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Olympia School District’s board met via Zoom yesterday for a work session. This work session was specifically devoted to the hybrid expansion plan and pandemic education response updates. … more
Olympia city officials recently finalized a lease with Olympia School District for a 5.5 acre plot of land near McLane Elementary School, which will be utilized as an off-leash dog park sometime … more
Olympia's Community Court was recently awarded a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, which court officials plan to spend on increased housing, mental health and addiction services for … more
Griffin School District’s Board met for a work session on last night. Topics of conversation included discussion around an announcement of a hybrid learning model and a multi-tiered support … more
Last night’s Olympia city council meeting included approvals of the exclusive contract with Comcast, an Eastside Street Art Crossing Concept Plan and a labor agreement with the police … more
The Olympia City Council is set to meet on Tue., Jan. 12 at 5:30 pm; the agenda includes renewing Comcast's exclusive franchise in the city. The council will discuss other topics including the … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday interviewed the seven finalists vying for the vacant council position and, following a vote, selected Yen Huynh. Huynh will fill Position #2 left by Jessica … more
Four more people were arrested in connection with the homicide of a 31-year-old Olympia man whose body was found on Sept. 15. Today, a Thurston County Superior Court judge found probable cause to … more
People whose voices have gone unheard will be the ones steering a new commission designed to tackle equity and human rights issues in Olympia, city staff say. A group tasked with forming … more
The Olympia School Board met yesterday evening at 6:00 p.m. to reflect on the latest in-person learning guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee and the Wash. Department of Health. Since September 21, … more
An “unprecedented” number of people applied for a spot on the Olympia City Council to replace Mayor Pro Tem Jessica Bateman, who was elected to the State House of Representatives in … more
After five years on the Olympia City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Jessica Bateman presided over her last council meeting Tuesday evening. In November, Bateman won the general election to become a state … more
The Olympia School Board of Directors met on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. to approve the amended 2020-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Olympia School District and the Olympia … more
One person was arrested following a reported shooting at the Capital Campus Saturday afternoon, Washington State Patrol reported. The afternoon had been filled with clashing protestors — … more
That’s the approximate number of lights Whitney and Luke Bowerman have on their home in Olympia for this year’s Oly Lightstravaganza. Oly Lightstravaganza has been steadily growing for … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a group of amendments to city housing code, loosening restrictions on accessary dwelling units and allowing duplexes, triplexes and other dense … more
Authorities are still investigating a clash between protestors in downtown Olympia Saturday — a clash which lead to alleged gunfire and one arrest. Christopher M. Guenzler, 27, was charged … more
OLYMPIA - Revisiting the controversial "Missing Middle" disputes last year, the Council is set to vote on Tue., Dec 8 for or against new recommendations of the Olympia Planning … more
Rhythm & Rye, a popular music venue and bar in downtown Olympia, has been temporarily closed since March. Now, its owner is on the hunt for a new location. Owner Andy Geertsen, in an email to … more
Quietly last summer, when social justice protests were daily events following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, an anonymous person or group produced an informal public display … more
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