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After originally getting their start in Centralia as tattoo artists at Black Pearl Tattoo, Adrian and “Pigpen” Spear are now more than half a year into an entirely new endeavor: opening … more
With his final legislative session as governor underway, Gov. Jay Inslee echoed his father Tuesday and vowed to “run through the tape.” “Just as I know you’ll give this … more
A suspect accused of shooting a man in the foot during an argument in Chehalis Tuesday night and then fleeing the scene is in custody, the Chehalis Police Department announced Wednesday … more
Fifty-four years to the day after a brutal battle unfolded in the Kon Tum province in Vietnam and nearly took the life of U.S. Army Green Beret Franklin Douglas Miller, his children, friends and … more
As the youngest of seven children growing up near the Black River on the Chehalis Indian Reservation, Helen Sanders often darted through their house in her father’s wake, ignoring her … more
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, visited the Centralia TransAlta plant Thursday to see how a Seattle-Based company is using the site to test greener mining equipment. Founded in 2018, First … more
During a three-hour “Meet the Manager” meeting at the Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) office in Chehalis on Wednesday, nearly 40 Lewis County residents voiced concerns and … more
One man was evaluated by emergency medical personnel for possible injuries after he and three dogs escaped a house fire in the 1000 block of West First Street in Centralia on Thursday.  … more
The drive caused a bit of a concern. Shrouded by low-hanging gray clouds for much of the trip, I wondered what exactly I got myself into when I pitched a kayaking trip as my first story of 2024. … more
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ruled that “impermissible racial animus, bias and infringement of the YMCA’s protected free speech rights” illegally factored into the … more
When Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders first took office in 2023, he knew he had a lot of work to do. Sanders said he knew his work was cut out for him considering a high crime rate in the … more
It was the kind of dumb argument every parent has with every teenager. Lori Anne Razpotnik, age 15, wanted a horse. A friend had one. All Lori had to do, she told her mom, was pay for feed and … more
Born in a war-torn country, a conflict that eventually forced him to flee his homeland, Peter Angok Atem has lived the American dream for the past 20 years. During that time, he graduated from … more
The Chronicle's photographers and reporters capture thousands upon thousands of photographs of the communities we cover each year. The photos included here represent some of the most compelling … more
As more and more shopping shifts online, with anything from toilet paper to a TV available with a few clicks of a mouse, the job of a delivery driver can often be anonymous and, at times, thankless. … more
Franklin Douglas Miller was a U.S. Army command sergeant major who was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 5, 1971, by former President Richard Nixon. He was given the Medal of Honor for his … more
With the arrival of winter, skiers and snowboarders from throughout the region are flocking to Washington’s many ski resorts, including the White Pass Ski Area in East Lewis County. As of … more
For three years now, local volunteer Connie Todd has gathered gifts to bring Christmas cheer to seniors at assisted living facilities while using her own personal Facebook page to generate donations. … more
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles previewing the 2024 legislative session. While the start of a new year is a reason for hope and optimism, the new year also means … more
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