Environment
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The proposed new Thurston County airport would harm wildlife and displace thousands of residents and businesses, two experts warned. Cindy Schexnider, a retired Department of Fish and Wildlife … more
Tumwater’s public works committee recommended to the city council an ordinance outlining a compost procurement policy as required by HB 1799 during a meeting held  November … more
“If the RFA passes up the ballot in April of 2023, the shift of property tax and any resulting general fund expense reduction will not occur until 2024.” Jay Burney, Olympia city … more
Tumwater city council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a contract with Tapani Inc for the construction of the Preserve Park during a meeting held yesterday, November 15. Preserve Park will … more
Tumwater committee supports adding Cowlitz to Oregon National Historic Trail By Jerome Tuaño Tumwater’s General Government Committee forwarded to the city council a resolution … more
Petitioners against the plans to reconfigure Olympia Regional Airport will meet tomorrow, November 15, starting at 7 p.m. at the Olympia Center, Multipurpose Room A, 222 Columbia … more
There are people who appreciate the wild, forested greenness of Washington State and there are those who see land as a resource to be exploited. There are those who work and live in harmony with … more
A citizens’ advocacy group working to stop consideration of building an airport in Thurston County is holding an open meeting this Monday, November 14. “Stop the Thurston … more
Tumwater’s public health and safety committee recommended an ordinance amending the municipal code to provide a definition for “community cats” during a meeting held yesterday, … more
Tumwater’s net emissions for greenhouse gases (GHG) fell to 70% from 2015 to 2021, according to a report prepared by the city’s Green Team.  Sustainability coordinator Alyssa Jones … more
The Olympia Planning Commission discussed the eventual code amendments of parking spaces for new developments to accommodate electric vehicle (EV)-readiness. At a commission meeting held Monday, … more
Olympia will begin city facility and business site inspections to identify and prevent the possible source of water pollution in January next year through the city’s Source Control … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) voiced support for the establishment of the Offut Lake Management District No. 24 during a county-level public hearing held on Tuesday, November … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) awarded the contract for Solid Waste Facilities Pumps Systems Upgrades and Improvements project to Rognlin's, Inc, amounting to $2,728,128. During … more
Olympia and Thurston County's Planning Commissions approved holding a public hearing on the Olympia Joint Plan on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The Planning Commission held another work study … more
Olympia made another climate commitment by joining the Race to Resilience program, a global initiative of the United Nations that aims to build resilience for four billion vulnerable people globally … more
The Port of Olympia Commission voted to endorse a letter opposing the proposed airport in rural Thurston County during a meeting held on Monday, October 24. The letter, penned by the Thurston … more
The Port of Olympia amended several agreement terms with five contractors involved in the initial phase of the Budd Inlet cleanup project during a meeting held on Monday, October 24. The contract … more
Animal Services is reminding pet owners and the public to keep an eye out for their animals’ safety during Halloween. The welfare group offered several tips and reminders to help pets cope … more
Tumwater is looking for a firm to design its new community center, said Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Denney during their commission’s meeting yesterday, October 19. The city has … more
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