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Assault and robbery reported in Aberdeen

A 24-year-old Cosmopolis man was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital early Tuesday morning for injuries suffered after being assaulted and robbed of his wallet and cell phone behind the Travel Lure Motel in Aberdeen, according to Aberdeen Police Capt. John Green.

Elma man charged with possessing child porn

An Elma man appeared in Grays Harbor County Superior Court Monday for a preliminary appearance on two counts of first degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of voyeurism. He was arrested last Friday by Elma Police, according to Elma Patrol Officer Steve Beck.

Volunteer Opportunities Fair is Saturday

Saturday is national Make a Difference Day and local organizers are planning their 16th annual Volunteer Opportunities Fair in Aberdeen to help citizens learn more about local organizations that depend on volunteers. The event is at the Aberdeen Eagles (208 W. Market St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from 30 organizations that use volunteers will be there to talk about volunteer options.

Tharinger holds a big fundraising lead

The giant lead in campaign fundraising that incumbent 24th District state Rep. Steve Tharinger held after the primary election over opponent Thomas Greisamer has solidified, according to state Public Disclosure Commission records filed this week by the candidates.

Hoquiam man charged with possessing child porn

A Hoquiam man has been charged with possessing child pornography after a search warrant at his residence revealed more than 500 images and almost 100 videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit poses or acts, according to Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.

Elma forum packs in the candidates

Candidates for various county offices gathered at an Oct. 8 candidate forum held by the Elma Chamber of Commerce at the GuestHouse Inn &Suites in Elma. Each candidate made a brief statement to the room full of listeners and later took questions from the audience in the 90-minute gathering.

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County settles tax disputes with Grays Harbor Energy

After nearly a decade of lawsuits and appeals, Grays Harbor Energy at Satsop has settled its property tax appeals with Grays Harbor County. The issue had always been a dispute over how much appraisers in the county Assessor’s Office thought the gas-fired turbine on Fuller Hill was worth compared to what county officials thought.

New talk of moving offices at County Administration Building

MONTESANO — The county commissioners are seeking a local architect to help plan and implement a number of building projects around the county, including improvements to the pavilion at the fairgrounds, changes to the county-owned Grays Harbor Crisis Clinic building in Hoquiam and even potential renovations at the County Administration Building.

Hoquiam football player charged with rape

Just days after being charged with two counts of rape in Grays Harbor Superior Court and being released on bail, a Hoquiam High School student took the football field and played against Elma on Oct. 3. He also played last Friday night against Montesano.