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Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners discussed the possible construction of an Election Center, stating that election officers have been receiving threats through email and physical mail, … more
Community groups, especially the underrepresented, have called for a model of community oversight model to build trust and legitimacy in the city's public safety system. more
The Thurston County Planning Commission recommended adding 7,200 acres of land for long-term agriculture as part of an agricultural zoning update, Senior Planner Maya Teeple said to the Board of … more
Lacey, Thurston officials come together to discuss urban growth plans    said Lacey City Mayor Andy Ryder By JC Medina Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) and … more
The Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Committee is looking to restructure its membership due to the creation of two new county districts. County Solid Waste Manager Jeff Bickford, along with … more
Olympia's Land Use and Environment Committee moved forward with the proposed 2023 Engineering Design and Development Standard (EDDS) update to the city council for a public hearing. City … more
Thurston County management plans to conduct training for employees working on procurement and contracts to refresh them on the county’s procurement policy, county staff told the Board of County … more
On Wednesday, the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee revisited the partially developed project at 1220 12th Avenue SE to review the proposed construction of office spaces. At the Wednesday … more
The Olympia City Council gave a go-signal to implement the plans for the Cultural Access Program on Tuesday. The initiative will provide public funding to nonprofit organizations offering arts, … more
Olympia City Mayor Cheryl Selby announced that Manager Jay Burney received the Advancing the Profession Award from the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) on August 10. The … more
During a meeting yesterday, August 23, the Olympia Civil Service Commission confirmed 31 candidates under the Entry Level Police and Firefighter/Paramedic Officer Registers. For the Entry Level … more
Olympia’s Community Livability and Public Safety Committee approved the Arts Commission's request to add the Grass Lake Nature Park public art installation project to its 2023 work plan. … more
We are writing to say “Hurrah!” to the City of Olympia Council and City Manager. At the Tuesday, August 21, Olympia City Council meeting the Council approved a resolution rescinding … more
“Simply showing up and being in the room leads to better behavior by our elected officials, policymakers, and their staff,” according to organizers launching a new group that would … more
The housing element of Tumwater’s new comprehensive plan will require the most work among other portions of the plan as city staff would have to consider new state legislations, Planning … more
The current Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing on September 19, Monday to get the community's insights on the proposed changes for the Planning Commission as Thurston … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners convened to address objections concerning the proposed rates and fees within Offut Lake Management District No. 24. The session was a response to the … more
The Olympia City Council is considering increasing sales tax by 0.1% to support transportation projects, Transportation Director Sophie Stimson announced at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday. … more
During the agenda-setting meeting earlier today, Homeless Prevention and Affordable Housing Coordinator Keylee Marineau reported that 15 more beds are available at the Maple Court homeless … more
Lacey joined other communities in Washington in proclaiming August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day. During its public meeting on August 17, the Lacey City Council said the city joined the One … more
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