Thurston County
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For 2023, Thurston County’s stormwater facilities delivered 114.15 million gallons of potable water and treated 81.21 million gallons of wastewater, as stated in the agenda document . … more
Intercity Transit’s (IT) board of directors authorized General Manager Emily Bergkamp to purchase five 40-foot hydrogen fuel cell electric buses from New Flyer of America Inc. for $8,950,435 on … more
There has been much in the news about healthcare worker burnout. Burnout has resulted in crisis-level losses of staff and expertise since before COVID-19, which the pandemic exacerbated. Addressing … more
Thurston County reminds residents that the deadline to pay their 2024 first-half-of-the-year property taxes is Tuesday, April 30. Payments must be submitted by Tuesday, April 30, to avoid late … more
The Thurston County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) is warning the public about a surge in scams in which individuals impersonate TCSO staff. These schemes involve perpetrators falsely claiming to … more
On Tuesday, April 16, the Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance amending the county code to restructure the Fair Board, a citizen-led group that helps coordinate the county fairgrounds … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, April 16, the purchase of a five-acre property for $149,500 so it could use the land for generating mitigation credits. The property, … more
The Port of Olympia is seeking $6.6 million to complete the investigation into Budd Inlet's contamination, according to Environmental Planning and Programs Director Shawn Gilbertson, who spoke to the … more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the county and the Family Support Center (FSC) in applying for the Department of … more
A representative from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) raised concern about the increasing number of cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), particularly syphilis, in the … more
In a move aimed at bolstering animal welfare services, Thurston’s Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM) has entered into a service contract with the Nisqually Indian Tribe. more
Twenty-four sites may now be exempted from the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency’s (ORCAA) registration program after its board of directors amended its policy on Wednesday, April 10. The … more
The North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) Board of Directors selected Dr. Justin Ainsworth to become the next superintendent, pending his acceptance. “Dr. Ainsworth’s leadership … more
The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) launches Air Quality Program aiming to gather input from residents regarding air pollution and its impacts on the community. Despite the enactment of … more
“Thurston County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) is the 5th largest sheriff's office in the state. All four sheriff's offices that are larger than us have aviation programs,” Thurston County … more
For the past 15 months, I have been engaged in photographically documenting the homeless in Olympia for The JOLT and national media .  As such, I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with … more
A shooting suspect who fled from the scene was chased by law enforcement, which resulted in a collision on Interstate 5. This information was released on April 7. In a post by Thurston County … more
Every April since 1974, Global Volunteer Month is a time to recognize volunteers and people who actively support their communities, whether through volunteerism or other elements around the Points of Light Civic Circle®... more
“Climate change is an existential threat that cannot be ignored, and we are doing our part to move further and faster to save our planet,” said Puget Sound Energy (PSE) President and CEO … more
Late in the evening on March 29, a Thurston County Jail inmate assaulted another inmate, leaving the victim with life-threatening injuries. According to the Thurston County Sheriff’s … more
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