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In a report released last week, Attorney General Bob Ferguson found most law enforcement agencies hadn’t fully complied with a new Washington state law stemming from Initiative 940 that … more
After developing her interest in animals at Lewis County farms and visiting local veterinary clinics at a young age, veterinarian Sara Doggett has become one of about 70 professionals in the world to … more
A Mineral man has been charged for allegedly molesting and sending sexual text messages to an 11-year-old. Justin W. Trowbridge was arrested on March 1 after the victim’s mother found a … more
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating human remains discovered on timber property near Raubuck Road in the Winlock area Tuesday, according to a press release from the … more
After her controversial “yes” vote on the impeachment of former president Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has been censured by the Clark County Republican … more
Though unemployment and consumer uncertainty remain high, the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council officials told legislators March 3 they felt optimistic a brighter economic future … more
The Centralia man arrested after a police chase on Feb. 1 is scheduled to be released from the Lewis County Jail after pleading guilty to one count of failure to obey a law enforcement officer, a … more
Washington’s only private detention center is proposed for closure. House Bill 1090 prohibits any person, business or government from operating private, for-profit detention facilities. It … more
People would continue to be able to get a mixed drink with their takeout food until 2023 under a bill now moving to the state Senate for consideration. Delivery, curbside and takeout service for … more
Michael Bannan was appointed to the Chehalis City Council Monday night by the remaining six council members to fill the position that was left vacant following former mayor pro-tem Chad Taylor’s … more
Hundreds of drug possession charges in Lewis County are being dismissed after the Washington state Supreme Court issued a ruling that struck down the state’s felony drug possession law last … more
After years of extended moratoriums and de-facto bans on marijuana grows and retail locations in unincorporated Lewis County, officials are looking to shift gears, recognizing the “cash cow” the … more
The Toledo School District has been working on the construction of its new high school since February 2020, and despite some delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the building is scheduled to be … more
The Twin Transit Market Street bus stop, dedicated to a longtime local public transportation advocate in January, officially opened on Monday. The bus stop is located on Market Street in Chehalis in … more
A law to ban open-carry weapons at the state Capitol and any permitted and public demonstrations across the state passed the Senate on party lines last week, inching closer to becoming state … more
The Mossyrock School District has hired Larry Markuson to serve its new superintendent starting July 1, 2021. Interim Superintendent Glenn Malone took over this past summer and indicated in November … more
A low carbon fuel bill passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 27 in a 52-46 vote with every Republican voting no. Its next stop is the Senate. The bill directs the Department of Ecology to … more
A ban on the use of chokeholds, military equipment and most types of car chases by law enforcement passed the House of Representatives after lawmakers voted along party lines in a 54-43 vote Feb. … more
Thurston County is starting to test a new program that aims to repair relations between non-violent drug offenders and the people they have affected. The Restorative Justice Facilitated Dialogue … more
Anglers will have an opportunity to dip for smelt during a limited-opening recreational fishery on Tuesday, March 2, with officials encouraging continued responsible recreation, proper use of facial … more
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