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An allegedly intoxicated man hit an Amazon delivery van, then sped away before being stopped by Olympia police a few blocks from the scene of the accident, on Monday, July 26. Michael Casino, 51, … more
A man allegedly robbed and beat a stranger, using  a bicycle front fork as a weapon, at the Artesian Well Commons in downtown Olympia just after midnight on Monday, July 26. The entire … more
As more and more residents are being vaccinated, the Lacey City Council weighed the possibility of moving to in-person meetings sometime in August during its work session last Thu., July 22. The … more
Interim Police Chief Aaron Jelcick provided a detailed presentation on the new law created by House Bill 1310 during the Ad Hoc Public Safety Committee meeting yesterday. The new law aims to address … more
The following message is being sent on behalf of the following law enforcement executives from Thurston County: Interim Chief Aaron Jelcick, Olympia Police Department Chief Robert Almada, Lacey … more
A transient allegedly robbed a fellow transient at gunpoint, while taking his tent, near railroad tracks in west Olympia on Tuesday, July 20, just before 4 a.m. Harley Pierce, 32, whose address is … more
The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) proposed to remove the 5th Avenue Dam on the Capitol Lake Deschutes Estuary at the Port of Olympia commissioners’ work session … more
A 63-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after speeding in his minivan and slamming the brakes hard enough to jerk the vehicle forward, right in front of a police car stopped at … more
Olympia officials announced on Wednesday that it will conduct a clean-up on the vehicle encampment along Ensign Road next Monday, July 12. The clean-up is a part of the city’s program which … more
 A transient graffiti artist was arrested twice in the span of four days, first for shoplifting a sandwich and then breaking a gym’s street-facing glass with an … more
Port of Olympia commissioners reviewed the proposed $200 million West Bay Yards proposal during a special commission work session yesterday. Brandon Smith and Ron Newman of The West Bay … more
 The Olympia City Council approved funding for the Familiar Faces program as a part of its city operations last Thursday, June 29, following a three-year trial period. The program provides a … more
The Olympia Site Plan Review Committee reviewed three proposed housing projects along Wheeler Ave., Martin Way and Evergreen Park Drive at their meeting on Wed., June 30.  These meetings … more
Like many folks, I’ve long had an appreciation for Olympia’s downtown.  Just the fact that we have one is a big deal and a huge community benefit.  Fun small businesses, a … more
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) identified safety as priorities for its Martin Way Corridor Study during a public hearing on Wed., June 23. In the discussion, TRPC Associate … more
A transient claiming to be a graffiti artist was arrested after tagging several objects in downtown Olympia on Sun., June 20. Adan Rincon, 38, was dressed in all black, carrying a shoulder pack … more
Some three dozen volunteers, members and public officials braved near-80-degree heat today to watch as a red ribbon was cut to officially re-dedicate one of Olympia's most famous landmarks. The … more
The Olympia City Council is slated to discuss an agreement to allow the police department to establish its Crisis Response Unit (CRU) at the Community Care Center (CCC). The City plans to discuss … more
On June 19, several Juneteenth events have been long planned prior to President Joe Biden’s signature confirming Congress' vote earlier this week recognizing it as an official holiday. While … more
Suspecting a transient couple of attempting to access his vehicle, an enraged man chased them from a nearby gas station to their mitigation site, earning himself an arrest for reckless driving last … more
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