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Thurston County has more than 20 job openings. There are  positions with the Sheriff's Office, Public Works, Community Planning Economic and Development, Public Health and Social Services, and … more
Olympia’s Land Use and Environment committee meets today and will consider adding new protection for renters to the Olympia Municipal Code.  The proposed renter protection ordinance … more
    Hello Thurston County! This week I have a brief update about schools and then I will answer some more of your questions. I always look forward to reading all of your questions and … more
Hello Thurston County! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and warm weather.I look forward to reading the questions that come in each week from residents. From … more
In last week’s letter, I asked the community to submit questions for me to answer. I have selected three questions to answer this week. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials will talk on Thursday night about how best to meet the needs of the city’s residents, with plans to discuss installing outdoor exercise equipment in public parks for visitors to use while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. 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
THURSTON COUNTY –– Local business leaders gathered remotely Thursday afternoon to talk about how employers reopen their businesses and how the coronavirus crisis affected communication for many local employees. 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
This week, the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department received many questions. In my letter this week, I am going to address some of the questions that have come in. 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
OLYMPIA –– I have only lived in Olympia for a few months. Most of that time has been during social distancing, face masks and hand washing in the COVID era. 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
We are in the middle of an unprecedented challenge and we are lucky to have a community around us for support. If you are struggling, there is help. You can find resources for mental health and coping on our website. more
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