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The YMCA of Greater Seattle has purchased approximately 1,500 acres of land abutting its 500 acres on the north shore of Mineral Lake in northeast Lewis County. The nonprofit first purchased the … more
Tenino area residents filled almost every vacant seat in the Thurston County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room in Olympia on Tuesday with one unified message of concern and anger toward a … more
A Centralia woman accused of stealing her neighbor’s three dogs and then lying about it to law enforcement pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree theft and obstruction charges in Lewis … more
A Chehalis woman is stuck in a hospital in Costa Rica and remains in a coma after suffering a reaction to anesthesia that caused cardiac arrest. Her friends and family are now working to raise money … more
Newly elected Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders began in his new role on Tuesday, Jan. 3 after he defeated former sheriff John Snaza in the general election. Just two weeks after he started … more
At 26 years old, Carla Wiseman, already a mother of three, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and told she likely had one year left to live. This weekend, surrounded by her children, husband … more
In 2018, a supermajority of Toledo voters agreed to pay a $7 million bond to fund construction of a new high school.  Now, in 2023, some of those voters are confused as to why the district is … more
Most weeks, Centralia’s Gather Church delivers between 600 to 800 boxes of food to households throughout the greater Lewis County area. “Food insecurity is a thing in Lewis … more
Gone are the days when most of Centralia College’s student demographic either lived at home or were able to rent out a local homeowner’s spare room.  Nowadays, with housing in … more
Officers with the Centralia Police Department responded to a report of assault at the Peppermill Empress Inn in the 1200 block of Alder Street just before 11:50 a.m. on Thursday.  The … more
After two years of service, Centralia Police Department K9 Samson is being retired at 3 and a half years old to be with his handler, Officer Stephen Summers, who was stabbed while on duty in February … more
After failing to secure funding last month for improvements to Westside Park in Chehalis, Parks and Facility Manager Andrew Hunziker returned to the Chehalis City Council with a new funding proposal … more
Thurston County has around 300,000 people. Its neighbor to the south, Lewis County, has around 80,000.  Currently, both have three-person boards of county commissioners, where each elected … more
After a rocky start, the 118th Congress has begun and Southwest Washington’s new representative, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, has been sworn in. An owner of an auto repair shop in … more
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — The road to Paradise is closed on weekdays. Mount Rainier National Park's most popular winter destination has beckoned skiers, snowshoers, sledders and snow … more
The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) released a statement Thursday announcing its priorities for the upcoming state legislative session.  Three out of its four … more
If a beaver and a rat had a baby, it might look something like a nutria. The semiaquatic rodent, which is an invasive species in the Northwest, sports large, orange teeth and a rat-like tail. Yet, … more
On an open-ended question in Crosscut-Elway’s annual poll, the single most-named issue registered Washington voters hoped the Legislature would focus on this session was … more
It takes a serious matter to make politicians bare emotions.  Seeing the paper cranes representing children who underwent trafficking, abuse and assault while visiting the Youth Advocacy … more
After a Monday morning meeting where Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) commissioners voted 2-1 to fire General Manager Chris Roden “without cause,” the commissioners went right … more
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