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According to the Lewis County Auditor’s Office, 142 ballots will be mailed March 26 to all military and overseas voters for the April 27 special election, 30 days prior to the election as … more
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Thursday, March 25. The event will begin at 5:25 p.m. “All residents of Southwest … more
State lawmakers last week continued to focus on committee action, as a key cutoff deadline for this session approaches. March 26 is the last day for policy committees to pass bills sent to them by … more
Chehalis City Manager Jill Anderson received a generally positive 2020 evaluation from the city council. Centralia City Manager Rob Hill’s performance was not evaluated by the council in 2020 … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle Prowls • A stereo and GPS were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue just after 7:40 a.m. on March 19. • … more
With the arrival of spring, drivers in Washington have just a few more weeks to remove studded tires from their vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds … more
On Thursday, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, along with a bipartisan group of representatives, reintroduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act that expands … more
In fall and winter 2020, three of the state Department of Ecology Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) field crews assisted the Thurston Conservation District on a large-scale restoration project … more
Mossyrock’s iconic tulip fields are unlikely to return, as DeGoede Bulb Farm has discontinued the crop.  Last spring, the farm’s fields normally brimming with colorful tulips were … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported two new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the county’s total up to 3,335 cases since last year. The death toll stands at 50.  Of … more
CAPITOL STATE FOREST, Thurston County — Older than Washington state, the biggest Douglas firs on this patch of state forestland have stood through more than a century of logging. Part of a … more
A recent, sudden increase in severe overdoses in Aberdeen and Hoquiam tied to what was described as a small blue pill has law enforcement officials concerned that the powerful opioid fentanyl has … more
The U.S. Forest Service has finalized the details of a repair project intended to reduce the risk of a disastrous release of mud and sediment from Spirit Lake, which after the 1980 Mount St. Helens … more
Thurston County is setting up a new program that would offer non-violent, low-level offenders support services rather than arrest or jail time. This version of the Law Enforcement Assisted … more
A year after the Centralia School District closed all buildings to in-person learning in March 2020, middle and high school students reentered the classrooms this week. “This is a big step … more
After weeks of lagging behind the state in the race to vaccinate residents against COVID-19, Lewis County is now faring better as the percentage of locals who have received at least their first dose … more
Lewis County officials are again sounding the alarm over security concerns in court, this time pointing to what Court Administrator Susie Palmateer   called “horribly inadequate” … more
State Republican leaders Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, on Thursday urged Gov. Jay Inslee to endorse 3-foot spacing in the state’s classrooms as a replacement to … more
On Tuesday, March 16, U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, David Trone, D-Maryland, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania and Ann McLane Kuster, D-New Hampshire, announced the creation of … more
Saturday marks the first day of spring, a season of growth and   rejuvenation that stretches until Sunday, June 20. Chronicle reporter Celene Fitzgerald took some time Thursday to walk the … more
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