The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater and The Daily JOLT are published by The JOLT News Organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 87-2868827.
The JOLT News Organization nourishes the civic lives of Thurston County residents and grows community capacity by publishing accurate, relevant and entertaining stories that help people become better informed and more involved in local issues, events and activities.
Established in May 2020, JOLT stands for The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater, a hyper-local (digital-native) news site, weekday newsletter and the name of our organization. (We converted to become a nonprofit corporation in November 2021.)
Our beats include public meetings and hearings, education, business, local politics, local 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.
Danny Stusser -- danny@theJOLTnews.com -- has been a news junkie since age 12 when he started writing for his middle-school newspaper. He continued to write for publication through college and beyond. From January 2005 until COVID-19 he published Coffee News in separate editions for Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and State Offices. He holds a B.L.A. degree from Harvard University.