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Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen announced on Wednesday that the department plans to utilize the $100,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to implement an automated license plate … more
The Lacey Planning Commission received a comprehensive briefing regarding newly passed laws for middle housing and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Lacey Housing Coordinator Jennifer Adams … more
The Port of Olympia Commission authorized the sale of two Cleanwater Center buildings to real estate firm Launch Negotiations, LLC, on Monday, February 26. Real Estate Senior Manager Clarita … more
The PARC Foundation of Thurston County announced its 2024 Community Grant Program, which is aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations and government agencies. PARC stands for parks, … more
The Port of Olympia Commissioned authorized a contract extension with the law firm supporting the port with union negotiations on Monday, February 26. The contract is with CSD Attorneys-at-Law, … more
Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for a cottage community project at 1937 7th Avenue SE. At the presubmission conference on Wednesday, local developers Michael Miltimore and … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners invites public participation in the review process for proposed comprehensive plan amendments and development regulation changes for the 2024-25 dockets. … more
Olympia appeared to be progressing slower than other regional jurisdictions, according to an observation shared by Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir before the city council on Tuesday. Based on … more
The Lacey City Council kicked off a "visioning session" aimed at establishing key priorities for the upcoming 2025 Comprehensive Plan update during a recent work session on Tuesday, February 27. … more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) received Thurston 2045’s quarterly update last Monday, February 26. The county has a Comprehensive Plan (CP) update project called … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division is seeking residents to serve as members of the "Against" committee for the upcoming Special Election on April 23. Committee members will … more
The Port of Olympia Commissioned approved on Monday, February 26, the contract of Alex Smith, the new executive director. Smith’s contract is for $210,000 and takes effect on March 18, … more
Thurston County has announced the deadlines for voter registration ahead of the upcoming March 12 Presidential Primary Election. Citizens are urged to register or update their voter registration … more
During a four-hour meeting last night, parents, students, teachers, and community members expressed sentiments against the closure of Olympia School District’s (OSD) Madison Elementary School. … more
The Port of Olympia Commission voted to join an interlocal agreement with other Washington airports on Monday, February 26, to potentially litigate the state for not using fuel taxes for … more
Thurston County’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Business Task Force outlined its crucial recommendations, highlighting support for existing BIPOC businesses, new startups, and … more
Thurston County is looking for a consulting firm to help manage its conservation lands. The county issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) last week to hire a non-profit conservation firm that … more
The Olympia Planning Commission approved the Parks chapter of the city's Comprehensive Plan update on Monday, with modifications to further promote community access and equity in park facilities. … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement to support two initiatives advancing the implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. The two initiatives focus on … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance amending its agriculture code on Tuesday, February 20. The changes expand permissible agricultural uses to the county’s long-term … more
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