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This image shows United States artillery technology that might or might not be the same as that being used in training at Joint Base Lewis McChord on July 22, 2021. The image is from Feb. 22, 2021 in a joint U.S.-French artillery training event in Djibouti.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day and nighttime training with artillery from 12 a.m. Aug 3 to 11:59 p.m. Aug 4. Public queries or comments about …
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Potbelly (or pot-bellied) pigs are permitted as household pets in the city of Olympia but must be licensed.
Pet licensing is now available online through the Joint Animal Services Commission's website.  Joint Animal Services Board Member and Tumwater Councilmember Michael Althauser announced their …
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Providence St. Peter Hospital is being recognized for its high performance ratings in 16 specialty or procedural areas.
U.S. News & World Report named Providence St. Peter Hospital as the 3rd best hospital in the state of Washington, and the top health facility in the region for the year 2021-22. The rankings …
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Pictured is Adan M. Rincon on July 31, 2021.
A repeated vandalism suspect was arrested for the sixth time in the past seven weeks, this time for breaking a grocery store window because he was angry, on Saturday, July 31. Adan Rincon, 38, who …
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Shop for books when you shop at Capital Mall at Timberland Regional Library's newest branch there which opened June 1, 2021.
Timberland Regional Library is open and welcoming patrons to visit their local library to see the improvements and take advantage of the extensive materials, resources and services …
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Electric airplanes (top right) are being considered the future of the aviation industry. Left upper and lower images show how electric airplanes will be charged on-site (top and bottom left). Aside from electric airplanes, experts are looking into the potential of the biofuel industry (bottom right) as a better alternative to jet fuel.
With increasing concern over climate change, the Olympia Regional Airport (Airport Code: OLM) is looking into more sustainable alternatives to aviation fuel as a part of its planning …
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The ladies from the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs’ Capital Woman's Club volunteered to help the Lacey~Oly Crafty Sewers to create inspirational messages which will go with each purse. Pictured, l-r: Dorothy Crowder, Nardine Sandberg and Karen Smith.
A group of sewing enthusiasts from Lacey and Olympia sent 68 purses on their way to Zambia, Africa last Monday, July 26, as a part of their advocacy to help girls stay in school. The purses were …
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We can't control the circumstance, but we can control our reaction to it.
Dear Readers, I’ve been a bit obsessed lately with trying to make a decent living place for my future newborn, which is interesting because I’ve always been a “go with the …
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Anthony Edward Heard, July 21, 2021
After a Vail-area resident noticed a “suspicious-looking” man walking along the road in the south Thurston County area, a sheriff’s deputy discovered the man had a DOC escape …
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 After a year of canceled theater performances, the BigShowCity Performing Arts Organization is opening its auditions for its planned in-person event with The Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian …
Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) is seeking feedback from the public on a variety of issues to update its Growth Coordination Plan (GCP), first published in 2010. JBLM is the fourth-largest …
      being on the right side of history is not for sissies   Hikers are flooding our public …
Humans are social beings, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic limited our ability for physical interactions.  As more and more Americans are getting vaccinated, Hugz & Cuddlez is …
Here are a few events in Thurston County and online to keep you entertained in the coming week! Movies In the Park - The Croods, A New Age: Fri., July 23, 8 p.m. Come down to the Huntamer Park …
Olympia headlines

Around the corner from the collision scene, driver cited for hit-and-run

A woman was arrested for hit-and-run after toppling a crosswalk signal but not reporting it to police last Wednesday, July 21. Rachel Likely, 40, admitted to falling asleep at the wheel, and then …

Accused DUI driver hits Amazon delivery van, speeds away

An allegedly intoxicated man hit an Amazon delivery van, then sped away before being stopped by Olympia police a few blocks from the scene of the accident, on Monday, July 26. Michael Casino, 51, …

Stranger attacked without provocation

A man allegedly robbed and beat a stranger, using  a bicycle front fork as a weapon, at the Artesian Well Commons in downtown Olympia just after midnight on Monday, July 26. The entire …

Lacey City Council plans to consider hybrid meetings by August

As more and more residents are being vaccinated, the Lacey City Council weighed the possibility of moving to in-person meetings sometime in August during its work session last Thu., July 22. The …

Lacey headlines

Puget Sound Energy plans net-zero carbon emissions by 2045

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) shared its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 during the Lacey City Council work session on July 22. PSE is the natural gas and electricity utility provider …

Alleged 21-year-old DUI and hit-and-run suspect made sexual comments to female police officer

An unlicensed driver attempted to practice his driving skills while intoxicated, using his uncle’s vehicle, hitting a parked car in the process, on Saturday, July 10 after 11 p.m. according to …

Regional police agencies issue "Joint Statement on Legislation for Law Enforcement" today

The following message is being sent on behalf of the following law enforcement executives from Thurston County: Interim Chief Aaron Jelcick, Olympia Police Department Chief Robert Almada, Lacey …

Lacey to establish new Mobile Outreach Team for crisis response

The Lacey City Council moved yesterday to establish the Mobile Outreach Team (MOT), a pilot program which provides alternative crisis response. In a presentation to the city council …

Tumwater headlines

Tumwater Schools loses its new Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Tumwater School District’s new Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) had been on the job for less than a month when four postings on his personal Facebook account became known to …

Tumwater city staff propose substantial zoning changes to the city-county Joint Plan

        City staff proposed to make substantial zoning changes in several areas in Tumwater as a part of the Joint Tumwater / Thurston County Plan. The proposed …

Port Exec Director calls meeting to order following heated exchange between Downing and Zita

“I ask not to be interrupted,” Zita said. Tension rose between the two commissioners during the Port of Olympia Commission meeting yesterday. Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam …

Three witnesses reported watching neighbor hit parked vehicle, drive away

An allegedly intoxicated female’s van hit a parked vehicle after getting into an argument with her husband, on Monday, July 19 at approximately 10 p.m. Rachel Field-Borodin, 29, of Tumwater, …

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