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This is the first weekly report covering single-family home sales in Thurston County.  It covers the 50 sales completed from Sun., Jan. 10 through Sat., Jan. 16, 2020. Median price of these … more
Valery Roseus remembers the day when a staff member called a meeting at Capital Academy, a residential youth institution in New Jersey where he had lived for a time as a foster child under the care … more
For more than two hours, a foster youth who had just been shipped by Washington state officials to a privately run Iowa group home was held down by three staffers, his wrists and heels painfully … more
Are you a veteran in need of help? Having trouble finding the information or services you need? Thanks to the vision of the City of Lacey and support from Thurston County, the South Puget Sound … more
OLYMPIA – When Olympia Police Officer Tiffany Coates’ cruiser rolled into a gun shop parking lot, she knew dozens of armed men were waiting for her. She wasn’t … more
The internet is fraught with remote-learning forums, Facebook posts, and homeschool tips. Across the nation, classrooms are empty, and teachers are anxious. Parents are having sleepless nights … more
Thurston County Superior Court hasn’t had a new Superior Court judge position added since 2000, and in those two decades, criminal filings have increased by 18 percent.   Superior … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office wants to add three new patrol deputies and one detective to its staff in 2021. Sheriff John Snaza and his command staff presented their case to Thurston … more
The Olympia City Council, during ongoing discussion on forming more equitable public safety policy, formed a three-person committee to identify immediate changes that could improve all people’s … 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 — Michael Reinoehl, the suspect in a Portland slaying who was gunned down by a federal task force last Thursday, died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, said Thurston County … more
Driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike two summers ago, my wife Deanna and I noticed the sign for the Flight 93 Memorial.  We had no idea it was close by and only swung off the freeway at … more
Officers with a U.S. Marshal-led task force responding near Lacey Thursday night shot and killed a man suspected of committing a widely reported slaying in Portland last week. According to a … more
THURSTON COUNTY –– C Davis, a candidate for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners, allegedly made inappropriate and "creepy" remarks to girls as young as 12 at local churches, offering them flowers and candy and seemingly made a point of trying to find a “child bride” in a church setting. 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
OLYMPIA — Like countless other entities across the world, the folks heading up the nonprofit Olympia Film Society, which operates the historic Capitol Theater, found themselves needing to adapt in a world ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– A bankruptcy court judge issued a decision in a New York court late Friday that McClatchy, the 163-year-old news media company that owns more than two dozen newspapers nationwide, including The Olympian, would be sold to one of the two major hedge funds that owns most of the company’s debt. more
OLYMPIA –– A crowd of protestors gathered in Heritage Park in Olympia on Friday, July 25 to stand in solidarity with protestors in Seattle and in Portland, Ore. who have come under attack in recent days from federal forces sent in by President Donald Trump. more
TUMWATER –– A man caused a disturbance in the parking lot of the Tumwater Safeway Wednesday night, resulting in a Tumwater Police officer shooting at him. more
WASHINGTON –– Look up! As Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE passes through our inner solar system, catch a view of this once-in-a-lifetime sight. more
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