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Jason Sobczynski is quick to forget names. But model numbers? Well, those are easy to remember. “I’m horrible with names. If everyone had a number I would be so golden, but I … more
Southwest Washington’s U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler joined local officials this week in opposing a proposed wildlife refuge in Centralia. Multinational power company TransAlta announced … more
With COVID-19 activity rising across the state, Gov. Jay Inslee and health care leaders are urging those who haven’t received a vaccine for the disease to get their shots as Washington sees a … more
For about a decade, Ron Bolan worked for high-end cabinetry companies in the area. He says he learned to be handy from his stepdad, who would regularly use his skills to transform the cheap rentals … more
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has come out against a plan by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to acquire nearly 10,000 acres currently owned by TransAlta.  The proposal … more
OLYMPIA — Gun-rights demonstrations and other protests at the Capitol have long drawn large crowds of individuals, many of whom sport handguns on their hips or semiautomatic rifles slung over … more
When I first met Helen Holloway almost 20 years ago, she was Lewis County’s most vocal advocate for senior services. By her mid-70s, she had already been volunteering with seniors for three … more
Divers have recovered what is believed to be the body of Zach Hines-Rager, the Centralia teen who drowned in the Chehalis River on March 24.  The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Dive … more
The city of Centralia’s Fourth of July festival, Summerfest, has been canceled for the second year in a row — but the city is hoping to host a “low-calorie version” of the … more
Leco Supply, an independent Chehalis-based janitorial supply company that has been doing business in Southwest Washington for 34 years, was recognized as the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce … more
Pe Ell seniors Kollin Jurek and Joey McCalden have seen some tough times, but through it all, their friendship kept them going. They met on the Pe Ell School playground in preschool. This was … more
As far as first years in business go, Timber Patch Brewing & Taproom had an uphill battle to reach its first anniversary celebration in March. Opening just two weeks before non-essential … more
Gov. Jay Inslee has made a new call to action in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, asking for Washington residents to “take it outside” as much as possible as more … more
Data analyst Keegan Skeate agonized for more than a year about telling the state about some suspicious test results at a marijuana testing lab. In a converted 107-year-old former bank building in … more
At least 60 different boats and flotation devices ranging from canoes and kayaks to rafts and inner tubes traveled roughly 8 miles down the Chehalis River on Saturday during a beloved annual river … more
New routes announced this week by Twin Transit will allow local residents to connect with Intercity Transit in Tumwater, meaning travelers will be able to reach Olympia, Lacey, Aberdeen and beyond, … more
W.F. West High School in Chehalis has received a School of Excellence award from the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), a national effort to increase the number of first-generation college … more
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