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A man was arrested for being found with employee property and keys to a business that he did not work at on Tue., June 15. Dustin Kornelussen, 35, of Olympia, was caught by two Michels Corporation … more
The 116th Annual meeting of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce was a hybrid, with both in-person attendees at the Hotel RL and online attendees watching a live stream today. It was the first … more
In honor of its tribal namesake, Lacey’s Nisqually Middle school plans to commission murals inspired by the people, landscape, and wildlife that reflect the tribal culture and history of this … more
This week, in a meeting with over 200 agents from Keller Williams Realty offices of western Washington (including my Olympia office), 78% of agents reported that their listings were … more
A man shoplifted over $250 worth of merchandise and was found to be in possession of a dangerous weapon, was arrested and released at the scene by Tumwater police last Friday. Ben Harris, 28, of … more
On Thursday, the Lacey City Council discussed plans to expand the Lacey Municipal Code (LMC) 1.20 to defer certain development costs on new affordable housing projects. LMC 1.20 allows the city to … more
The state invites locals to an online open house about the new State Route 510 Yelm Loop Phase 2 Project, a $58.6 million proposal to construct a two-lane highway. Headed by the Washington State … more
The Tumwater City Council approved Resolution No. R2021-007, a comprehensive six-year transportation plan for the city, beginning from 2022 to 2027. Transportation Manager Mary Heather Ames … more
Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards spoke on the issues of homelessness, home permitting processes and the judicial system of jury trials due to COVID-19 restrictions in front of 100 people at … more
Capital High School announced the elimination of the students-only section in the gym during the remaining few home basketball games for the 2021 season last Tuesday. The decision to discontinue … more
As the Olympia School Board looks towards the next school year, Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Priddy reported at the board meeting yesterday that local schools have experienced low … more
The Olympia City Council received a presentation from Thurston Strong, the county-based economic recovery organization created after the start of the pandemic, which shared that businesses and … more
A special three-day filing period will be held Wednesday, June 2 through Friday, June 4 to allow citizens to run for elected office for positions without candidates. Open positions … more
Last Thursday, May 20, the Lacey Planning Commission shared a proposal to build a new commercial project on the Meridian Campus. In a webinar, Lacey Senior Planner Samra Seymour discussed the … more
Two bald eagles who lived in or near a recently clear-cut urban forest in Olympia did battle in the air last week. One needed a brief stay at a local rehabilitation center and was released yesterday … more
 Every year North Thurston Public Schools turns to the community to ask for feedback on academics, leadership, budget, student programs, and more through a short online … more
Intercity Transit Authority’s directors met on Wednesday and considered alternatives to its Dial-A-Lift services, seeking to control the cost of operation while at the same time providing … more
Experience Olympia & Beyond's Board of Directors has selected Annette Pitts as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer beginning June 7, 2021. "Annette is bringing the energy, skills … more
On Thursday, Olympia School District Superintendent Patrick Murphy shared with the board that the district will prioritize students' emotional well-being ahead of its fall reopening. The move is … more
Tumwater School District board’s student representatives presented the growing need for emotional support during its board meeting yesterday. At the May 13 meeting, student representatives … more
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