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About 85% of Thurston County employees had complied with mandates requiring vaccination or testing for COVID-19 as of Wednesday, Nov 10. Out of 1,258 active employees, 992 have verified their … more
When Shawna Newcomb attended high school in Weymouth, Massachusetts, a decade ago, her team faced a rival nicknamed the “Wamps” after a local tribe — her tribe. Newcomb is a member of the … more
Fifty years ago, on the night before Thanksgiving, a skyjacker claiming to carry a bomb in a briefcase seized a Boeing 727 en route from Portland to Seattle. When the plane landed at … more
More rain is on the way. Plenty of it. On Saturday, however, we may see a fleeting break from the wet weather. Western Washington saw heavy rain Friday due to an atmospheric river, also known as a … more
An inmate has escaped the Cedar Creek Corrections Center near Rochester.  Garrett Stephen Young, 32, was found to be missing at 2 a.m. Saturday during routine checks, according to the … more
Even though the rain has stopped for now, the Cowlitz River is expected to rise another foot on Friday before water levels start receding. The flood levels are expected to crest Friday evening, … more
The Thurston County Narcotics Task Force made three arrests and seized an estimated $1.2 million in illegal drugs during a bust at the Scatter Creek Rest Stop Monday, according to a news release. … more
Many newlyweds give their spouse a “first Christmas together” ornament. Instead, Ashlee Shirer (formerly Ashlee Christman) gave her new husband a gold ornament reading “Best of the Best” … more
The six people who will join Chehalis Basin Board members Glen Connelly, Tyson Johnston and Steve Malloch in exploring non-dam alternatives to mitigating catastrophic floods were named last week at a … more
Existing partnerships between school districts and their local postsecondary institutions lead to remarkable work in Washington state, supporting students, increasing postsecondary enrollment and … more
Beverly Clark, a mother of two elected to the Centralia School Board in 2019, has resigned from her Director Position 2 position to focus on her health. She announced her resignation, effective … more
A Lewis County woman has formally sued a Centralia Police Department sergeant and his supervisors, along with a Lewis County Sheriff’s Office detective and his supervisors, for damages after she … more
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Crashes • A non-injury, two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Northwest Louisiana Avenue and Northwest Chamber of Commerce Way at … more
In an effort to attract qualified police officers, the Chehalis Police Department will begin offering extra money to applicants who already have their policing credentials. The idea behind the … more
The former treasurer of the Onalaska Loggers Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has pleaded not guilty to accusations that she embezzled over $18,000 from the association between February 2020 … more
The Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis is always a happening place for community events, from car shows to drive-in movie theaters. But the work the museum does behind the scenes is the truly … more
Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza and Commissioner Sean Swope were among those who helped lift two people out of a rolled over yellow Porsche Friday during a torrential downpour on U.S. Highway 12. … more
The sound of gunfire periodically echoed across the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Veterans Day, followed sometimes by a duck falling from the sky after a successful hit. At one blind, a … more
East Lewis County is seeing the worst of the latest atmospheric river, which has sent roughly 3 to 4 inches of rain to the area within a 24-hour period and flooded the Cowlitz River at both Packwood … more
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