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Lewis County commissioners on Tuesday approved a finalized telecommunications agreement with ToledoTel that details a 25-year public-private venture to bring broadband internet services to unserved … more
Jolene Unsoeld, a longtime political activist who represented the Olympia area in Congress and the state Legislature, died Sunday. She was 89, but set to turn 90 on Friday. "She died Sunday at … more
At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, a group of Centralia High School students and staff went to the commons instead of their first period classes with the intent to stay there until the school administration … more
A Centralia man who was reportedly hit by a vehicle while trying to enter occupied cars on a Vader street on Thanksgiving is facing assault charges for allegedly biting and attempting to injure … more
With the completion of Yelm Middle School, Yelm Community Schools has partnered with the Nisqually Indian Tribe to infuse tribal art, culture and significance into the very fabric of the building, … more
A Washougal man is facing felony charges for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in a grocery store parking lot in downtown Centralia on Wednesday.  A reporting party described … more
A 76-year-old man was sent to the hospital Monday morning after an SUV reportedly hit his vehicle on State Route 504 between Silver Lake and Toutle.  A Toutle man driving eastbound on the … more
Thurston County confirmed Monday that five more residents died of COVID-19 and 295 more contracted the virus in the past week. Four men died due to COVID-19: one in his 50s, two in their 60s, and … more
Former 3rd District Rep. Jolene Unsoeld died Sunday at her home in Olympia at the age of 89, just a few days before her birthday. A Democrat, Unsoeld represented the 3rd district in Congress from … more
One year into his 26-year jail sentence for the the murder of 16-year-old Ben Eastman, Benito Marquez’s new attorney has filed a motion to overturn his guilty plea and sentence. Marquez and … more
Lewis County commissioners last week approved amended maps of the Cowlitz River floodplain expected to lift the town of Packwood and some nearby areas out of the 100-year floodplain. The proposed … more
The popular “Thurston County: Water, Woods & Prairies” book, which sold out last year, has been reprinted. This version includes a new introduction, dedication and updates and is now … more
Centralia’s extremely popular Lighted Tractor Parade will take place on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., bringing brightly-lit tractors and vehicles through downtown Centralia. Parts of Tower Avenue, Main … more
The United States Air Force song, beginning with “Off we go, into the wild blue yonder,” was written by a Chehalis High School graduate. This is just one of the countless ties between … more
Neal Kirby, who worked previously as the principal at Edison Elementary School and Centralia Middle School, has made it to the top of Mount Rainier five times in his sixties. But that hasn’t … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Crashes • One driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after they were involved in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of West Fifth and … more
Arbor Health has announced more awards granted to staff of the health care company, which is comprised of Morton Hospital and clinics in Morton, Mossyrock and Randle. Two employees have been … more
The latest battle in Joe Kent’s life is a primary election nine months away. It’s unlike any the former Green Beret has faced before. Perched on a picnic table in Kalama, Washington, … more
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