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The town of Vader on Saturday played host to the first festival in Lewis County in well over a year. Like other events and gatherings, Vader May Day had been on pause in order to stay in line with … more
As the race to vaccinate against COVID-19 continues, pediatricians are gearing up for when the Pfizer vaccine is approved for kids as young as 12 years old. But with stricter temperature … more
GOLDENDALE, Klickitat County — In September 2018, Russ and Amy Hanson received an unsolicited offer from Invenergy to cover their land near this south central Washington town with solar … more
Centralia’s two-year replacement levy looks closer to passing after last-minute ballots counted Wednesday tilted the measure to 50.62% approval. The measure is leading by 69 votes — a … more
The state Department of Health says it’s finalizing talks with a Centralia inn to open an isolation and quarantine facility for travelers who contract COVID-19 while in transit through … more
Wendy Neal, a chemistry and molecular genetics teacher at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, first began thinking about zebrafish several years ago, when one of her students asked about the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee is warning of “a more powerful and dangerous threat” in the ongoing pandemic that he called “COVID 2.0” while urging more vaccinations in an effort to stop an … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in the killing of a 37-year-old Chehalis man.  The body of Jose Luis Alejo Tamayo was discovered along the side of the roadway … more
Centralia’s two-year replacement levy looks closer to passing after Wednesday ballot counts tilted the measure to 50.62% approval.  The levy is leading by 69 votes — a larger … more
Lewis County residents can now help organize community COVID-19 vaccine clinics staffed by the National Guard — as long as they can find 19 friends or family members also looking for a … more
A team of firefighters with Lewis County Fire District 6 burst out the front door of an unoccupied residence on Jackson Highway, dragging the limp body of their incident commander out of the smoke. … more
The Seattle-based nonprofit Bezos Academy is looking to get involved in early-learning education in Lewis County. The Centralia City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a memorandum of … more
Seattle rapper Lil Mosey, born Lathan Moses Echols, has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree rape charge stemming from a January 2020 incident in Randle.  Echols appeared in Lewis County … more
Centralia senior citizen Sue Wallace spends a lot of her days painting and coloring in her one-bedroom unit with her canine companion, Scooter. Before moving into Centralia’s Reliable Place … more
The Gifford Pinchot Trash Force goes the extra mile — 22 of them and counting, to be precise. Dedicated to the environmental stewardship of their namesake national forest and surrounding … more
The first quarterly filings for Washington’s Third Congressional District race are in, and incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has a strong fundraising lead among five challengers, three of … more
A 37-year-old Chehalis man has been identified as the victim of an apparent homicide, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.  The body of Jose Alejo Tamayo was found on the … more
OLYMPIA — For much of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic and related job losses made Washington's budget forecast look dismal, with billions in projected shortfalls leading to calls for swift … more
Warmer spring temperatures mean that the gates to the upper level of state Route 504, also known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, are now open. The Washington State Department of Transportation … more
High schools in Lewis County are eyeing the great outdoors — specifically football stadiums and fields — for more traditional graduation ceremonies this year following relaxed COVID-19 … more
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