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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.

Next clam dig tentatively set for Wednesday

MONTESANO— The second razor clam dig of the season has been approved starting next Wednesday and will continue through the following Tuesday, Oct. 28. Dan Ayres, Department of Fish &Wildlife shellfish manager, announced Friday that toxin tests showed that clams are safe to eat.

New lineup, venue for coastal lectures

The Coastal Interpretive Center Board has set new lectures for the 2014-15 Glimpses Series, which includes five lectures on the first Wednesday of the month. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the talks will take place at Ocean Beach Roasters, 841 Pt. Brown Ave.

Will assessor software work? A question of confidence

The issue of confidence is proving key in the Assessor’s Office election between incumbent Rick Hole and challenger Dan Lindgren, especially whether there’s confidence in Hole’s management style and confidence in his ability and decision-making regarding a critical software package necessary in figuring out the value of homes all across the Harbor.

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Cougs still have goals despite loss

PULLMAN — Over the past three weeks the Washington State football team has been the very definition of competitive, winning a game by a single point and then losing one by the same margin Saturday night to California.

Three-car collision near Westport

Two women were transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital Sunday night after a three-car collision on state Route 105 just south of Westport near Twin Harbors Beach State Park, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Congressional forum Friday in Aberdeen

For the first time in years, a congressional forum featuring the incumbent and a challenger will be on the Harbor, giving voters an opportunity to pose questions to both Democratic incumbent Derek Kilmer and Republican challenger Marty McClendon.