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Toledo middle schoolers have been named semifinalists in the nationwide Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest for their work with hydroponics. As a semifinalist, the school will receive $15,000 to … more
The Centralia School Board passed a resolution on Wednesday evening to place a levy on the ballot in the April election. This is the Centralia School District’s third attempt at passing the … more
House Republicans released their proposed state budget Feb. 16, saying it shows how a Republican-controlled Legislature could craft a spending plan without raising taxes.“If House Republicans were … more
The death of an inmate found hanging inside his cell at the Grays Harbor County Jail early Wednesday morning is under investigation.At 4:42 a.m. Wednesday, the inmate — Tacoma resident Andrew … more
Lewis County Fire District 6 has announced that it will no longer respond to medical emergencies that occur within Chehalis city limits, with the exception of specified Advanced Life Support (ALS) … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, joined Washington Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell this week in urging the full federal funding of the Mount St. Helens Sediment … more
Two local students from Toledo and W.F. West high schools have been named Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) President’s Scholars and were awarded a $30,000 per year President’s … more
More than $84 million in grants will flow into Washington state from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), $161,727 of which will go directly to Lewis County. The funding is … more
The next board meeting of the Lewis Public Transportation Benefit area, also known as Twin Transit, will be held virtually at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. To access the meeting, call 1-509-824-1900 and … more
A bill to allow 19-year-olds to come through juvenile courts and detention facilities aligns with scientific research about young adults’ still-developing brains, supporters say. Impressionable … more
Overdose deaths spiked in Washington in 2020, increasing by 38% in the first half of the year compared to the first half of 2019, according to the state Department of Health (DOH). Most of that … more
The city of Chehalis estimates that the hit-and-run incident at Penny Playground in late January caused roughly $130,000 to $150,000 in damage to the newly-refurbished playground.  The city is … more
Centralia Police Department’s K9 Pax has been awarded a “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” grant from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. to cover annual insurance policy premiums.  The “Healthcare for … more
Just seven votes pushed Toledo School District’s levy over the edge in the county’s special election. Results were certified Friday by the county auditor’s office.“Thank you voters for your … more
The United States Geological Survey recently reported that a “small swarm” of earthquakes occurred Wednesday at Mount Rainier. The activity represents a typical increase of seismic activity … more
MILFORD — The city’s leadership hopes to update the zoning and subdivision codes this year, so the Planning Commission and other figureheads began Tuesday brainstorming what that may look like. City Solicitor David Rutt hopes to change the way residents are notified about potential construction in their neighborhoods. more
An extension of an eviction moratorium for another two years and free attorneys for tenants who face eviction are proposed in a new bill that landlords say would decimate their industry. “It’s … more
With fresh paint, new flooring and 130 new chairs installed, the Evergreen Playhouse plans to open at 25% capacity to present two of what it’s calling “One From the Shelf” performances in the … more
Monday, the 36th day of the state legislative session, was the first major cutoff for bills making their way to the governor’s desk. With the exception of major finance bills, proposed legislation … more
With many people unable to find permanent housing, an increasing number of citizens are forced to live in vehicles, which results in waste being discharged into bodies of water and storm … more
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