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OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners postponed the 2021 application process for those seeking Lodging Tax (LTAC) funding for projects occurring in incorporated Thurston County … more
Hello Thurston County! This week we have continued to see our cases spike. While some of our cases are due to outbreaks in long-term care facilities, many people are contracting COVID-19 from … more
OLYMPIA – With the increase of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office advises voters to take steps to vote safely and prevent the spread of the … more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners have been working with Thurston Strong (thurstonstrong.org), a local economic recovery task force, administered by the Thurston County … more
COVID-19 in Washington state has left an already at-risk group considerably vulnerable. While Senior Services for South Sound has felt the impact of COVID-19 from a business perspective, its staff is … more
During a budget workshop meeting on Monday, Port of Olympia officials discussed several capital investment projects that were put on hold because of the pandemic, and the possibility of them … more
  It’s been around for nearly five decades, but Tri-City Meats in Olympia has recently added an all-new side to its business by opening a retail counter to sell individual … more
OLYMPIA -- Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) has released the full Thurston County 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Census Report. This report details the results of the … more
While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed incarcerated peoples’ right to a trial for several months, it has also brought to Thurston County new reform that has significantly dropped the average … more
LACEY — On a hot, dry day where air quality was worsening from record wildfires, students at St. Martin’s University walked around campus, either to their next class or to their dorm, … more
LACEY –– Much like other public school districts in Thurston County, The North Thurston School Board is expected to approve a Fall 2020 reopening plan in a Tuesday meeting this week at 6 p.m. more
LACEY –– The Lacey Parks and Recreation staff has worked hard to provide entertainment and recreational opportunities amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Fridays in … more
OLYMPIA –– The state Supreme Court’s order to suspend all Superior Court jury trials in the state until at least July 6 has come and gone but — citing an abundance of caution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — local health and court officials continue to delay the commencement of jury trials. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As each of the public school districts in Thurston County announce a rollout of entirely-remote learning plans for Fall 2020, local preschools are also making decisions about how best to serve their students and families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Board decided Monday night in a four-hour-long meeting to move to a fully remote fall semester. more
Hello Thurston County! Yesterday I made the difficult decision to recommend distance learning for both public and private K-12 schools. I made this decision in response to the rise in our case counts over the past month, with more than one hundred people a week becoming infected with COVID-19 over the past two weeks. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia School Board, the governing body of the Olympia School District, is meeting Monday, Aug. 3 to discuss the district’s fall reopening plan. more
Hello Thurston County! We are definitely seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in Thurston County. The most common ways people are becoming infected is through travel, social gatherings, and from other people within their household. Now is the time to be physically distant, but socially connected. more
LACEY –– The Lacey City Council approved the use of the remaining $408,100 in CARES Act funding to be divided equally between Economic Recovery and Social Services on Thursday night. more
TUMWATER –– Issues over how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the city’s utility billing and keeping up the Tumwater Valley Golf Course came up during a discussion at the Tumwater Budget & Finance Committee. more
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