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The Mossyrock School District has hired Larry Markuson to serve its new superintendent starting July 1, 2021. Interim Superintendent Glenn Malone took over this past summer and indicated in November … more
A low carbon fuel bill passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 27 in a 52-46 vote with every Republican voting no. Its next stop is the Senate. The bill directs the Department of Ecology to … more
A ban on the use of chokeholds, military equipment and most types of car chases by law enforcement passed the House of Representatives after lawmakers voted along party lines in a 54-43 vote Feb. … more
Thurston County is starting to test a new program that aims to repair relations between non-violent drug offenders and the people they have affected. The Restorative Justice Facilitated Dialogue … more
Anglers will have an opportunity to dip for smelt during a limited-opening recreational fishery on Tuesday, March 2, with officials encouraging continued responsible recreation, proper use of facial … more
Two of three men charged in connection with an August armed burglary in Grand Mound have been sentenced by a Thurston County Superior Court judge. The burglary occurred Aug. 19 at a home in the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, has proclaimed Feb. 22-28 as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Washington, according to a news release. "Invasive … more
Almost a year after Washington was hit by the first big pandemic-related layoffs, the state unemployment system is still straining under the crisis, lawmakers and worker advocates say. Although … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was already facing a backlash from fellow Republicans after breaking with most of her party and voting to impeach former President Donald Trump. Then she ignited … more
The Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) is seeking college students for summer jobs to work with teams on the Cowlitz Falls Hydroelectric Project and PUD operations. The seasonal positions … more
On March 1, commingled, or mixed, recycling and plastic recycling will end at Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton in an effort to reduce confusion about what to recycle and reduce … more
Centralia College’s drama program is hosting free, public play readings via Zoom to prepare for the next production season. The first of the play reading series is Anthony Clarvoe’s play “The … more
Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle, often sees her grandmother’s features when she looks in the mirror. She thinks of how her grandmother, a woman of color, experienced systemic racism and … more
Rules drafted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to address the more than 19,000 barriers to fish passage across the state were discussed in a public meeting Thursday. The hope … more
Pacific Northwest tribal members took the stage this week to outline legislative priorities in front of the U.S. Senate, urging lawmakers to focus on climate change, among other major issues, this … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will have a host of challengers from her own party as three Clark County residents have already thrown their hat in the ring more than a year-and-a-half before the … more
OLYMPIA — After an emotional debate that highlighted and lamented America's sharp political divisions, the Washington Senate on Thursday voted to ban the open carry of firearms and other weapons, … more
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has been censured by the Clark County Republican Party (CCRP) due to her vote for the impeachment of former president Donald Trump. During a meeting of Republican … more
Outrage over deaths of citizens in police custody sparked efforts by lawmakers to address racial equity, hiring and training, and the use of force within law enforcement. Now, nearing the halfway … more
A man was rescued from the Skookumchuck River Thursday afternoon when his kayak overturned, leaving him stranded in the cold water. The man struggled to reach a small island in the middle of the … more
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