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Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards expressed concerns that a potentially detrimental impact will continue on Capitol Lake-Deschutes Estuary as long as there are logging activities near … more
Olympia’s Utility Advisory Committee acknowledged last week that the city did not meet its waste prevention and recovery targets. During the meeting on during a meeting on Thursday, February … more
Olympia's Community Plan and Development (CP&D) on Thursday, February 2, hosted an open house on the Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan, where it asked attendees to share their ideas and inputs … more
Olympia’s voting for its traffic box art project is now open. In a press release by the city’s Parks, Arts & Recreation, 72 pieces were submitted by local artists of all ages, … more
Transfer of the first resident into the proposed less restrictive alternative (LRA) residence for sex offenders near Tenino is postponed, for now, according to officials from the Washington State … more
Interfaith Works has updated the Olympia City Council on the ongoing project called Sergio Jaramillo, a daytime resource center to provide people hygiene services, on-site medical, mental health, and … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the contract award for solid waste facilities, pumps, systems upgrades and improvements amounting to $1,015,397 to Rognlin's, Inc. Susan … more
Washington State’s newly established Office of Independent Investigations (OII), A civilian-led investigative team with a focus on anti-racist training, is looking for people who will make up … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance requiring the purchase and use of compost material for county projects involving landscaping and construction during a meeting … more
Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders warned the public against violence after threats were made against authorities involved in the planned housing at Tenino for sex offenders. Sanders said … more
Olympia is calling on community members to attend an open house on the Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan on Thursday, February 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meeting, which will also discuss the … more
Olympia is looking for an artist to serve in its Artist in Residence (AIR) program in the city’s efforts to promote the arts to the community. According to an Olympia Parks, Arts & … more
Some 300 Tenino-area residents met for two hours on Sunday to hear from three public officials and each other about the planned sex-offender residence expected to open this Wednesday in a … more
The Olympia Site Plan Review Committee held a presubmission hearing on a proposal for remodeling a building at 606 Union Avenue SE into a restaurant and a retail shop. In the narrative submitted … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) had a meeting last Thursday, January 26, to discuss what actions can be taken to address the budget deficit, bringing community members to voice their worries, … more
Lacey City Council discussed adopting an ordinance on using compost products in planning government-funded projects or soliciting and reviewing bids for such projects. Public Works Management … more
Thurston County Manager Ramiro Chavez said the county has drafted three strategies to address the ongoing community concerns on the planned housing project for sex offenders in Tenino. Chavez said … more
Olympia City received 86 applications for various city advisory boards, including 32 applicants for the newly-established Cultural Access Program, the city's Strategic Communications Director Kellie … more
Olympia and Thurston County’s Planning Commissions collaborated on Wednesday, January 25, to approve and forward a joint Urban Growth Area (UGA) Comprehensive Plan to the Olympia City … more
The Olympia Site Plan Review Committee held a presubmission hearing on the Bailey's Inn phase 2 project, which proposed constructing a five-story residential building with 89 units at 3337 Martin Way … more
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