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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
The Olympia City Council signed a proclamation designating tomorrow, November 26 as Small Business Saturday. The proclamation, signed on Tuesday, November 22, recognizes local small businesses and … more
Tumwater city council agreed to put forward an ordinance adding a rental housing chapter into the city’s municipal code during its meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The new chapter contains … more
Thurston County’s Housing Authority and the City of Olympia are asking community members to share their stories about “whether housing discrimination or other barriers have had an impact … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) set a public hearing for the proposed five County Commissioners District boundary lines on Wednesday, December 7, waiving the 20-day public hearing … more
Lacey has seen an increase of $7,507,515 in its General Fund Expenditure for the third quarter of 2022 from the same period last year. During the Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting … more
The Olympia City Council has approved the Finance Committee and City Manager Jay Burney's 2023 operating budget recommendation at a meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city council also approved … more
Lacey city council rejected an ordinance removing their part from the land use review process during a meeting held yesterday, November 17. Voting 4-3, this ordinance would have allowed … more
The Olympia Planning Commission will carry on discussions about policy issues on Neighborhood Centers, the Capital Mall Triangle subarea plan, and the Housing Action plan. "These issues often take … 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
"High concentrations of renters, BIPOC [black, indigenous and people of color], and low-income households in/near the Triangle subarea" are vulnerable to economic displacement when Olympia redevelops … more
Lacey’s Historical Commission accepted two acquisitions for the Lacey Museum during a meeting held yesterday, November 16. The first acquisition is the door handles from the Sears building … more
Christa Lenssen, Olympia's housing program specialist, briefed the Land Use and Environmental Committee members on the rental housing registration program the city is considering establishing. At … more
In addressing the public's outcry for sidewalks, Public Works Director Mark Russell has requested the Land Use and Environmental Committee and the Finance Committee to evaluate sidewalk policy and … more
Two Thurston County men were among 12 individuals arrested in Lewis County over the weekend on suspicion of involvement in child sexual abuse and exploitation. The multi-agency operation, dubbed … more
The Washington State Department of Commerce, Thurston County, and the City of Lacey held two public forums on a supportive housing acquisition project in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday, … more
The Lacey Commission On Equity and Board Of Park Commissioners had a joint meeting to review the Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation’s (LPCR) drafted improvements to the Corporate Sponsorship … more
There are 15 applicants for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), which will have four vacancies in 2023, announced Olympia Strategic Communications Director Kellie Purce Braseth … more
Timberland Regional Library (TRL) invites the community to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native people throughout November. November is … more
On 11-14-22 at approximately 1138 hours, a citizen called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle at the Chevron gas station located at 1366 Rush Rd in Napavine, WA.  A Napavine police officer was … more
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