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Stalking is stalking, whether it is in person or online, and they will be treated as identical crimes if a bill presented in the Legislature is adopted.  Under current law, a person commits … more
The 2023 Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess Championships were held at Centralia College on Saturday, Feb. 4, with organizers calling the event the largest chess tournament in Lewis County … more
The Mount St. Helens Institute recently announced its campaign for a special license plate featuring the image of Mount St. Helens is back on track.  After previously gathering almost 4,000 … more
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and Gov. Jay Inslee said they are backing a package of new laws aimed at protecting workers, pedestrians and commuters. New bills would include reducing … more
The Running Start program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college level credits, will expand to include sophomores, if a proposal in the state Legislature is approved. … more
The war against the use of illegal fentanyl will get some extra help in the future from drug sniffing dogs trained to detect the substance. That’s the intent of House Bill 1635, introduced … more
Late last month, in her first visit back to the 3rd Congressional District after being sworn in as a U.S. representative, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal, visited Clark and Centralia colleges, … more
The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Forest Service will host a virtual community forum from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Regional Forester, Glenn Casamassa, will discuss the … more
The 2023 legislative session is entering its second month and local lawmakers have seen their bills move through the process of potentially becoming law. Last week, two legislators representing … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers on Wednesday confirmed razor clam digging reopens at Copalis Beach on Friday, Feb. 3, followed by additional opportunities on Feb. … more
Republicans in the state Senate released a statement on Tuesday, Jan. 31, criticizing police reform legislation sponsored by Democrats on grounds the legislation was based on inaccurate data. … more
The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Forest Service will host a virtual community forum from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Regional Forester, Glenn Casamassa, will discuss the service's … more
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and Gov. Jay Inslee said they are backing a package of new laws aimed at protecting workers, pedestrians and commuters. New bills would include reducing the … more
Starting at The Olympia Ballroom in the state capital’s historic district, students from across Washington carried inflatable orcas and salmon as they marched through the streets of Olympia to … more
State Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, introduced a new bill last week that would reform the governor’s emergency powers, according to a statement released on Tuesday, Jan. 17.  House Bill … more
Insurance policies that cover abortion would be required to cover the entire cost of the procedure under provisions of a bill now being debated in the state Legislature. “This bill is … more
People who change their names to hide from their abusers should be afforded more privacy. That, at least, is the conclusion Maia Xiao came to after a transgender friend committed suicide after … more
Insurance policies that cover abortion would be required to cover the entire cost of the procedure under provisions of a bill now being debated in the state Legislature. “This bill is … more
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced in a news release last week it is looking for 305 park aides for seasonal positions starting in April and ending in September. … 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
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