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'Cowlitz' among finalists for name of state's newest ferry
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0700

Washington has taken another step toward ensuring that one of the state’s major ferries will bear the name of Cowlitz County and its indigenous.

Cascade Natural Gas seeking commercial, residential rate increases
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0700

Nearly 4,000 natural gas customers in Cowlitz County face a 5.62 percent increase in their bills on Nov. 1.

‘Suquamish’ advances as possible name for new 144-car ferry
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:12:21 -0700

The next 144-car state ferry could be named after the people of the clear salt water. “Suquamish” is one of four names under final consideration by the state Transportation Commission for the next 144-car ferry scheduled for construction. The others are “Chimacum,” “Cowlitz,” and “Sammamish.”

Coroner identifies victims of Tuesday's head-on collision
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0700

The Cowlitz County Coroner’s office has identified two Cathlamet residents who died in a head-on wreck west of Longview Tuesday morning.

$520K to Longview man for wrongful conviction
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:58:09 -0700

A 45-year-old Longview man hopes to start a business with the half-million dollars he was awarded for being imprisoned for a decade on a wrongful conviction.

Top Stories
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:49:51 -0700

Give More 24!, a 24-hour fundraising event organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, raised more than $430,000 for 85 nonprofits in Clark Cowlitz and Skamania counties last week.

Longview mill death caused by heart attack
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:51:50 -0700

A Vancouver man found dead by a co-worker Sunday afternoon at the Weyerhaeuser mill in Longview died of sudden cardiac arrest, according to the Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office.

Trench digger injured after striking buried power line
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:24:53 -0700

A Longview-area man was seriously injured when he struck an underground power line as he dug a trench, says a Cowlitz County sheriff's officer.

Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan online
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:58 -0700

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to review the new draft Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).

Authorities say it will be days before car wreck victims are positively identified
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:50:00 -0700

It will be at least two more days before authorities can positively identify the two people who died in the fiery, head-on wreck west of Longview on Tuesday, Cowlitz County Coroner Tim Davidson said Wednesday.