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Olympia's Community Livability and Public Safety Committee voted to move to the city council the recommendation to create an independent Community Oversight Board, which enhances the community's role … more
Tumwater’s reconfiguration project for I-5, Trosper Road, and Capitol Boulevard will cost an additional $1,701,021, said Engineering Services Manager Bill Lindauer to the Public Works Committee … more
The Community Livability and Public Safety Committee approved the Cultural Access Advisory Board's (CAAB) recommendation to fund 60 local organizations for over $2 million and forwarded the same to … more
Olympia and Tumwater are set to spend $7.6 million to construct pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Mottman Road.   The Tumwater Public Works Committee agreed on Thursday, May 23, to … more
A group fighting to save the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree from being cut down achieved a victory in their quest. Thurston County superior Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) … more
Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved the Forest Lands Conversion Code update at a meeting on Tuesday.   Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) … more
Thurston County Public Works met with the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) yesterday to discuss this year’s on-call contract solicitation, evaluation, and results. According to the … more
The Thurston Regional Housing Council approved over $20 million in funding recommendations for homeless services and affordable housing projects at its meeting last Wednesday, May 8. The … more
Port of Olympia’s four business lines all performed better than projections in 2023, the port’s year-end financial report showed, but most of the agency's debt was excluded.  … more
The Tumwater City Council has decided to wait for the US Supreme Court’s decision on the Grants Pass case before resuming discussions about an ordinance that would suspend the prohibition of … more
Long Lake Management District conducted its annual treatment last week to mitigate harmful algal blooms ahead of the coming summer. The lake management district contracted AquaTechnex to perform … more
The cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater, along with Thurston County, are set to host a Lodging Tax Funding Workshop for potential applicants on Wednesday, June 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lacey … more
Tumwater Police Department recorded 25 incidents of police officers using force in 2023, Lieutenant Carlos Quiles reported to the Tumwater Public Health and Safety Committee on Tuesday, May 14. … more
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm have agreed to conduct a study on housing and racial disparities. The Olympia City Council has approved a resolution that allows the city to enter into a … more
Olympia is continuing its Energize Olympia heat pump program in 2024 with the goal of engaging at least 550 residents by providing education on heat pump technology and installing additional heat … more
Thurston County Medic One is looking to add a new unit which will be based in the North End Fire Station at Linwood Avenue, Tumwater Fire Chief Brian Hurley told the Tumwater City Council on Tuesday, … more
Lacey is now accepting applications for its Lacey Youth Council (LYC) from students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the 2024-25 school year.  Applying students must be … more
Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan has decided that the city will remove the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree on Old Highway 99. City staff informed the city council about the mayor’s plans … more
Thurston County has introduced "Ready, Set, Go!," evacuation campaign as part of Wildfire Awareness Month. This campaign aims to deliver the evacuation message clearly to the residents to ensure … more
The Olympia Police Department saw a reduction in overall use of force incidents in 2023, but noted an increase in juvenile arrest trend, police auditor Tara Parker reported to the city council on … more
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