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Port of Longview Commissioner Jeff Wilson has announced his intention to run as a Republican to represent Washington’s 19th District in the state Senate. The 19th District is currently represented … more
The 19th Legislative District Democratic Caucus will be conducted using an all-online voting process for electing delegates to the state convention due to COVID-19 social distancing … more
The Thurston County Food Bank has been finding new ways to get food to the increasing number of people who need it during the new coronavirus pandemic. The latest: A special drive-through event at … more
Nearly 177,000 Washington residents joined the swelling ranks of the state's unemployed last week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to undercut the state economy. For the week ending April 4, … more
The National Forest Service this week released a draft decision on activities including the replacement of the Spirit Lake tunnel intake gate system, geotechnical drilling of the debris blockage, and … more
The Washington state Department of Ecology held the first of two public hearings Thursday evening scheduled to take formal comments on an Environmental Impact Statement on a proposed flood retention … more
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is considering purchasing a large plot of undeveloped land on Mineral Lake and developing it into a year-round campsite, according to documents obtained by The … more
A study that will re-map the Cowlitz River Floodplain is set to be conducted and finished by June 2021, according to Lewis County officials. The Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement … more
OLYMPIA — Single-use plastic bags at stores will be banned statewide starting next year and customers without reusable carriers will be charged 8 cents for paper bags under a bill signed … more
OLYMPIA — A controversial bill requiring comprehensive sexual health education be taught at various points in a student's years in public schools was signed into law Friday, but opponents will try … more
Mount Rainier National Park is closing roads to public vehicles in response to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and county public health service guidelines for social distancing. The closure … more
The Centralia-Chehalis Early Learning Conversion Project received a $1 million boost in the state’s supplemental capital budget, approved on March 11. The supplemental budget is reviewed every … more
Less than two weeks after the 2020 census began mailing Americans invitations to respond to questionnaires, 16.2 percent of Lewis County households had responded, according to data provided by the … more
At the end of the state legislative session this month, lawmakers had passed nearly 400 bills — averaging at least five new laws per day — focused on a variety of policies including; … more
The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty for people looking to get out of their home and participate in recreational activities, but golf is among the activities that fit the “social … more
More voters participated in Washington’s March 10 presidential primary than in any presidential primary before, according to vote counts certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman that totaled … more
By Sydney Brownstone The Seattle Times Mar. 22--Police entered the Kent home with their guns drawn. Angela Simmons panicked and held up her hands. Crisis and opportunity had collided to … more
On Thursday, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground and Pramila Jayapal sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, highlighting the urgency for additional personal protection … more
While closures due to the coronavirus continue to sweep across the state, one important task will go on largely unaffected: the 2020 census.On Wednesday, Census Bureau Director Stevan Dillingham … more
Washington spends an average of $153 million per year battling wildfires. That figure represents only 9 percent of the full cost and doesn't include the economic, environmental and public health … more
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