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Thurston County recently opened an application process for the new Racial Equity and Inclusion Council. Nicole Miller, the county’s first-ever racial equity program manager, launched the … more
Thurston County needs to name five new members to its expanded Board of Health (BOH) by July to abide by a new state law that takes effect July 25. In an email, Thurston County Public Information … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the appointments of 11 inaugural members to Social Justice and Equity Commission Tuesday. During a presentation at the April 19 city … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will soon decide on a set of guidelines in selecting applicants for the Racial Equity and Inclusion Council (REIC). Racial Equity Program Manager … more
For their very first proclamation, as they go back to in-person meetings after two years, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed March as Women’s History … more
The Lacey City Council will now go back to in-person meetings as the government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions. As announced on the city’s website, community members can now … more
The three shortlisted candidates for the vacant position of Olympia police chief vowed on Tuesday to embrace diversity and fight against racism should they be selected to lead the city’s police … more
Olympia recently finished screening applicants for vacant slots in its advisory committees today. Olympia’s Community Livability and Public Safety Committee, composed of Chairperson Dontae … more
Olympia’s candidates for the Chief of Police position will answer questions by the public at the upcoming virtual public meeting on Tues., March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public may … more
Tumwater's city leadership team proposed changing the city’s logo as one in a list of potential measures to advance racial equity in the city at the council meeting yesterday. The city … more
Today the Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) voted to begin a contract with a Seattle-based tech company to continue the tasks associated with distributing the balance of what started as … more
The Lacey City Council approved a contract to develop Phase 1A of Greg Cuoio Park. at its meeting last night. The city’s capital projects engineer, Ashley Smith, told the council that Phase … more
Lacey residents will have an opportunity to speak about the plan to construct a market and gas station in the northeast corner of the city at a public hearing set on Apr. 4, Mon. On their meeting … more
The Tumwater Planning Commission ironed out their plan to conduct a training program to help orient new planning commissioners and provide continuing education for incumbent … more
Members of Lacey's community workgroup on homelessness unveiled their group's ongoing concerns and issues as they met with the City Council in a joint work session on Thursday. Community and … more
Tumwater City Council approved the interlocal agreement (ILA) for the last phase of the Thurston Climate Mitigation plan, a framework for implementing the regional climate action. Tumwater, Lacey, … more
“There was no evidence that the officers’ interactions with subjects of color differed from their interactions with white subjects,” Tara Parker, Olympia police auditor, asserted … more
The Olympia Planning Commission met yesterday, Feb. 14., to discuss its list of candidates to recommend to the city council for its vacant seat. Commissioners raised several points of … more
Lacey City Council discussed on Thursday the plan to purchase a $4-million St. Martin’s Abbey’s property for a new police station that the residents would vote on. Ashley Smith, … more
The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a proclamation for African American History Month, recognizing Black peoples' achievements and contributions in local history. "This is an … more
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