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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reopened all northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at milepost 60 around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday. The lanes were closed earlier in the day after … more
Autumn is around the bend, but local health care providers encourage senior citizens to take whatever safety measures they can to prevent a fall. “As much as possible, you want to avoid … more
Ten passengers and crew survived a plane crash and rapidly spreading fire Tuesday on the main runway at the Tri-Cities Airport. The small privately-owned jet was carrying surgical technicians and … more
The fact that the “flying saucers” famously spotted by pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947 remain unidentified to this day didn’t stop around 900 people — according to an estimate by … more
Editor’s Note: A profile on Democratic congressional candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, can be found here. Working for the CIA, former Green Beret Joe Kent lived about as covert … more
Editor’s Note: A profile on Republican congressional candidate Joe Kent can be found here.  Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez cut her … more
Evacuation notices have been lifted for Packwood and all areas southwest of Butter Creek, including the High Valley, a little more than a week after the Goat Rocks Fire grew rapidly and raised fears … more
Hope Alliance is seeking community donations so it can continue providing gas and grocery gift cards to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in need.  “Historically we've … more
As the Goat Rocks Fire continues to cast smoke over Packwood, residents expressed fear, thankfulness and curiosity during a meeting Wednesday night at the Packwood Community Hall, where agency … more
Fourteen Weyerhaeuser Co. employees picketed in front of the timber company’s research center on Pearl Street in Centralia on Thursday to continue their protest of Weyerhaeuser’s latest … more
The Western Forest Industries Museum (WFIM) has reformed and is planning to reopen the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum after they were shut down in 2020 due to operational difficulties and … more
Children throughout the Twin Cities will be able to ride the bus for free starting Oct. 1 under a new program called “Move Ahead Washington” that was passed by the state Legislature at … more
The Goat Rocks Fire in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest northeast of Packwood was estimated at 3,096 acres Tuesday as nearly 200 people continued battling the lightning-caused blaze.  … more
A wildfire thought to be caused by lightning in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in early August grew tremendously on Friday as a red flag warning — a weather advisory signaling dry, windy conditions … more
U.S. Highway 12 between Packwood and White Pass is opening and evacuations set in place due to the Goat Rocks Fire in East Lewis County are largely being lifted this evening as the red flag warning … more
The Goat Rocks Fire in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Packwood continued to spread in all directions overnight. As of 8 a.m. Sunday, the fire had been mapped at 2,842 acres, nearly twice … more
Lewis County has issued level two and three evacuation notices for Packwood and the areas surrounding the Goat Rocks Wilderness Fire following the fire’s rapid growth Friday … more
Residents of Packwood and the surrounding area filled every vacant seat in the Packwood Community Hall Tuesday evening, pulling out extra chairs and finding places to stand when all the pre-arranged … more
When students at Rochester High School started the school year this week, they had some new selections at their school library. Doug and Elizabeth West, the duo behind the high school’s … more
The Goat Rocks Wilderness Fire roughly 7 miles northeast of Packwood has grown to 80 acres.  While fire activity has been subdued since the fire grew in size Friday, officials with the U.S. … more
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