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Olympia resident Jill Hammond, formerly Jill Leitzke, finally received her high school diploma from Tenino High School more than four decades after completing her classes. The Tenino School District … more
Tenino area residents will not allow a privately-owned, less-restrictive housing facility for five sex offenders to operate near Maytown without putting up a fight.  With less than a week … more
In another world, Aron Christensen would have celebrated his 50th birthday alongside family and friends on Friday, Jan. 20.  As it was, Christensen’s friends and family celebrated … more
Though all winter sports test the athlete’s mettle, the Nordic side of White Pass Ski Area may offer less intimidating recreational opportunities than the steep slopes across U.S. Highway … more
State lawmakers are working on a bill to prevent situations similar to the opening of a new home for individuals convicted of sexually violent offenses in Tenino that has surprised, worried and … more
Fat with rain, the Chehalis River howls over Rainbow Falls — “Slōsid,” or “fish trap,” these ancient fishing grounds … more
The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) announced Thursday that it has arrested four Green Hill School inmates connected to the overdose of an inmate last year. The case began when a … more
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 … 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
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