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The League of Women Voters Thurston County (LWVTC) in conjunction with Thurston Community Media held primary candidate forums for positions with two or more candidates including Legislative District … more
Olympia Strong, a program started during the early months of the pandemic, is continuing as a 12-month city program focused on helping build resiliency for the most economically vulnerable … more
Lacey is becoming part of the State of Washington's efforts to create a framework to address homeless individuals living within the state rights-of-way during their Thursday, July 7 … more
During its regular meeting Thursday July 7, Lacey proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month. In its proclamation, the city council said parks and recreation promote the health and wellness of … more
Thurston County’s official list of candidates for the primary election on August 2 is arriving now in mailboxes all over the county. Included: a message from Chief Deputy Auditor Diana … more
Due to the increasing population, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is eyeing expanding its ranks from three to five elected members.  During its meeting Wednesday, the BOCC … more
Olympia police officers will start wearing body-worn cameras in August and launch in-car video systems in mid-2023, Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen said at the virtual Town Hall last night. During … more
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
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