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On January 13, 2022, the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee heard testimony on SB 5600, concerning the sustainability and expansion of state registered apprenticeship programs. more
Newly elected to the Port of Olympia Commission, businessman Bob Iyall was selected by the other two commissioners to be the new Port of Olympia Chair during a special commission meeting on Wed., Jan … more
To the Editor:  A letter was sent to Port Commissioners on January 7, 2022 that calls for an investigation of the conflict of interest by recently-elected Port Commissioner Amy Evans.  A … more
 During its regular meeting on Tue., Jan. 11, the Olympia City Council agreed to have further discussions on staff’s plans to require “building electrification” for new and … more
The House Consumer Protection & Business Committee met on January 12 concerning HB1497 which would limit commercial telephone solicitation. Also heard was HB 1704, regulating service contracts … more
The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Community January Forum today with some 200 local business leaders in attendance at the Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake. Four … more
Timberline High School hosted North Thurston Public Schools’ (NTPS) first regular board meeting for 2022 on Jan. 11, 2022. Timberline Principal Paul Dean and some student representatives … more
January 10, 2022 -- The first day 2022 Washington State Legislative Session had its 60-day session gaveled in with an extensive agenda on taxation, law enforcement and COVID-19. more
January 11, 2022 -- Governor Jay Inslee addressed a joint session of the Legislature today.  Governor Inslee laid out his agenda for the 2022 session, including combatting homelessness, COVID-19 and budget issues. The Republicans, in the minority of both chambers for the past two decades, provided their response. Speaking on behalf of the Republican minority party was Sen. Chris Gildon of Puyallup.  more
To initiate the process of resolving a neighborhood’s failing septic system, the Lacey City Council scheduled a formation hearing on Thu., Feb. 3, for the establishment of a Utility Local … more
January 6, 2022 In the fall of 2018, Neta C. Crawford, a political science professor at Boston University, prepared to teach a class on climate change designed to help students think about the … more
As the new year rolls in, the city of Tumwater welcomed its first female mayor, Debbie Sullivan, and other newly elected councilmembers in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Tue., Jan. 4. For … more
The City of Lacey announced this afternoon that its first hybrid council meeting  won't happen this week. This Thursday's meeting will be held over Zoom. The decision was made based on the … more
For the second time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, elected officials throughout Thurston County were sworn into office remotely on Wed, Dec. 29. Officials who were inducted into … more
Today was Pete Kmet's last day as mayor of Tumwater.  Two weeks ago, some 120 leaders from throughout Washington converged at South Puget Sound Community College to honor and bid a formal … more
On Monday, December 27, a blockage in a sanitary sewer line on Somerset Drive SW caused an estimated 735 gallons of sewage to discharge into the City of Tumwater stormwater system, and then into … more
Thurston County Elections will host a virtual swearing in ceremony for recently elected officials at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29.   Jody Suhrbier, Executive Director of the Thurston … more
At its final meeting for 2021 last Thu., Dec. 16, the Lacey City Council approved an ordinance that allows councilmembers and the public to participate both in-person and online. As some … more
In another 2-1 vote, Port commissioners voted last night to reimburse real-estate developer Panattoni in the event that its lease option agreement is terminated during its last Port meeting. Last … more
The closing of the Deschutes Parkway homeless camp last week was a real milestone for the City of Olympia in its efforts to respond to the homeless crisis.  This was the end result of a long, … more
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