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Olympia HS graduates Jenny Jang, Ann Murphy and Michale Tsien pose for family photos following their commencement ceremony.
The Olympia High School Class of 2021 received their diplomas on Fri., June 18 during its commencement ceremony at Saint Martin's University. Proud family members and friends filled the bleachers in …
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Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall addressed the Tumwater City Council on Tue., Sept. 21, 2021.
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall addressed local questions about nationwide concerns about voter fraud and election integrity, as she assured voters that “our elections are totally above …
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This is the undercarriage of the Ford Excursion truck from which a device appearing to be a catalytic converter was removed from between the pipes shown.
Neighbors fingered a suspected catalytic converter theft ring in Rochester on Mon., Sept. 20. Three people are accused of crimes that started when one allegedly cut a hole the fence of the used …
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This is what a tree allegedly does to the passenger door of a 2003 BMW 530 sedan when a car hits it at sufficient speed.
A 21-year-old Olympia man allegedly ran his car off of the road, down an embankment and into a group of trees after leaving a local tavern last Sat., Sept. 18, at about 1 a.m. Then he walked home, …
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Welding is one of the skills that can be learned at Lacey MakerSpace.
Lacey MakerSpace received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help retrain workers and business owners who were impacted by the …
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Kathleen Anderson
Life is full of ironies. While many of us complain about staying at home, others may be desperately seeking help to do exactly that. Rebekah Graham is the Program Coordinator for Catholic …
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Dennis Rolly serves customers at lunch on Sept. 22, 2021 at Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen in Tumwater where he's been working for 18 years. If the unmasked part of his face looks familiar it's might be because you've seen his acting performances in Olympia theaters.
Despite the economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a study showed that “Olympia-Tumwater, WA” ranked as the 17th best place for restaurant workers across the U.S. …
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This is the rock allegedly thrown through a front window at the Lucky 7 Food Store by Adan Rincon on Sept. 20, 2021. The can was added by police to provide perspective.
A man who has been accused of thousands of dollars of property damage in recent months, allegedly broke a large window at a local convenience store, on Mon., Sept.20. Adan Rincon, 38, a transient, …
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The Washington Federation of State Employees began bargaining with the state on the terms of the vaccine mandate on Aug. 16.
Washington state's largest union of public workers has reached an agreement with the state on Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate.The deal ensures access to and education about the shot on work …
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Life
Outfitters, guides close doors as salmon, steelhead numbers drop

Closed fisheries from imperiled fish runs in the Columbia River Basin are prompting calls for action before it's too late.Steelhead trout numbers in the Columbia and its tributaries could be the …

Olympia opens three new off-leash dog parks Olympia’s furry friends will have plenty of room to play as the city opened three new dog parks this week. The City of Olympia announced the opening of three new dog parks today, at the …
Lake Lawrence again restricted due to toxic algae County officials issued a health warning on Lake Lawrence as a result of toxic algae bloom on Fri., Sept. 17,  a month after a similar warning was issued.  The popular boating and …
Lacey council grows parks commission to seven plus one During its regular council meeting yesterday, the Lacey City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 1601 which adds two members to the city’s Board of Park Commissioners. Parks, Culture, and …
Timberland Regional Library at your fingertips Book lovers on the go can access their favorite titles from anywhere with the Timberland Regional Library mobile application. Available on Android and iOS, the Timberland Regional Library (TRL) …
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Olympia headlines

Peaceful protests took place in Olympia on Saturday

The Olympia Police Department confirmed that the weekend remained relatively peaceful amid community concern of another possible violent attack. As anticipated, a group of protesters gathered in …

Senior Services’ Home Share program set to resume

 Following appropriations from the other three large local governments here, the Olympia City Council approved a request to partly fund the re-launch of Senior Services’ Home Share, a …

Sunday driver accused of DUI blew .193, police say

A good Samaritan spotted an allegedly intoxicated driver, who was caught by Olympia police as he was sought to purchase more alcohol in a local grocery store, last Sun., Sept. 12. Daniel Robert …

City of Olympia message on Planned Events on September 18

We are aware of reports that members of the Proud Boys group are expected to take part in demonstrations in our community this weekend. The Olympia Police Department (OPD) is monitoring two Saturday, …

Lacey headlines

Lacey council members expresses concern on Affordable Housing Tax

Members of the Lacey City Council expressed their concern following a proposal made to Thurston County by the Regional Housing Council for the adoption of the affordable housing tax, a policy that …

Lacey City Council reviews proposal that would allow HOAs to remove trees

Dubbed as a “city of trees,” Lacey’s City Council reviewed a proposal to provide Home Owners Associations (HOA) with more flexibility to remove otherwise healthy trees within their …

North Thurston schools are safe, majority of students agree

In a district-wide survey conducted by North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) in 2020-21, results showed that the majority of students felt safe in their schools. During the regular NTPS board …

Major traffic delays expected along Carpenter Road through Thursday

The City of Lacey warned motorists to expect major traffic delays along Carpenter Road as it receives final paving from Tue., Sept. 7 to Thurs., Sept 9. As a reminder, the city urged motorists to …

Tumwater headlines

Alleged hardware heist might lead to hard time

A local transient man was caught by Tumwater police after a silent alarm notified them of an alleged burglary on Mon., Sept. 6 at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tumwater police officers report that they …

Using store’s own tools, man accused of attempting to break into locked display case

A medical furloughed prisoner was caught by Tumwater police attempting to break into a big box store’s electronic display case on Sun., Sept. 5. Chase Aaron Martin, 22, of Hoquiam, told …

Timeline for the New Market Industrial Campus still unclear

Tumwater officials confirmed that there is still no clear timeline for the proposed New Market Industrial Campus development during the regular city council meeting on Tue., Sept. 7. Initially, …

“Beyond red” situation in MultiCare hospitals

MultiCare released a statement declaring its facilities are nearing maximum capacity as a result of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases. The regional nonprofit healthcare system acquired what is now …

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