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Both city councils received briefings on Tuesday; reactions slightly differed Tumwater and Olympia city council members received separate briefings on Tuesday about the proposed Regional Fire … more
The Port of Olympia Commission sent a letter to its staff last week, responding to calls by port employees for Executive Director Sam Gibboney’s resignation. Signed by Commission Chair Bob … more
Lacey City Council met yesterday, August 11, to discuss its priority items on the work plan for the next two years. Assistant City Manager Shannon Kelley-Fong said the process started with … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) board examined the drafted policies regarding Freedom of Expression among student publications during their hybrid regular board meeting on August 11. “The … more
Through Olympia’s Firearm Destruction Program, Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen said the city assists people to dispose of weapons they no longer want. Allen was at the Olympia City Council … more
About 1700 opioid-related deaths were recorded in Washington State last year, according to Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby, who signed a proclamation designating Wednesday, August 31, 2022 as Overdose … more
“We are extremely excited to go solar at Quixote Village. This will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but the cost savings will let us focus more on providing services to our … more
The Tumwater Planning Commission went through proposed revisions to Ordinance No. O2022-013, which is intended to make minor corrections to the city’s development regulations. During its … more
Prescribed burning in Tumwater will soon be permissible after the city's public health and safety committee agreed on August 9 to recommend an ordinance amending the city’s municipal … more
The country’s first national heritage area focused on maritime history is set to open by 2023, according to maritime historian Chuck Fowler from the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association … more
The Tumwater Tree Board met yesterday, August 8, to consider nominating a century-old walnut tree growing in the city for designation as a Heritage Tree. The board discussed a nomination submitted … more
Olympia’s Water Resources Director Eric Christensen said it would cost up to $350 million to adapt long-term strategies against flooding in downtown Olympia. Christensen was at the Sea Level … more
Having recently completed its ten-year study on reclaimed the safety of reclaimed water, the LOTT Clean Water Alliance is hosting two kinds of events to involve the public. These include: A … more
Olympia School District (OSD) is considering stepping up its campaign to inform community members about the balanced calendar concept. “It seems like folks don't understand what the balanced … more
The Regional Fire Authority (RFA) planning committee will meet for the 12th time this Monday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. to prepare its recommendations to Olympia and Tumwater city councils the following … more
Lacey is mulling updating its Municipal Code 16.36 related to the Neighborhood Commercial Zone following in the wake of the controversial Meridian Gas Station’s approval. During the … more
Primary elections were held throughout Washington on Tuesday, August 2, and results for many Thurston County races appear to be settled. That’s because we have a “Top Two” system … more
Several provisions of the Tumwater Municipal Code relating to planned unit development (PUD) were revised yesterday, August 1, after the Tumwater City Council approved Ordinance No. O2022-006, which … more
Lacey is warning community members to take care when swimming in the waters of Long Lake. In a Facebook post earlier today, Lacey authorities revealed that it has received two reports of … more
A decade-long LOTT Clean Water Alliance study assured reclaimed water has "very low risk" to human health and "no risk" to ecological health. During the Lacey City Council work session yesterday, … more
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