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Gov. Jay Inslee has activated the Washington National Guard as demonstrators from across the political spectrum prepare to descend on Olympia ahead of the legislative session. The governor has … more
Fraudsters scammed the city of Tenino out of $270,000 last year, wiring the money to Houston and then overseas. According to Mayor Wayne Fournier, the city agreed to loan $23,000 to what they thought … more
A special board meeting of the Lewis Public Transportation Benefit Area (Twin Transit) will be held virtually at 8 a.m. Jan. 12. To access the meeting, call 1-509-824-1900 and enter conference ID: … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, was sworn in Wednesday to represent Washington’s 20th Legislative District.  The ceremony, held in Lewis County Superior Court, was small, with … more
Letters recently sent out to Centralia addresses ask residents for money to help “local law enforcement” by providing them with riot gear, citing “the radical anti-cop and defund police … more
The TransAlta coal-powered plant outside Centralia shut down one of two coal-burning units on the last day of 2020.  Along with the shutdown of “Unit 1” comes the layoffs of 64 TransAlta … more
Increased security is now expected around the Capitol building in Olympia on Jan. 11 for the start of the 2021 Legislative session. The decision to add security follows the storming of the … more
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, declined to say Thursday whether she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump should House leadership follow through on their intent to draw up … more
Although flood warnings are still in effect in Southwest Washington, river levels are expected to recede in Lewis County, and the county’s Emergency Operation Center has been deactivated, except … more
Arbor Health’s new Community Wellness Program is partnering with the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington to conduct an exercise study in East Lewis … more
As we move into the New Year, the State Fire Marshal’s Office would like residents to consider smoking safety. Nationally from 2012-2016, an average of 18,100 home structure fires were started by … more
Lewis County will mail out ballots to all military and overseas voters this week for the upcoming Feb. 9 special election. All registered voters who live in districts impacted by the election will … more
Ruby Bower took these photographs of an eagle and birds on the morning of Jan. 5 near Pleasant Valley Road outside Adna.   Submit Your Photos Reader’s Lens will be a reoccurring series in … more
The Southwest Washington Food Hub is hosting an informational session for food producers interested in selling through its cooperative Tuesday, Jan. 12, on Zoom.The value-added producer outreach … more
Following the virtual interviews of 11 candidates on Tuesday evening, Mark Westley was appointed by existing councilors to fill the vacancy on Centralia City Council left by Peter Abbarno, who … more
Four local crafters, members of the 4 Rebelz Designz craft group, are planning to have a sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, at Rowdy Rooster Bistro and Thrift Store at 503 NE First St. in … more
Centralia College has selected Dr. Erica Holmes to serve as the vice president of human resources and equity. The position is responsible for “overseeing personnel policies and processes for the … more
Lewis County’s first baby of 2021, a baby girl named Karinna, was delivered at 9:52 a.m. on Jan. 4 at Providence Centralia Hospital. Karinna was born to Centralia parents Rylee Deguise-Lansidell … more
Mark Omascik summed it up best in his 2003 book “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession,” which sparked the 2011 comedy “The Big Year,” starring Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and … more
Twin Cities Lacrosse is hosting two free lacrosse clinics for children in first through eighth grades on Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 at the NW Sports Hub in Centralia.Both clinics run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. … more
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