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The Biden administration has approved Washington state's Major Disaster Declaration request for nine counties and two tribes in Eastern Washington that were affected by wildfires last year. The … more
The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum’s century-old steam train has been offline for nearly two years as it needs costly and time-consuming repairs.  Over the weekend, the locomotive … more
Lewis County officials have again signaled that they have no intention of transforming Toledo’s South Lewis County Airport into a major commercial airport, despite their letter of interest … more
The Lewis County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will move its weekly business meetings from Monday mornings to Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m., effective March 2. Like all official meetings of … more
Rose Hill House, or Rose, as Judi Costello affectionately calls her, remembers Vader before it was officially a city, when it was still called Little Falls (or maybe even Kraft) and when the downtown … more
Dr. Namdar “Nami” Kazemi has joined the team of fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Washington Orthopaedic Center. Kazemi has extensive experience in treating complex … more
The Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB) will host a virtual public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17. During the session, staff will provide an update on the actions under consideration to … more
All three of Washington’s Republican House members lambasted the recent appointment of Suzi Levine to President Joe Biden’s administration. As the head of Washington’s Employment Security … more
Lewis County is putting out the call for local emergency shelter or food programs to apply for $40,695 recently allocated to the county through the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency … more
Students involved with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Onalaska High School have formed a community service committee to organize a donation drive to support local animal rescue … more
A 72-project plan to mitigate water loss from the state’s second-largest watershed has been finalized by the Chehalis Basin Partnership.  The aim is to offset groundwater lost through private, … more
In what is being labeled a civil rights issue by advocates, lawmakers are considering ending the decades old practice of paying workers with a disability less than the state minimum wage. Under … more
Twin Transit announced in a recent press release that it will begin construction on its Mellen Street e-Transit Station “soon.” The transportation hub will provide zero-emissions transit between … more
A group of veterans planted a Japanese Maple tree about two years ago in Washington Park in Centralia. The group of veterans met beneath the “Peace Tree” every Saturday. Last week, they noticed … more
The Washington Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation into how 200,000 cows at the center of a massive fraud allegation against a Pasco ranching operation may have slipped through … more
The Aberdeen teachers union (AEA) announced Monday it is filing an unfair labor practices suit with the school district because the district has not reached a memorandum of understanding with the … more
A massive data breach involving the state auditor's office has left more than a million Washingtonians' personal information vulnerable to identity theft. It's created potential new headaches for … more
A new idea to flip Washington's regressive tax system goes straight to the top: it seeks to tax the state's billionaires. Sponsored by Rep. Noel Frame, D-Seattle, House Bill 1406 would apply a 1% … more
OLYMPIA — A state COVID-19 relief bill that would allocate $2.2 billion in federal funds passed the House of Representatives on Monday, meaning some financial assistance is one step closer for … more
The dream of a tax exemption for working families remains alive in Olympia. In 2008, Washington state lawmakers passed a tax exemption for low-income working people, which works similarly to the … more
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