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The Board of County Commissioners reviewed a draft policy regarding the public use of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at county facilities. more
Last month 44 Thurston County Republican Precinct Committee Officers gathered in the Remnant Church in Tumwater for an emergency meeting. It was an official proceeding, the chair of the Thurston … more
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) has updated the Thurston Regional Trails Plan, and it is asking for the community's feedback by participating in a survey to help them shape the future … more
Three residents of the Legacy Affordable Retirement Communities (LARC) in Olympia sought help from the Olympia City Council, raising their concerns about the impact of a homeless encampment near … more
Olympia and the Catholic Community Services (CCS) recently won a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice’s Arrest and Jail Alternative (AJA) Law Enforcement Program. Housing and … more
The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) discussed the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Contract K7016 for Criminal Justice Treatment Account (CJTA) funds yesterday, September 26. … more
Olympia has presented its updated One Community Strategic Plan to guide the city's response to housing and homelessness for the next five years. At the city council meeting on Tuesday, September … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) has made a statement on the termination of a corrections deputy following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Last … more
The Port of Olympia and Olympia City Council authorized their respective managements to sign a petition seeking to establish a new taxing district to be called the Downtown Olympia - Downtown … more
Thurston County recently received a SolSmart Silver recognition for its continuous efforts in supporting and promoting the use of solar energy within the community. Climate Mitigation Senior … more
Washington State Department of Commerce Senior Planner Laura Hodgson briefed the Tumwater Planning Commission on new housing elements that support low-income households during a meeting last night, … more
Homeless Prevention and Affordable Housing Coordinator Keylee Marineau reported that the Sleater Kinney Camp has been cleared and hardened already by the Washington State Department of Transportation. … more
The Olympia City Council had a briefing on the potential annexing of a 2.5 square mile southeast urban growth area (UGA), focusing its discussion on city services and financial impacts. At the … more
The Olympia Civil Service Commission approved 14 individuals to the eligibility registers for entry-level police officer and police sergeant positions on Monday, Sept. 25. Six candidates … more
“In terms of the overall cost recoverability, the county at this time recovers 100% of its recoverable costs.” Martin Chaw, Senior Project Manager of FCS Group said this when the … more
Wednesday evening Tumwater city representatives and neighbors held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate a new park located in The Preserve development on 91st Avenue Southeast off Old Highway 99. … more
Olympia's Engineering Department Project Manager Jim Rioux unveiled plans for two road improvement projects affecting access to the Karen Fraser Woodland Trail. At the Wednesday, September 20 … more
The Olympia Finance Committee received a briefing on the latest updates of its indirect cost allocation plan at a meeting last September 20. The City engaged the FCS Group to help … more
The Lacey City Council signed a cooperation agreement with the Nisqually Indian Tribe in support of the tribe’s plans to develop 250 acres of tribal land. “The Nisqually Tribe is in … more
The Budget Office has announced its intention to implement a reduction in work hours for government employees, transitioning to a 32-hour workweek, to have fiscal stability for the 2024 General Fund. … more
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