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A Battle Ground High School teacher was arrested on Saturday, April 20, in Albany, Oregon, after being caught up in a citizen-led sting on social media.  Kevin Weeks, 57, remains in Linn … more
Providence Health & Services must pay more than 33,000 hourly employees a total of more than $200 million after a King County judge found evidence the hospital system had willfully been … more
After pulling off the biggest upset of the 2022 election cycle, data from the first quarter of 2024 shows that Third District Congressional Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, currently leads … more
The Thurston County Public Works Department this week announced the temporary closure of book donation bins at the Waste and Recovery Center in Lacey and the drop-box facilities in Rainier and … more
• CARISSA L. BREMGARTNER-GARDIPEE, 36, Adna, died on April 8 at her residence. A graveside service was held on Friday, April 19, at St. Urban Cemetery in Winlock followed by a celebration of … more
Bipartisan legislation to help small businesses access federal contracts received a boost this week, unanimously passing out of the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday. If passed, the … more
Editor’s note: The Chronicle did not receive reports from the Chehalis Police Department on Thursday or Friday. Those reports will be included in the next edition. CENTRALIA POLICE … more
The Washington state Department of Health has suspended the license of a Lewis County certified nursing assistant pending further legal action. David Floyd Potter cannot practice in Washington … more
In recognition of the 115,000 linemen tasked with maintaining the country’s electrical infrastructure, Third Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, introduced a … more
Evaline School is celebrating its 140th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 18. The Winlock-based public elementary school serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade, with … more
Firefighters from the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Lewis County Fire District 5 responded to a 2-acre blaze off Monroe Road west of Napavine at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. … more
Jerome Adrian Markert pleaded guilty Monday in connection with the murder of a transient man whose remains were later blown up in a failed attempt to hide the crime. According to court … more
Five Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) workers were honored Thursday, April 11, by the  Northwest Public Power Association with a Safety Heroism Award for pulling a disabled man … more
The annual fishing derby at Fort Borst Pond in Centralia, sponsored by the Centralia Lions Club, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. Children ages 3 to 15 can sign up for prize … more
Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducted mock fire exercises in the Capitol State Forest on Wednesday afternoon to prepare for wildfire season. “This training … more
A timber industry group and two counties — including Lewis County — challenged a plan to set aside about 10,000 acres of trees to absorb carbon dioxide and help combat climate change … more
There was no decision from the bench Wednesday afternoon in the Gators Custom Guns case regarding the state ban on high-capacity magazines for firearms.  State Supreme Court Commissioner … more
An Onalaska man accused of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old girl he hired to help with yard work in the summer of 2022 was sentenced Wednesday after he entered an Alford plea to  … more
Razor clam diggers can look forward to more digging opportunities on coastal beaches beginning April 23, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed … more
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