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Thurston County reminds residents that the deadline to pay their 2024 first-half-of-the-year property taxes is Tuesday, April 30. Payments must be submitted by Tuesday, April 30, to avoid late … more
On Monday, April 15, the Olympia Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the Capital Mall Triangle subarea plan to the Land Use and Environment Committee, with some amendments around … more
Representatives of the Martin Way Veterans of Foreign Wars post shared their concerns regarding the disturbances they are experiencing caused by residents at the nearby Unity Commons shelter.  … more
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity, the local agency of the national non-profit organization that works to provide affordable housing, officially opened its new office. The organization held a ribbon-cutting ceremony … more
The Olympia City Council approved appointments to fill vacancies on 11 advisory boards and committees on Tuesday, April 9. A total of 64 community members applied for the 31 open positions. The … more
The Tumwater City Council and Planning Commission took to the road in a joint work session on Tuesday, April 9, to look at existing approaches to housing developments in the city and in Olympia. … more
For the past 15 months, I have been engaged in photographically documenting the homeless in Olympia for The JOLT and national media .  As such, I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with … more
In a unanimous vote, the Olympia City Council approved a first reading that would lead to additional rental housing policies with some tweaks on key elements. The additional elements would … more
Preliminary data released by Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, based on the Point-in-Time Count Homeless Census (PIT), revealed a rise in the homeless population for 2024. … more
Tumwater is looking to include more renters, below-median income earners, BIPOC individuals, and other groups in future public outreach activities in preparation for its 2025 comprehensive plan … more
In response to the rising rental increases and housing crisis in Olympia, a group called Olympia for All is pushing for a measure adopting a citizen's initiative they call a "Landlord Fairness Code," which they … more
At Tuesday's Olympia City Council meeting, 29 community members expressed various views on rental protections and relocation assistance. Some called the proposed amendments "thinly veiled rent … more
Seeking to facilitate expansion of fiber optic capacity in the county, the Board of County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, March 19, a nonexclusive franchise for Mashell Telecom, Inc., which is … more
Olympia Community Planning and Development senior planner David Ginther outlined key recommendations in the proposed Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan, focusing on various aspects of transportation, … more
Lacey City Manager Rick Walk says Lacey continues to see significant growth and development across various sectors, from housing to economic expansion, while emphasizing diversity and inclusion. … more
Thurston County’s Social Services Housing and Homeless Prevention Coordinator Keylee Marineau said relocations from homeless camps to the Maple Court Enhanced Shelter in Lacey are ongoing. … more
The Olympia City Council approved changes to the Evergreen Park Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning regulations to allow mixed-use commercial and multifamily development. The approval was … more
Standing in his makeshift house next to the wetlands in the east side of The Jungle, yesterday, Mike commented that he was free.  more
The Lacey Planning Commission received a comprehensive briefing regarding newly passed laws for middle housing and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Lacey Housing Coordinator Jennifer Adams … more
Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for a cottage community project at 1937 7th Avenue SE. At the presubmission conference on Wednesday, local developers Michael Miltimore and … more
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