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Investigators located a missing 16-year-old Olympia High School football player late Thursday evening after an extensive two-day search. Gabriel Davies of Olympia was found at 10 p.m. on the 13600 … more
The stigma surrounding drug overdoses makes it difficult for survivors, the loved ones of those who died from an overdose and the community at large to discuss and address the myriad of emotions … more
A Centralia man has been charged with second-degree arson for allegedly starting fires — including a brush fire that burned 12.5 acres in northern Centralia — on Saturday.   A … more
Norma Szabo grew up playing at Westside Park. Today, she is its neighbor. Szabo has watched generations of families enjoy the small green space in Chehalis’ Westside neighborhood. In recent … more
A fire that burned 13 acres and led to nearby roads and Interstate 5 being closed for nearly five hours Thursday is considered “potentially suspicious,” a West Thurston Fire official told … more
A brush fire in Grand Mound quickly developed into a wall of smoke pouring over Interstate 5 due to dry, windy conditions on Thursday evening. At around 6:22 p.m., West Thurston Fire Authority … more
On June 24, 1947, Idaho-based pilot Kenneth Arnold took off from the Chehalis airport on what was supposed to be a simple business trip to Yakima.  That routine flight made history when … more
Drug abuse and its consequences have been an issue in this country for decades. But newer, much more potent forms of the drugs many people saw in years past are posing even deadlier dangers to users. … more
While the causes and long-term solutions of increased litter in Lewis County are debatable for various groups involved, they agree on one thing: volunteers can play a role in taking out the … more
The rodeo has long been a staple event of Lewis County’s Southwest Washington Fair, but this year’s bucking broncs and bulls, cowboys and cowgirls participated in the first National … more
Joseph and Mary (Roundtree) Borst, the builders of the Borst Home, a historic centerpiece of Fort Borst Park in Centralia, have long been celebrated by local historians for their influence on the … more
One lane of southbound Interstate 5 has reopened after emergency crews shut down all southbound lanes of the interstate at milepost 97 near Maytown earlier this morning when the driver of a … more
Area youths had the opportunity to sell animals they've spent long amounts of time taking care of Friday night at the Southwest Washington Fair during the Junior Livestock Sale.  The fair … more
By Carrina Stanton For The Chronicle Just a few miles off U.S. Highway 12 on Silver Creek Road, big things are happening at one very small orchard. Family legacies are being carried on. … more
While babies competed for fame and fortune at the KMNT/KELA Diaper Derby at noon on Thursday at the Southwest Washington Fair, conversations of a more serious nature were taking place under the … more
Parker Vermilyea might not be walking yet, but that doesn’t mean the 14-month-old can’t hit the gas when he wants to. And in a larger-than-normal field at the KELA/KMNT Diaper Derby on … more
The Southwest Washington Fair started its six-day run on Tuesday. Here is a collection of photographs by Chronicle photographer Jared Wenzelburger. Find out more about the fair online at … more
Emma Britton told The Chronicle on Tuesday morning she would be thrilled if one of her friends — the other four top candidates — won. Perhaps that attitude is what earned her the … more
The Southwest Washington Fair is back Tuesday through Sunday with the theme “Neon Lights and Country Nights,” which sounds like it should be the name of Lewis County’s hottest new … more
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