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Standing near a pair of ailing bridges, Gov. Jay Inslee took a hiatus from COVID-19 speeches Friday afternoon to call for big spending on highway preservation. "We are getting our vaccines. Now we … more
A bill that passed the Washington State House of Representatives on Wednesday would keep cities from prohibiting homeless shelters and housing. Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, who is the primary … more
When Curt Guaglianone last considered year-round schooling, it was the 1990s, he was a principal at a school in Central California, and his district didn't have a choice. Schools were "bursting at … more
A jury has acquitted a Vader man of a third-degree rape of a child charge that was filed after he was accused of assaulting a teenage girl in July 2019.  According to the probable cause … more
A 22-year-old Centralia man was involved in a crash on Interstate 5 near Maytown Friday night that resulted in the death of a 68-year-old Lynwood man, according to the Washington State … more
Some 55,000 Washingtonians may have to pay back thousands of dollars in jobless benefits. That dismal prospect was shared Thursday by Cami Feek, the state Employment Security Department's (ESD) … more
Just how competitive is Western Washington's housing market? A recent listing for a four-bedroom home in Puyallup drew 45 offers. Some relief could be on the way for would-be homebuyers … more
State lawmakers grilled aides to state Auditor Pat McCarthy at a hearing Thursday, questioning the auditor's actions related to a massive data breach affecting 1.3 million Washingtonians. The … more
OLYMPIA — With federal COVID-19 vaccine shipments on the rise, Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday expanded the list of Washingtonians eligible for doses in the coming weeks to law enforcement, public … more
State lawmakers on Thursday advanced a proposal requiring payment plans and other protections for tenants who have fallen behind on rent during the pandemic. The legislation, which must still clear … more
The next group of Washington residents eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting March 22 includes "high-risk essential workers groups" such as grocery-store personnel, child-care workers and … more
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping voting rights bill this week, and while much of it won't affect Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman still has some concerns. HR 1 would … more
A former guard at the Green Hill School, a juvenile rehabilitation facility in Chehalis, was indicted late Wednesday by a federal grand jury for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for delivering … more
One might think that having your felony charges dismissed would be a cause for celebration, but for members of Lewis County’s Drug Court program, the atmosphere the day they learned of a recent … more
Lewis County will not consolidate its 911 dispatch services with Thurston County 911 Communications (TCOMM), after a contracted study revealed no major cost benefits, no staffing efficiencies and … more
The United States Department of Justice has received reports that fraudsters are creating websites mimicking unemployment benefit websites, including state workforce agency (SWA) websites, for the … more
The Greenwood Memorial Park has been a sore spot for the community as it was for years choked by overgrown vegetation and trash while not being maintained, but after action from the city of Centralia … more
Lewis County Public Health and Social Services reported nine new COVID-19 cases Wednesday through Thursday, as well as 21 “probable” cases from antigen tests. Of those nine new cases, … more
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle Prowls • Tools were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1600 block of Cooks Hill Road just before 11:10 a.m. on March 3. • Just after 10:50 … more
After state Rep. Peter Abbarno’s bill to redirect RV waste discharge away from local waterways died in the House, his attempt to pass the initiative via an amendment to a housing bill was also … more
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