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State Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, introduced a new bill this week that would reform the governor’s emergency powers, according to a statement released on Tuesday.  The bill, House Bill … more
Testimony in support, a unanimous planning commission decision and a positive recommendation from community development weren’t enough to get the Lewis County commissioners to vote for the YMCA … more
Olympia resident Jill Hammond, formerly Jill Leitzke, finally received her high school diploma from Tenino High School more than four decades after completing her classes. The Tenino School District … more
Tenino area residents will not allow a privately-owned, less-restrictive housing facility for five sex offenders to operate near Maytown without putting up a fight.  With less than a week … more
Friends and family of Karen Bodine gathered Sunday evening at the gravel lot near Rochester where her body was found exactly 16 years prior to celebrate Bodine’s life and raise awareness for … more
State lawmakers are working on a bill to prevent situations similar to the opening of a new home for individuals convicted of sexually violent offenses in Tenino that has surprised, worried and … more
A suspect who eluded Tenino law enforcement Thursday afternoon was arrested later that day on multiple felony charges, the Tenino Police Department stated in a news release.  The series of … more
The YMCA of Greater Seattle has purchased approximately 1,500 acres of land abutting its 500 acres on the north shore of Mineral Lake in northeast Lewis County. The nonprofit first purchased the … more
Tenino area residents filled almost every vacant seat in the Thurston County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room in Olympia on Tuesday with one unified message of concern and anger toward a … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced in a news release this week it is looking for 305 park aides for seasonal positions starting in April and ending in … more
OLYMPIA — Washington students may soon have another option in high school — a state-run apprenticeship program in a number of different fields. As the Legislature looks to tackle … more
Newly elected Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders began in his new role on Tuesday, Jan. 3 after he defeated former sheriff John Snaza in the general election. Just two weeks after he started … more
A 27-year-old woman from Vancouver was killed and another person was injured following a three car accident near Tenino on Thursday, Jan. 12. The woman who died at the scene was identified as … more
A residential care facility that would house up to five state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) clients — including sex offenders who will be released from the state’s … more
The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) launched a new online application portal Monday for those interested in becoming foster parents or caregivers. The ultimate goal … more
Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, D-Washington, announced her “constituent spotlight” last week as she recognized Kahne Loftus, a 17-year-old teen from Rainier. Loftus was recognized … more
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Ali Raad of Thurston County as the newest member of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission earlier this month. Raad is a first-generation immigrant from … more
Twenty-five years ago, someone made less than flattering comments about Jackie Wright’s painted portraits of her grandmother. As a result, she decided to focus on ceramics, which eventually … more
The Yelm Police Department will issue free steering wheel locks for Hyundai vehicles due to the rise in thefts across the Pacific Northwest. The devices have been given to the police department … more
Mayor Joe DePinto signed a proclamation to honor Friday, Jan. 13 as Korean-American Day in Yelm during the Yelm City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The mayoral proclamation in part read … more
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