Special Reports
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Joint Animal Services (JAS) is at full capacity , with its kennels filled with lovable dogs in need of homes.   JAS is reaching out to the community, urging “furparents” to … more
It’s no secret that opioids -- fentanyl in particular -- have blazed a path of addiction and death across this nation, and the state of Washington is no exception. As a locally produced … more
This summer, the Puget Sound Estuarium invites you to discover the rich marine life in Puget Sound with the Meet the Beach program.   Offered for free throughout the season, these … more
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has reopened several areas in Willapa Bay for commercial shellfish harvesting.    Nahcotta, Cedar River, North River, Nemah River, and … more
The combined North Thurston Public Schools Board of Directors and the Nisqually Tribal Council joint meeting focused on celebrating ways the school district and the tribe work in partnership with new … more
It wasn’t immediately clear who challenged whom to a push-up contest at the Lewis County Pride festival in Centralia last June — the white supremacist or the Pride celebrant. It was a … more
Olympia police officers and Thurston County Sheriff's deputies once again teamed up for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics today. It's a fundraising event for Special Olympics … more
FC Olympia announced on its website Wednesday afternoon that they are hiring Raphael Cox as the new head coach of the USL Women’s team of FC Olympia, replacing Ben Willis, who will now be a … more
The FC Olympia women’s side is still undefeated in the USL W League Northwest Division after they did light work in beating Oregon-based Capital FC Atletica in a 7-0 battering at their own … more
Tumwater's plan to cut down the Davis-Meeker Oak got delayed further after the public and Tumwater City Council successfully convinced the mayor to take another look at the historic 400-year-old … more
On May 28, 2024, Washington state’s largest utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced a new plan to disconnect residential customers who have past-due gas and electricity bills, as stated in a … more
Contractors will begin pouring new concrete sidewalks and curbs on Boulevard Road near the Union Avenue Pathway and Wheeler Avenue in Olympia starting this week.   The work is related to … more
Judge Anne Egeler ruled in Thurston County Superior Court today (Friday, May 31) against a movement to save the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree that Tumwater mayor Debbie Sullivan has vowed to … more
Starting Monday, June 17, Intercity Transit will cease posting rider alerts on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).    This decision comes in response to changes in the algorithms of … more
On April 24 the Olympia Fire Department responded to a car fire in The Jungle, the homeless encampment located near the 3200 block of Martin Way East.   As KOMO News reported on May 23, … more
In celebration of Pride Month, the Puget Sound Estuarium is hosting a series of events to recognize diversity through visibility of LGBTQIA+ individuals in STEM, as well as educate the community … more
There will be a temporary closure of Waddell Creek Road SW, from 90th Lane SW to 86th Lane SW, starting June 3 and continuing until June 30, according to Thurston County Public Works.   The … more
Change the Narrative WA hosted the Music For a Cause music festival in Huntamer Park in Lacey WA on May 25, 2024.  This was their 2nd event during the Memorial Weekend.  There were … more
Although service members know they may lose their lives in combat in service of their country, they may not expect to lose their lives – or those they love – to suicide. April Smith , Auburn University Although service … more
The English philosopher G.K. Chesterton once pointed out that courage is an apparent oxymoron, that it means “to live taking the form of a readiness to die.”   This sense of … more
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