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Tumwater City Council met last night to discuss the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan, a 30-year interlocal agreement, that would acknowledge the urgency of global warming and the deterring effects of … more
SEATTLE — At the corner of Third and Union, amid a sea of downtown high-rises and just across from Macy’s, members of the Northern Cheyenne tribe in native regalia walked alongside … more
With dozens of people killed by wildfires in the western U.S., millions of acres scorched, and choking smoke spreading far into British Columbia, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee lit up the news wires in … 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
“It is no longer enough just to change our lifestyles. We need to be changing our communities,” reads a quote from Kaylee Shen, an Olympia High School student. The quote kicks off the … more
Commenting on "Outdated Sewage Treatment is Suffocating Fish in Puget Sound," published Dec. 8, 2020, Harry Branch writes:  The article on the "pressing state of environmental decay in Puget … more
After four decades of fishing for salmon in Puget Sound, Joseph Peters increasingly finds a nuisance in his nets: wads of cream-colored moon jellyfish. Occasionally the jellyfish get so heavy that … more
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Department have closed Budd Inlet to recreational shellfishing, from … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive … more
As more attention than ever before is focused on the climate and how greenhouse gas emissions are predicated to have lasting, devastating effects, emissions in Thurston County are still … more
ONALASKA, WA --  An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter Scale hit near the town of Onalaska, today at 1:01 pm. The quake's epicenter near Onalaska is located 33.2 miles south southeast of … 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 Achieves Major Milestone on Habitat Conservation Plan - Requests Comments on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement  EIS will examine the environmental impacts of the … more
OLYMPIA – After a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Thurston County Board of Health adopted new rules on smoking and vaping. The action formally adopts rules consistent with the … more
OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) lifted the health advisories for Pattison Lake and Long Lake on Thursday, October 1, after water samples from both lakes … more
    OLYMPIA –The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to receive public testimony on a citizen-requested … more
The draft Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan is open for public comments until Friday, October 16. You can view the draft plan online at: trpc.org/1026/Draft-Plan. You can also view an online open … more
Thurston Regional Planning Council, Thurston County, and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater are working together with the public and key stakeholders, including Intercity Transit, to create a … more
As record-breaking fires scorch large swaths of the West Coast, fire officials in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater said their jurisdictions have thus far avoided major incidents despite alarming … more
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