Monday Dec 16
Petition helps change problematic intersections
A petition asking state Department of Transportation officials to fix a troublesome portion of U.S. Highway 12 near Rochester is working.
Reclassification update: WIAA releases final classification figures...
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released its final classification figures Friday for the upcoming 2014-'16 two-year enrollment cycle, and a handful of South Sound schools are presumably on their way up and down a classification.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
First electric vehicle charging stations to be installed
Plug-in stations are being placed at City Hall, the Rochester Public Market, Port of Rochester, Washington Square, Court Street, Sister Cities and East End garages.
Improving economy hurting some food banks
ROCHESTER, Wash. For 20 years, those who have needed help come Thanksgiving and Christmas in Rochester have come to Roof Community Services' food bank .
Heroin a cheap, trendy fix for South Sound youths
A drug investigation last year took Thurston County narcotics detectives from Tacoma to the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester and then to another casino in Shelton.