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Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is set to perform a play encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza, in an effort to stem the tide against the pandemic and overcoming vaccine … more
Dear Lexis,  What is the purpose of life? Thanks,            ~ Curious in Lacey  Dear Curious in Lacey, This is a challenging question, but one … more
Back in the spring, Jessica Heavner was feeling anxious. She had a new accounting job with the Federal Way school district and three kids she loved, but she didn’t love the math it took to … more
A new report provides a checkup on the health of people in Washington and the rest of the country.America's Health Rankings from the United Health Foundation assesses physical, mental and social … more
Mike Dillon retired after many years of owning as many as six community newspapers in the Seattle area. “Starting in the early 1990s, he writes “we had a columnist, Madeleine Wilde, … more
 Some 65 people showed up in the cold and rain to celebrate the dedication of two towering cedar carvings by Native American artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo last Saturday. The art pieces were … more
Robert Frost, in a poem called "Mending Wall," quotes his neighbor saying "Good fences make good neighbors." This quotation is widely accepted as wisdom. But what is a good fence? Does a good … more
A waterway mapping project led by a man aboard a kayak has made its way to the South Puget Sound nearshore as part of a bid to aid in the conservation and restoration of estuarie in this … more
Not even a pandemic can keep this area’s Jews from figuring out a safe way to gather together to celebrate Chanukah, the festival of lights, which starts this Sunday. Instead of assembling … more
Olympia Timberland Library has been selected to be part of NASA@ My Library, an education initiative created to increase and enhance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning … more
Sunday morning dawned late, cold and foggy. You couldn’t even describe sunrise as “getting light” because it really didn’t.  It only got as far as dismal grey. It … more
There are all sorts of reasons I think we will all agree that there are all sorts of thank-yous. There's the polite thank-you to the door stop, the more fervent and vigorous thank you between … more
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day mill. Go to work, pay bills, take care of chores around the house, rinse and repeat. It’s easy to forget that the whole reason we do these … more
 To reaffirm its commitment to preserve and protect indigenous culture and traditions, the City of Lacey declared the month of November as Native Heritage Month. During the Lacey City Council … more
The Olympia City Council put an end to the concept of a Log Cabin Road Extension as its members agreed to delete all of its references to it in the city ordinance during its regular council meeting … more
 On August 14, Kama Montermini was so ecstatic that her close friend Derozette Banks was named first runner-up at the Mrs. Washington America pageant that the thought of who would win the title … more
The Nisqually Land Trust has permanently protected two more properties central to the restoration of Ohop Creek, one of the two main tributaries to the Nisqually River. They include 45 acres of … more
Robotics, not long ago reserved for the realm of science fiction and multi-million dollar factories, has become hobby and sport for local high school students who design and build their own … more
Another Veterans Day has come and gone, and as usual, the memories came back. The uncle I grew up hearing about but never met because he was killed during World War II. My other uncles, who … more
In a community engagement session last night, the Lacey Commission on Equity received several suggestions on how to make the city a more welcoming place, with some community members believing it all … more
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