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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
Smoky conditions are expected to linger in the area longer than initially estimated as current forecasts do little to mitigate pollutants in the air.   Thurston County and surrounding … more
Smoke from record-setting wildfires along the West Coast is blowing into the area, causing a visible haze and hazardous air quality.   The Thurston County Department of Public Health and … more
Lacey - Back in April 2018, the Lacey City Council signed an interlocal agreement with Thurston County, Olympia, and Tumwater to complete Phase 1 of a regional climate mitigation plan and come up … more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As wildfires ravage California and certain parts of Washington state — prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to issue a state of emergency through the end of September — Thurston County and its sometimes sprawling brush have escaped major incidents despite dry, warm conditions. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia city officials met Thursday evening to discuss its role in handling concerns of rising sea levels, an aspect of climate change that can significantly affect cities near the nation’s coastline. more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Department confirmed there is a toxic blue-green algae bloom in Lacey’s Long Lake, making it unsafe for swimmers and pets. The most recent sample detected microcystin algae toxin levels at 14 micrograms per liter of water—above the state standard of eight micrograms per liter for recreational water use. more
OLYMPIA –– In response to concerns over the rising sea levels across the globe and on Puget Sound, members of the Olympia Land Use & Environment Committee will talk about local solutions to rising sea levels in a Thursday meeting this week. more
TUMWATER –– Tumwater city officials talked about the city’s aims for 50 percent of its land to integrate a natural tree canopy by 2040 after the issue came up at the Tuesday night city council meeting. more
WASHINGTON –– Look up! As Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE passes through our inner solar system, catch a view of this once-in-a-lifetime sight. more
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TUMWATER — City officials met Tuesday night to talk about Tumwater’s role in the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan, a county-wide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent below the 2015 baseline numbers by 2050. more
TUMWATER –– The Port of Olympia’s impending New Market Industrial Campus lease option came up for air again last night, this time in a Tumwater City Council meeting that saw some city council members expressing concern over whether or not the Port should develop that property. more