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This was the first of the Facebook meme posts for which Zhdanov was criticized. It was posted on January 19, 2019 with the comment, "Speak!"
Tumwater School District’s new Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) had been on the job for less than a month when four postings on his personal Facebook account became known to …
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Jill Severn
A walk through Mt. Rainier wildflowers can sure make a gardener humble. Nothing we can do will ever match the sight of a drift of avalanche lilies or a patch of paintbrush, alpine asters, rosy spirea …
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Here are a few events in Thurston County and online to keep you entertained in the coming week! Humanity in Print: Literature and Human Rights – Sat., July 31, 11:00 a.m. We don’t …
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The Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show cast and crew posed, in the Before Days.
 After a year of canceled theater performances, the BigShowCity Performing Arts Organization is opening its auditions for its planned in-person event with The Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian …
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The areas in purple indicate the area from which Joint Base Lewis-McChord researchers are seeking opinions.
Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) is seeking feedback from the public on a variety of issues to update its Growth Coordination Plan (GCP), first published in 2010. JBLM is the fourth-largest …
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This is the Amazon delivery van that was allegedly hit by Michael John Casino on July 26, 2021.
An allegedly intoxicated man hit an Amazon delivery van, then sped away before being stopped by Olympia police a few blocks from the scene of the accident, on Monday, July 26. Michael Casino, 51, …
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Littlerock Road at 73rd Ave. SW - The property under consideration covers 19 acres of land which the city staff proposes to change from Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Single Family Medium Density Residential (SFM).
        City staff proposed to make substantial zoning changes in several areas in Tumwater as a part of the Joint Tumwater / Thurston County Plan. The proposed …
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Kathleen Anderson
In another life I owned a little café in a tiny town in California. When I say tiny – I mean the town had two bars, a mom-and-pop grocery store, a feed …
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Sideswipes an Intercity Transit bus, then smashes windows at ex's house

A man driving an estimated 80 mph allegedly side-swiped an Intercity Transit bus while attempting to pass it and then drove against the flow of traffic away from the accident scene on Harrison Ave. …

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      being on the right side of history is not for sissies   Hikers are flooding our public …
Humans are social beings, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic limited our ability for physical interactions.  As more and more Americans are getting vaccinated, Hugz & Cuddlez is …
Here are a few events in Thurston County and online to keep you entertained in the coming week! Movies In the Park - The Croods, A New Age: Fri., July 23, 8 p.m. Come down to the Huntamer Park …
The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) proposed to remove the 5th Avenue Dam on the Capitol Lake Deschutes Estuary at the Port of Olympia commissioners’ work session …
Whether you walk, drive, bike, ride the bus or find another way to get around, there’s a new survey to help regional planners to make more and better decisions about new roads, bus routes and …
Olympia headlines

Stranger attacked without provocation

A man allegedly robbed and beat a stranger, using  a bicycle front fork as a weapon, at the Artesian Well Commons in downtown Olympia just after midnight on Monday, July 26. The entire …

Lacey City Council plans to consider hybrid meetings by August

As more and more residents are being vaccinated, the Lacey City Council weighed the possibility of moving to in-person meetings sometime in August during its work session last Thu., July 22. The …

Olympia police chief provides new guidelines for policing, will no longer respond to suicide threats, drug overdoses

Interim Police Chief Aaron Jelcick provided a detailed presentation on the new law created by House Bill 1310 during the Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee meeting yesterday. The new law aims to address …

Regional police agencies issue "Joint Statement on Legislation for Law Enforcement" today

The following message is being sent on behalf of the following law enforcement executives from Thurston County: Interim Chief Aaron Jelcick, Olympia Police Department Chief Robert Almada, Lacey …

Lacey headlines

Puget Sound Energy plans net-zero carbon emissions by 2045

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) shared its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 during the Lacey City Council work session on July 22. PSE is the natural gas and electricity utility provider …

Alleged 21-year-old DUI and hit-and-run suspect made sexual comments to female police officer

An unlicensed driver attempted to practice his driving skills while intoxicated, using his uncle’s vehicle, hitting a parked car in the process, on Saturday, July 10 after 11 p.m. according to …

Lacey to establish new Mobile Outreach Team for crisis response

The Lacey City Council moved yesterday to establish the Mobile Outreach Team (MOT), a pilot program which provides alternative crisis response. In a presentation to the city council …

Lacey City Council plans for city to pay for much of septic-to-sewer conversion for Tolmie Park Estates

The Lacey City Council agreed to move forward with its plan to cover much of the cost of a septic-to-sewer conversion program for Tolmie Park Estates following possible concerns of water …

Tumwater headlines

Port Exec Director calls meeting to order following heated exchange between Downing and Zita

“I ask not to be interrupted,” Zita said. Tension rose between the two commissioners during the Port of Olympia Commission meeting yesterday. Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam …

Three witnesses reported watching neighbor hit parked vehicle, drive away

An allegedly intoxicated female’s van hit a parked vehicle after getting into an argument with her husband, on Monday, July 19 at approximately 10 p.m. Rachel Field-Borodin, 29, of Tumwater, …

Tumwater promotes Brian Hurley to fire chief

The Tumwater City Council promoted Brian Hurley to Fire Chief during the regular city council meeting yesterday. In his recommendation, Tumwater City Administrator John Doan shared that Hurley is one …

Tumwater Fire Department to donate surplus fire equipment to Peru

Aside from appointing their newest fire chief, the Tumwater City Council approved the donation of fire equipment to Peru during its regular city council meeting on Tuesday, June 20. The fire …

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