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Olympia announced plans to apply for a $40.9 million federal grant to help create a new affordable housing community in the area commonly called “The Jungle.” On Tuesday, June 18, … more
A group advocating for the protection of the Davis-Meeker Gary Oak tree released a statement alleging that an early email from Tumwater’s arborist, Kevin McFarland of South Urban Forestry, … more
Tumwater is set to hire Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture next month to begin designing a community center. The Tumwater General Government Committee endorsed BRS Architecture’s contract … more
Olympia has started working to update its zoning code and housing ordinances to comply with new state laws regarding middle housing. At Thursday's Land Use and Environment Committee meeting, … more
At a time when many people worry about the economy and many more struggle to make ends meet during this period of high inflation, Olympia’s Enterprise for Equity (E4E) was able to celebrate the … more
Thurston County disagreed with the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) findings regarding its alleged noncompliance with state laws after a million-dollar administrative headquarters build-out and … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution forming the water resources advisory board, which will replace the existing storm and surface water advisory board. The county … more
Lacey is inviting local non-profit organizations to apply to use the Washington Center for the Performing Arts for one day in 2025 without paying the facility rental fee. Non-profits interested … more
Olympia School District’s Transition Academy and Project Search held their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Capital High School Performing Arts Center. Smiles, laughs, happy … more
Representatives from local nonprofits South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity and Homes First brought concerns over barriers they face when developing new affordable housing in Olympia, claiming that … more
A proposed housing development in Tumwater renewed negative commentaries regarding the state’s multifamily tax exemption program. The proposed housing development will be the Rookery … more
Lacey's Finance Director, Troy Woo, has outlined the city's budget calendar for 2025, emphasizing significant activities, economic outlooks, and the critical role of public engagement. The … more
The Olympia Finance Committee recommended the approval of $285,000 in funding for the continuation of four Olympia downtown programs, including the Guide Program which functions similarly to the … more
To accommodate the growing needs of Tumwater, the city’s police department has developed a plan to show how it aims to improve its services, facilities, staffing, and use of technology across … more
Thurston County Commissioners discussed sending voters another proposal to build a new county courthouse complex, this time in downtown Olympia.  The location proposed is along Plum Street … more
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) has announced the opening of the 2024 Call for Projects with almost $20 million in funding available from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal … more
Puget Sound Estuarium invites nature enthusiasts of all ages to embark on its Annual Benefit Cruise on Sunday, June 30. This exclusive boating trip offers a unique opportunity to explore the … more
Thurston County's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) heard presentations from county s uperior court , prosecuting attorney , and s heriff’s office on Tuesday, June 11.   In an … more
At a meeting yesterday, June 13, Tumwater School District (TSD) Superintendent Kevin Bogatin updated the board on the changes in leadership, graduation, and events in the latest quarter.   … more
Lacey is making strides in updating its Middle Housing Initiative, following new state legislative requirements.    The city aims to adopt a Middle Housing ordinance within six months … more
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