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The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office is continuing an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found in Porter Creek near Elma last week. Gerald Eugene Beglinger, … more
Olympia police on Monday arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of fourth degree assault with sexual motivation after he allegedly touched a 17-year-old girl inappropriately. The potential charge … more
The state has suspended a Yakima massage therapist's license after he was accused of sexual misconduct involving clients. The state Department of Health alleged in a statement of charges that … more
Car insurance premiums are set to increase this year, though Washington drivers will be spared the brunt of it, according to the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. After years of … more
The Riverside Fire Authority (RFA) experienced a 17% increase in calls for service in 2022, with a total of 4,742 calls, surpassing the previous record of 4,404 calls in 2021, according to a news … more
When a woman in line at a thrift store in Packwood on Saturday realized her phone was missing from her pocket, a family member called the number so they could try and find it.  They heard the … more
WATERVILLE — A former Eastmont High School girls soccer coach was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for raping a player in the mid-2000s. Cristian Florencio Barboza, 40, was convicted … more
OLYMPIA — As the Washington Legislature returns to an in-person session for the first time in two years, the usual flock of lobbyists is back, too, pressing lawmakers to pass, kill or amend … more
OLYMPIA — State Rep. Carolyn Eslick (R-Sultan) introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow parents to use their share of state education funds for private or home-based education, according … more
A 40-year-old North Idaho man accused of killing a 70-year-old man in 2021 was sentenced to life in prison Monday in Bonner County District Court. James D. Russell pleaded guilty to second-degree … more
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has referred Aron Christensen’s case back to the prosecutor’s office, The Chronicle confirmed Tuesday.  The Lewis County Prosecutor’s … more
After 14 years working for the county, four-and-a-half of those in the big job, Lewis County Manager Erik Martin announced Tuesday morning he will be resigning from his position for a new opportunity … more
On the 129th episode of The Chronicle News Dump, Associate Editor Aaron VanTuyl, Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz and Assistant Editor Isabel Vander Stoep are joined by Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier to … more
A house fire near Capitol Forest that killed five members of the Cox family earlier this month spurred hundreds to attend a vigil at Tumwater High School Sunday evening. One organizer said they … more
State officials and a residential care services company have allegedly received death threats in response to a planned sex offender housing facility near Tenino, Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders … more
After Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was beaten by several police officers in Memphis on Jan. 7 and died in a hospital three days later, body cam footage released in the days following … more
Inside what Gov. Jay Inslee described as Washington’s first facility on a “new horizon of behavioral health treatment,” daylight warms the room despite it being a foggy, rainy … more
There were only two seats left vacant in the Tenino High School auditorium during Sunday’s community town hall: one for a representative of the state Department of Corrections (DOC) and one for … more
Chronicle staffer Sarah Burdick captured these photos of semi-rare "hair ice," also known as ice wool or frost beard, during a walk near Napavine on Sunday morning.  "Fungus shapes a … more
The Chehalis Basin Local Action Non-Dam (LAND) Alternatives Steering Group held a workshop earlier this month at the Great Wolf Lodge to give basin residents a first look at four proposals that now … more
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