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The Olympia City Council signed a proclamation designating tomorrow, November 26 as Small Business Saturday. The proclamation, signed on Tuesday, November 22, recognizes local small businesses and … more
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, which has gone through a major refurbishing and updating of all theatrical equipment, has finally opened its curtains to the public. Washington … more
Thurston County’s Housing Authority and the City of Olympia are asking community members to share their stories about “whether housing discrimination or other barriers have had an impact … more
Area residents wanting to try out an assistive device can look no further than their local Timberland Library. Timberland Regional Library (TRL) offers a variety of assistive devices available for … more
The Olympia City Council has approved the Finance Committee and City Manager Jay Burney's 2023 operating budget recommendation at a meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city council also approved … more
Legion Way SE from Jefferson Street SE to Cherry Street SE in Olympia will be closed all week next week from Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 2. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those days, city … more
"High concentrations of renters, BIPOC [black, indigenous and people of color], and low-income households in/near the Triangle subarea" are vulnerable to economic displacement when Olympia redevelops … more
Christa Lenssen, Olympia's housing program specialist, briefed the Land Use and Environmental Committee members on the rental housing registration program the city is considering establishing. At … more
In addressing the public's outcry for sidewalks, Public Works Director Mark Russell has requested the Land Use and Environmental Committee and the Finance Committee to evaluate sidewalk policy and … more
Two Thurston County men were among 12 individuals arrested in Lewis County over the weekend on suspicion of involvement in child sexual abuse and exploitation. The multi-agency operation, dubbed … more
There are 15 applicants for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), which will have four vacancies in 2023, announced Olympia Strategic Communications Director Kellie Purce Braseth … more
Timberland Regional Library (TRL) invites the community to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native people throughout November. November is … more
Olympia City Manager Jay Burney has proposed that the city include more than nine new positions in various departments in the 2023 budget, which he said has limited impact on the general fund. The … more
“If the RFA passes up the ballot in April of 2023, the shift of property tax and any resulting general fund expense reduction will not occur until 2024.” Jay Burney, Olympia city … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday, November 15, recognized Faith Alliance Initiative for Tiny Houses (FAITH) for their invaluable work to provide safe and healthy housing in the community. … more
The Regional Fire Authority (RFA) planning committee has updated the public on the new development regarding the Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) calculation, which would lower the fee for property owners … more
The Regional Fire Authority planning committee, on Monday, November 14, opened a public hearing for Olympia and Tumwater community members to listen to the community members' opinions on the proposed … more
I am an Olympia resident, and a former Thurston PUD Commissioner. I support quality fire service, and recognize the need for adequate funding to assure an adequate and capable response to … more
The Olympia LEOFF (Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter) Disability Board convened on Monday, November 14, for the hearing aid request from a 71-year-old patient who has served six years in the … more
A recent survey by the Olympia School District (OSD) shows that students have a falling opinion of several aspects of school life. Interim Chief Academic Officer and staff of Teaching and Learning … more
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