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Thurston County Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved a "scattered-site management" plan that will provide support to three homeless encampments in Olympia for the next year. Half that … more
OLYMPIA — Juneteenth is one step closer to becoming a paid state holiday in Washington, after a bill passage in the state Senate on Friday. Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the day … more
Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday relaxed requirements for counties to remain in Phase 3 of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan, but Yakima County still fails to meet those standards and is expected to be … more
Two major climate bills championed by Gov. Jay Inslee passed the state Senate late Thursday, bringing Democrats one step closer to a long sought cap-and-trade program and a low-carbon fuel … more
Washington's snowpack is in good shape. As of April 9, snowpack levels were either average or well above average for all of the state's basins. Much of the Cascade Range has had an especially wet … more
K9 Arlo, wounded by friendly fire after a high-speed chase in January, has officially retired from service after the Thurston County Sheriff's Office transferred ownership of the dog to his … more
Washington may soon become the first state in the country to ensure that low-income tenants have legal representation when faced with an eviction, an idea lawmakers see as a way to head off a feared … more
A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after lawmakers passed a Climate Commitment Act that majority Democrats say will boost … more
Nineteenth District Republican Rep. Jim Walsh introduced a bill this week to prohibit the use of so-called “vaccine passports,” controversial systems that prove individuals are vaccinated … more
After over a year of delays, William Thompson, the Olympia man accused of intentionally hitting and killing a local Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper during a chase down Interstate 5 last year, … more
Six Washington residents have been sickened as part of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium, believed to be linked to wild songbirds, particularly Pine Siskins. The Centers for Disease … more
The Fuchsia Fanciers, a nonprofit gardening organization, is hosting a fuchsia plant sale on May 1 at the Factory Outlet Mall in Centralia. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Eddie Bauer and Polo … more
A business barbecue banquet is bound to be a blast. The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual banquet with limited seating capacity. The event will begin at 6 p.m. April 16 … more
Registration is now open for a virtual conference that will bring together more than 1,000 salmon recovery practitioners. Hosted by the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board, the … more
A celebration of life for Zach Hines-Rager, a Centralia teen who drowned in the Chehalis River last month, has been scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at Alexander Park, located off of … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft and Burglary • Money was reported stolen from the 2000 block of Ahlers Avenue at approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 7. • A possible burglary … more
Kelsi Hamilton, a vocal parent and education activist who helped lead the drive last year to reopen Lewis County’s public schools to in-person instruction, is running for a seat on the Chehalis … more
Law enforcement seized about 30 pounds of meth from a 38-year-old Seatac man accused of trying to sell the drugs in Tumwater. The Thurston County Narcotics Task force arrested Hector Diaz Bucio … more
A 47-year-old Yelm man was booked into Thurston County Jail on Wednesday, April 7, after shooting at his family with a slingshot and later firing at a Yelm Police Department officer with an air … more
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