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The Olympia arm of Green Faith, an international, multi-faith grassroots organization, will call for climate action at an event at Fertile Ground on Oct. 18. Olympia Green Faith said in a news … more
The City of Olympia has ended an agreement with Romano Capital to develop a 10-acre property at 3900 Boulevard Road. However, the City remains committed to seeing the property developed to help … more
October 14, 2021 -- As Kate Hendricks Thomas sat one night with her second-grade son Matthew, he placed his hands on the table as if he were an adult girding up for an important … more
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall urged the public to exercise caution when sharing information online and educate themselves about the election process to stem the spread of false information. In … more
A concerned citizen raised the issue of possible financial misrepresentation from the Port of Olympia’s during their commission meeting last Mon., Oct. 11. In the public hearing, Denis … more
Tumwater’s city government and school district have teamed up to deliver the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, a series of brief videos, readings, audio recordings and discussion guides designed … more
School districts around the state, including Olympia, Yelm, Tumwater and North Thurston, are looking at a new educational concept called “Balanced Calendar.”    It’s … more
As a part of the Tumwater Community 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, city leaders including Mayor Pete Kmet stressed the need to discuss racial equity in an online meeting with the Tumwater School … more
It's local election season, and we're all trying to figure out who to vote for and support.  Local elections are, in many ways, the most important elections. Our local governments have the … more
The leaders of the Squaxin Island Tribe and City of Olympia gathered today at noon to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to shepherd in a new era of cooperation between the peoples … more
Industry experts will assess the state of real estate and development in Thurston County and the South Sound region in a virtual forum tomorrow, Thu., Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The … more
Several parents spoke out to the North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) board yesterday, complaining about the lack of accommodations from its transportation department for safer alternative bus … more
The Thurston County Planning Commission invites public testimony on the proposed Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive and periodic updates               … 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
Thurston County Public Works reported completing four new habitat features for fish passage during the county commissioners' work session last week. In a presentation on Thu., Sept. 30, Public … more
The Nisqually Indian Tribe is requesting grant proposals for salmon habitat restoration and protection projects in the Nisqually River watershed.  Approximately $1.5 million in federal and … more
With an increasing demand for cleaner and more sustainable forms of air travel, the Olympia Regional Airport (OLM) is setting its sights on electric airplanes as the future of aviation. On Mon., … more
 With the potential threats of a cyberattack, the Port of Olympia plans to improve its cyber security. In a presentation during the regular commission meeting, on Tue., Sept. 28, Port of … 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
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