Capitol Theater redirects course during pandemic, finds audience online

OLYMPIA — Like countless other entities across the world, the folks heading up the nonprofit Olympia Film Society, which operates the historic Capitol Theater, found themselves needing to adapt in a world ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local preschools enact new protective measures

THURSTON COUNTY –– As each of the public school districts in Thurston County announce a rollout of entirely-remote learning plans for Fall 2020, local preschools are also making decisions about how best to serve their students and families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lacey city officials and staff offer information on the new museum project

LACEY –– The Lacey City Council members and staff discussed the construction of the Lacey Museum & Civic Center, an enhancement of the Lacey Museum that has been a part of the community for more than 40 years.
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OLYMPIA –– When I first heard about the Buy Nothing Project, my boss was telling me how she parted out her crockpot for free to people who came and picked it up off her porch. She just posted a picture in a Facebook group, and the broken crockpot found a new home.
OLYMPIA –– Even in human time, it hasn’t been long. From the beginning until now, it’s been a bit more than two months.
OLYMPIA –– I have only lived in Olympia for a few months. Most of that time has been during social distancing, face masks and hand washing in the COVID era.
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Racial justice town hall panelists talk race and the health care system

OLYMPIA –– Olympia held its third town hall of a four-meeting series centered on racial justice on Thursday night, with panelists focused on the healthcare system and the inequities that people of color often experience within it.

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City transportation engineering supervisor explains Henderson roundabout

OLYMPIA –– If you drive down Henderson Boulevard regularly, you probably noticed a traffic circle that sprang up at the intersection of Henderson and Eskridge.

Tumwater headlines

City officials hire new department directors

TUMWATER –– The Tumwater City Council is expected to approve two current city employees moving into new roles with the city government on Tuesday night, Aug. 4.

Road Stripe Painting – Avoid Wet Paint

Road crews will paint new center lines, edge lines and bike lanes on streets citywide from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Aug. 1 & 2, 2020.

Fallen boat results in fire on I-5

TUMWATER –– A boat that fell off the trailer was the cause of a fire early Tuesday evening on Interstate 5 at milepost 102, according to Tumwater Fire Department officials.

Lacey headlines

Community invited to open house on proposed comprehensive plan changes

LACEY –– The City of Lacey invites the community to attend an online informational open house on a proposed comprehensive plan amendment and rezone in Northeast Lacey on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.

Residents invited to take part in water conservation challenge

LACEY –– The City of Lacey invites its water customers to participate in the National Mayors’ Challenge for Water Conservation.

Lacey City Council to talk about new museum project

LACEY –– The Lacey City Council is holding a work session tomorrow at 4 p.m. to further discuss the construction of the Lacey Museum & Civic Center, which is an enhancement of the Lacey Museum that has been in use by the community for more than 40 years.

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