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The Lacey City Council is holding a regular meeting Thu., Jan. 21 starting at 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes a proposed new ordinance that would restrict sales of commercially bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet … more
Intercity Transit announced today that it has added service to Routes 62A and 62B to better serve passengers traveling along the Martin Way corridor. The additional bus service increases trip … more
The Olympia City Council is set to meet on Tue., Jan. 12 at 5:30 pm; the agenda includes renewing Comcast's exclusive franchise in the city. The council will discuss other topics including the … more
Journalists at The Olympian, The News Tribune in Tacoma, The Bellingham Herald, and the Tri-City Herald are unionizing, according to an announcement yesterday.  Nearly 90 percent of eligible … more
Heather Frey filed for unemployment in March, when the pandemic disrupted her business selling used books online.  Nine months later, the Seattle resident was still waiting on her first … more
The Washington State Department of Transportation has designated the Olympia Regional Airport as a beta test site for electric aircraft. The Olympia Regional Airport was identified as one of six … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a group of amendments to city housing code, loosening restrictions on accessary dwelling units and allowing duplexes, triplexes and other dense … more
Like many people, Cheryl Richmond has struggled to pay her bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. After losing her job in February, she missed two mortgage payments before she worked out a new … more
Rhythm & Rye, a popular music venue and bar in downtown Olympia, has been temporarily closed since March. Now, its owner is on the hunt for a new location. Owner Andy Geertsen, in an email to … more
A new off-site facility for Thurston County Superior Court that has been in the works for months is expected to be up and running by Nov. 30. Located at 2404 Chandler Court SW, just a few blocks … more
Serial entrepreneur Leland Harmell and his wife, Sydney, have launched Rainbow Cloud Café, in west Olympia. And their grand opening is this Saturday. If the business’ name sounds … more
The Port of Olympia will hold a public hearing Monday, Nov. 9 on its draft budget and operating plan for 2021. The hearing will be held during the port commission’s Monday night meeting, which … more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners postponed the 2021 application process for those seeking Lodging Tax (LTAC) funding for projects occurring in incorporated Thurston County … more
The Thurston County hearings examiner is inviting the public to weigh in on three development projects at a public hearing next Tuesday, Nov. 10. At 10 a.m., there will be a public hearing on a … more
 Thurston County is hiring temporary contact tracers to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several other positions in Public Health, including epidemiologists, a data analyst and a … more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to accept public comment on development code … more
  It’s been a wild year for the folks at Orca Books.   The long-standing downtown Olympia-based bookstore packed up and moved from their Fourth Avenue storefront to a new … more
OLYMPIA – The State Auditor’s Office completed the last portion of their annual review of Thurston County’s finances. State auditors found the … more
  TUMWATER -- The city wants to pass a special ordinance that will allow it to increase next year’s property tax levy slightly above normal levels. A “Declaration of Substantial … more
Changes to Olympia’s housing code will be considered at Monday’s meeting of the city’s Planning Commission. Possible code revisions concern accessory dwelling units (ADUs), … more
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