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Lewis County Buys Chehalis Masonic Temple

With $435,000, Lewis County has purchased the Masonic Temple in Chehalis, located at 123 W Main St., along with its parking lot across the street. But the building will likely be surplused and put back on the market, according to Facilities Manager Doug Carey. According to Carey, the county had...
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Pedestrian killed on I-5 near Woodland

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 5 near Woodland on Tuesday. The Washington State Patrol said the woman was in the center lane of southbound lanes when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old man from Olympia. The woman, who has...
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Olympia, WAnbcrightnow.com

Gov. Inslee to announce an extension to the eviction moratorium

OLYMPIA, WA — Governor Inslee’s office has confirmed an extension will be announced later this week to “bridge” evictions until state-created programming can take effect. Thousands of renters across Washington are in a state of limbo, as just eight days remain until the statewide COVID-related eviction ban expires on June...
Seattle, WAKOMO News

Police investigating triple shooting in Rainier Valley

SEATTLE — Authorities are investigating a shooting in Rainier Valley that left three people injured Wednesday night. Seattle officers called to a shooting in the 7900 block of 50 Ave South found a man with a gunshot wound to his thigh at the scene. Two more men with gunshot wounds...
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Centralia, WAChronicle

Centralia Mayor Susan Luond Addresses Her Comments on Pride Flag

CHRONICLE: Luond Says Newspaper’s Questioning Felt ‘Intimidating,’ ‘Annoying’. Centralia Mayor Susan Luond at Tuesday night’s city council meeting apologized that her comments in a recent Chronicle story about gifted pride flags offended people, saying that she was not attempting to compare the pride flags and white supremacist flags when she used the latter as an example of why the city didn’t plan on flying an inclusive rainbow flag outside city hall.
Winlock, WAChronicle

Dirtbags Split Twinbill with Hudson’s Bay

The Rural Baseball Dirtbags completed a walk-off win over Hudson’s Bay in game one, then couldn’t beat the Cubs, or nightfall, in a 4-2 loss in three innings on the back end of the doubleheader that was called due to darkness Tuesday in Winlock. In game one, Daymon Gressett scored...
Olympia, WAseattlerefined.com

Bucks spices it up at downtown Olympia apothecary

What’s for dinner? Is it a new Moroccan dish you're trying out, slowly simmering over the stove, or an old stand-by noodle entree needing some new life? Whatever you cook, it's the addition of herbs and spices which bring each food to their fullest flavor. Oh, snap! The recipe you...
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Tenino, WAChronicle

With Land Purchased, Tenino Theatre Nonprofit Pursues Building Performing Arts Center Downtown

A Tenino-based theatre nonprofit announced this week plans to pursue building a community arts center and theater after acquiring land in downtown Tenino. Bob McKenzieSullivan, managing director of the Tenino Young-at-Heart Theatre (TYT) group, announced the plans in a news release earlier this week. The group closed this month on a $200,000 purchase of a 0.78-acre property thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor.
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Home Values are Surging in Olympia, Washington

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. home sales slumped. Since then, however, the market has come roaring back — and rising demand, in conjunction with a relatively low supply of housing, has caused home values to surge. According to estimates from Zillow, a Seattle-based real estate data company, between May 2020 and […]
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AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles kids place at state wrestling meet

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles youth wrestlers took home hardware in the Washington State Wrestling Association Kids Folkstyle finals held in Centralia last weekend. Chloe Snavely took home second place in her 97- to 103-pound division while brother Christian wrestled at 145 pounds. Phoenix Flores won three matches and lost one to take home third place at 125 pounds with this being his fourth consecutive medal in the state finals. He will enter Port Angeles High School next year.
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