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More than two dozen members of the Washington state House of Representatives have been locked out of their capitol offices this week for failing to provide proof of being vaccinated against … more
Stow the patio furniture and tie up the garbage cans. It's going to get windy around here. That's the takeaway from yet another bomb cyclone circling in the Pacific Ocean. Washington will feel its … more
Most structures are not assembled overnight. But along narrow Howanut Road, parallel to the Black River in the Oakville area, that’s the goal for one particular project. The … more
Washington state hospitals and private health care employees were required to come into compliance this week with Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. And while an overwhelming majority … more
When Ryderwood’s general store burned down in 1997, the town’s elderly residents took it upon themselves to rebuild it from scratch, turning it into a nonprofit cafe run entirely by … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, announced Friday she is supporting the Prohibition IRS Financial Surveillance Act, legislation aimed at preventing the federal government from … more
There’s nothing conventional about Elisa Martel or her space inside Yard Birds, which she has come to call “Second Chance Youth Unified Blessings.” It’s not an … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT DUI • Mark V. Schott, 28, of Issaquah, was arrested in the 210 block of Harrison Avenue at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 and was booked into the Lewis … more
A Thurston County judge has sentenced a 76-year-old Olympia man to 36 years in prison for the 2019 murder of his wife and attempted murder of his stepson. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Mary … more
The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation has received a $372,817 grant to support services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The grant was one of 11 awarded by the … more
There’s an interesting — and, at times, confusing — shakeup underway on the Chehalis City Council. Though three seats will be subject to reelection this November, only one has … more
State troopers shut down part of Interstate 5 north of Maytown in Thurston County on Tuesday afternoon after a northbound pedestrian fleeing COVID-19 quarantine disrupted traffic. Traffic was … more
The Chehalis School District is asking voters to approve a measure that would allow the district to dissolve its five-subdistricts, reform three of them and transform two of the school board seats … more
Following a short executive session, Port of Centralia commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to execute a sale agreement with Texas-based Furgerson Schmidt for 7 acres of property off North Park … more
Bail has been set at $100,000 for the man accused of robbing the Toledo Timberland Bank on Oct. 15 and then leading police on a high-speed pursuit several days later.  The defendant, David F. … more
The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce’s October “Business After Hours” — a networking event held at a different business in the area each month — was hosted … more
After reading the headline “The Headless Horseman Is Coming to Morton on Halloween” on Chronline.com, 20-year Centralia resident Curtis Kelley reached out to tell the newspaper he, too, … more
A man walking on railroad tracks near Tenino was hit and killed by a freight train late Thursday night. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, South Thurston Fire and Medic 5 were dispatched … more
The latest Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings are in, and congressional candidate Joe Kent broke $1 million raised in his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in the 2022 … more
A Winlock man has been sentenced to just under 10 months in jail after he was convicted on child sexual abuse material charges stemming from an investigation in 2020.  The defendant, … more
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