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Representative’s RV ripped off

Just twelve days after two suspects broke into and attempted to set fire to his business, State Rep. Andrew Barkis (WA-District 2, R) woke up to find his camping trailer stolen. In his Facebook post published this morning, Barkis reported standing outside his home and noticing his camper missing. “Unreal....
OLYMPIA, WA
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Port of Centralia Takes Steps Toward WinCo Deal for Centralia Station

As announced during a Port of Centralia meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Powell Development will now move into a purchase and sale agreement with WinCo Foods LLC. Kyle Heaton, executive director of the port, said the contract would give WinCo until Nov. 18 to complete their due diligence process and that “a great portion of their diligence is already completed.” The company is eligible for purchasing up to three 90-day extensions for $50,000 each, if necessary.
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We Must Support January 6 House Select Committee

My name is Shawn Bates and I have lived in Chehalis since 2004. In America, voters should have the final say. But Trump and far-right extremists engaged in a criminal conspiracy by helping to promote and pay for election sabotage efforts that culminated in the deadly attack on our country on Jan. 6.
CHEHALIS, WA
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Another Look at Mossyrock Dam

On Tuesday, The Chronicle toured the Mossyrock Dam with a hydro mechanic and staff from from Tacoma Public Utilities, the owner of the dam and beneficiary of the power it produces. To read more about that, click here or see the Thursday, June 23, edition of The Chronicle. As it...
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Centralia Grad Taylor Smith Signs With SPSCC

After graduating from Centralia High School in 2021, and taking a year away from school to recharge, former soccer standout Taylor Smith has signed with South Puget Sound Community College to play soccer this fall. Smith was a four-year varsity starter for the Tigers and played mostly on the backline...
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Darcy Huffman is the new Olympia school board vice president

Darcy Huffman is the new Olympia School District Board of Directors vice president after a unanimous vote from the board members during the board meeting last night. Huffman will hold the vice presidency role until December, when the board goes through its annual reorganization. “I want to thank my fellow...
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Black Hawk, Chinook Helicopters Used for JBLM Training Exercise at Chehalis-Centralia Airport

Think of a NASCAR pit-stop, but for helicopters: that’s what soldiers were practicing at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport on Wednesday. According to spokesperson Captain Kyle Abraham, soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, have practice in fueling helicopters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The training exercise at the airport earlier this week was meant to get them out of their comfort zones and into a new environment to practice the skills.
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Police Blotter for Thursday, June 23, 2022

On 6/23/22 at 4:09 a.m. in the 17600 block of Loop Ln SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Deanna Leigh Brass, 34, on suspicion of 1) violation of no-contact order and 2) residential burglary. Olympia Police Department. On 6/23/22 at 2:00 a.m. in the 3200 block of Martin Way E, police...
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Brian Mittge Commentary: Bad Blackbird of Chehalis an Apt Anti-Hero of Our Era

So many of the problems in our world today seem larger than life; far away but looming ominously as they cast a pall over our future and a threat over the present day. In a way, the latest villain of Lewis County has all those same characteristics — but in this case, it’s a cranky blackbird that has taken to dive-bombing people walking down Market Boulevard just south of the downtown core.
CHEHALIS, WA
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Twin Transit Prepares to Submit Material for Hydrogen Fueling Station; On Track for Possible June 2023 Completion

Twin Transit and its partners are on track to submit pre-application materials this summer for what is planned be the state’s first hydrogen fueling station. Twin Transit Executive Director Joe Clark presented an update on the project to the Port of Chehalis during Thursday’s port meeting, along with the first rendered images of what the finished fueling station could look like.
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