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A man was arrested for being found with employee property and keys to a business that he did not work at on Tue., June 15. Dustin Kornelussen, 35, of Olympia, was caught by two Michels Corporation … more
The 116th Annual meeting of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce was a hybrid, with both in-person attendees at the Hotel RL and online attendees watching a live stream today. It was the first … more
This week, in a meeting with over 200 agents from Keller Williams Realty offices of western Washington (including my Olympia office), 78% of agents reported that their listings were … more
A man shoplifted over $250 worth of merchandise and was found to be in possession of a dangerous weapon, was arrested and released at the scene by Tumwater police last Friday. Ben Harris, 28, of … more
On Thursday, the Lacey City Council discussed plans to expand the Lacey Municipal Code (LMC) 1.20 to defer certain development costs on new affordable housing projects. LMC 1.20 allows the city to … more
The state invites locals to an online open house about the new State Route 510 Yelm Loop Phase 2 Project, a $58.6 million proposal to construct a two-lane highway. Headed by the Washington State … more
The Olympia City Council received a presentation from Thurston Strong, the county-based economic recovery organization created after the start of the pandemic, which shared that businesses and … more
Last Thursday, May 20, the Lacey Planning Commission shared a proposal to build a new commercial project on the Meridian Campus. In a webinar, Lacey Senior Planner Samra Seymour discussed the … more
Intercity Transit Authority’s directors met on Wednesday and considered alternatives to its Dial-A-Lift services, seeking to control the cost of operation while at the same time providing … more
Experience Olympia & Beyond's Board of Directors has selected Annette Pitts as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer beginning June 7, 2021. "Annette is bringing the energy, skills … more
If you’ve been following this column, or if you have any first- or even second-hand experience with the housing market, you probably know that it strongly favors sellers. I’ve talked … more
Approximately 45 businesspeople gathered today at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club for Thurston County’s first major in-person gathering since the start of the pandemic. The occasion … more
Tumwater, WA— When COVID-19 came to town, Thurston County community and economic development agencies jumped into action by creating a collaborative, collective impact response model that has … more
Lately, I’ve had a lot of folks ask me why Thurston County has suddenly become such a desirable place to live. We’re seeing a trend in relocations from King County to Pierce County, and … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 86 sales completed from Sunday, April 11 through Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 79 sales completed from Sunday, March 28 through Saturday, April 3, 2021.   The … more
The Blake decision saddled both the Thurston County prosecutor’s office and office of public defense with a large workload, but it’s not known quite yet how the sweeping decision will … more
In a vote of 6-1, the Olympia City Council approved a development agreement with a developer interested in constructing housing and amenities along the waters of Budd Bay on West Bay Drive NW. The … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tue., April 13, at 3 pm to receive public comment on adding a Thurston County Medic One property tax levy to the ballot for … more
The Thurston County Auditor's Office is reaching out to hundreds of landowners whose properties contain antiquated unlawful racially restrictive covenants. A recent law allows the Auditor's Office to … more
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