Washington Legislature
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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the House Bill 2293, sponsored by Representative J.T. Wilcox, which aims to establish the Avian Salmon Predation Work Group. The workgroup, … 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
In response to the rising rental increases and housing crisis in Olympia, a group called Olympia for All is pushing for a measure adopting a citizen's initiative they call a "Landlord Fairness Code," which they … more
After the court decided to halt school closure processes last week, Olympia School District (OSD)’s 2023-2024 projected ending fund balance (EFB) is now set to $9,800,927 million. There is … more
Assistant County Manager Robert Gelder shared a wrap-up of the legislative session with Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on Wednesday, March 13. The 2024 regular legislative … more
The state legislature allocated $2 million of its 2024 supplemental capital budget under SB 5950 , passed on March 6 last week, for Tumwater’s gopher habitat acquisition project. The … more
The Olympia City Council proclaimed March 9, 2024, as Billy Frank Jr. Day to honor and recognize the life and legacy of the Nisqually activist. The proclamation commemorated Frank Jr.'s … more
Most people across the nation already assume they will be choosing between Joe Biden and Donald Trump for president in November. Trump has won all the Republican primary contests so far, and the Democrats aren’t likely to throw tradition out the window and pick someone else to lead their party this year.  more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) granted 19th District State Representative Joel McEntire a leave of absence (LOA) and appointed his stepdaughter Lilian Hale to temporarily serve … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division is seeking residents to serve as members of the "Against" committee for the upcoming Special Election on April 23. Committee members will … more
Thurston County has announced the deadlines for voter registration ahead of the upcoming March 12 Presidential Primary Election. Citizens are urged to register or update their voter registration … more
A student at Washington Middle School, Iila Kennelly, recently had the opportunity to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Representative Beth … more
The Thurston County Sheriff expressed his dismay on crime-related legislation in a Friday social media post showing him participating in a car chase. "The cancerous mentality fostered by … more
Beginning in the early 1980s, the acrimony over treaty-right fishing began to diminish. The state’s approach to salmon management finally recognized the need to make peace with federal law and … more
The Lacey City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 1656, making criminal impersonation a gross misdemeanor within the city limits. During the council meeting on February 20, City Attorney … more
Miranda Lopez remembers when she first learned about local Indigenous activist and athlete Rosalie Fish. Fish, a University of Washington runner from the Cowlitz Tribe, is nationally known for … more
To learn more about the issues that district residents face, the 22nd Legislative District Virtual Town Hall will be live-streamed on Facebook on Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. “The 22nd … more
OLYMPIA – Alysson Hernandez Barrientos, a student at Reeves Middle School, served as a page last week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Rep. Beth Doglio, … more
OLYMPIA – Camden McAlpine, a student at River Ridge High School, served as a page last week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Rep. Debra Lekanoff, … more
Like the salmon, Billy Frank, Jr. swam against the stream, leading fish-ins and other demonstrations. And as with the salmon, the challenging journey upstream led to success. more
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