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The Senate State Government & Elections Committee heard public testimony on Engrossed House Bill 1453, concerning the content and clarity of voters pamplets. Click here for more information on … more
Thurston County is one of five new “Anchor Communities” announced today by A Way Home Washington (AWHWA). This more than doubles the number of communities working intensively to prevent … more
The Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for one vacancy on the Planning Commission. Applicants for this vacancy must reside within the City of Lacey. The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission … more
Less than one percent of ballots in Thurston County were rejected during the 2020 general election, the Office of the Washington State Auditor has found. A 69-page report showed that 0.51 percent … more
Olympia has appointed Darian Lightfoot in charge of the city's Home Fund. As manager of the Home Fund, Lightfoot will oversee the city's supportive and affordable housing projects to address … more
The Olympia City Council is encouraging citizens to participate -- and vote yes -- in the upcoming levy raising funds for the local schools. In their meeting yesterday Tues., Olympia city … more
Port of Olympia commissioners have authorized a probe into Commissioner Amy Evans’ conflict of interest linked to her role as a broker for real estate firm Kidder Matthews. In a meeting on … more
Newly elected to the Port of Olympia Commission, businessman Bob Iyall was selected by the other two commissioners to be the new Port of Olympia Chair during a special commission meeting on Wed., Jan … more
To the Editor:  A letter was sent to Port Commissioners on January 7, 2022 that calls for an investigation of the conflict of interest by recently-elected Port Commissioner Amy Evans.  A … more
The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the Community January Forum today with some 200 local business leaders in attendance at the Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake. Four … more
As the new year rolls in, the city of Tumwater welcomed its first female mayor, Debbie Sullivan, and other newly elected councilmembers in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Tue., Jan. 4. For … more
The City of Lacey announced this afternoon that its first hybrid council meeting  won't happen this week. This Thursday's meeting will be held over Zoom. The decision was made based on the … more
For the second time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, elected officials throughout Thurston County were sworn into office remotely on Wed, Dec. 29. Officials who were inducted into … more
Today was Pete Kmet's last day as mayor of Tumwater.  Two weeks ago, some 120 leaders from throughout Washington converged at South Puget Sound Community College to honor and bid a formal … more
Thurston County Elections will host a virtual swearing in ceremony for recently elected officials at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29.   Jody Suhrbier, Executive Director of the Thurston … more
At its final meeting for 2021 last Thu., Dec. 16, the Lacey City Council approved an ordinance that allows councilmembers and the public to participate both in-person and online. As some … more
In another 2-1 vote, Port commissioners voted last night to reimburse real-estate developer Panattoni in the event that its lease option agreement is terminated during its last Port meeting. Last … more
The closing of the Deschutes Parkway homeless camp last week was a real milestone for the City of Olympia in its efforts to respond to the homeless crisis.  This was the end result of a long, … more
In a 5-2 vote, the Tumwater City Council approved its “Mayor’s Version” of a development agreement for the Port of Olympia's New Market Industrial Campus. During the city council … more
Despite a last-minute request by the Port of Olympia to cancel it, the Tumwater City Council held a planned hearing regarding the proposed development agreement for some 200 acres of industrial-zoned … more
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