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Seattle-based education nonprofit Bezos Academy has signed a 10-year lease with United Way of Lewis County to operate a preschool for students from low-income families at the United Learning Center … more
Cancer touches every life. Even people who never live with the disease see it affect the lives of those around them. That’s why Relay for Life was started. A 24-hour event, shortened to … more
For Marc McGinnis, Sept. 11, 2001, started as a normal Tuesday. Volunteering at the Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn, the 21-year-old was doing the same janitorial work his … more
Centralia College will require its instructors, staff and all of its on-campus students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, Oct. 18, the college recently announced. The requirement … more
With a little more than a month left until all state and public school employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, less than 30% of employees at Chehalis and Centralia school … more
The Port of Chehalis Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a motion to allow CEO Randy Mueller to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Twin Transit to eventually construct a … more
Lewis County’s COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, with another new record for weekly positives reported Wednesday: 382. For the first time, the county’s two-week case rate breached … more
What would it take to avoid a Lewis County Public Utility District customer rate hike? That’s the question the agency is now trying to answer. The move comes after local mayors — … more
Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper’s condition is improving after being hospitalized for COVID-19 late last month.  The 67-year-old commissioner, who said this year he got … more
Riding a wave of endorsements by conservative figures — most notably former President Donald Trump — District 3 congressional candidate Joe Kent rallied Monday with Matt Gaetz, a Florida … more
The Nisqually Indian Tribe is working to replace the  Interstate 5 bridge over the Nisqually River and plans to place about a mile and a half of the freeway on piers, so the changing course of the river does more
The Chehalis Walmart will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week for deep cleaning and sanitizing as part of a company-wide initiative to give third-party contractors more time to clean in order … more
The land has seen age, sweat and hard labor. Surrounded by nearby Gold Street and the busy BNSF rail line, infrastructure from the Agnew Mill ponds in Centralia is seeing sunlight for the first … more
Dan Swecker, a former 20th Legislative District Republican senator, Purple Heart recipient and pillar of the local Christian community, died this week. He was 74. The Army veteran and farmer … more
Around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, Marci Ballard completed a routine check of her Randle farm before going to bed. Early the next morning, she awoke to find one of her goats laying down in its pen, … more
Following up on vows to exact revenge against Republicans who voted to impeach him, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Joe Kent, a challenger to U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera … more
Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper is being treated for COVID-19 at PeaceHealth’s Intensive Care Unit in Vancouver as of Tuesday night, the county announced.  According to a news … more
Five people are facing manslaughter charges for the death of a Chehalis man who died in January 2020 when a trench that had not been reinforced collapsed during construction of the Skookumchuck Wind … more
The Adna Grange was packed Wednesday evening as Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza spoke about the challenges he says his office is having adjusting to the 11 police accountability bills that took effect … more
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