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Thurston County’s health officer on Thursday gave the OK for public schools to again begin slowly transitioning to a hybrid learning model that includes in-person instruction, starting first with … more
Yelm Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm Yelm officers responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in the 18300 block of 149th Lane on Saturday night, but it was later determined to be caused by … more
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 … more
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 … more
A large, uncovered concrete slab in a corner of Yelm City Park has, for many years, remained bare and has been considered something of an eyesore to recreationalists. Soon though, it will play host … more
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday that a 25-year-old suspect who led Thurston County deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers on a pursuit that ended in Grand Mound last … more
A different take on Gov. Jay Inslee’s capital gains tax, less broad and friendlier to small family-owned businesses, will likely be introduced later in this year’s legislative session. “We … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is looking into acquiring nearly 10,000 acres of the TransAlta-owned property formerly used for the Centralia Mine with intentions to turn it … more
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 … more
Formerly incarcerated people would automatically regain their right to vote if a proposed bill in the Washington state Legislature is approved.Rep. Tarra Simmons, D-Bremerton, the first formerly … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for the upcoming biennium calls for $570 million in new education spending, but many parents and educators have expressed frustration that the governor’s budget … more
Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, a Democrat representing the 10th Congressional District, on Wednesday, Jan. 13, released a statement after the vote to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the … more
While there were no human injuries, two pets, a cat and a turtle, were lost in a house fire north of Tenino on Tuesday morning.  The fire started in the garage and then spread to the main … more
This might be the most accessible Legislative session in history, thanks to online tools provided by the state.McKenna Troje, 22, a graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle, … more
Thousands of people in the Nisqually Valley woke up Wednesday morning without power after a strong rain and wind storm rolled through the region last night, knocking powerlines offline and leaving … more
Rain or shine, Yelm residents Mike and Karen Conley take their 2.3-mile morning walk every day from their home on Van Trump Avenue through downtown Yelm to the Starbucks at Five Corners before … more
The annual Yelm Dollars for Scholars auction will be online this year, with proceeds — as with every year — going to benefit scholarships and post-high school education funding for Yelm High … more
Dollar General, a Tennessee-based chain variety store, is coming to Rainier. According to documents filed with the city last year, an applicant has proposed building a “new commercial building and … more
“The crazy never seems to go away.” Those are Kristi Lougheed’s words.  She’s speaking last week from her office in the Tenino Police Department where she took up residence recently as … more
Roy resident Justin Smith has a menagerie on his hands, so it’s fortunate he has a second home of sorts in Yelm to keep his gentle beasts satisfied. It’s called Yelm Farm and Pet. Smith, … more
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