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Washington Lawmakers Face Divide Over Changing Law to Prosecute Officers Who Use Deadly Force

Posted by // OLYMPIA — Community advocates have perhaps never been closer to pushing through a change in the Washington state law that protects police officers from prosecution when they use deadly force. More information available on

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Seattle to End Use of Convicts to Clear Homeless Camps

Posted by // SEATTLE (AP) — City officials in Seattle say they will no longer use state corrections crews for homeless encampment cleanups after the city’s Human Rights Commission raised concerns over the use of p More information available on


Report on ‘Hostile’ Work Environment in Commissioners Office Complete, Not Yet Released to County

Posted by // A report detailing an outside investigation linked to a complaint that claims a Lewis County commissioner created a hostile work environment has been completed, but the official report has not yet bee More information available on


Man Previously Arrested for Beating Father With Pipe Arrested in Randle for Violating Protection Order

Posted by // A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating a protection order against a man he was previously accused of assaulting, according to court documents and Chronicle archives. More information available on


Suspects Found With Stolen Vehicle Face Additional Charges After Search

Posted by // Two suspects charged last week after being found with a stolen vehicle are now facing drug possession charges after officers and a drug-sniffing dog searched the vehicle. More information available on


Sex Offenders Register as Transient in Thurston County

Posted by // Two sex offenders have recently registered as transient in the Thurston County area, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. More information available on


Toledo Man Charged With Attempting to Elude Centralia Police

Posted by // A Toledo man is being held on $20,000 bail after allegedly running from police in Centralia Wednesday. More information available on

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County Receives More Than $92,000 for Indigent Defense for Inmates

Posted by // The Board of Lewis County Commissioners on Monday accepted some $92,597 from the state Office of Public Defense to help fund the county obligation to provide indigent defense in court.  More information available on

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Chehalis Burglary Suspect Charged After Allegedly Stealing Shoes, Violating Protection Order

Posted by // A Chehalis woman was arrested Friday evening after being found in a house belonging to a man she was previously convicted of assaulting and was barred from contacting. More information available on


Trial Scheduled for Vader Woman Charged With Theft of Insurance Benefits

Posted by // A trial for a U.S. Postal Service employee  charged in Lewis County for allegedly enrolling a person who was not qualified on her employee benefits package, thereby fraudulently receiving about $350,0 More information available on


Updated: Woman Hides, Calls 911 During Alleged Home Invasion Burglary in Centralia

Posted by // A 20-year-old man from Federal Way with no criminal history was arrested Saturday on suspicion of breaking into the Centralia home of his former basketball teammates while one terrified resident hid i More information available on


Despite Some Confusion, Winlock Council Votes to Approve Police Deal With Toledo

Posted by // On Nov. 21, Toledo city councilors expressed surprise and confusion at changes proposed by the Winlock City Council to its contract to provide police services to the neighboring south Lewis County cit More information available on


Firefighters Protect House, but Garage and Vehicles Destroyed in Blaze South of Chehalis

Posted by // A garage fire south of Chehalis Tuesday evening destroyed a garage and its contents, but it was extinguished before it could spread to a nearby house, according to the Riverside Fire Authority. More information available on


Suspect in Centralia Drive-By Shooting Arrested

Posted by // The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect sought in a Tuesday afternoon drive-by shooting in the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia. More information available on


Suspect in Theft of a Dozen Guns in Chehalis Held on $200,000 Bail

Posted by // A man accused of stealing 12 guns from a Chehalis home Saturday is being held in the Lewis County Jail on $200,000 bail on 15 felony charges. More information available on


Police: Suspect in Tacoma Officer’s Death Shot and Killed

Posted by // SEATTLE (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer has been shot and killed by police after a lengthy barricade situation, authorities said early Thursday. More information available on


Fishing Guide Pleads Guilty to Keeping Wild Coho From Cowlitz River

Posted by // TACOMA (AP) — A longtime Washington state fishing guide pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal misdemeanor charge that he violated the Endangered Species Act by helping clients keep a pair of wild coho More information available on


Tenino Police Chief Meets With the Public to Plot Department’s Course

Posted by // Tenino police chief Don Moody says he is committed to curating a police department that fits the particular needs and desires of the Stone City that he serves.  More information available on