• St. John's new leader wants to keep care local September 24, 2017
    Hospitals across America are fundamentally changing — and PeaceHealth St. John is no different.
    Zack Hale zack.hale@tdn.com
  • Tennant Way Bridge closure causes congestion in Longview and Kelso September 24, 2017
    There are only three ways — not counting the Lexington Bridge — to cross the Cowlitz River to reach Interstate 5 from Longview or West Kelso. When one of those ways shuts down for construction, traffic jams can’t be far…
    Jackson Hogan jackson.hogan@tdn.com
  • Cowlitz County has the highest rate of sex offenders per capita in the state. September 24, 2017
    As the number of registered sex offenders in Cowlitz County grows — and the state rate drops — the county’s rate per capita has become the highest in the state.
    Rose Lundy rose.lundy@tdn.com
  • Despite facing deficit, the county is confident in ability to balance annual budget September 24, 2017
    With a projected deficit of around $5.5 million for 2017 and departments asking for more resources, Cowlitz County’s annual budgeting process will be tough this year. However, Commissioner Dennis Weber and Financial Management Director Claire Hauge still expect to balance…
    Jackson Hogan jackson.hogan@tdn.com
  • Extreme Machines wows visitors of all ages September 24, 2017
    Over 100 trucks, cranes, and other pieces of heavy machinery were parked in the lot across from the Cowlitz County Expo Center Saturday afternoon, but there wasn’t any construction taking place.
    Jackson Hogan jackson.hogan@tdn.com
  • Cowlitz PUD considers 2.5-percent rate hike September 24, 2017
    Healthy cash reserves will help Cowlitz PUD avoid a major rate increase this year, in spite of taking a big revenue hit from Norpac’s production cuts and increased costs from a BPA rate hike. Commissioners are expected to pass a…
    Marissa Luck mluck@tdn.com
  • Police Blotter: September 24 September 24, 2017
    Recent reports of criminal activity from our local law enforcement agencies.
    The Daily News
  • Marriage Applications: Sept. 23 September 24, 2017
    Bruce Allen Wilson and Toni Ann Wilson, both of Longview, Sept. 21.
  • Trade groups meet with southwest Washington high schoolers September 23, 2017
    Helmets, high-visibility vests and the sound of heavy machinery filled the Cowlitz County Expo Center Friday as approximately 750 students from across Southwest Washington met with trades representatives recruiting skilled workers.
    Zack Hale zack.hale@tdn.com
  • Federal judge stings Woodland officer September 23, 2017
    A federal judge has awarded both sides some victories in a lawsuit in which a former Woodland woman alleges an abuse of police power against the Woodland Police Department and two officers.
    Andre Stepankowsky andre@tdn.com