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Tumwater’s Public Health and Safety Committee held off from recommending an interlocal agreement to extend the school resource officer (SRO) program, citing the need for clarifications on the … more
No public hearing yet for Olympia-Thurston Joint Plan Thurston Planning Commission wants more discussion By Lorilyn C. Lirio  Olympia and Thurston County’s Planning Commissions … more
Thurston County’s newly expanded Board of Health (BOH) held its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, October 11. BOH chairperson Tye Menser, Vice Chair Gary Edwards, Commissioner Carolina Mejia, … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month during its October 11 meeting. The board said it recognizes its role in protecting … more
UPDATED: October 12, 2022 - This update clarifies that the recommended formula for the Fire Benefit Charge continues to include a square root in the calculation.  The Regional Fire … more
Olympia is looking for community members interested in serving on its various advisory committees. According to an Olympia press release, there are currently eleven vacancies in various advisory … more
The Port of Olympia commissioners agreed to amend its consultant agreement with General Legal Counsel Richard “Rick” Hughes during a meeting held yesterday, October 10. The improved … more
Olympia Public Works Director Mark Russell gave an overview of the Fones Road improvement project during the eminent domain public hearing at the city council meeting last night, October 4. "Fones … more
Residents of both The Preserve in Tumwater and Hopkins Drainage District gave opposing views on the direction stormwater flows between the two areas during a Tumwater city council meeting yesterday, … more
The National Recreation Parks Association (NRPA) awarded diversity scholarships to Olympia's Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging specialist Olivia Salazar de Breaux. At the city council meeting last … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the commissioners’ October 4 meeting, Thurston's Senior Deputy Prosecuting … more
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday signed a proclamation designating Monday, October 10 as Indigenous Peoples' Day. The proclamation honors and acknowledges the indigenous people who have … more
The Port of Olympia’s commissioners agreed to set its districts’ boundaries to match those of the County Commissioners during a work session held yesterday, October 3. Thurston … more
RFA committee reviews FBC formula with and without fire flow Legal conundrum By Lorilyn C. Lirio The Regional Fire Authority planning committee is exploring a new Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) … more
Another Olympia committee talks of the need for sidewalk improvement After the Land Use and Environment and the Bicycle and Pedestrian committee raised their concern, the Olympia Planning … more
Olympia is warning community members and passing motorists of Ensign Road’s closure on Thursday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. From Martin Way to Providence Lane, the road closure will … more
Olympia's Community Livability and Public Safety started the recruiting process to fill vacancies on the Police Use of Force Board. Earlier, Strategic Communications Director Kellie Purce Braseth … more
According to data projections made by Tumwater's Finance Director, Troy Niemeyer, Tumwater’s fund balance is predicted to fall below the minimum required balance by 2027. The 2027 balance is … more
Olympia is inviting community members to participate in planting new trees as the city celebrates Arbor Day at Squaxin Park on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Olympia City … more
Olympia will open its application period for boards and commissions for 2023 starting in October, Strategic Communications Director Kellie Purce Braseth announced at the Community Livability and … more
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