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Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths on Monday, bringing the county’s cumulative case count to 2,450 and death toll to 30 since … more
Local city, county and public health officials are frustrated that the state’s new “Healthy Washington” phased reopening plan lumps Lewis County into a broader region with Thurston, Pacific and … more
TUMWATER – An individual incarcerated at Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen passed away at a community healthcare facility due to COVID-19 on Saturday, Jan. 9. The individual has not … more
Lews County Public Health and Social Services announced 97 new cases of COVID-19 over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Of those cases, 30 were residents in Commissioner District 1, 43 in … more
Johnny Madison Williams Jr., known to the FBI as "The Shootist," gained infamy as one of the most prolific bank robbers in U.S. history. After his arrest in Bothell in 1994, a federal judge sentenced … more
As the pandemic continues, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new plan last week called "Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery." This new plan takes effect Jan. 11, and unlike the state's previous … more
OLYMPIA — Protests at the state Capitol in Olympia remained peaceful and largely calm as of Sunday evening, amid heightened tensions and bolstered security in the wake of the pro-Trump assault on … more
Thurston County reported a record 133 COVID-19 cases Friday as state COVID data keeps the region — and the entire state — in its new Phase 1.. The previous daily record for COVID cases was 104 … more
More than three weeks after the first vials of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Washington, the state has struggled to quickly vaccinate the most vulnerable people: long-term care residents and health … more
A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Seattle landlords to suspend a temporary ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling means the city and state bans can stay in place while … more
A dispute between Washington state Republicans and Gov. Jay Inslee over the state's reopening strategy has threatened to slow unemployment benefits to some jobless workers and raise costs for some … more
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to be rolled out and administered across the globe, on Thursday it was Prestige Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center’s turn.  In total, 83 doses of the Pfizer … more
Editor's Note: After the publication of this story, the Department of Health confirmed that all regions will remain in Phase 1 until at least Jan. 18. Per the state’s new phased “Healthy … more
Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek has issued new guidance for Thurston County schools that could result in elementary and middle school students in the county heading back to … more
New jobless claims in Washington rose sharply last week as seasonal layoffs and ongoing public health restrictions due to COVID-19 continued to hit the state's job market. Washingtonians filed … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services announced 53 additional cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths in the county during its daily report Thursday afternoon. The seven deaths bring Lewis … more
Senate Minority Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, in partnership with moderate Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, pre-filed legislation Thursday that would allow all businesses and activities impacted by … more
Washington will next prioritize vaccinating anyone who is 70 years and older, or anyone 50 and above who lives in a multigenerational household, the Washington state Department of Health announced … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county’s total since March up to 2,286. The county also released its weekly data update, which … more
On Tuesday, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, made a request to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to make congressionally-approved funds immediately available to help Southwest … more
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