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During a budget workshop meeting on Monday, Port of Olympia officials discussed several capital investment projects that were put on hold because of the pandemic, and the possibility of them … more
The Tumwater City Council meets tomorrow, Oct. 6, at 7 pm. On the agenda is a recommendation that the Mayor sign a contract amendment with the state Department of Commerce increasing the amount of … more
  It’s been around for nearly five decades, but Tri-City Meats in Olympia has recently added an all-new side to its business by opening a retail counter to sell individual … more
OLYMPIA -- Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) has released the full Thurston County 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Census Report. This report details the results of the … more
Hello Thurston County! I have selected several questions to answer this week from the ones I have received. Thank you for all the very well thought out and important questions. I look forward to … more
It’s hard to judge whether someone is telling the truth or not when they’re wearing a mask, said Thurston County Superior Court Judge Erik Price.  But masks have become a vital … more
As active criminal cases in the Thurston County Superior Court nearly double from last year, county officials signed a lease for a site that will serve as an off-site courtroom to help reduce the … more
Hello Thurston County! Earlier today, I released a letter to Thurston County Superintendents and K-12 Educators with my recommendation for K-12 schools in our county to take a slow, careful, … more
Thurston County has more than 20 job openings. There are  positions with the Sheriff's Office, Public Works, Community Planning Economic and Development, Public Health and Social Services, and … more
Olympia’s Land Use and Environment committee meets today and will consider adding new protection for renters to the Olympia Municipal Code.  The proposed renter protection ordinance … more
    Hello Thurston County! This week I have a brief update about schools and then I will answer some more of your questions. I always look forward to reading all of your questions and … more
Hello Thurston County! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. I enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and warm weather.I look forward to reading the questions that come in each week from residents. From … more
LACEY — On a hot, dry day where air quality was worsening from record wildfires, students at St. Martin’s University walked around campus, either to their next class or to their dorm, … more
Letter to the Community: September 1, 2020 Hello Thurston County! Labor Day weekend is coming up! While you are enjoying the long weekend and taking time to connect with family and loved ones, … more
In last week’s letter, I asked the community to submit questions for me to answer. I have selected three questions to answer this week. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials will talk on Thursday night about how best to meet the needs of the city’s residents, with plans to discuss installing outdoor exercise equipment in public parks for visitors to use while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. more
OLYMPIA – Yesterday, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Community Action Council of Lewis Mason and Thurston Counties (CAC) to manage the Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) for Thurston County renters. more
OLYMPIA –– The state Supreme Court’s order to suspend all Superior Court jury trials in the state until at least July 6 has come and gone but — citing an abundance of caution in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — local health and court officials continue to delay the commencement of jury trials. more
This week, the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department received many questions. In my letter this week, I am going to address some of the questions that have come in. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As each of the public school districts in Thurston County announce a rollout of entirely-remote learning plans for Fall 2020, local preschools are also making decisions about how best to serve their students and families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
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