What are we about?
Established in May 2020, The JOLT is The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater, a hyper-local (digital-native) news organization. We're non-partisan and locally owned. Our mission is to improve the lives of people who live in Thurston County by providing information and forums for discussion. Our beats include crime, politics, education, environmental issues, crises, celebrations and more.
We are committed to providing space for multiple perspectives and opinions from professional journalists, new reporters and not-yet published writers.