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Visually, the recently-completed improvements to the railroad crossing on state Route 6 near Adna are relatively minor. Those familiar with the area will likely notice the new crossing gates and … more
The latest update on the Goat Rocks Fire from the U.S. Forest Service reports that the blaze is now 150 acres in size and growing toward the East Lewis County town of Packwood.  Sparked by … more
The Goat Rocks Wilderness fire is now 2 and a half miles away from Packwood, Lewis County officials announced just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday.  “The fire is growing faster than we can … more
The Goat Rocks Wilderness fire is now 2 and a half miles away from Packwood, Lewis County officials announced just before 3:30 p.m. on Friday.  “The fire is growing faster than we can … 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
Already burning wildfires could worsen, or new blazes could spark in the next three days in Oregon as high winds and rising temperatures increase fire risk, Oregon officials said Thursday in a press … more
KENNEWICK — A Catholic priest who previously served in East Wenatchee has been accused of raping a woman last month in Kennewick. Rev. Tomás Vázquez Téllez, 49, is … more
Third Congressional District candidate Joe Kent's relentless support of Steve Bannon continues to raise eyebrows, particularly as the latter faces charges for duping MAGA donors years ago. … more
The Peninsula campground on Rimrock Lake will be closed through Sunday for a military training exercise, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service. The campground on the eastern … more
Amid new signs of a cooling job market, the bargaining power many workers have wielded over desperate employers during the pandemic could be at a tipping point. Job postings for some of the … more
Washington's 10 remaining COVID-19 emergency orders will be lifted by Oct. 31, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. "We've come a long way the past two years in developing the tools that allow us … more
Starbucks workers from the store at Capitol Boulevard and Trosper Street announced Thursday evening that they are going on a two-day strike to protest Starbucks' anti-union tactics. Workers from … more
Bail has been set at $500,000 for a Centralia man accused of threatening a woman and three children at gunpoint on Wednesday.  Jaime N. Gutierrez, 27, is accused of pointing a gun to the … more
When philanthropists spend vast sums of money on a project, jubilation and high expectations ensue. But money doesn't necessarily produce results. A case study, according to critics, is the push … more
A Centralia man accused of attacking a person and stealing their backpack and bike on Wednesday has been charged with robbery in Lewis County Superior Court.  The alleged victim reported he … more
The Washington State Patrol has identified two people who died Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 101 near Shelton.  Duane Wharton, a 58-year-old Olympia man, and Rita Lyman, a … more
Two people were injured in a crash Wednesday night on Interstate 5 north of Castle Rock.  At about 10:15 p.m., a 2019 Kia Forte hit the 2021 Toyota Corolla in front of it as they were both … more
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II, who wasn’t expected to ascend to the throne when she was born but went on to become the longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch in British history, has … more
LONDON — By the dozens, then the hundreds, then the thousands, Britons from all walks of life converged on the ornate gates of Buckingham Palace in central London, first in fearful … more
LOS ANGELES — An adult mountain lion that was struck and killed by a car in June was pregnant with four kittens at the time, and all five animals tested positive for rat poison — the … more
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