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Thurston County’s hazard mitigation plan was brought to the Tumwater City Council work session yesterday. Planning Manager Brad Medrud laid out the details, explaining “this is our … more
Olympia residents near 20th Avenue NW and Cooper Point Road were surprised this morning when they discovered that 20th Avenue was being shut down with no notice for a logging operation … more
Olympia’s newest park offers something for toddlers, seniors, skaters, lunch-packers, grade-schoolers, gardeners and beekeepers. Not only that, Olympia didn’t have to pay a penny for … more
Olympia Climate Program manager Dr. Pamela Braff recommended amending Washington State's Commercial Energy Code to include large multifamily buildings to meet solar readiness requirements in the … more
Land Use and Environment Committee members are eyeing the possibility of a 100% EV (electric vehicle) readiness in all residential parking in Olympia. "Having that goal  having access to EV … more
The Lacey City Council approved a new permit process on tree removal within the city yesterday. Councilmember Michael Steadman pushed for amending the existing threshold of five tree removals … more
Olympia's Land Use and Environment Committee will endorse an ordinance establishing a vacant property registration program to assist the city in identifying abandoned or vacant property. During … more
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is considering constructing a nuclear power plant to replace either one or both coal-fired power plants in Centralia. Pacific Northwest National … more
Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan attended the Barnes Lake Management District (BLMD) Steering Committee meeting for the first time since she started her term in January this year. Sullivan said that … more
Thurston Regional Planning Council Executive Director Marc Daily wants over $54 million of the $75 million appropriations from the Move Ahead Washington fund to fix the Nisqually River Delta … more
Olympia declared June 8, 2022 to June 7, 2023 as the Year of the Salish Sea. By signing the proclamation on Tuesday, June 7, council members expressed commitment with the StehChass people  of … more
Olympia City manager Jay Burney has asked the city council to approve the purchase of six gasoline-fueled waste refuse collection trucks instead of electric ones to replace the existing garbage … more
The Lacey City Council voted 3-1 in favor of the approval of the controversial Meridian Market Gas Station amid a furious crowd who attended the public meeting last night. Councilmembers Lenny … more
Two days after a Lacey Board of Park (BOP) Commissioner resigned over related issues, residents attended the BOP meeting on Wednesday, June 1 to raise concerns about the controversial Meridian Gas … more
Lacey Board of Park Commissioner Sarah Daniels announced Monday her resignation from the board as a protest against the City's process of hearing public comments on the controversial Meridian Market … more
Capitol Lake is the city’s highest risk for downtown flooding.  Olympia Water Resources Director Eric Christensen said this during  the Olympia Sea Level Response Collaborative … more
The Port of Olympia will hold its third public open house on the Olympia Regional Airport Master Plan Update (MPU) on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. For details about … more
Thurston Youth Climate Alliance members staged a die-in protest at the recent Olympia city council meeting, urging the city to act on the climate crisis. Louisa Sevier, the alliance’s … more
Thurston County Commissioners Mejia, Menser, and Edwards: The organizations listed below request that you protect the trees in Capitol State Forest, especially the Legacy Forests within Thurston … more
Ensign Road from Martin Way to Providence Mother Joseph Care Center will be closed off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, May 25, according to an Olympia press release. Both lanes of Ensign Road will … more
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