The JOLT nourishes our civic lives by publishing news and features that help people around here to get involved in issues and activities that they care about.
Established in May 2020, JOLT is The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater, a hyper-local (digital-native) news organization.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people who live or work in Thurston County by providing information and forums for discussion. Our beats include crime, politics, education, environmental issues, crises, celebrations and more. We are committed to providing space for multiple perspectives and opinions from professional journalists, new reporters and not-yet-published writers.