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During the regular city council meeting on Tue., Nov. 23, Olympia City Council members discussed staff plans to increase the little-understood utility tax rate by one percent. In the discussion, … more
Issues of corruption and nepotism were raised during the Port of Olympia commission meeting on Mon., Nov. 22 following allegations that a former high-ranking staff member used their position for … more
To see election counts, go to the Thurston County Elections website.  Most recent reporting showed data from ballots counted by Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Next reporting due at 5 p.m. on … more
In partnership with the city of Tumwater, the city of Olympia showed residents some of the conceptual designs for a potential Regional Aquatics Facility. The renderings and plans are based on … more
In a year that saw discussions of increasing county and port commission seats to five from three, Thurston County Manager Ramiro Chavez introduced a redistricting proposal for the three commissioner … more
In a press release, the Thurston County Commissioners agreed to move forward to lease The Atrium Building, located at 3000 Pacific Avenue in Olympia to house the county’s general government … more
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall urged the public to exercise caution when sharing information online and educate themselves about the election process to stem the spread of false information. In … more
A concerned citizen raised the issue of possible financial misrepresentation from the Port of Olympia’s during their commission meeting last Mon., Oct. 11. In the public hearing, Denis … more
As a part of the Tumwater Community 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, city leaders including Mayor Pete Kmet stressed the need to discuss racial equity in an online meeting with the Tumwater School … more
It's local election season, and we're all trying to figure out who to vote for and support.  Local elections are, in many ways, the most important elections. Our local governments have the … more
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall addressed local questions about nationwide concerns about voter fraud and election integrity, as she assured voters that “our elections are totally above … more
 In an emotional speech, Washington Secretary of the State Kim Wyman honored Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall as Washington State Auditor of the Year for her efforts in ensuring safe and … more
In a 2-1 vote, the Thurston County Commissioners approved a mandatory requirement for all county workers to be vaccinated by Sep. 31, 2021 or submit a negative COVID-19 vaccination test every two … more
Two candidates for Yelm City Council still don’t know the results of the Aug. 3 election. Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall explained that there was one vote separating the during the … more
Port of Olympia Commissioners joined with Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners last Thu., July 22, for a special meeting to discuss when to propose to voters increasing the size of … more
“I ask not to be interrupted,” Zita said. Tension rose between the two commissioners during the Port of Olympia Commission meeting yesterday. Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam … more
As more and more residents are being vaccinated, the Lacey City Council weighed the possibility of moving to in-person meetings sometime in August during its work session last Thu., July 22. The … more
OLYMPIA – Below are the voter registration deadlines for the August 3, 2021 Primary Election:   ​Monday, July 26, 2021:  Last … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) passed resolutions yesterday that will add two new facilities which will expand office and operations capacity for several departments. The new … more
On Monday, the Port of Olympia commissioners approved a motion to expand its three-member commission into a five-member one through a ballot proposition. The Port’s Executive Director, Sam … more
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