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Thurston County reminds residents that the deadline to pay their 2024 first-half-of-the-year property taxes is Tuesday, April 30. Payments must be submitted by Tuesday, April 30, to avoid late … more
The Tumwater Historic Preservation Commission unanimously voted on Thursday, April 18, to recommend keeping the Davis-Meeker Oak on the city’s historical register. City staff is currently … more
On Tuesday, April 16, the Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance amending the county code to restructure the Fair Board, a citizen-led group that helps coordinate the county fairgrounds … more
The Olympia City Council recognized an initiative to display veteran suicide prevention vehicle emblems on all city vehicles as the city's way of supporting and raising awareness of suicide … more
At the Tuesday, April 16, city council meeting, Mayor Dontae Payne signed a proclamation designating May 2024 as Olympia Bicycle Month. The proclamation highlighted the health, environmental and … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, April 16, the purchase of a five-acre property for $149,500 so it could use the land for generating mitigation credits. The property, … more
In light of the proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund in the Fiscal Year 2025 national budget, the Olympia City Council urged federal lawmakers to advocate for increasing … more
The Port of Olympia is seeking $6.6 million to complete the investigation into Budd Inlet's contamination, according to Environmental Planning and Programs Director Shawn Gilbertson, who spoke to the … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially proclaimed April 22 as Earth Day, urging residents to participate in various events to foster environmental awareness and sustainability. … more
The Olympia City Council, on Tuesday, approved continued work on establishing a new tax audit program, which aims to improve business tax compliance for local establishments operating in the city. … more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the county and the Family Support Center (FSC) in applying for the Department of … more
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) honored the City of Lacey with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program for its 2022 budget report. During … more
The City of Lacey joined the nation in dedicating April to the prevention of child abuse during its council meeting on April 16. Mayor Andy Ryder, on behalf of the city council, officially … more
On Monday, April 15, the Olympia Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the Capital Mall Triangle subarea plan to the Land Use and Environment Committee, with some amendments around … more
Experience Olympia & Beyond Chief Executive Officer Annette Pitts shared in her report that an estimated 11,081,763 tourists visited Thurston County from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. … more
Representatives of the Martin Way Veterans of Foreign Wars post shared their concerns regarding the disturbances they are experiencing caused by residents at the nearby Unity Commons shelter.  … more
A representative from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) raised concern about the increasing number of cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), particularly syphilis, in the … more
In a move aimed at bolstering animal welfare services, Thurston’s Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM) has entered into a service contract with the Nisqually Indian Tribe. more
The Olympia Arts Commission approved and accepted the design concept for the Grass Lake Nature Park public art project and recommended it to the city council for consideration. At the April 11 … more
Twenty-four sites may now be exempted from the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency’s (ORCAA) registration program after its board of directors amended its policy on Wednesday, April 10. The … more
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