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OLYMPIA –– Olympia held its third town hall of a four-meeting series centered on racial justice on Thursday night, with panelists focused on the healthcare system and the inequities that people of color often experience within it. more
OLYMPIA — Like countless other entities across the world, the folks heading up the nonprofit Olympia Film Society, which operates the historic Capitol Theater, found themselves needing to adapt in a world ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
LACEY –– The Lacey City Council members and staff discussed the construction of the Lacey Museum & Civic Center, an enhancement of the Lacey Museum that has been a part of the community for more than 40 years. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As each of the public school districts in Thurston County announce a rollout of entirely-remote learning plans for Fall 2020, local preschools are also making decisions about how best to serve their students and families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
LACEY –– The Lacey City Council is holding a work session tomorrow at 4 p.m. to further discuss the construction of the Lacey Museum & Civic Center, which is an enhancement of the Lacey Museum that has been in use by the community for more than 40 years. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The preliminary results are in and Gary Edwards and Michael Steadman will face off in the fall for the commissioner seat for Thurston County District 2. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia’s five-year plan, the “One Community: Healthy, Safe and Housed” plan was up for discussion by city officials again Monday night as homelessness and poverty continues to be an issue in the greater Olympia community. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– Sharonda D. Amamilo, a judge with “over 16 years of trial experience representing adults and children in Superior, District, Municipal and Tribal courts,” has won the primary the Superior Court Judge Position No. 8 with 43.31 percent of the popular vote, when preliminary results came in around 8 p.m. Tuesday. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, candidate Caroline Mejia was in the lead for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners seat for District #1, which encompasses central Thurston County. She held 30.78 percent of the vote, or 4,525 votes, as of just after 8 p.m. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– Proposition 1, establishing a tax levy of $1.50 of $1,000 of assessed value to help fund Thurston County Fire Protection District operations, passed with 63.49 percent of the vote, or 1,407 votes, as of preliminary results at 8 p.m. Tuesday. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Board decided Monday night in a four-hour-long meeting to move to a fully remote fall semester. more
OLYMPIA –– Dozens of protestors gathered in Woodruff Park on a warm, humid Sunday afternoon this week to confront Olympia City Council members in their own neighborhood in West Olympia. more
OLYMPIA –– The second in the series of racial justice meetings in Olympia Thursday night focused on economic opportunity across race lines. Like the first meeting last Friday centering on the legal system, this endeavor brought together a diverse lineup of panelists of color to bring to light their perspectives. more
TUMWATER –– The Tumwater City Council is expected to approve two current city employees moving into new roles with the city government on Tuesday night, Aug. 4. more
LACEY –– Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is building the state's first-ever diverging diamond interchange in Lacey next month, a project intended to improve travel and safety. more
OLYMPIA –– Business leaders gathered in this week’s “Declassified” meeting to discuss challenges to working families accessing local childcare and impacts to lack of access on the workforce in Thurston County. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia School Board, the governing body of the Olympia School District, is meeting Monday, Aug. 3 to discuss the district’s fall reopening plan. more
OLYMPIA –– A new four-story apartment building is in the works in Olympia. 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
OLYMPIA –– It started with sensitive skin and pretty soap. The then-10-year-old Olympia resident, Naomi Barer, would walk into a store that sold beautiful soaps that the sensitive-skinned Barer couldn’t use. more
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