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The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially declared June 2024 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, emphasizing the importance of equality, liberty, and justice for all residents.   This … more
The Olympia Planning Commission is pushing for bolder pedestrian and biking priorities as it expressed concerns that a draft update to the city’s transportation chapter of the comprehensive … more
Lacey is actively seeking community members to join an ad hoc Parks Improvement Funding Workgroup.    The city encourages applications from individuals with diverse voices and … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, June 4, a $350,155 service contract with Environmental Science Associates to review the county’s conservation programs.   more
Tumwater's plan to cut down the Davis-Meeker Oak got delayed further after the public and Tumwater City Council successfully convinced the mayor to take another look at the historic 400-year-old … more
The Lacey City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1661, authorizing the use of eminent domain to acquire property rights for the Well 7 Replacement Project.   The decision, made during the … more
The Olympia City Council Olympia City Council signed a proclamation designating June 2024 as LGBTQIA+ PRIDE MONTH and June 29 and 30 as Capital City Pride Weekend.    The month of June … more
On May 28, 2024, Washington state’s largest utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced a new plan to disconnect residential customers who have past-due gas and electricity bills, as stated in a … more
The Olympia Site Plan Review Committee received a project proposal for a multifamily development at 3909 9th Avenue SW. On May 22, the committee reviewed the proposed development called … more
The Port of Olympia approved the distribution of its annual small cities and communities program grants to the cities of Bucoda, Rainier, Rochester and Tenino.   The Port Commission … more
On Wednesday, Olympia held an informational meeting on the West Bayview Landing project that would build 242 residential units and public amenities along the shoreline of Budd Inlet. Associate … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Director, David Bayne, has resigned after seventeen months in the seat. County Manager Leonard Hernandez announced Bayne's departure in a … more
Judge Anne Egeler ruled in Thurston County Superior Court today (Friday, May 31) against a movement to save the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree that Tumwater mayor Debbie Sullivan has vowed to … more
Conservation group Black Hills Audubon Society (BHAS) is requesting the Port of Olympia to postpone the upcoming air show scheduled for June 15 and 16 to after August 15 so the event does not overlap … more
An environmental group suing Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan for her decision to remove the historic Davis-Meeker Oak is requesting the the court extend its temporary restraining order … more
The City of Lacey is advancing its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure with upgrades and expansions, as outlined in a recent briefing by the Public Works Department to the Lacey City … more
Olympia’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the federal government has declined by $15,000 to $347,000 for the program year 2024, Anastasia Everett, the city’s … more
Olympia's Community Livability and Public Safety Committee voted to move to the city council the recommendation to create an independent Community Oversight Board, which enhances the community's role … more
Tumwater’s reconfiguration project for I-5, Trosper Road, and Capitol Boulevard will cost an additional $1,701,021, said Engineering Services Manager Bill Lindauer to the Public Works Committee … more
The Community Livability and Public Safety Committee approved the Cultural Access Advisory Board's (CAAB) recommendation to fund 60 local organizations for over $2 million and forwarded the same to … more
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