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Two men were arrested this afternoon in connection with an alleged shooting in Tumwater over the weekend. Lt. Jennifer Kolb of Tumwater police told The JOLT that Levi Ramirez and Quentin Deuel … more
What started as a verbal argument between two Lacey men ended in an alleged stabbing and an arrest. According to reports by several Lacey police officers, Dear K Shuru, 20, was arrested on Jan. 16 … more
At its meeting today, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance creating a county-wide Home Fund, extending the 0.1 percent increase Olympia added to its retail sales taxes to … more
The City of Lacey appointed its former deputy mayor, Cynthia Pratt, as its first-ever poet laureate during the council meeting on Thu., Jan. 20. A founding member of the Olympia Poetry Network, … more
North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) will hold its first community forum this Wed., Jan. 19, to get insights on their plan to explore a “balanced calendar” for the upcoming school … more
During its work session last night, the Lacey City Council discussed a proposal to join Olympia in an interlocal agreement (ILA) to fund a study that would identify and assess the cost implications … more
Timberline High School hosted North Thurston Public Schools’ (NTPS) first regular board meeting for 2022 on Jan. 11, 2022. Timberline Principal Paul Dean and some student representatives … more
BSA Troop 222's annual "Christmas Tree Roundup" is set for Sat., Jan. 8, in Lacey. The scouts and their adult advisors will travel throughout the city picking up Christmas trees -- if they are … more
To initiate the process of resolving a neighborhood’s failing septic system, the Lacey City Council scheduled a formation hearing on Thu., Feb. 3, for the establishment of a Utility Local … more
At its first meeting for 2022, on Tue., Jan 4, the Olympia City Council briefly discussed the proposed purchase of the Franz-Anderson Road property. Assistant City Manager Keith Stahley shared … more
The City of Lacey announced this afternoon that its first hybrid council meeting  won't happen this week. This Thursday's meeting will be held over Zoom. The decision was made based on the … more
After spending a lot of time looking into how Olympia is dealing with homelessness (quite a lot), and I thought I’d look at Lacey and see what they are up to.   I had a nice chat with … more
With the dedicated work of facilities staff and the support of community partners, Timberland Regional Library (TRL) updated 12 libraries in the past two years and opened a demonstration library in … more
Today was Pete Kmet's last day as mayor of Tumwater.  Two weeks ago, some 120 leaders from throughout Washington converged at South Puget Sound Community College to honor and bid a formal … more
During its regular commission meeting on Mon.., Dec. 27, the Lacey Commission on Equity focused on the concept of racial awareness, referring to the experiences as “racial baptism.” A … more
A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a pack of cigarettes and threatened to kill the employee of a gas station in Lacey. According to a document from the Thurston … more
A Thurston County man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun and hurling racial slurs at another individual over a parking spot and later giving chase to police, eventually crashing into police … more
At its final meeting for 2021 last Thu., Dec. 16, the Lacey City Council approved an ordinance that allows councilmembers and the public to participate both in-person and online. As some … more
During the Olympia City Council meeting on Tue., Dec. 14, several community members spoke against the plans to relocate homeless individuals to Franz-Anderson Road. Most of the residents who … more
 Homelessness has not escaped some of the county’s younger population, as North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) have identified 54 minors as unaccompanied youth for the school … more
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