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'Turn and burn': Charters, commercial fishermen target migrating tuna

ILWACO — It’s time to “turn and burn” for tuna fishermen along the coast. The first significant albacore tuna landings of the season arrived at local ports at the start of August, spurred by reports of big schools of aggressive fish relatively close to shore. Commercial and recreational charter fishermen reported schools roughly 30 miles offshore, well within reach of the local fleet.
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Flying high: Weeklong celebration welcomes a sky full of kites

Stacks, battles and a teddy bear drop are just a few of the events at the Washington State International Kite Festival, held each August on the shores of Long Beach, Washington. The weeklong celebration draws kite flyers from all over the world, including Asia, where flying kites has been a...
LONG BEACH, WA
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State files lawsuit against RV park owners

ILWACO, Wash. — The state has filed a lawsuit against the new owners of Beacon RV park, alleging the owners are ignoring their tenants’ legal protections. The filing by the Washington Attorney General’s Office for a preliminary injunction comes on the heels of a cease and desist order issued in late July. Only a few days after the cease and desist order, Michael and Denise Werner of Deer Point Meadows Investments LLC ordered the demolition of several trailers at the RV park at the Port of Ilwaco.
ILWACO, WA

Have You Seen These 10 Missing Washington State Kids?

There are too many children missing in Washington State. Keep an eye out for any of these missing kids in our State right now. Please look through this list and then go to their website to look at the kids missing I did not post here. Information and Details: Sofia...
ABERDEEN, WA

Scratchpad: Kites on the peninsula

According to a map of the Washington State International Kite Festival, Northwest winds are expected to blow through a sandy stretch of “buried kite anchors,” where enthusiastic kite flyers will soon set up an annual display of colorful and unique kites along the shores of the Long Beach Peninsula.
LONG BEACH, WA
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YMCA closes pool for painting

The YMCA of Grays Harbor has temporarily closed their lap pool to do maintenance. The local YMCA tells KXRO that the lap pool at the facility is closed, and will remain so until Monday, August 15th in order to be painted. In addition, the waterslide and diving board have also...
ABERDEEN, WA
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Joe Strong named as Hoquiam Police Chief

There’s a new top cop in Hoquiam, and he has a number of officers who ranked up with him. Joe Strong has been named as new Hoquiam Police Chief. After serving as the Interim Chief since the retirement of former Chief Jeff Myers, Strong has now officially been appointed to the role and said he plans to continue the work already put in place.
HOQUIAM, WA
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Coastal Washington Tribe Creates Higher Ground By Building Tsunami Tower, First Of Its Type Here

There is a new option to escape a tsunami if you’re on the southwest coast of Washington when the Big One strikes. The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe on Friday dedicated a 50-foot tall evacuation tower in Tokeland, Washington. Tribal leaders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the new tsunami refuge platform should be an example and inspiration for other vulnerable coastal communities.
TOKELAND, WA
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Hoquiam Fire Department receives grant funding

The Hoquiam Fire Department will be able to respond to wildfires more effectively thanks to the Sierra Pacific Foundation. Hoquiam Fire Chief Matt Miller shared the announcement that the Sierra Pacific Foundation awarded HFD with $1,600 in grant funding. These funds will be used to purchase wildland firefighting equipment to...
HOQUIAM, WA
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Rob Phillips: Famed Buoy 10 can be "lights-out fishing," but patient anglers can wait and land big salmon closer to home

Just about every salmon angler in the Northwest knows about the famous fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River, commonly known as Buoy 10. The actual big red Buoy 10 marks the boundary between the Columbia and the Pacific Ocean. This year, the Buoy 10 salmon season is predicted to be pretty good one, as some half million chinook salmon and a million coho salmon are forecast to be returning to the Columbia in the days and weeks ahead.
ASTORIA, OR
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Big midweek cooldown with thunderstorms possible

After another scorching afternoon around Western Washington, some backyards are waking up to thunderstorms! We're also tracking a big cooldown on the way by Wednesday. Highs today will reach 83 degrees. While some neighborhoods stay dry all day, others may see downpours and storms. Keep a light rain jacket with you in case a shower pops up in your neck of the woods! Also, be sure to download our free FOX 13 weather app to track any showers on radar.
SEATTLE, WA
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Hoquiam assists tourism through LTAC funds

A number of Hoquiam parks and facilities are sharing nearly $70,000 in LTAC funding. The Hoquiam City Council accepted the recommendations of the Hoquiam Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) on Monday to distribute funding for tourism needs. Nearly $87,000 were available for distribution from the tax funds. Six projects were...
HOQUIAM, WA
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Coastal Washington tribe completes first free-standing tsunami refuge in North America

There is a new option to escape a tsunami if you’re on the southwest coast of Washington when the Big One strikes. The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe on Friday dedicated a 50-foot tall evacuation tower in Tokeland, Washington. Tribal leaders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the new tsunami refuge platform should be an example and inspiration for other vulnerable coastal communities.
TOKELAND, WA
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