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Lacey City Council met yesterday, August 11, to discuss its priority items on the work plan for the next two years. Assistant City Manager Shannon Kelley-Fong said the process started with … more
Through Olympia’s Firearm Destruction Program, Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen said the city assists people to dispose of weapons they no longer want. Allen was at the Olympia City Council … more
About 1700 opioid-related deaths were recorded in Washington State last year, according to Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby, who signed a proclamation designating Wednesday, August 31, 2022 as Overdose … more
“We are extremely excited to go solar at Quixote Village. This will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but the cost savings will let us focus more on providing services to our … more
The Tumwater Planning Commission went through proposed revisions to Ordinance No. O2022-013, which is intended to make minor corrections to the city’s development regulations. During its … more
The country’s first national heritage area focused on maritime history is set to open by 2023, according to maritime historian Chuck Fowler from the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association … more
Olympia’s Water Resources Director Eric Christensen said it would cost up to $350 million to adapt long-term strategies against flooding in downtown Olympia. Christensen was at the Sea Level … more
The Regional Fire Authority (RFA) planning committee will meet for the 12th time this Monday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. to prepare its recommendations to Olympia and Tumwater city councils the following … more
Lacey is mulling updating its Municipal Code 16.36 related to the Neighborhood Commercial Zone following in the wake of the controversial Meridian Gas Station’s approval. During the … more
Primary elections were held throughout Washington on Tuesday, August 2, and results for many Thurston County races appear to be settled. That’s because we have a “Top Two” system … more
A City of Olympia committee hopes to partnewith Drexel House to seek an Artist in Residence, who would lead a program which aims to increase access to the arts for underserved communities. Arts … more
Yesterday, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners passed a motion that approved a $49,275 contract with the Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (CCSWW) to provide shelter services … more
Lacey’s Commission on Equity finalized its proposed amendments to the City’s Flag Policy during its meeting yesterday, allowing the Juneteenth Flag, Nisqually Indian Tribe Flag and the … more
The Port of Olympia Commission passed a resolution yesterday approving a ballot measure at this year’s General Election, set for November 8, so voters can decide whether to increase the number … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously passed a resolution to ask voters during the November 8 general election to increase the number of elected county commissioners from … more
The Olympia City Council honored the men and women in the Olympia Downtown Ambassador Program and Clean Team for their 10 years of service in extending business support and hospitality services to … more
The Olympia City Council has adopted two resolutions to address encampments on state rights of way next to Interstate 5.   At the council meeting held Tuesday, July 12, Housing Programs … more
Tumwater is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Washington state State to relocate homeless people living in rights of way into state-funded housing. The city’s General … more
The League of Women Voters Thurston County (LWVTC) in conjunction with Thurston Community Media held primary candidate forums for positions with two or more candidates including Legislative District … more
Olympia Strong, a program started during the early months of the pandemic, is continuing as a 12-month city program focused on helping build resiliency for the most economically vulnerable … more
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