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Two residents of Evergreen Park Lane in Olympia voiced their concerns about the growing homeless encampments in their neighborhood. At Tuesday's Olympia City Council meeting, Birgit Miller … more
In a meeting yesterday, September 13, Thurston County’s Transportation Policy Board (TPB) approved the draft Thurston Regional Trails Plan that will be released for public review. The … more
Thurston Regional Planning Council’s (TRPC) Transportation Policy Board (TPB) recommended the approval of the Draft Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) in a meeting on Wednesday, … more
Tumwater is on pace to generate around 20% more criminal cases compared to 2022, according to the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Christy Peters, Chief of Staff at the Prosecuting … more
The Port of Olympia wants state funding for a sediment mitigation structure to be included in the interlocal agreement for the Deschutes Estuary restoration project. The Port Commission … more
Thurston County and Olympia proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month during their respective meetings Tuesday, September 12. Olympia’ City Council cited the American … more
The Olympia City Council, on Tuesday, approved the Arts Commission's recommendations to purchase "A Song for Nurturing Peace" by Nancy Thorne-Chambers, which won the 2023 Percival Plinth People's … more
The Thurston County Budget Council reported an under-expenditure of $5,407,540 in the year-end projection for 2023, which will contribute to the additional fund balances for the 2024 General Fund. … more
Thurston County Budget Director Robin Campbell laid out the 2024 proposed General Fund during the county’s budget briefing yesterday, September 12. The Budget Office of Thurston County and … more
During its meeting yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) declared Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month from Friday, September 15, to October 15. The declaration celebrates the … more
Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners approved contracts with six nonprofit organizations to contribute to seven affordable housing projects. The county’s combined contributions … more
Olympia plans to convert its Plum Street Village from a homeless shelter into an elevated workforce entry, supported home village to help its residents secure employment and permanent housing. … more
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Tumwater’s city operations decreased in 2022 by 3% compared to 2015 levels, which totaled an equivalent of 3,736 metric tons of CO₂, the city’s … more
Councilmember and LEOFF chair Jim Cooper asked the board to take a moment and reflect on "an important day in history" to pay tribute to the law enforcement and firefighters who served during critical emergencies. more
The Olympia Law Enforcement and Fire Fighter (LEOFF) Disability Board is contemplating reevaluating its medical and dental reimbursement policy to improve the implementation of the reimbursement … more
The Racial Equity Work Group for Thurston County met with the Board of County Commissioners to discuss their plans and goals for the Racial Equity Action Plan. Racial Equity Program Manager Devi … more
Amelia Layton, head staff of the Olympia Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), presented the updated LTAC policy to make the program accessible and equitable and provide an easier process for … more
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) met to discuss plans and updates regarding Lodging Tax applications and fund allocation for the upcoming years. Discussions centered on determining the … more
  By Jerome Tuaño Thurston County is looking to acquire up to 2,650 acre-feet of water rights in the Chehalis Basin. The Board of County Commissioners, together with the … more
On Wednesday, the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee held a presubmission conference on a proposed 35-unit residential development on 8th and Adams Street. more
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