Environment
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Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards expressed concerns that a potentially detrimental impact will continue on Capitol Lake-Deschutes Estuary as long as there are logging activities near … more
Olympia’s Utility Advisory Committee acknowledged last week that the city did not meet its waste prevention and recovery targets. During the meeting on during a meeting on Thursday, February … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the contract award for solid waste facilities, pumps, systems upgrades and improvements amounting to $1,015,397 to Rognlin's, Inc. Susan … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance requiring the purchase and use of compost material for county projects involving landscaping and construction during a meeting … more
Olympia is calling on community members to attend an open house on the Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan on Thursday, February 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meeting, which will also discuss the … more
Lacey City Council discussed adopting an ordinance on using compost products in planning government-funded projects or soliciting and reviewing bids for such projects. Public Works Management … more
Members of Thurston Youth Climate Coalition held a protest against plans to lease an airport property in Tumwater to Swire, a Coca-Cola bottler, during The Tumwater City Council meeting on Tuesday, … more
An Olympia-based organization is calling on community members to celebrate a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (OCANW) is inviting the public to … more
Olympia Regional Airport Senior Manager Warren Hendrickson answered questions raised by the public during a public meeting yesterday. The Port of Olympia is completing its Airport Master Plan … more
Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a grant agreement with the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to fund a septic-to-sewer conversion program at Velkommen Mobile Home Park … more
In an annual tribute for Martin Luther King Day, students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades volunteered throughout Olympia on Friday,  January 13 to plant … more
Thurston County is now accepting applications for the Conservation Futures program, which allows landowners to sell their property or future development rights to a qualified conservation … more
Some 60 area residents protested last night for 30 minutes outside of the Port of Olympia’s meeting room, prior to the commissioners’ regular meeting, seeking to persuade the … more
Thurston County Emergency Management (TCEM) is asking community members to report if their property was damaged or destroyed by recent weather. “If your home or property was damaged due to … more
Tumwater’s Public Works Committee endorsed a grant agreement with the Department of Ecology to the city council for the design and construction of a bioretention facility in the parking lot of … more
Groups opposed to locating a major commercial and passenger airport in Thurston or Pierce Counties are proposing an amendment to state law that would exclude the two counties as options. The … more
To address the loss of farmland in the city and the gap in the food system, Olympia is seeking experienced design consultants to prepare an agri-park feasibility study to determine the viability of … more
Many Western states have declared they will achieve all-renewable electrical goals in just two decades. Call me naïve, but haven’t energy experts predicted that wind, sun and other … more
Investigation clears Commissioner Harding from conflict of interest Port commissioners authorized a probe into Commissioner Amy Evans Harding’s alleged conflict of interest as a broker for … more
Thurston County and Tumwater are offering to recycle their residents’ Christmas trees for free. The city’s website announced that Tumwater’s Transportation Operation crews would … more
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