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Police arrested a transient Olympia man they described  as a “violent chronic problem offender” after he allegedly stole corndogs from a local store. According to Olympia police, … 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
A transient Olympia woman was arrested after allegedly spitting in a police officer’s face, hitting his open mouth and eyes. According to Olympia police, Riley James Evans, a 28-year-old … more
Yesterday, the Olympia City Council approved the clean-up of the Wheeler Avenue homeless encampment, a property which has is considered a state-owned right of way. During its regular council … more
At its first meeting for 2022, on Tue., Jan 4, the Olympia City Council briefly discussed the proposed purchase of the Franz-Anderson Road property. Assistant City Manager Keith Stahley shared … more
An Olympia woman who was initially arrested for misdemeanor warrants was later booked on a new felony charge after allegedly kicking a police officer in the chest. According to reports from … more
After spending a lot of time looking into how Olympia is dealing with homelessness (quite a lot), and I thought I’d look at Lacey and see what they are up to.   I had a nice chat with … more
 An Olympia man was arrested after he allegedly occupied a stranger’s home, kept the homeowner’s son in the basement for over an hour, and assaulted a police officer. According to … 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
A Thurston County man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun and hurling racial slurs at another individual over a parking spot and later giving chase to police, eventually crashing into police … more
This morning, our downtown suffered a major fire that impacted nearly a dozen thriving small businesses and destroyed the construction of much needed housing in our downtown. It is a devastating blow … more
Olympia City Council and staff honored outgoing Councilmember Renata Rollins for her contributions to the city, especially in her advocacy of providing better living conditions for the … more
At its final city council meeting in 2021, the Olympia City Council approved a motion to hold a special election of a ballot proposition for a 0.1 sales and use tax increase to fund arts, science, … more
During the Olympia City Council meeting on Tue., Dec. 14, several community members spoke against the plans to relocate homeless individuals to Franz-Anderson Road. Most of the residents who … more
Most of the four-story apartment building under construction at the corner of Capitol Way and Olympia Ave was destroyed by a fire that started at approximately 5 a.m. this morning. No injuries … more
A father and daughter duo were arrested after allegedly shoplifting multiple items valued at over $1,600 from a retail store and using a bear mace on a loss prevention officer. According to … more
Nearly all of the estimated 50-80 residents of the homeless camp on Deschutes Parkway had vacated it by 4:30 p.m. today, and approximately a quarter of the former camp is now cleared of … more
 Some 65 people showed up in the cold and rain to celebrate the dedication of two towering cedar carvings by Native American artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo last Saturday. The art pieces were … more
Two charges have been filed against a transient Lacey man after police found him in a car that he admitted he bought for cheap from a friend who stole it. A document from the Thurston County … more
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