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Olympia Community Planning & Development Director Leonard Bauer explained how the 20-year Comprehensive Plan aims to prepare the city’s development for the future. In a post on the … more
During the agenda-setting and commissioner’s meeting last August 15, County Manager Ramiro Chavez reported that the county’s public works is the recipient of a $3 million grant. The … more
The Thurston Regional Planning Council is seeking input and ideas from community members regarding regional natural disaster planning by participating in an online survey . According to Paul … more
Lacey has jump-started the work on the city’s Comprehensive Plan Update for 2025 by drafting a working calendar for next year, Planning Manager Ryan Andrews said during the city’s … more
The Lacey Museum received a $15,000 worth of funding as grant from the Diversity in Local History to fund an intern who would assist with the Stories of the South Sound oral history project. The … more
Rudy Rudolph, now Port of Olympia’s interim executive director, said that he would work to maintain the continuity of operations after the Port Commission placed Executive Director Sam Gibboney … more
The Olympia City Council tackled the proposed rental housing registration and inspection program, which aims to improve housing quality, tenant protection, and education. At the city council … more
The Port of Olympia is set to improve stormwater treatment at Swantown Boatworks in compliance with its new permit, which requires tightened standards for monitoring stormwater pollutants. The … more
“It sounds like a Public Works week.” This was what Thurston County Manager Ramiro Chavez said after he updated the Board of County Commissioners on the two awards that the … more
The Sea Level Rise Response Collaborative is seeking a consultant who will assist in identifying and evaluating potential funding opportunities, governance models, and legislative actions for … more
To mitigate the impact of natural disasters, Tumwater made the adoption of the Washington Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Code among the city’s top priorities, as stated in documents prepared … more
Olympia Mayor Pro Tem Clark Gilman emphasized the need for a dual-sided approach to combat drug addiction effectively, combining public health and law enforcement interventions as At Tuesday's … more
Kate Davis, Olympia School District (OSD)’s Executive Director of Business & Finance, expressed optimism about the district’s budget. Davis provided a brief update on the … more
The Lacey City Council awarded Malcolm Drilling Co. the Water Rights Exploratory Drilling contract during its work session on Thursday. The contract, amounting to $407,969.62, includes … more
Thurston County’s Board of Health BOH reiterated the safety of vaccines, its availability, and that it “allows our community to stay healthy,” as it officially proclaimed the month … more
Thurston County Board of Health proclaimed this month to be National Breastfeeding Month during its meeting last Tuesday, August 8. Thurston's Public Health and Social Services Division Director … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners has greenlit an additional $2,788,399 to be received as part of the Washington State Department of Health Consolidated Contract. This is the 15th … more
At Tuesday's meeting, the Olympia City Counvil approved an ordinance accepting Senior Services for South Sound's art donation - the “Arc of Aging” mural, which is “designed to honor … more
The Olympia City Council, on Tuesday, signed a proclamation designating 2023 as the 50th anniversary of Senior Services for South Sound. The proclamation honors seniors as leaders, parents, … more
Tumwater is set to update four minor development regulations to clarify certain requirements for manufactured home parks, utilities, buildings along the town center, and industrial buildings over 65 … more
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