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Judge in southwestern Washington charged with DUI

May. 19, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A judge in southwestern Washington has been charged with driving under the influence, and he has agreed to not hear any DUI cases until his case is resolved. Though he declined to talk about details of his case while charges are pending, County District Court Judge Jamie Imboden told...

Dam operators must now make water temp control plan

May. 13, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Ecology in an historic move has required federal operators of eight dams on in the Columbia-Snake rivers to create a plan to keep the waters cold enough for adult salmon survival. Conservation groups said the “game-changing decision”...

Port of Kalama files $3M claim against ship for damage

Apr. 23, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Kalama has filed a claim against the owners and operators of a container ship it believes is responsible for damaging the marina and boats when it passed by at an excessive speed earlier this month. The port estimated damages at $3 million for port docks, wharves and...

Fire engulfs wood products company, prompts air advisory

Apr. 13, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A large wind-driven fire at a wood products company in southwestern Washington has engulfed the site and prompted an air quality advisory for the region that is expected to last into at least Tuesday. Someone passing by just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday reported a fire at Swanson Bark and...

Washington state teen given 8th viral meningitis diagnosis

Apr. 2, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state teenager was hospitalized for the eighth time with viral meningitis and encephalitis. Elianna Neumann, 17, was diagnosed Tuesday and placed in the in the Oregon Health and Sciences University hospital in Portland, The Daily News reports. The family has isolated...