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Murder charges filed Tuesday against two Olympia teenagers accused of killing a 51-year-old man in Orting revealed new details in a case that first drew public attention over one teen’s … more
A weekly publication available from Naches to Centralia is publishing its final issue.  The Packwood-based White Pass Highway Shopper has been publishing since 1976, focusing on outdoors … more
The former treasurer of the Onalaska Loggers Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) accused of embezzling over $18,000 from the association pleaded guilty Friday to theft charges in Lewis County … more
A Kirkland man was injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 south of Toledo on Monday night.  According to Washington State Patrol, Kevin Kansaback, 37, of La Center was driving … more
The Goat Rocks Wilderness Fire roughly 7 miles northeast of Packwood has grown to 80 acres.  While fire activity has been subdued since the fire grew in size Friday, officials with the U.S. … more
In 2026, America will celebrate its 250th birthday. Ahead of that, the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis is trying to drum up excitement around the history of the nation’s fight for … more
Magic, mystery and “managed mischief” will abound in Chehalis the first two days of October when the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum’s 1920s coach cars transform into the … more
I dove into the throng of thrifters and vendors crowding either side of U.S. Highway 12 for the Packwood Flea Market on Sunday with a mission: Find the “weirdest” thing I could buy for … more
Hundreds of Classic and Custom Cars crowded the lots and fields surrounding the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis on Sunday morning for the Rust or Shine Car Show. Most of the classics were … more
The first Tenino Railroad Day is coming up on Sept. 17 and will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will signal the reopening of a caboose at the Tenino Depot Museum. The caboose has been … more
The Thurston County coroner has identified the man who was shot dead during an argument on Aug. 29. Stephan Santella, 39, of Olympia, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to coroner Gary … more
The Packwood Flea Market extends through Monday in the East Lewis County town. Thousands of shoppers hunted for deals amid hundreds of vendors while Chronicle reporter Isabel Vander Stoep and … more
The family of Gabriel Davies, the 16-year-old murder suspect from Olympia, is asking for help to pay for his legal fees and bring him home.  A GoFundMe page went live sometime on the … more
Behavior on the Goat Rocks Fire near Packwood was significantly reduced Saturday after the Forst Service reported “rapid growth” on Friday.  High humidity and cloud cover … more
The still developing story of Olympia teen Gabriel Davies began with fear last week: The 16-year-old athlete was reported missing, last seen in a remote area of Thurston County. After a search and … more
Third Congressional District candidate Marie Gluesenkamp's pitch to grassroots groups is proving to be effective, as her once-modest arsenal of funding recently experienced a large growth spurt. … more
Photos of a rainbow-hued world inside an ice cave on the flank of Mount Rainier have prompted the National Park Service to issue a warning about entering the sometimes treacherous maws. Nature … more
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated after the Washington State Patrol provided additional information to The Chronicle and clarified and corrected its previous account of the … more
The 16-year-old Olympia boy whose disappearance launched a two-day search in South Thurston County this week has been arrested on charges of murder, burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm, … more
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