Chehalis Tribe, Herrera Beutler working to repeal native distilling ban

When the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation began making plans for a craft distillery in the past year, they went through all the typical steps — designing facilities, purchasing equipment and obtaining building permits. Then they found they’d have to go through one more step: repealing a federal law.

Play golf in London, drink a pint of beer -- and do it all in Tumwater

Airport Golf Center owner Jeff Olive thinks he has just the product to enhance your golf game. It’s called Toptracer Range, and it takes virtual golf to the next level. Olive also is adding a taproom, with plans to serve five local brews, plus one local cider. But he is closing the 9-hole golf course next to the driving range at the end of the year because he was unable to secure well water rights.

Warmer temperatures mixing with cold waters heighten safety needs for lake and river users

With perfect weather and water conditions bringing people out on the Long Lake waters early Sunday morning Thurston County Sheriff's Deputy Jay Swanson joins Lacey Fire District 3 personnel for added safety patrols.