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When the invasive spongy moth is in its caterpillar phase, it isn’t a picky eater. That’s part of the reason the bugs are so destructive. “They eat between [300] and 500 different types of plants,” said Karla Salp, a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Agriculture. more
As I was walking down Washington Street NE last Friday morning, a homeless man standing in the shadows of the alley next to SK Market hailed me.  “How ya doin’.  “I … more
United Soccer League West: FC Olympia’s championship set to repeat? Imagine winning the division just on your very first try in such a dominant fashion that you never lost to any team in … more
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm have agreed to conduct a study on housing and racial disparities. The Olympia City Council has approved a resolution that allows the city to enter into a … more
Olympia is continuing its Energize Olympia heat pump program in 2024 with the goal of engaging at least 550 residents by providing education on heat pump technology and installing additional heat … more
The Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM) has been actively enhancing its services and community outreach efforts, executive director Sarah Hock reports. more
The best student-athletes from Evergreen State College Outdoor Track & Field Team competed in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) T&F Championships last May 10 and 11 at Moehl Stadium of … more
TVW is hosting a forum on the impact of the fentanyl epidemic on Tuesday, May 28 at the Olympia High School Lecture Hall. The event explores how lawmakers, federal agents, and treatment workers … more
The Olympia Police Department saw a reduction in overall use of force incidents in 2023, but noted an increase in juvenile arrest trend, police auditor Tara Parker reported to the city council on … more
"Catch Amélie at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage from May 17 to May 26." The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Theatre Collective presents the beloved … more
A 72-year-old man was arrested on May 7 after making shooting threats to the Olympia Federal Savings Bank employee. The Olympia Police Department (OPD) responded to a mid-afternoon call from the … more
At the Olympia City Council meeting on May 7, several residents voiced their concerns about speeding on Capitol Way in the south Capitol neighborhood, citing multiple incidents that have resulted in … more
Olympia’s Land Use and Environment Committee recommended adopting the Capital Mall triangle subarea plan to the city council. At the committee meeting on Thursday, May 9, Senior Planner … more
Head coach Jason Dunn aims to further strengthen his FC Olympia men’s side in preparation for the upcoming USL League Two (USL2) season after the addition of another Seattle Sounders legend … more
Editor’s Note:  Many of the business owners interviewed wished to remain anonymous due to fears of retaliation from taggers.  Also, some of the graffiti in the photographs has been … more
The Olympia Arts Commission approved project artist Abe Singer’s final design for the Grass Lake Nature Park Public Art. Singer has participated in a community meeting with students from … more
Olympia residents are invited to participate in a digital open house scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. to talk about improvements and support for the neighborhood centers in the city. … more
After her professional soccer stint in Australia in the winter season, Mariah Lee is set to return home to play summer ball with FC Olympia to further reinforce their squad in the upcoming 2024 USL W … more
Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for a cottage housing development at 2401 Conger Avenue NW on Wednesday, May 8. In the narrative, applicant Ken Liliquist stated that he … more
Olympia's Metropolitan Park District Advisory Committee ’s (MPDAC) May 1 meeting provided the opportunity to clarify the city’s different parks committees and their functions. Paul … more
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