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Seminary Hill Nears Season’s First Events

As the first flowers come into bloom on Seminary Hill, volunteers are planning the first educational and clean-up events of the year on the forest that overlooks downtown Centralia.


Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA – Permanent daylight saving in Washington gained more support Tuesday with final passage of a bill suggesting the end to changing the clock twice a year. The House approved the bill 90-6 that asks the federal government to allow states to choose year-round daylight saving time. If given that


Detectives Still Seeking Information in Killing of Centralia Woman

Investigators with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office are actively looking into the death of Trina L. Landry, who was found dead in February south of Chehalis and whose death has since been ruled a homicide.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Centralia City Council finds Mayor-Elect Kuder fails to meet the residency requirement

One of the two attorneys for Centralia Mayor Elect Bryan Kuder, Lane Harvey, argues his case to the city council before a capacity crowd at a nearly two-hour long meeting Tuesday night. Photo by Bruce Kropp.


Sirens: Juvenile Charged for Smoking Pot on Bus; Group of Children Terrorize Playground

• At 12:15 p.m. Friday, a theft of a ladder was reported in the 300 block of South Pearl Street. • At 10:49 p.m. Friday, a theft of two packs of cigarettes was reported in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue.


Food Establishment Inspection Scores:From the Lewis County Public Health Department

Food Establishments With Violations: Red/Blue/Total. The mini reach-in cooler was not maintaining safe temperatures and several potentially hazardous foods were cold holding between 45.2 and 49.8 F. All PHFs must be held at 41 F or below. These were either discarded or transferred to the walk-in to


Deputies: Man Steals Car, Leads High-Speed Pursuit Down I-5

A Tacoma man stole a vehicle — prompting a security guard to try to shoot its tires — and led a Lewis County deputy on a high-speed chase down Interstate 5 before being arrested in Island County in February, authorities say.


WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners to Hold Plant Sale

The annual Lewis County Master Gardener Plant Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the expo hall at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.


Amber Alert: Estranged husband stabs wife, takes 5-year-old son in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old boy out of Spokane Valley. According to the alert, a woman's estranged husband broke into the home, stabbed his wife, took their child and then left at 5 a.m. Tuesday.


Two Years After Crash, Hubbub Building Restoration Delayed but Still Planned

It will have been two years next month since a man drove his car through the front of the HUBBUB store at 505 N. Tower Ave. in Centralia. Building owner and Centralia City Councilor Rebecca Staebler quickly moved the shop to a pop-up location a couple blocks down Tower Avenue, but has been at the te


Gov. Inslee signs into law a bill enforcing car seat regulations

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee signed into law on Friday a bill that puts stricter regulations on car seats and child booster seats. House Bill 1012 states that children under the age of 12 and less than 4'9" in height must sit in a booster seat, until they can be properly restrained by a seat


Onalaska Schools Cope With Death of Teacher in Crash

In the wake of the passing of Onalaska Middle School teacher Robin Schmidt in a vehicle collision April 12, school administrators continue to keep tabs on students and staff members’ emotional health.


Cause of Death for Missing Woman Found Near Evergreen Unknown Following Exam

The cause and manner of death for a missing woman whose remains were found earlier this month in northwest Olympia are still undetermined following a medical exam, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.


Lewis County Moves Closer to New Agreement With Tacoma Power

Lewis County commissioners are looking over proposed changes to the county’s mitigation agreement with Tacoma Power, which would put in place new escalations to the utility’s annual payments for the two dams it operates within the county.


Olympia man with 8 DUI arrests is back on the road

During Joseph Goodman's latest DUI last month he crashed his Audi SUV into a Seattle stop sign and then ran away. The one before that, he led Olympia police on a car chase that ended when he crashed his Ferrari into parked car and a house.


Centralia Lions Club to Host Annual Youth Fishing Derby

The Centralia Lions Club will host its 51st annual youth fishing derby for kids between the ages of 3 and 14. President of the Centralia Lions Club Bill Scholl said the youth fishing derby has become a multigenerational event, with grandparents who first attended as kids now attending with their kid


Washington 4th state to pass 100% clean energy bill

The Washington state legislature has passed what Governor Jay Inslee calls, "the country's most forward-looking clean energy bill." The bill will transition Washington's electricity grid to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. To meet that goal, the bill phases out coal from the state's electricity gri


WA State Ferries asking pets stay out of passenger cabin

SEATTLE — The Washington State Ferry System is asking passengers to keep their pets out of the passenger cabin. Only service animals are allowed in the passenger cabins of the vessels.


Saturday’s Prep Track & Field: W.F. West Boys Win Chehalis Activators Invitational

The W.F. West boys had a strong showing, claiming the win as the host of the Chehalis Activators Invitational at Bearcats Stadium on Saturday. Earning wins for the Bearcats was Connor Russell in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 41.24 seconds and earned second in the 110 hurdles (15.26). Colby Wh