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The Riverside Fire Authority (RFA) experienced a 17% increase in calls for service in 2022, with a total of 4,742 calls, surpassing the previous record of 4,404 calls in 2021, according to a news … more
When a woman in line at a thrift store in Packwood on Saturday realized her phone was missing from her pocket, a family member called the number so they could try and find it.  They heard the … more
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has referred Aron Christensen’s case back to the prosecutor’s office, The Chronicle confirmed Tuesday.  The Lewis County Prosecutor’s … more
After 14 years working for the county, four-and-a-half of those in the big job, Lewis County Manager Erik Martin announced Tuesday morning he will be resigning from his position for a new opportunity … more
On the 129th episode of The Chronicle News Dump, Associate Editor Aaron VanTuyl, Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz and Assistant Editor Isabel Vander Stoep are joined by Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier to … more
A house fire near Capitol Forest that killed five members of the Cox family earlier this month spurred hundreds to attend a vigil at Tumwater High School Sunday evening. One organizer said they … more
State officials and a residential care services company have allegedly received death threats in response to a planned sex offender housing facility near Tenino, Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders … more
After Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was beaten by several police officers in Memphis on Jan. 7 and died in a hospital three days later, body cam footage released in the days following … more
Inside what Gov. Jay Inslee described as Washington’s first facility on a “new horizon of behavioral health treatment,” daylight warms the room despite it being a foggy, rainy … more
There were only two seats left vacant in the Tenino High School auditorium during Sunday’s community town hall: one for a representative of the state Department of Corrections (DOC) and one for … more
Chronicle staffer Sarah Burdick captured these photos of semi-rare "hair ice," also known as ice wool or frost beard, during a walk near Napavine on Sunday morning.  "Fungus shapes a … more
The Chehalis Basin Local Action Non-Dam (LAND) Alternatives Steering Group held a workshop earlier this month at the Great Wolf Lodge to give basin residents a first look at four proposals that now … more
Messina Occhino paged in the Washington state House of Representatives Jan. 16-20. The Chehalis Middle School student was sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt, of the 20th District. Messina was able to … more
A Silver Creek man accused of pointing a gun at a woman in August and assaulting the same woman in December has pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in Lewis County Superior … more
The state House Finance Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, Feb. 2, at 1:30 p.m. on a bill sponsored by state Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, seeking to create job opportunities … more
The Washington State Auditor’s Office has completed its inspection of the Lewis County commissioners in their role as the board of supervisors for the Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT  Fraud  • Fraudulent transactions out of a state retirement account were reported in the 700 block of North Tower Avenue at approximately 8:45 a.m. on … more
The Southwest Washington Mycological Society will hold a meeting on Feb. 7 at the WSU Extension Office in Chehalis at 6 p.m.  The office is located at 17 SW Cascade Ave. in Chehalis. There … more
The Greater Toledo Community Library’s Valentine’s Day Book and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day cards will also be available for … more
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