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The Oakville School District was closed on Thursday after staff received what turned out to be a false bomb threat via email overnight.   Upon investigation, law enforcement determined the … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, was selected to serve on the House Capital Budget, Environment and Energy, and State Government and Tribal Relations committees for his second term in the state … more
Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation on Thursday addressing a series of severe autumn storms that occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 8.   The storms had an impact throughout the … more
Two Republican state Senators pre-filed three bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session to reverse what they consider “criminal-friendly” laws recently passed by Democrats in the … more
Lewis County Public Utility District (PUD) Employee and Union Fund members raised $4,500 for the Lewis County Food Bank Coalition (LCFBC).  The funds were donated to the coalition on … more
The first low-confidence forecast by the National Weather Service earlier this week anticipated the weekend and following days to bring the state’s coldest weather this year. While snow is … more
The Port of Olympia’s real estate and business development director has been put on paid administrative leave, The Olympian has learned.   Allyn Roe, who joined the port in August … more
ATVs, four-wheel-drive and chain saws aren’t typically associated with emergency medical response, but when someone is injured in a place that’s difficult to reach or is blocked off by … more
One person was transported to a hospital with injuries after a logging truck struck a passenger car that was turning left on U.S. Highway 12 south of Elma Thursday morning.   Both vehicles … more
Santa visited with pets and people in Glenoma on Saturday. The event, called “Christmas in Glenoma,” was held at the Glenoma Fire Hall and sponsored by the Glenoma Firefighters … more
The Chehalis City Council on Monday approved an addendum to the City of Centralia’s purchase and sale agreement with TransAlta for water rights, adding the City of Chehalis as an … more
The Chehalis City Council on Monday decided not to fund improvements to Westside Park, with members instead noting such funding should be provided by the Chehalis Foundation.  Chehalis … more
The First Farmers-Merchants Bank and Trust Company in Centralia apparently persuaded nearly all of its depositors to sign an agreement it believed would protect the bank’s solvency, The … more
Handshakes were offered, new products presented, scouting salespeople grabbed the attention of investors and dollars changed hands — in a room full of 16-year-olds. Lewis County’s … more
Melanie Oakes said she loves her nursing job. It's mostly the variety and unpredictability she faces as an emergency nurse at Providence St. Peter Hospital, she told the Olympia city council this … more
The city of Auburn has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a convicted and incarcerated drug dealer who was run down and seriously injured by a police officer now facing murder … more
Four accused Tri-Cities drug traffickers were arrested this week in one of largest drug busts in Eastern Washington history. FBI agents and local police officers seized more than 100,000 … more
A couple is accused of traveling with the body of the woman's 8-year-old adopted daughter, who had reportedly been dead for at least a month and a half, from Airway Heights to South … more
Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen came before the City Council last summer to gain approval for a gun buyback program. The council earmarked $15,000 for the program, but the buyback part of the deal … more
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