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Longtime Tacoma grocery distribution site to close as work moves to Centralia

The purchase by one food wholesaler of another has led to the end of the road for distribution centers in Tacoma, Auburn and Portland. United Natural Foods Inc. purchased Supervalu last year for $2.9 billion. As a result of the new combined operations, UNFI is closing distribution centers in Tacoma,


Thursday's 2A Boys Basketball: Hot Hands Power W.F. West Past Aberdeen

TUMWATER — The Bearcats had their backs against the wall and played like it here Thursday, exploding in the second quarter to beat Aberdeen 67-45 in a loser-out District 4 2A Boys Basketball Tournament game.


Centralia City Councilors Vote 4-3 to Increase Stipend for Future Members

The Centralia City Council narrowly voted Tuesday to raise the monthly stipend granted to councilors for the first time in more than two decades. By a 4-3 margin, the council passed an ordinance increasing the mayor’s monthly pay to $600. The mayor pro-tem will receive $400 and the other five counci


If want You Go:

What: Bob Holland Insurance presents “Blithe Spirit” When: Feb. 8-24 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Where: Evergreen Playhouse, 226 West Center Street, Centralia.


Judge allows sexually violent predator from western Washington to be released to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington is once again preparing for the release of a sexually violent predator to Spokane, despite the fact this offender has a history of molesting children and has no ties to the community.


Letter: Lewis County Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum — Elected Officials Must Uphold the Law

I thought it more than ironic when the front-page article on law enforcement wishing not to enforce the recently enacted law on sale and storage of guns was followed on page 2 with an item about a 27-year-old mother shot in the face by her 4-year-old who had found an unsecured gun under a bed. Would


East Lewis County Phones, Power, Roads Out of Commission After Snowstorm

Tuesday afternoon, the Lewis County Board of Commissioners announced that it had declared a state of emergency due to heavy snowfall in East Lewis County that led to widespread power outages and stranded drivers.


Sugarcoating white supremacy: What’s behind fliers found in Washington

Last month, clusters of fliers were spread throughout Western Washington, simply stating an anti-Communist slogan and providing a website for a patriot group. At first glance, they might seem generic and patriotic. A closer look reveals they were spread by a white supremacist organization.


Sirens: Sleeping Man Allegedly Had Meth Pipe in Lap; Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect

• At 11:49 a.m. Monday, police responded to the 700 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue and arrested Rosa M. Rousley, 39, of Chehalis on suspicion of fourth-degree assault. • At 2:49 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 10 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue and arrested Samuel T. McQuigg on suspicion of


Washington Senate passes bill to repeal death penalty

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington Senate on Friday approved a measure that would repeal the death penalty, just months after the state's Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially biased.


Chehalis Woman Missing in Rural East Lewis County

Authorities are organizing a search and rescue operation to find a Chehalis woman last seen in a rural part of East Lewis County yesterday morning — an operation challenged by wintry conditions cutting Lewis County authorities’ access to the area.


Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children for measles as the Pacific Northwest struggles with an outbreak of the contagious virus.


Fatal Fire Investigation Closes, Cause Labeled ‘Undetermined’

The Riverside Fire Authority wrapped up its investigation of a house fire on Jan. 25 that led to the death of a Centralia woman, with the fire’s cause still listed as “undetermined.”


One Suspect in Randle Teen’s Death Expected to Plead Guilty

Benito Marquez, a 17-year-old Lewis County teen charged in the beating death of Randle teen Benjamin Eastman III, is expected to plead guilty in the case during a hearing on Friday, Feb. 22.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Thurston Co. students are finally heading back to school. What took so long?

After nearly a week of snow days, most Thurston County students will return to school Friday. While most main roads in the area were cleared by Tuesday, Olympia School District said snow-covered side roads and slushy sidewalks were behind the decision to cancel school late into the week.


Centralia Teachers to Learn K-6 Configuration Placements Tuesday

Centralia elementary school teachers are slated to learn their placements for the new K-6 configuration this Tuesday, Centralia School District Superintendent Mark Davalos announced at a special school board meeting Wednesday evening.


Sirens: Citizen Finds Wig, Clothes and Knife; Deputies Investigate Burglary of Nabbed Guns

• At 10:53 a.m. Friday, a theft of $5,000 worth of merchandise was reported from a store in the 1300 block of Lum Road. • At 11:48 a.m. Friday, a theft of $20 was reported in the 1300 block of Alexander Street.


Twin Transit to Forgo Interim GM, Begin Search for Permanent Hire

The Twin Transit Advisory Board decided Wednesday to forgo the hiring of an interim general manager and proceed directly to a search for a permanent replacement for Derrick Wojcik-Damers, who resigned a week ago.


Emotional testimony from both sides on bill to give Washington inmates a second chance

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A proposal to give every inmate in Washington state a chance to have their sentences reviewed, and potentially released early, prompted emotional testimony in Olympia Thursday.