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Unaffordable housing threatens the Olympia economy, Strategic Projects manager Amy Buckler told Olympia planning commissioners. "Although the housing market is cooling due to inflation and higher … more
Olympia police officers will start wearing body-worn cameras in August and launch in-car video systems in mid-2023, Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen said at the virtual Town Hall last night. During … more
Thurston County’s hazard mitigation plan was brought to the Tumwater City Council work session yesterday. Planning Manager Brad Medrud laid out the details, explaining “this is our … more
The Lacey City Council is set to decide on August 4 whether to approve or not the application of Prime Development Group to rezone five acres of primarily forested land from Low-Density Residential … more
The Port of Olympia commissioners expressed willingness to collaborate with the Regional Housing Council (RHC), directing Port Executive Director Sam Gibboney to reach out to discuss the Housing … more
Olympia-based businesses received almost 60% of the $7 million of Thurston Strong's COVID-related grants for businesses and workforce, according to Olympia Economic Development Director Mike Reid, … more
This year's graduating class of Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) received their diplomas in front of friends and family on June 8 at Indian Summer Golf and  Country … more
Olympia residents near 20th Avenue NW and Cooper Point Road were surprised this morning when they discovered that 20th Avenue was being shut down with no notice for a logging operation … more
Parents and students want the schools to prioritize teaching, academic support, and social-emotional support, according to the online survey conducted by the Olympia School District from May 16 … more
Rahma Gaye of Capitol High School and Olympia High School’s Christine Zhang took the oath as student representatives to the Olympia School District Board for the 2022-2023 school year. Darcy … more
Newly-appointed Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen is inviting the public to join him in an online meeting, where he will address some questions on various issues on Tuesday, June 28, at 6 p.m. Allen … more
Darcy Huffman is the new Olympia School District Board of Directors vice president after a unanimous vote from the board members  during the board meeting last night. Huffman will hold the … more
Olympia’s newest park offers something for toddlers, seniors, skaters, lunch-packers, grade-schoolers, gardeners and beekeepers. Not only that, Olympia didn’t have to pay a penny for … more
Olympia High School's graduates marched last Tuesday, June 21 at Saint Martin's University to collect their diplomas in front of family and friends. Olympia School District Superintendent  … more
Four residents expressed opposition to giving tax exemptions to multifamily housing developers. Public commenters asked the councilmembers to remove from the calendar consent two items: approval … more
The Site Plan Review Committee yesterday reviewed a proposed project that would build 70 multifamily units on a 14,375 square-foot parcel lot at 303 Franklin St. NE at the NE corner with Olympia … more
Development of the Three Lakes Crossing property in Tumwater is in consideration for approval. This development would create 45 homes. Copper Ridge, LLC based in Puyallup is the applicant for this … more
Capital High School’s 2022 graduates marched on Friday, June 17 in front of friends,family and guests. Speakers included Olympia School Superintendent Patrick Murphy, School Board Vice … more
The Olympia City council approved an ordinance that echos a new state law prohibiting open carry of firearms and other weapons in city hall, council chambers or any locations used in connection with … more
The Washington State Department of Commerce has allocated $6.2 million to build and manage tiny houses on Franz-Anderson Road, Olympia Housing Programs manager Darian Lightfoot reported to the city … more
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