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A celebration of life for three retired Centralia and Chehalis police officers is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29.   The event is meant to allow those who worked with the officers … more
More than 140 local fish and flood projects have been completed across the Chehalis River Basin, coordinated and funded through the Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB).   The OCB board is … more
On Thursday night in Seattle, the Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted an event to distribute awards and celebrate winners of the Northwest Excellence in Journalism … more
Roughly 500 county employees celebrated their hard work Thursday during the annual Lewis County employee picnic. The barbecue, paid for through donations, included hamburgers, hot dogs and corn. … more
Visits to most day-use land managed by the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Forest Service will be free on Sept. 23 to celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. The day use fees … more
One gas station in Kent, Washington got more than its fair share of business Wednesday morning in hosting an event that gave motorists a gas tax holiday of sorts. Approximately 200 drivers got … more
A 20-year-old man accused of starting a fire that damaged three Thurston County mobile homes this month is being held in the county jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. Deputies arrested Melvin … more
The Centralia School District has hired Katie Taylor as its new youth sports program director.   In her new role, Taylor will oversee athletic programming at all five elementary schools … more
Getting to school can be challenging for a lot of kids, but it’s safe to say no Orin Smith Elementary School students had as eventful a journey to get to the Chehalis school Friday morning than … more
Shortly after the Southwest Washington Fair wrapped up in mid-August, the Southwest Washington Fair Association announced awards and fundraising results from its fair booth. The fair association … more
Crews are hoping to wrap up a sweep early next week on the nine-year-old homeless encampment in Centralia named for Blakeslee Junction, a three-way railroad crossing near Interstate 5.   … more
The friend of the man on trial in the fatal shooting of an undercover Clark County sheriff’s sergeant offered an unexpected counter to his claim of self-defense during the closely-watched trial … more
A registered sex offender is facing new charges for allegedly harboring a runaway 14-year-old Centralia girl and raping her multiple times between July and September 2023.  The victim … more
Citing the success of the City of Centralia’s use of Flock License Plate Recognition System cameras to aid its police department with tracking suspect vehicles, the Napavine City Council has … more
A 20-year-old man accused of starting a fire that damaged three Thurston County mobile homes is being held in the county jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. Deputies arrested Melvin Geovany … more
A pedestrian who was reportedly lying on the roadway on northbound Interstate 5 in Chehalis was struck and killed by a semi-truck shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday.  Law enforcement had not … more
If you ask Dr. Tara Chestnut, a wildlife ecologist, the circus is always in town.   The performers start just before sunset, arriving in theatrical twirls as they fly through the air. Best … more
The leaves are changing, and the “Boo!” is back. With October just around the corner, the South Thurston County town of Bucoda is again getting into the Halloween spirit by … more
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