Environment
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A program designed to clean tent encampments and provide intensive case management with people living in the camps is in the works. The “Scattered Site Management Pilot Project” was … more
A public hearing at the Olympia City Council meeting last night drew a crowd of opposition and proponents of a potential project that would bring large development along West Bay Drive. At the … more
Headline: Following a recent decision from the Washington Supreme Court, Thurston County’s justice system officials are grappling with an intense new workload — one that will take a … more
 Two items are up for consideration to be added to the Thurston County Development Code Docket, including the rezoning of some rural land and making permanent changes to how homeless … more
A public hearing is scheduled at 5:30 on Tuesday, March 23 for a large development project planned along West Bay Drive that would bring housing and business development opportunities to the … more
The House of Representatives approved a bill that would lead to the creation and placement of a statue of Billy Frank, Jr. in the United States Capitol, in or near its Statuary Hall. Engrossed … more
Several sites along the Port of Olympia’s eastern bank may see significant development in the years to come, as Port officials continue seeking public input and discussing the sweeping … more
As Washington lawmakers work to get ahead of a brewing post-pandemic housing catastrophe, efforts are underway to join that effort with responses to two slower-burning disasters — the climate … more
A hearing examiner shot down an appeal from the Olympia Coalition for Ecosystems Preservation, which argued an environmental review should start as soon as possible on a massive development project … more
Preluded by 21 county citizens voicing their support, Thurston County Commissioners voted to approve the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP) and work with neighboring jurisdictions to cut back … more
Anyone who cares about the Thurston County agriculture and farmland -- or who appreciates locally grown veggies and meat -- is invited to complete an online survey to share your perspective on local … more
Denny here again. Have been to Olympia's Priest Point Park each of the last three days. Last Thursday, I made a sweep of the southwest section of the beach, from the southern-most access trail to … more
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
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