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The walls of the Grays Harbor County Jail shook as inmates pounded on the windows, eliciting cheers from demonstrators gathered in the parking lot outside Saturday morning. “Make her … more
According to Jenny Collins, there are a hundred people more qualified for the title than her. Her family, friends, partners in service and community members beg to differ. That’s why The … more
It was a solemn scene on Friday: A tattered Centralia park and playground completed by the Rotary Club last year was still in disarray after intense Skookumchuck River flooding earlier this month. … more
Damage assessments reported to Lewis County Emergency Management so far show that at least 120 individual homes and structures have been damaged from historic flooding that inundated the Chehalis … more
People don’t often volunteer at Tenino’s Forest Grove Cemetery, so when cemetery clerk Debi Overlie put out a call on Facebook to raise funds for placards for the graves of forgotten … more
Friends and family of Karen Bodine, a Thurston County woman who was murdered in January 2007, were prepared for the 15th anniversary of the day Bodine’s body was found on the side of a road in … more
There’s a big problem on Little Hanaford.   Since about Jan. 7, the roadway on Little Hanaford Road, near the intersection with Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia, has been restricted … more
A new state House bill, if passed, would fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program statewide, creating and sustaining the program in counties across Washington.  This would mean, … more
The Amanda Park man accused of killing 46-year-old William A. Foster III and injuring a 12-year-old in Chehalis last month has pleaded not guilty to all charges after a competency evaluation … more
The Lewis County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in Chehalis last month as William A. Foster III, 46, of Tacoma.  Coroner Warren McLeod determined the cause of … more
Toledo students and their families received a troubling and unexpected message from their school district Monday evening: Toledo schools were all shifting to remote learning for the rest of the week … more
Since 2002, James Miller has called Hemlock Street his home. It has been a little slice of heaven ever since for the 64-year-old Centralia resident and his wife. China Creek hums nearby in the … more
You might see them this weekend. Team Rubicon — clad in their iconic gray shirts — will be out this weekend helping clean up after last week’s severe flooding displaced dozens … more
It was a snowy evening during Christmas week in Winlock and Haylee Laur, 15, was home babysitting two of her sisters when she smelled smoke coming from down the hall.  When she looked for the … more
Without Noah’s Ark, relocating reptiles, cows, dogs, sheep, pigs, birds, goats and horses in a flood sounds impossible. Misspits Rescue between Rochester and Oakville began as a pitbull … more
“Oh, Jesus,“ exclaimed a guest as he walked into the Lewis County Gospel Mission on Monday and saw the carnage: sopping food and clothing scattered across the wet floors, overturned … more
Theron Shisler spent his Saturday morning to mid-afternoon with a Rainier beer in his hands and rubber boots on his feet, assessing the flood damage to his property.  He lives just off 183rd … more
On Saturday morning and well into the afternoon, a strong current of flood waters over U.S. Highway 12 near Moon Road in Rochester stretched as far as the eye could see. Fish swam over the … more
The Chehalis River in south Thurston County  has been in major flood stage all day, but the water is receding. Here are some scenes by Chronicle journalists Jared Wenzelburger and Isabel Vander … more
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