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Ask someone who was there when Centralia College began offering four-year degrees 10 years ago and they often remember feeling a little like they were in uncharted territory. The state had only … more
When it comes to holiday donations, most people think of toy drives, but children aren’t the only ones in need of support. The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging assists seniors and … more
Bell-ringers from the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign outside stores have long been a cheery sign of the holidays.  This week, they’ve returned to the entrances of Walmart in … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a false report of an active shooter at Rochester High School that caused law enforcement to evacuate the school Tuesday … more
Piano virtuoso Charlie Albright performed for attendees gathered in the Corbet Theatre Friday evening for a “Classical Christmas Fundraiser Concert,” with proceeds going to the Charlie … more
With a dry November, not even previous rainfall or below-freezing temperatures could stop a swell of over a dozen fires across Western Washington, according to the Washington Department of Natural … more
This year, historic downtown Centralia will welcome thousands of tourists and shoppers to participate in festive events, shopping and dining this holiday season. This year’s theme? Twisted … more
Looking to add some literal life to your holiday event?   With Christmas a little over a month away, the Twisted Holly Reindeer Ranch in Rochester is offering reindeer rentals for events … more
Working 9 to 5 on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for three years to get books in the hands of children from birth to age 5 has paid off for local nonprofits: More than 2,600 Lewis County kids … more
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information on the officer-involved shooting in South Thurston County that ended with one suspect dead and another injured on … more
What remains of the Winlock Haunted Hostel was barricaded behind caution tape and a chain link fence this week as the City of Winlock continues working on plans to demolish the now-unstable historic … more
An online undercover operation in Lewis County by the Washington State Patrol’s Missing Exploited Children Task Force, in collaboration with several local and federal partners, culminated this … more
Nearly 200 people, both veterans and their families, packed the upstairs conference room at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis on Friday afternoon to celebrate both Veterans Day and the … more
An officer-involved shooting that took place in the area of Old Highway 99, Interstate 5 and Violet Prairie Road on Monday is under investigation.  No details on the shooting itself or … more
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, an auto shop owner who was a virtual unknown before August’s primary election, pulled off perhaps the most stunning political upset in the country this year, winning a … more
Editor’s Note: A two-part series titled “Dog Court” will detail the history and proceedings of Lewis County’s Dangerous Animal Designation Board. In the summer of 2021, … more
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in an ongoing series focused on the Chehalis School District and the success of its Student Achievement Initiative, which was launched in 2013. … more
At 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, a two-person firefighter crew and a two-person medic crew from Lewis County Fire District 15 were dispatched to reports of a fire at The Haunted Hostel, B&B and Hotel on … more
Firefighters from multiple districts are battling a blaze in downtown Winlock Tuesday night. Video from the scene shows a structure on Southeast Front Street fully engulfed in flames. The building … more
The results of the general election will be released after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.  For Lewis County results, visit: https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20221108/lewis/ For Thurston County … more
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