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Thurston County reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest daily total in months and an indication that transmission levels may be moving in the wrong direction. That's in addition to … more
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, the Republican congresswoman from Battle Ground, dominated the first quarter of fundraising in a bid to defend her seat from three GOP challengers in the 2022 … more
Leco Supply, an independent Chehalis-based janitorial supply company that has been doing business in Southwest Washington for 34 years, was recognized as the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce … more
Pe Ell seniors Kollin Jurek and Joey McCalden have seen some tough times, but through it all, their friendship kept them going. They met on the Pe Ell School playground in preschool. This was … more
After state lawmakers vowed to pump more money into Washington's “woefully underfunded” public health system, Lewis County might already be seeing the start of that bolstered … more
A bitter dispute between neighbors — both of whom reportedly blast daytime music at the expense of the other, according to Sheriff Rob Snaza — has Lewis County re-examining its noise … more
Friends and family of three victims of local unsolved missing or murdered persons cases are inviting the community to join them for a “honk and wave” in Grand Mound Saturday evening to … more
On Friday, five Lewis County PUD employees were honored for their roles in saving a motorist who was pinned by a vehicle in early January. According to a post on Facebook, Lewis County PUD … more
Morton’s in-person court proceedings are on shaky ground, as the small town will no longer allow Lewis County District Court judges to use its Bob Lyle Community Center for once-monthly … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Crashes • Minor injuries were reported after a vehicle collided with a parked vehicle at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and N Street at approximately 9 … more
Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, on an application submitted to build a 10,600-square-foot Dollar General store at 1417 Harrison Ave., the city of Centralia says. Appeals … more
Falling in line with kindergarteners, first-graders in the Chehalis School District will return to four days of in-person instruction beginning Monday, April 26, in preparation for the return of all … more
The Toledo School District announced preliminary rebranding plans this week as Washington state is poised to ban public schools’ “inappropriate use” of Native American mascots and … more
In addition to putting an emergency medical services (EMS) levy in front of residents on Aug. 3, the city of Chehalis will preemptively place the same question on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. … more
On May 9, the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum scenic railroad will be hosting two Mother’s Day meal options. Moms, grandmas and the whole family can enjoy a 1 p.m. luncheon or a 5 p.m. … more
As far as first years in business go, Timber Patch Brewing & Taproom had an uphill battle to reach its first anniversary celebration in March. Opening just two weeks before non-essential … more
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 35 cases on Thursday, giving the county 89 cases for the week and an overall total of 8,191. Those in their 20s and 30s continue the lead way in total number of … more
Rainier, Tenino and Yelm school districts have either expanded in-person learning opportunities or are about to after Gov. Jay Inslee, citing federal COVID-19 guidelines, recently reduced social … more
A tax credit for working families in Washington passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote April 11, with lawmakers on both sides saying the exemption for low-income earners was a long time … more
Gov. Jay Inslee has made a new call to action in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, asking for Washington residents to “take it outside” as much as possible as more … more
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