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With $154,000 of federal funds available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Olympia seeks proposals from housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, or municipalities for … more
In the debut season of their women’s wrestling program, the Evergreen State College Geoducks has already soared to new heights as they represented Washington in the Women’s Wrestling … more
The Nisqually River Council’s Nisqually River Education Project (NREP) will host Eye on Nature, an environmental field trip for kids. The walks will be around the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually … more
The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum presented the City of Olympia and Squaxin Island Tribe with the 2024 Gerry L. Alexander Outstanding Achievement in Heritage Award during the … more
Sculptor Haiying Wu will craft the full-scale statues of Nisqually activist Billy Frank Jr. at the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), according to the college, ArtsWA, and the Nisqually … more
The Olympia City Council will hold a public hearing on March 19 at 6 pm to receive feedback from community members on proposed amendments to OMC Chapter 5.82 relating to the rental housing code. … more
“The board's December 14, 2023 decision to open a 90-day public comment period for closing Madison and/or McKenny was arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law,” Thurston County Superior … more
Efforts to establish a Downtown Improvement District (DID) in Olympia failed to gain enough support from property owners, according to Todd Cutts, who led the steering committee spearheading the … more
The Olympia City Council approved changes to the Evergreen Park Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning regulations to allow mixed-use commercial and multifamily development. The approval was … more
The Olympia City Council proclaimed March 9, 2024, as Billy Frank Jr. Day to honor and recognize the life and legacy of the Nisqually activist. The proclamation commemorated Frank Jr.'s … more
While acknowledging the Olympia School District Board's autonomy over educational decisions, Mayor Dontae Payne said the city would continue engaging with district leaders on the school closure … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) Board held a public hearing about the possible closing of McKenny Elementary School last Thursday, February 29. Several schoolchildren, parents, and community … more
Superintendents from Thurston County schools met with the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) at a meeting last February 28 to share district updates. “We don't have any particular … more
Standing in his makeshift house next to the wetlands in the east side of The Jungle, yesterday, Mike commented that he was free.  more
On February 20 at 12:23 PM, the Olympia Police Department received a report regarding a possible death near 3800 Ensign Road NE, where a resident was alerted by an unknown individual who claimed to … more
Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen announced on Wednesday that the department plans to utilize the $100,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to implement an automated license plate … more
In an alley one block north of Bigelow Park in NE Olympia, the biggest and likely oldest Madrona tree in Thurston County is in declining health, but still breathtakingly beautiful. Its location … more
Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for a cottage community project at 1937 7th Avenue SE. At the presubmission conference on Wednesday, local developers Michael Miltimore and … more
Beverage can manufacturer Crown Cork & Seal Company (Crown) agreed to pay $1,945,305 as penalties due to its violations of air quality regulations, a news release by the Olympic Region Clean Air … more
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