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After a rocky start, the 118th Congress has begun and Southwest Washington’s new representative, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, has been sworn in. An owner of an auto repair shop in … more
State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, introduced a bill on Thursday that would limit the governor’s authority to close religious institutions during states of emergency. The bill, House Bill … more
State Rep. Jim Walsh, R–Aberdeen, introduced a bill on Thursday proposing a constitutional amendment creating a cap on property taxes similar to California’s “Prop 13” … more
The Lewis County Auditor’s Office will mail 229 ballots to military and overseas voters on Jan. 13, 30 days prior to the Feb. 14 special election.  “The advanced mailing provides … more
State Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, released a statement on Friday arguing two state environmental laws that took effect on Jan. 1 were already causing a rise in fuel prices.  According … more
In a statement released on Friday, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced he has partnered state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, and state Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, to … more
Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced a budget putting $4 billion toward increasing the stock of housing in Washington, a move that will need to be approved by the Legislature and voters before being … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT  Child Molestation • Officers are investigating a sexual assault allegation reported in the 700 block of West Main Street at approximately 12:30 p.m. on … more
Chehalis-based Pacific Mobile Structures has acquired Sustainable Modular Management, a fellow family-owned modular building company based in Frisco, Texas.  The announcement came Dec. 30 … more
The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce is holding a grand opening ribbon cutting for Mint City Coffee Roasters, a new coffee house and roaster in downtown Chehalis.  The ribbon-cutting … more
An unlicensed “investment adviser” from Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 75 months in prison for mail fraud in connection with his scheme to … more
Norine Jones celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday at the Baw Faw Grange with more than 100 family members and friends in attendance. Jones was the subject of an article in The Chronicle in 2018. … more
OLYMPIA — The economy. Public safety. Homelessness and the housing shortage. Taxes. These vexing issues are front and center as the Washington Legislature convenes this week for its first … more
Weekend visitors to downtown Centralia were treated to an art gala Friday night at the Rectangle Gallery & Creative Space.  Gallery owner Jan Nontell explained the gala featured emerging … more
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of reuniting 315 pieces of mail stolen from 125 separate addresses in southern Chehalis and Onalaska following an arrest early Friday … more
OLYMPIA — More time behind bars or less? As the Washington Legislature begins its work for 2023, lawmakers will have to weigh that and other tough decisions on drugs as they craft new … more
Deaths involving fentanyl more than doubled between 2022 and 2021 in Thurston County, according to Coroner Gary Warnock. The Coroner's Office counted 107 deaths involving fentanyl in 2022, … more
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — The road to Paradise is closed on weekdays. Mount Rainier National Park's most popular winter destination has beckoned skiers, snowshoers, sledders and snow … more
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