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A bill aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from homes and commercial buildings in Washington state stalled ahead of a Monday deadline for lawmakers to pass bills out of fiscal committees.The … more
Both the Chehalis and Centralia city councils were asked by Lewis County commissioners to submit a letter opposing the plan by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to acquire 9,600 … more
Alaska Airlines was ordered this week to pay $3.2 million to the family of a 75-year-old woman who died after falling down an escalator in an electric wheelchair at Portland International Airport in … more
Dozens of daily trains that haul cargo such as wheat, aircraft parts and crude oil across Washington state can be required to operate with two-person crews, a federal court has ruled. The federal … more
Uline, a distributor of packaging materials, is looking to hire for its warehouse in Lacey, the company announced. "Since moving our Washington operations to Lacey in 2019, we have hired over 120 … more
OLYMPIA — A bill that would prohibit public schools from using Native American names, symbols or images as mascots or logos passed the state House of Representatives. The bill, which passed … more
OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would require police officers to intervene and report when they see another officer use excessive force, part of Democrats' sweeping … more
A DEA undercover investigation led to the arrest and indictment of three Whatcom County men Tuesday, Feb. 23, and the seizure of more than 5,000 fentanyl pills, according to a U.S. Department of … more
An 11-year-old Lakewood girl fatally shot herself with her mother's handgun Monday night. Lakewood police said they responded to a call from the girl's 10-year-old brother shortly after 11 p.m. … more
The next election is 21 months away, but three Southwest Washington Republicans have already announced congressional campaigns to challenge embattled GOP incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for the … more
With news that the U.S. and Canada plan to extend the closure of their border another month in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, a Washington state Congressional delegation led by Rep. Suzan … more
A bill to provide property tax relief to low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities cleared a pivotal House committee Monday and is on its way to the Rules Committee. The … more
The Freedom Foundation failed to meet a deadline in several campaign finance lawsuits it brought against unions, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in a recent 5-4 decision. The conservative … more
A flood warning is in effect for the Newaukum River as a flood watch has also been issued for the Chehalis River, according to the National Weather Service.  Only minor flooding is … more
Five candidates submitted applications to fill the vacancy on the Chehalis City Council after former mayor pro-tem Chad Taylor, who bought The Chronicle, resigned earlier this month.The applicants … more
A large building located at 534 N. Tower Avenue collapsed last week.As a safety precaution in the case of further collapse, the city of Centralia and the building owner blocked off the sidewalk and … more
Lewis County residents can recycle tires for free during two events in March. The events will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5, 6, 12 and 13 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1909 … more
The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to donate after record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have forced the cancellation … more
Mount Rainier National Park will offer online trip planning and reservations on for the June 1 through Sept. 20 peak hiking season.  Visitors will have the opportunity to see … more
Freshman 19th District Sen. Jeff Wilson’s first bill cleared the state Senate Thursday — a measure that would allow local voter-approved public safety sales taxes to be used for emergency medical … more
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