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Newly-appointed Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen is inviting the public to join him in an online meeting, where he will address some questions on various issues on Tuesday, June 28, at 6 p.m. Allen … more
Olympia and Tumwater are working through details of the planned merger of their fire departments. During Tumwater’s city council meeting yesterday the members were briefed about governance … more
Subhead:  Voting 2-1, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) awarded yesterday the $2,025,558 contract to Gordon Products Inc, which does business as The Creative Office, for … more
 Early last Monday, two masked men broke a window at Hometown Property Management, a business owned by State Rep. Andrew Barkis (WA-District 2, R) and attempted to set the building on … more
After a two-year search and a prospect backing out, Olympia City Manager Jay Burney appointed Interim Police Chief Rich Allen the city’s permanent head of the city’s police department … more
Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan attended the Barnes Lake Management District (BLMD) Steering Committee meeting for the first time since she started her term in January this year. Sullivan said that … more
Olympia council member Yen Huynh proposed that the city create a youth council to engage young people in local government and ensure their voices are heard in crucial decisions. In a city council … more
The Olympia City Council will discuss long-term financial strategy as one of its agenda items in its mid-year retreat on Saturday, June 18. According to city manager Jay Burney, there will be a … more
The Tumwater General Government Committee reviewed the proposed amendments for the Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC) prior to submitting them to the City Council. During yesterday’s meeting, … more
The Lacey City Council voted 3-1 in favor of the approval of the controversial Meridian Market Gas Station amid a furious crowd who attended the public meeting last night. Councilmembers Lenny … more
Olympia will see a continuation of costs for homelessness, climate, solid waste, and crisis response programs amounting to $2.2 million in 2023, Finance Director Aaron BeMiller said. … more
The Olympia City Council approved the inclusion of 11 items in the upcoming budget amendment, which appropriations will come from the city’s $10.2 million available funds. During the city … more
Olympia city officials began outlining the agenda for the city council’s mid-year retreat, tentatively scheduled on June 18 at the council chamber. During a meeting on Monday, May 9, City … more
Thurston County recently opened an application process for the new Racial Equity and Inclusion Council. Nicole Miller, the county’s first-ever racial equity program manager, launched the … more
Thurston County needs to name five new members to its expanded Board of Health (BOH) by July to abide by a new state law that takes effect July 25. In an email, Thurston County Public Information … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the appointments of 11 inaugural members to Social Justice and Equity Commission Tuesday. During a presentation at the April 19 city … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will soon decide on a set of guidelines in selecting applicants for the Racial Equity and Inclusion Council (REIC). Racial Equity Program Manager … more
For their very first proclamation, as they go back to in-person meetings after two years, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed March as Women’s History … more
The Lacey City Council will now go back to in-person meetings as the government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions. As announced on the city’s website, community members can now … more
The three shortlisted candidates for the vacant position of Olympia police chief vowed on Tuesday to embrace diversity and fight against racism should they be selected to lead the city’s police … more
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