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The Morton School District will put a $24.5 million bond proposal on the February 2022 ballot to replace the district’s failing elementary school and condemned bus barn with new structures at … more
A Friday recount of all 142 write-in, undervotes and overvotes found no changes in the race for Chehalis City Council at-large Position No. 1, meaning Kate McDougall has officially won the seat over … more
On Jan. 1, 2022, at least 42 Washington State Parks will offer scheduled staff-led hikes, self-guided hikes, dog strolls, cross country ski trips or other free opportunities. No Discovery Pass … more
The Dollar General at 405 E. Summa St. in Centralia is now open. The store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people, according to a news release from the company. To commemorate … more
Timberland Regional Library is asking Rochester area residents to take part in shaping future services by giving feedback in person and online. With the Rochester Timberland Kiosk agreement set … more
A woman was transported to the hospital for medical treatment after jumping into the Skookumchuck River to try and rescue a pet dog that was swept away while the woman and her group were taking … more
Debra J. Bridges, 61, of Pe Ell, has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that burned down her residence and has been sentenced to five months in prison, with credit for the 64 days she has served in … more
The show must go on. Despite COVID-19 throwing a wrench in the theater season — as it has for every other school program this year — W.F. West’s musical performance of … more
Lewis County staff over the weekend published four map proposals that redraw the Board of County Commissioner district lines in accordance with new decennial U.S. Census Bureau data and redistricting … more
Members of the Washington state Legislature began prefiling bills this week, and lawmakers from the 19th and 20th legislative districts so far haven’t shied away from showing their priorities. … more
New cases of COVID-19 rose by about 67% according to Lewis County Public Health & Social Services’ weekly report released Wednesday as 182 new cases of the disease were reported. Viral … more
Most Thurston County elected officials may get at least a 4.2% raise for their six figure salaries in 2022 if proposed increases are approved. The county's Citizen's Commission on Salaries for … more
On the 75th episode of News Dump, Aaron VanTuyl, Franklin Taylor and Eric Schwartz discuss Christmas caroling, Santa Claus, Christmas lights and parades, as well as Old Man TransAlta’s big … more
A jury has convicted Brian A. Westbrook, 40, of Centralia, on charges related to the repeated sexual abuse of a 13-year-old between December 2020 and June 2021.  Westbrook's four-day jury … more
Two Lewis County corrections deputies and a court security officer were recognized this week for their “quick and efficient” response to a man who attempted to take an officer’s gun … more
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing and endangered child from Oakville, according to a news release.  Oakley … more
Thurston County confirmed Monday four residents died and 507 contracted COVID-19 in the past week as the state detected the first Omicron cases. Two women died due to COVID-19: one in her 50s … more
District 19 Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, has introduced a bill in the state Legislature intended to target the growing wave of catalytic converter thefts in Washington state.  If passed, … more
Lewis County Community Development plans to engage community members on ways to manage and guide future growth in Packwood as part of a new subarea planning process announced Friday. … more
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