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Tom Frederiksen | Montesano Today Some Elma High School students walked out of class and set up a demonstration in downtown Elma to protest the school allowing a convicted sex offender to attend classes.

Elma students protest sex offenders in school

Jan 22, 2015 6:30am

About 30 Elma High School students walked out of class Friday after learning a classmate was a convicted sex offender.

The students had first met with the school district’s Superintendent,...

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Rail improvements coming to county

Jan 22, 2015 6:30am

Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad is planning unspecified improvements to East County throughout 2015, the company says.

Improvements will be made to tracks countywide, including sections...

David Haerle | The Vidette Green Freedom owner Justin Woldhaber, right, stands with his grower, Spencer Rogerson, in one of the 3,000-square-foot greenhouses being built to grow recreational marijuana just outside of Elma.

East County’s new growth industry

Updated: Jan 15, 2015 1:48pm

Justin Wildhaber means business, and he’s bringing his considerable business acumen to the budding recreational marijuana industry — right here in Elma.

Wildhaber is the controlling partner...

Elma Chamber host 8th annual Winter Wine Festival

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

The eighth-annual Elma Chamber Winter Wine Festival, an Elma Chamber of Commerce event, will have residents sipping and tasting the finest from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Grays Harbor...

Rivers, Hatfield introduce Cannabis Patient Protection Act

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

OLYMPIA — Senators Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, and Ann Rivers, R-La Center, introduced bipartisan legislation last week to ensure patients in Washington state have access to the best and safest...

Another shot at pot: Lawmakers prepare marijuana follow-up bills

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

OLYMPIA — Two years after Washington voters ended pot prohibition, lawmakers are wading through a thicket of proposed reforms that aim to stabilize an industry struggling to get off the ground....

Quinault petition on oil project jurisdiction is dismissed

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

The City of Hoquiam and state Department of Ecology will maintain purview over environmental review of two proposed oil terminals on Grays Harbor after a state agency on Wednesday dismissed a...

WSDOT announces $1 million project award to Grays Harbor County for guard rails

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

Grays Harbor County will receive just more than $1 million in federal highway safety improvement funds to install and upgrade guardrails throughout the county.

The actual amount is $1,012,...

Measles identified in Aberdeen resident

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

An Aberdeen resident has been diagnosed with measles, a contagious disease caused by a virus. The patient, who is recovering at home, became ill in late December after traveling to the Disneyland...

Kilmer selected to fill seat on House Appropriations Committee

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixth District Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., was tapped by his Democratic colleagues to fill a seat on the House Appropriations Committee for the 114th Congress.


Sheriff’s Deputies, aid personnel resuscitate man suffering from drug overdose

Jan 14, 2015 7:00pm

The Daily World

Deputies with the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office most likely saved a man’s life by performing CPR on him on Jan. 6 while he was unconscious, suffering from a drug overdose,...