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Editor’s Note: For anyone wondering about the challenges that have been linked to the revolving door between arrests and releases, how the laws have related to drug consumption and repeats in … more
Various labor-related laws have taken effect this year, starting January 1, affecting various workers, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced in a press … more
The US Congress passed on Friday, December 23, a $1.7 trillion spending bill for the fiscal year 2023, with $3 million allocated for Thurston County. The 2023 omnibus spending bill included … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) set a public hearing for the proposed five County Commissioners District boundary lines on Wednesday, December 7, waiving the 20-day public hearing … more
Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) has teamed up with the League of Women Voters to bring us local candidate forums videos and coverage.   Scroll down for one-click access to seven … more
Below are the voter registration deadlines for the November 8 General Election in Thurston County.   ​Through Monday, October 31, 2022: Last day for remote registrations and updates … more
Congress mulls bill of 99-year leasing rights for Chehalis tribe By Edwin Oscar U. Gutierrez, Jr. Washington Congress’ Natural Resources met on September 14 to hear testimony on HR 6564, … more
Primary elections were held throughout Washington on Tuesday, August 2, and results for many Thurston County races appear to be settled. That’s because we have a “Top Two” system … more
Thurston County’s official list of candidates for the primary election on August 2 is arriving now in mailboxes all over the county. Included: a message from Chief Deputy Auditor Diana … more
The Olympia City council approved an ordinance that echos a new state law prohibiting open carry of firearms and other weapons in city hall, council chambers or any locations used in connection with … more
 Early last Monday, two masked men broke a window at Hometown Property Management, a business owned by State Rep. Andrew Barkis (WA-District 2, R) and attempted to set the building on … more
Olympia’s City Council has authorized the Olympia Police Department (OPD) to acquire and use body-worn cameras and car video systems in compliance with Washington State’s RCW 10.109.2021, … more
Olympia’s lobbyists met with the city’s City Planning Commission April 18 to provide updates on legislation they describe “would revolutionize the trends in the transportation and … more
Tumwater Police Chief Jon Weiks expressed concerns about the police’s limited authority to engage in pursuits as Senate Bill 5919 failed to get support for a vote. SB 5919 would have allowed … more
The 2022 Washington State Legislature tackled the controversial subject of banning high capacity magazines for weapons in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5078. The Senate took up the debate on Feb. … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislature, lawmakers worked to prohibit the usage of active shooter drills, including conducting lockdown drills, by schools, which include simulations of or … more
The 2022 Washington State Legislature debated the ability for a pregnant individual to access abortion care with Engrossed House Bill 1851. The Affirm Washington Abortion Access Act reconfirms … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislature, lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5909, which concerned oversight of the gubernatorial powers for emergency proclamations such as the COVID-19 emergency. The … more
The 2022 Washington State Legislature dealt with the subject of the practice of midwifery with Substitute Senate Bill 5765. The bill was heard on the Senate Floor on February 14 where concerns about … more
During the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session, lawmakers debated the issue of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings with Substitute Senate Bill 5722. The Senate heard the bill on … more
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