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Attack on Asian woman at Lowes not found to be racially motivated

A Lacey woman was beaten with a traffic cone at the Lowes store in south Lacey on April 6, 2021 at 9:49 a.m. Seattle media suggested that due to the victim’s Asian ethnicity, that it was …

Update: Accused harasser faced court today on unrelated matter from last summer

The man accused of harassing an elderly Olympia couple over the past two years and who was arrested early yesterday morning could not be arraigned on that case yesterday after he pointed out a …

Daily Legislative Report for Fri., April 16, 2021

The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers debated concurrence on House Amendments to …

Bill regarding student fines moves to governor's desk; teacher-certification bill remains contested

The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature. House Lawmakers debated concurrence of Senate Amendments for …

Springtime's here but shady spots never seem to go away

The great spring surge of growth is gathering momentum. Buds are opening, the grass is taller with every passing day, and every unpaved inch of earth – even the cracks in the pavement – …

Dispute over use of Wi-Fi leads to felony arrest

A couple’s disagreement over the usage of a Wi-Fi modem became a case of felony assault on Tuesday. Gary Stanley, 40, was arrested after getting in a fight with his girlfriend, the alleged …
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Whenever I help a new client list a home, I present them with a suggested sale price for the property as-is and a second, higher suggested sale price. The higher suggested price reflects the value …
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 77 sales completed from Sunday, April 4 through Saturday, April 10, 2021.  The median sales price of these properties was $434,950 or $245.77 per square foot. 
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Day One of the cleanup project at the Deschutes Parkway homeless encampment started at 9 am today. Workers from Advance Environmental 
Olympia headlines

Child calls 911 to report a woman ripping wires out of house

A woman was arrested in Olympia yesterday after randomly approaching a house and ripping wires off of the side of the house, creating property damage. Marysville resident Kimberly Ann Mallang, 42, …

Accused stalker of elderly couple was arrested, jailed and denied bail early this morning

A man accused of repeatedly stalking and harassing an elderly Olympia couple, Timothy Petrozzi, was captured early this morning by Olympia Police. Based on the circumstances, the police worked …

Hospital worker randomly attacked at convenience store on Monday

A medical worker experienced a random physical assault at a local convenience store on Monday evening, April 12, while on his break from his job at St. Peter Hospital. Olympia Police were already …

Woman assaulted after referring to third-party as a "dumb redneck"

A good Samaritan witnessed a domestic violence situation happening at a local gas station and called 911. Olympia Police were able to apprehend the alleged attacker within minutes of her call to …

Lacey headlines

Hand sanitizer-drinking suspect held on four felonies after arrest yesterday

Corylee Everett Bartlett, who was out on parole awaiting a May 15 jury trial for a December 2020 protection order violation, was arrested again yesterday for burglary and other charges at the 2500 …

Lacey annexation of Capitol City and Chambers Estates moves to next phase

The Lacey City Council voted last night to send a planned annexation of Capitol City Estates and Chambers Estates to the Thurston County Boundary Review Board. The decision received a split vote …

Jennifer S. Thomas appointed to North Thurston School Board

North Thurston Public Schools' Board of Directors has chosen Jennifer S. Thomas, PhD, to join them to represent Director District 3. Thomas replaces Director Melissa “Mel” Hartley, who …

Lacey to annex 288 acres south of Yelm Highway

The City of Lacey is working its way through the annexation process for 288 acres within the Capitol City and Chambers Estates areas, including the Capitol City Golf Course. The Lacey City Council …

Tumwater headlines

Cleveland Ave. in Tumwater to be partly closed tomorrow

The City of Tumwater will be closing northbound lanes of Cleveland Avenue will be closed from North Street SE to Emerson Street SE, tomorrow, Wed., April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The best-known …

Shoplifting suspect resists arrest, damages Tumwater police vehicle

A man arrested last Wed., April 7 at 11:34 a.m. for stealing food and candy from the Tumwater Safeway deli at 520 Cleveland Ave SE. is being held at Nisqually Corrections. Cade Arlington Dausener, …

Second murder trial began today for suspect convicted last year of lesser related charges

The retrial of Shane Brewer, 34, accused of one of the area’s most notorious slayings, began today with opening arguments from Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor Elizabeth Dasse and the …

Tumwater Falls Park reopens as Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls

Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls re-opened to the public yesterday, with some new amenities and a new name -- but without new signs yet. The Olympia Tumwater Foundation closed the park last year so it …

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