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Two men were arrested this afternoon in connection with an alleged shooting in Tumwater over the weekend. Lt. Jennifer Kolb of Tumwater police told The JOLT that Levi Ramirez and Quentin Deuel … more
Olympia and Tumwater discussed some final steps in institutionalizing the Regional Fire Authority (RFA) yesterday, which would merge the two cities’ fire departments. During the RFA … more
Olympia’s Planning Commission focused its Monday meeting on proposed standards for an enhanced bike lane network. Commissioner Gregory Quetin said the proposed enhancements would help in … more
The arrest of an Olympia woman over her alleged possession of a stolen vehicle later yielded methamphetamines and blue pills suspected of containing fentanyl. According to reports by several … more
Olympia is looking into making itself more accessible for people with disabilities. The city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) met online yesterday, Jan. 19, to discuss how … more
Police arrested a transient Olympia man they described  as a “violent chronic problem offender” after he allegedly stole corndogs from a local store. According to Olympia police, … more
 During its regular meeting on Tue., Jan. 11, the Olympia City Council agreed to have further discussions on staff’s plans to require “building electrification” for new and … more
A transient Olympia woman was arrested after allegedly spitting in a police officer’s face, hitting his open mouth and eyes. According to Olympia police, Riley James Evans, a 28-year-old … more
Yesterday, the Olympia City Council approved the clean-up of the Wheeler Avenue homeless encampment, a property which has is considered a state-owned right of way. During its regular council … more
At its first meeting for 2022, on Tue., Jan 4, the Olympia City Council briefly discussed the proposed purchase of the Franz-Anderson Road property. Assistant City Manager Keith Stahley shared … more
An Olympia woman who was initially arrested for misdemeanor warrants was later booked on a new felony charge after allegedly kicking a police officer in the chest. According to reports from … more
After spending a lot of time looking into how Olympia is dealing with homelessness (quite a lot), and I thought I’d look at Lacey and see what they are up to.   I had a nice chat with … more
 An Olympia man was arrested after he allegedly occupied a stranger’s home, kept the homeowner’s son in the basement for over an hour, and assaulted a police officer. According to … more
Today was Pete Kmet's last day as mayor of Tumwater.  Two weeks ago, some 120 leaders from throughout Washington converged at South Puget Sound Community College to honor and bid a formal … more
On Monday, December 27, a blockage in a sanitary sewer line on Somerset Drive SW caused an estimated 735 gallons of sewage to discharge into the City of Tumwater stormwater system, and then into … more
A Thurston County man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun and hurling racial slurs at another individual over a parking spot and later giving chase to police, eventually crashing into police … more
This morning, our downtown suffered a major fire that impacted nearly a dozen thriving small businesses and destroyed the construction of much needed housing in our downtown. It is a devastating blow … more
Olympia City Council and staff honored outgoing Councilmember Renata Rollins for her contributions to the city, especially in her advocacy of providing better living conditions for the … more
At its final city council meeting in 2021, the Olympia City Council approved a motion to hold a special election of a ballot proposition for a 0.1 sales and use tax increase to fund arts, science, … more
During the Olympia City Council meeting on Tue., Dec. 14, several community members spoke against the plans to relocate homeless individuals to Franz-Anderson Road. Most of the residents who … more
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