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After last week’s presentations from the east side schools, representatives from Olympia’s west side schools shared their School Improvement Plan (SIP) outcomes last February 13 during a … more
For its first declaration as an expanded board, the Thurston Board of Health proclaimed the month of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month during its meeting on Tuesday, February … more
Local members of the new union representing the marina and boatworks employees at the Port of Olympia demanded the signing of a fair union contract. Ten people spoke during the public comments … more
Five youth activists staged a die-in protest in front of the Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to call out its lack of action on the climate crisis. Elsie Sable, a resident of … more
The Liberation Collective (TLC) is seeking a conditional use permit to provide a space for a workshop and recreation support for people with disabilities at a property at 1223 Bethel Street NE. … more
Tumwater’s new K9 handler has been deployed on the field since January, said Lieutenant Ken Driver during his update to the Public Health and Safety Committee on February 14. Driver … more
During the Olympia School District (OSD) regular board meeting last February 9, District 1 Director Maria Flores addressed the public’s concerns about funding for schools with a higher … more
Olympia's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program recommended reallocating $190,000 in unspent federal funds for a home rehabilitation activity and public support services for homeless … more
The Olympia City Council signed a proclamation designating February 16, 2023 Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day. Signing the proclamation on Monday, February 13, the city council urged the … more
Joint Base Lewis McChord sent out a statement reminding the public that it is illegal to charge electric vehicles (EVs) in federal buildings. In a Facebook post, the base noted that the number of … more
Olympia is reminding motorists that the city has alternatives to pay for parking. On its website and Facebook page, Olympia explained that parking is available at metered and timed on-street … more
Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for a multifamily residential project at 1411 Fones Road SE. At a presubmission conference held Tuesday, February 7, project applicant Raj … more
Olympia High School 12th-grade student Addison Flora was declared the grand champion against 104 players after having a perfect score of five wins at the Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess … more
The Olympia Arts Commission, on Thursday, February 9, approved the recommendation of 16 sculpture entries for the 2023 Percival Plinth Project. Arts Program Specialist Angel Nava showed a sneak … more
The LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors approved a pilot program to provide partial rebates of sewer connection fees to low-income and permanent supportive housing units during a meeting on … more
Tumwater’s General Government Committee recommended to the city council an ordinance creating two boards to advise the Regional Housing Council (RHC) on the usage of sales and use tax for … more
Squaxin Island Tribal Council Chairman Kris Peters said they are open to reconsidering the removal of the railroad berm in the water next to West Bay Park. Olympia city council members and several … more
Repairs for the Brewmaster’s House could take at least eight months, according to Chuck Denney, Tumwater’s Park and Recreation director. The early 20th-century structure, which was … more
Transportation Police Board chair Andy Ryder and member Pete Kmet asked the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program to explore the missing connections within the neighborhoods and identify … more
Thurston County and Olympia both recognized the Black community by proclaiming February African American History Month and Black History Month, respectively, during the separate county commissioners … more
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