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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
The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney has filed charges against an Olympia man who allegedly hit his adult daughter and her boyfriend with a wooden paddle after he caught them in flagrante delicto … more
Arts Walk, 50th Anniversary Exhibit: Fri-Sun., Oct 1 - Nov 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Throughout the month of October 60+ participating locations are opening their doors to creative happenings in … more
Speaking at the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce's monthly forum on Wed., Nov. 10, former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire called for state-wide action to address chronic … more
To address racism and discrimination in the community, the Olympia City Council approved the recommendation to establish the city’s Social Justice and Equity Commission during the regular city … more
 Modern Warrior LIVE, an hourlong musical about one U.S. Army veteran’s journey, will be screened at no charge from Thu., Nov. 11, to Sun., Nov. 14, sponsored by South Puget Sound … more
In celebration of athletes who continue to brave the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are invited for the fourth annual Thurston County Sports Awards on Wed., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. The … more
In partnership with the city of Tumwater, the city of Olympia showed residents some of the conceptual designs for a potential Regional Aquatics Facility. The renderings and plans are based on … more
Olympia’s Parks, Recreation, and Advisory Committee recommended that the city council rename the Peace and Healing Park after Rebecca Howard, one of the pioneering Black women in the … more
With increasing concerns about environmental pollution, the state legislature issued a ban on single-use plastic. It also imposed corresponding fees for using other types of shopping bags effective … more
The Olympia City Council and the Squaxin Island Tribal Council will sign a new Accord between the two governments at noon on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Olympia City Hall.  Following the signing of the … more
As a native-born Washingtonian, I have known about the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the river that bears their name from the time I was an adolescent.  In 1957, my 7th-grade class made a … more
During the city council meeting on Tue., Sept. 28, the Olympia City Council approved a resolution that transfers primary management and control of four city properties from the Public Works … more
Several members of the Lacey City Council shared their surprise when they learned that the Regional Housing Council (RHC) has forwarded a motion to the Thurston County Commissioners for the … more
In a statement, Port of Olympia Commissioner Bill McGregor said, “I am opposed to be mandated to do something. It’s a freedom of choice issue,” in reaction to a proposed resolution … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services confirmed that the toxic algae advisory on Lake Lawrence has been lifted.   On Monday, the county assured residents that it is now safe to … more
Despite the economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a study showed that “Olympia-Tumwater, WA” ranked as the 17th best place for restaurant workers across the U.S. … more
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