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Under more normal circumstances, state Senate Republican Leader John Braun would not be in his south Chehalis office midmorning on a weekday. He would have already made himself a quick breakfast in his Centralia home, stopped by his family company, Braun Northwest, and made the drive to the …

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A proposed bill in the state House of Representatives is aiming to replace a statue of 19th century missionary Marcus Whitman currently on display at the National Statuary Hall with one of the late nationally-renowned environmentalist Billy Frank Jr., of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. 

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After last week’s attack on the U.S. Capital, which some say was incited by President Donald Trump, Southwest Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler joined the majority in voting “yes” in the second impeachment of the sitting president, articles of which charge Trump with “incitement of insur…

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A new report from the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office shows a number of salmon and steelhead populations in Washington state are teetering on the brink of extinction, according to a Thursday press release by the state Recreation and Conservation Office.

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The parking lot of Spiffy’s in Napavine was full Wednesday night — partly with customers, and partly with residents waiting for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) officers to return to the restaurant, which reopened indoor dining Monday, flouting statewide orders meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. By Thursday morning, the crowd had grown larger and included some individuals in tactical gear toting semi-automatic rifles.