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An Olympia resident aired concerns about preemptive rent increases in the city, alleging that her landlord appeared to circumvent the new rental protection laws. During the public comment … more
Thurston County commemorated Peace Officers Memorial Day, a solemn occasion dedicated to honoring law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. more
The city council discussed the future of the historic 400-year-old tree at its May 21 meeting. The tree has been deemed a hazard by the city’s consultant urban forester; other arborists disagree. more
Thurston County Public Works met with the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) yesterday to discuss this year’s on-call contract solicitation, evaluation, and results. According to the … more
The Thurston Regional Housing Council approved over $20 million in funding recommendations for homeless services and affordable housing projects at its meeting last Wednesday, May 8. The … more
The best student-athletes of Saint Martin’s University (SMU) stood their ground as they performed in the 2024 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships … more
Port of Olympia’s four business lines all performed better than projections in 2023, the port’s year-end financial report showed, but most of the agency's debt was excluded.  … more
The Tumwater City Council has decided to wait for the US Supreme Court’s decision on the Grants Pass case before resuming discussions about an ordinance that would suspend the prohibition of … more
Long Lake Management District conducted its annual treatment last week to mitigate harmful algal blooms ahead of the coming summer. The lake management district contracted AquaTechnex to perform … more
The cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater, along with Thurston County, are set to host a Lodging Tax Funding Workshop for potential applicants on Wednesday, June 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lacey … more
Tumwater Police Department recorded 25 incidents of police officers using force in 2023, Lieutenant Carlos Quiles reported to the Tumwater Public Health and Safety Committee on Tuesday, May 14. … more
It was standing room only -- and very little of that remaining -- at Yelm Community Schools’ community yesterday, May 16 at Yelm Middle School’s Commons. Superintendent Chris Woods … more
When the invasive spongy moth is in its caterpillar phase, it isn’t a picky eater. That’s part of the reason the bugs are so destructive. “They eat between [300] and 500 different types of plants,” said Karla Salp, a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Agriculture. more
As I was walking down Washington Street NE last Friday morning, a homeless man standing in the shadows of the alley next to SK Market hailed me.  “How ya doin’.  “I … more
United Soccer League West: FC Olympia’s championship set to repeat? Imagine winning the division just on your very first try in such a dominant fashion that you never lost to any team in … more
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm have agreed to conduct a study on housing and racial disparities. The Olympia City Council has approved a resolution that allows the city to enter into a … more
Olympia is continuing its Energize Olympia heat pump program in 2024 with the goal of engaging at least 550 residents by providing education on heat pump technology and installing additional heat … more
Thurston County Medic One is looking to add a new unit which will be based in the North End Fire Station at Linwood Avenue, Tumwater Fire Chief Brian Hurley told the Tumwater City Council on Tuesday, … more
Lacey is now accepting applications for its Lacey Youth Council (LYC) from students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the 2024-25 school year.  Applying students must be … more
The best student-athletes from Evergreen State College Outdoor Track & Field Team competed in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) T&F Championships last May 10 and 11 at Moehl Stadium of … more
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