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When Chris and Danielle Rovito discuss the journey that led them to co-found their foundation, they don’t need a script. For something as personal and profound as their story, it needs to come … more
Student protests against the state’s mask requirement in schools have picked up steam in Lewis County, with students from multiple school districts initiating their own walkouts this week. … more
Three businesses tied to grocery distribution in Centralia were assessed more than a quarter-million dollars in fines Tuesday by the state's department of Labor & Industries over COVID-19 safety … more
Local, state and federal agencies are working to clear out what the Washington State Patrol bomb squad commander called a “homemade explosives lab” that was discovered in the 20000 block … more
An avalanche dog, or “avy dog,” is a service animal trained to search for and rescue people trapped in snow. But an avy cat? Their greatest service to ski patrol is … more
Washington congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler on Friday pushed back against the national Republican Party’s framing of the House investigation into the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol as a … more
Many of the Pe Ell students who walked out on Tuesday to protest the state’s face mask mandate did not return to their classes on Wednesday or Thursday, instead standing peacefully in front of … more
Wearing a face covering was one of the caveats set by the state Department of Health for Washington schools last year to resume in-person learning amid the pandemic. And for many, those health … more
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 … 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
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