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Voters in Olympia and Tumwater are being asked to vote in a special election, April 25, on Proposition 1, to decide whether to merge their fire departments and create a new regional fire authority … more
Lacey joined with Olympia, Tumwater and Thurston County when its city council agreed last Thursday, March 16, to to sign up for its share of a settlement from pharmacies and manufacturers involved in … more
A neighborhood park would soon arise on the former site of the demolished Trails End Horse Arena, according to plans discussed by Tumwater’s Park and Recreation Committee on Wednesday, March … more
More than 400 individuals applied to the Olympia Fire Department (OFD), but only 20 made it to the entry-level firefighter (ELFF) register approved by the Civil Service Commission on Tuesday, March … more
Washington State Department of Enterprises Services has proposed rehabilitating and expanding the historic 1958 Joel M. Pritchard Building to retain the character of the building while enhancing its … more
Thurston County has received a $4.5 million construction loan from the Washington State Public Works Board to replace the Green Cove Creek Culvert at Country Club Rd NW in west Olympia. Public … more
Olympia Fire Chief Todd Carson and Deputy Chief Michael Buchanan presented the updated Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), which provides a framework for response and recovery activities … more
In a large bowl mix the yeast of mental health issues with 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar of substance abuse in 2-1/4 cups of the warm water of the lack of accessible housing.  Let stand until the … more
Dear Editor, Gee, wouldn't it be lovely if carbon-spewing automobiles were eliminated? Of course. But get real. The city of Olympia's proposed parking reductions for new construction promote … more
The Olympia Planning Commission held a public hearing on Monday, March 20, to discuss proposed parking code amendments that would reduce parking requirements for residential uses, including for … more
Lacey City Council awarded a contract to City Electric Co. for the installation of new vehicle detectors at 10 intersections in the city during a meeting on Thursday, March 16. The detectors being … more
The Port of Olympia Commission decided to place a mixed-use office building called the Marine Waterfront Center near the Swantown Marina on Monday, March 20. Port Commissioner Joe Downing was the … more
Five individuals known to have occupied a single-family residence at 511 7th Avenue SE escaped a “total loss” fire on Saturday afternoon. more
To acknowledge the significant contributions of transgender people to the community and recognize the hardship facing transgender people in healthcare settings, the Board of Health (BOH) proclaimed … more
 Usage of the car-sharing service Vanpool has increased in multiple ways in Thurston County, Vanpool Manager Cindy Waterhouse reported to the Intercity Transit Authority (IT) reported on … more
The Port of Olympia Commission approved a ground lease for a 1.44-acre airport property at Olympia Regional Airport with SpanaFac LLC during its meeting on Monday, March 13. The commission also … more
As the Superintendents of Thurston County school districts, we feel compelled to comment on the bills under consideration this legislative session for Special Education Funding. In 2018, the … more
In a meeting on March 16, the Olympia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee discussed an update on the Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan and the environmental impact statement. The area known … more
The Thurston County Board of Health approved the permitting option that allows the booth-setup food establishments to operate year-round at multiple venues on Tuesday, March 14. At the BOH … more
Olympia's Finance Committee has started looking at viable options to provide a revenue stream for the city's Climate Program. At the committee meeting held Wednesday, March 15, Olympia Climate … more
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