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Tumwater is looking for applicants for its Parks & Recreation Commission. Although the city’s press release did not state how many seats they want to be filled, its website reveals that … more
Sergeant Armando Garcia Jr., a member of the U.S. Army, was chosen by Saint Martin’s University as its 14th recipient of the America’s Service Heroes Scholarship. The award was … more
City of Olympia Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir assessed the application for a Reasonable Use Exception (RUE) for a planned residence at 1203 Bowman Avenue NW, on Monday, November 28. The … more
Port of Olympia staff addressed concerns regarding a 95-acre lease in Tumwater for bottler Swire Coca-Cola during a meeting held on Monday, November 28. The Port Commissioners and the public … more
Olympia's Housing Program specialist Christa Lenssen updated the Social Justice and Equity Commission on housing initiatives as the commission is eyeing putting together education and outreach … more
The Social Justice and Equity Commission, on Monday, November 28, received seven proposals for a discrimination assessment, according to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive program manager Tobi … more
The Port of Olympia Commission made a last-minute budget cut before adopting its 2023 operating budget and capital investment plan during a meeting held on Monday, November 28. The budget cut made … more
Olympia is making a call out for artists who will have their work featured in the city’s Arts Walk. The city plans to commission two artists to create new, original works of art to be … more
The proposed new Thurston County airport would harm wildlife and displace thousands of residents and businesses, two experts warned. Cindy Schexnider, a retired Department of Fish and Wildlife … more
The Olympia City Council signed a proclamation designating tomorrow, November 26 as Small Business Saturday. The proclamation, signed on Tuesday, November 22, recognizes local small businesses and … more
Tumwater city council agreed to put forward an ordinance adding a rental housing chapter into the city’s municipal code during its meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The new chapter contains … more
Thurston County’s Housing Authority and the City of Olympia are asking community members to share their stories about “whether housing discrimination or other barriers have had an impact … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) set a public hearing for the proposed five County Commissioners District boundary lines on Wednesday, December 7, waiving the 20-day public hearing … more
Lacey has seen an increase of $7,507,515 in its General Fund Expenditure for the third quarter of 2022 from the same period last year. During the Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting … more
The Olympia City Council has approved the Finance Committee and City Manager Jay Burney's 2023 operating budget recommendation at a meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city council also approved … more
Lacey city council rejected an ordinance removing their part from the land use review process during a meeting held yesterday, November 17. Voting 4-3, this ordinance would have allowed … more
The Olympia Planning Commission will carry on discussions about policy issues on Neighborhood Centers, the Capital Mall Triangle subarea plan, and the Housing Action plan. "These issues often take … more
Tumwater’s public works committee recommended to the city council an ordinance outlining a compost procurement policy as required by HB 1799 during a meeting held  November … more
"High concentrations of renters, BIPOC [black, indigenous and people of color], and low-income households in/near the Triangle subarea" are vulnerable to economic displacement when Olympia redevelops … more
Lacey’s Historical Commission accepted two acquisitions for the Lacey Museum during a meeting held yesterday, November 16. The first acquisition is the door handles from the Sears building … more
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