred Sunday, June 22, 2014, on I-5 near Headquarters Road in Cowlitz County. WSP says at about 4:04 a.m., Kerri Hartnett-McGill of Edmonds was traveling south on I-5 when she ran off the roadway to the left, crossed into the northbound lanes of I-5 and ...

WSP detectives seek witnesses in deadly crash
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:35:23 -0700

KHQ.COM - The Washington State Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is seeking additional witnesses to the car/semi-truck fatality collision that occurred Sunday, June 22, 2014, on I-5 near Headquarters Road in Cowlitz County.

WSP seeks info on Edmonds woman killed in Cowlitz County crash
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:48:53 -0700

The Washington State Patrol is trying to learn more about an Edmonds woman who was killed when her car collided with a semi-truck June 22 in Cowlitz County.

Fisherman finds body on Columbia River bank
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:17:17 -0700

A fisherman found a body on the banks of the Columbia River near Woodland, Washington.

Fourth of July DUI emphasis
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:55:47 -0700

Grays Harbor, Thurston, Cowlitz, and Lewis county policing officials are stepping up police presence throughout the entire Southwest Washington region as part of the “DUI Summer Kick-Off” enforcement crackdown to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk.

Okanogan County fire now largest in state history
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:51:21 -0700

Even as one of Washington's wildfires became the largest in state history Monday — burning an area 4.5 times the size of Seattle — fire crews and aid workers are bracing for the possibility that lightning could trigger a new round of fires by midweek.

Fires join to become largest in state history
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:27:42 -0700

OKANOGAN — The Carlton Complex fires have joined into one blaze which, at nearly 300,000 acres and growing, is now the largest wildfire in recorded Washington state history.