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Port of Centralia commissioners last week approved the first payment to Midway Underground LLC for work currently being conducted on the Interstate 5 and Mellen Street connector project, also known … more
After two years of service, Centralia Police Department K9 Samson is being retired at 3 and a half years old to be with his handler, Officer Stephen Summers, who was stabbed while on duty in February … more
Thurston County Emergency Management is asking county residents to submit initial damage assessments if their property was damaged by flooding or high winds in December 2022, according to a news … more
Chehalis Outfitters is hosting a free seminar starting at noon on Saturday, Jan. 21, for any interested anglers looking for fishing tips heading into the winter steelhead salmon season.  The … more
The Chehalis School District has formed a committee of parents, community members and educators to advise the school board as the district develops a facilities master plan.  The group, … more
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a weather advisory on Tuesday warning of a coastal storm this week, which will bring heavy rain and winds, increasing the possibility of landslides. Areas … more
After failing to secure funding last month for improvements to Westside Park in Chehalis, Parks and Facility Manager Andrew Hunziker returned to the Chehalis City Council with a new funding proposal … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT  Trespassed From Property • A Chehalis man was cited for first-degree criminal trespassing just after 6:25 p.m. on Jan. 9.  • A man was … more
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in an ongoing series focused on the Chehalis School District and the success of its Student Achievement Initiative, which was launched in 2013. The … more
A lawsuit has been filed in Thurston County Superior Court challenging the Washington state Legislature’s use of “legislative privilege” to withhold public records.  The … more
Jared Potter, a Yelm resident for nearly 20 years, has found success in the film industry.  Whether it’s animation or effects work in television shows, movies or commercials, Potter has … more
Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders committed to allowing more vehicle pursuits, relaxing booking restrictions at the county jail, and more in a public video address he posted Monday on … more
On the 126th episode of News Dump, Aaron VanTuyl and Eric Schwartz discuss a few new legislative actions, a friend of the pod running for a commissioner spot, a new substation and a 100-year-old … more
The last of four co-defendants to be convicted for his involvement in a February 2020 home-invasion robbery in Ethel will have to serve the remainder of his 216-month jail sentence but will not have … more
Sunday, Jan. 22, will mark the 16th anniversary of the day Karen Bodine, a 37-year-old mother of three from Thurston County, was found dead on the shoulder of Littlerock Road Southwest. To mark … more
Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders has responded to criticism about his pursuit of a 34-year-old driver who is accused of eluding police in a stolen vehicle and crashing in west Olympia on Jan. … more
Two Lewis County residents —  both over the age of  65 and with underlying health conditions — are the first deaths linked to influenza this season in the county, according to a … more
When the sole renter on the second-story of a building in the 100 block of South Tower Avenue heard someone outside her apartment “jiggling doors” at about 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, she … more
A 19-year-old Centralia man accused of raping a girl he was hiking with in the Seminary Hill Natural Area in July 2021 has been arrested and charged in Lewis County Superior Court.  At the … more
Thurston County has around 300,000 people. Its neighbor to the south, Lewis County, has around 80,000.  Currently, both have three-person boards of county commissioners, where each elected … more
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