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Lewis County’s unemployment rate rose in June, increasing 0.3% to 5.6%, according to new data released by the Washington State Employment Security Department. The increase comes after the … more
One week after news of the Southwest Washington Fair staff decision to not host poultry in order to prevent spread of bird flu, Lewis County Parks and Recreation Director Connie Riker made a similar … more
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle Prowl • A vehicle prowl reported in the 600 block of Southwest William Avenue just after 12:25 p.m. on Aug. 1 is under investigation. • At … more
Three new deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Lewis County in the most recent reporting week, from July 22-28, and 15 people were hospitalized due to the virus, an increase from the previous … more
The results of Tuesday’s primary for Thurston County’s countywide offices were largely for show, since none of the races involved more than two opponents who will both move on to the … more
The father of a still-missing 5-year-old girl was released early from jail in a case involving his other children in Washington, authorities said.  Andrew Carlson, 37, had pleaded guilty to … more
The Thurston County Fair, which operates near Long Lake for five days in August, attracted about 15,000 people after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, according to information shared with The … more
One day a few months ago, a customer with the Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) checked her mail and found a bill for $4,500. Apparently, the meter monitoring her electricity, which is … more
The two fire districts that placed measures on the ballot for Lewis County’s primary election saw mixed results as of the preliminary counts on election night, with Lewis County Fire District … more
In honor of the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act, all National Parks that charge a fee will offer free admission Thursday. That includes Washington state's three big ones: North … more
Early results from Tuesday night had incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Marie Glusenkemp Perez, D-Washougal, leading in the primary race to represent Washington’s 3rd … more
Look for primary election coverage on the homepage at chronline.com. These photographs were taken around Lewis County on Tuesday night by Chronicle photographer Jared Wenzelburger. See more coverage … more
Here are the preliminary results as of Wednesday for the precinct committee officer (PCO) races held within Lewis county. more
Incumbent Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza led the race against challenger Tracy Murphy in the  Aug. 2 primary election, according to preliminary results released Tuesday … more
Democrat Cara Cusack appeared on track to face incumbent state Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, for the 19th Legislative District’s state Representative Position 2 on Tuesday night, beating out … more
Voters in Lewis County’s district 3 of the Public Utility District (PUD) coverage area seem to have cast their primary ballots for a new representative on the utility’s board of … more
As of the most recent tally, results from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District primary race show incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Democratic candidate Marie Gluesenkemp … more
In November, Lewis County voters will likely elect either Harry O. Bhagwandin and Scott Brummer for their next representative from commissioner District 3. As of the most recent tally from the … more
Results of the primary election will be released shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. On the ballot are races to represent the 3rd Congressional District, Lewis County Commissioner District 3. Lewis … more
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