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Pearl the Peking duck has several things going for her: 1.) she’s not for dinner; and 2.) she’s a duck, so she needn’t worry about COVID-19. Otherwise, the poor girl’s a wobbling … more
Veronica Whitcher Rockett, a full-time caregiver and vice chair of Thurston County Democratic Women, is running to unseat Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, in a bid for the 2nd Legislative District’s … more
The League of Women Voters of Thurston, Pierce and Mason counties are hosting a number of virtual forums with candidates running for public office in August’s primary election. A list of forums … more
Starting July 8, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office will begin mailing voters pamphlets for the Aug. 4 primary election to every household in the county, according to a news release. More … more
Rainier Chapel, Valley Heart Assembly of God and a number of other churches are hosting a monthly service at Wilkowski Park. The gathering, named “Church in the Park” by local faith leaders, … more
After a winter of hibernating, the Sunrise recreation area at Mount Rainier National Park opened to park visitors on Thursday, July 2.And though summer is already more than two weeks old, visitors to … more
High concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), a chemical compound used in fire retardants, have been found in steelhead trout in the Nisqually River system, and some evidence is … more
Community Youth Services in Thurston and Pierce counties will benefit from $104,853 in grant funding announced Monday by the state Department of Commerce’s Washington State Office of Homeless … more
Staff at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium have chosen four possible names for a recently born male muskox calf, and they need the public’s help in choosing which one would best fit the four-legged, … more
Gina Blanchard-Reed, Republican candidate for Washington state Senate in the 2nd Legislative District, will offer her views and answer questions during a public forum in Yelm.The meet-and-greet will … more
Editor’s Note: Andrew Kollar is Yelm Community Schools’ Community Relations Coordinator and former reporter at The Nisqually Valley News. He is a lifelong Yelmite who enjoys sharing his love for … more
Lanes at SR 510 Backed Up for Two Hours on MondayBoth lanes of State Route 510 at Mullen Road were blocked for about two hours on Monday, July 6, following an accident involving two vehicles. The … more
The body of a man found in the Nisqually River on Saturday has been identified as 44-year-old Kevin Adair of Rainier, according to Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock.  An examination of the … more
A body was found Saturday afternoon in the Nisqually River near the northern area of the Nisqually Pines neighborhood. Dispatch was alerted about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, of a body found in … more
Fresh Start Housing LLC, a rehabilitation program that manages and operates drug-free and transitional housing, recently purchased the old Nisqually Valley Care Center with intentions of opening a … more
The difference four years makes in Washington elections is probably most obvious in the state attorney general's race. Four years ago, Republicans couldn't muster an opponent to Democrat Bob … more
OLYMPIA — A ballot measure that reduced most vehicle taxes and fees should be thrown out as misleading because the $30 tabs it promotes won't exist and it's guilty of "logrolling" by including more … more
OLYMPIA — In a report to the legislature released Tuesday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recommends law enforcement across the state begin reporting all uses of deadly force. The … more
A Rainier man accused of robbing a man sitting on the curb of a Centralia convenience store at gunpoint made his preliminary appearance in Lewis County Superior Court on Monday.James E. Beck, 31, who … more
The National Park Service located the body of a missing skier on Monday along the base of Liberty Ridge in Mount Rainier National Park.Seattle resident Matthew Bunker, 28, had been missing since … more
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