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This is a screenshot of the Tumwater City Council's online worksession on Tue., May 11, 2021. David Ginther is top row, second from left.
At the Tumwater City Council Worksession on Tuesday, Tumwater senior planner David Ginther discussed the city council’s resolution from 2018 designed to help provide affordable housing and …
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Kristy Woodford, CEO of Holistic Home Group
If you’ve been following this column, or if you have any first- or even second-hand experience with the housing market, you probably know that it strongly favors sellers. I’ve talked …
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This white bike might have some similar features to the one stolen, reported and recovered in Olympia on May 7, 2021. But that bike has yellow wheels.
An alleged bike thief was arrested within moments of Olympia Police taking a report of its theft last Friday. On May 7, Charles Engle, 37, was spotted on State Ave NE by an OPD officer who had …
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James Anthony Delaney, May 8, 2021
 A man claiming that two men had “jumped him” after he had broken through a perimeter fence near Olympia Airport was arrested early last Saturday. James Delaney, 27, …
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Man makes a rest stop in the (former) South Pacific, learns that it's not legal

A man was arrested after Tumwater Police spotted him urinating on the old “South Pacific” Building on Monday. Brandt Warder, 43, allegedly relieved himself at the building located at …

This is the knife Olympia Police say they found on Sherene Hartlett on May 6, 2021.
A downtown street religious sermon was halted after police say a transient attempted to stab the gospel speaker with a knife last Thursday. Sherene Hartlett, 33, allegedly came into the crowd of …
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This is a photo of the aftermath of the fire at a mostly empty warehouse at Mattress Ranch at 7941 Martin Way SE in Lacey on May 12, 2021.
Three area fire departments were called to suppress a blaze at the Mattress Ranch at 7941 Martin Way SE this morning. The fire originated on the outside of the building at 3 a.m. was noticed by a …
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This is Chanticleer the rooster, the subject of a legal battle with the City of Tumwater. He is described by his owner as "dapper" -- he doesn't mind wearing a bow tie.
While a rooster in the country might seem harmless, Tumwater residents Michael and Bernetia Johnson were cited last October for raising one on their property -- and the city now wants accrued …
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This is the horizontal treatment of SPSCC's logo.
South Puget Sound Community College announced that it was moving to virtual operations on Tuesday. SPSCC stated in a press release that the move was made due to “direct threats” …
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Roy A. Benningfield
Answering a domestic disturbance call between two transients at the homeless camp behind the Department of Ecology, Lacey Police cited and arrested one transient for criminal trespass last …
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Free vaccination clinics this week will be held at the Thurston County Fairgrounds in Lacey.
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) is temporarily moving the large-scale drive through vaccination clinics scheduled for May 12-16 from South Puget Sound Community College …
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Jesse Heal, January 25, 2021
Olympia Police arrested a man who lives in his recreational vehicle on Ensign Road who was accused by two neighbors of assaulting a third neighbor there on May 7. Jesse Heal, 27, had allegedly …
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A black bear roaming the 13th fairway of the Capital City Golf Course was shot by Lacey Police this morning. Lacey Police received multiple calls regarding the bear starting at 7:37 a.m. on May 8, …
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 76 sales completed from Sunday, April 18 through Saturday, April 24, 2021.  The …
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 86 sales completed from Sunday, April 11 through Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The …
The great spring surge of growth is gathering momentum. Buds are opening, the grass is taller with every passing day, and every unpaved inch of earth – even the cracks in the pavement – …
Whenever I help a new client list a home, I present them with a suggested sale price for the property as-is and a second, higher suggested sale price. The higher suggested price reflects the value …
Olympia headlines

21-year-old Olympia woman busted for second DUI after crashing at Lacey roundabout

After colliding with a light pole and allegedly committing a DUI, a 21-year-old Olympia resident blamed an eyewitness for contacting police on Sunday. Caitlin Roth allegedly drove her Nissan truck …

New West Olympia Timberland Library branch to open June 1

The many-years wait by west Olympia residents will be over two weeks from tomorrow, when Olympia Timberland Library opens a new branch inside of Capital Mall.  The new branch will open on …

Aluminum I-beam level used in felony domestic violence case last Thursday, police say

An Olympia man was arrested after allegedly beating his girlfriend with an aluminum I-beam level last Thursday. James McGreevey, 50, was arrested May 6 after hitting his common-law wife with the …

Olympia City Council focuses on two projects toward solving four-year housing crisis 

Olympia’s City Council focused on the continuing public health emergency of homelessness at its weekly meeting on Tuesday.  During the May 4 meeting the council approved two resolutions …

Lacey headlines

Transit shelter held same attraction for Tacoma man as it does for many dogs

Lacey Police arrested a man after urinating on one of the Intercity Transit Shelters last Thursday. James Magelssen, 44, of Tacoma, had been in contact with Lacey Police twice on April 29. At 6:49 …

Suspected self-service scanning scammer seized

A woman allegedly attempted to shoplift nearly $200 in items from Wal-mart and was nabbed by the store’s Loss Prevention last Tuesday. On April 27, Cerelia Sinclair, 32, of Yelm, was noticed …

Assaulted once, arrested three times

In the past 30 days, a transient woman has been in contact with law enforcement four times, three times placed in jail for her actions. Wendy Adkins, 58, is a transient who was booked into the …

Parking-lot racer crashes after "45-50 mph" unlicensed drive

A Tumwater man was cited for recklessly speeding through parking stalls and crashing into a another vehicle which was also moving illegally through parking stalls at a Lacey Wal-mart on April …

Tumwater headlines

Five charges for allegedly intoxicated hotel guest

An allegedly intoxicated man began kicking on a couple’s Motel 6 room door, with a couple brandishing an “assault rifle” to scare him away, and was arrested by Tumwater Police after …

Two accused of stealing from Tumwater mailboxes

Two men accused of stealing mail were arrested by Tumwater Police on Monday. Kyle Wolff, 25, and Kevin Thwaits, 30, were confronted by a neighbor on May 3 after alleging watching them take mail …

Allegedly high on opiod drugs, son assaults father, kicks in front door.

A man assaulted his father after being locked out of the house, breaking the front door down in the process on Monday evening. Tumwater Police were dispatched on April 26, just before midnight, to …

Alleged trespasser at DeTray's last Sunday accused of break-in at Tumwater apartments on Friday

Five days after breaking into a display house at DeTray’s of Olympia, the same woman breached the Falls Point Apartments Community Center Building in Tumwater on Friday, April 23, according to …

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