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The Olympia City Council approved an ordinance relating to electric vehicle parking requirements to ensure infrastructure and accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging for residents on Tuesday. … more
Mark Russell is Olympia's new Public Works director, City Manager Jay Burney announced at Tuesday's city council meeting. "I conducted a nationwide search and found that we had exactly what we … more
A project seeking to reduce erosion and improve habitat conditions at Pioneer Park’s shoreline has been extended. As part of their consent agenda, Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor … more
The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved staff recommendations regarding the county’s deferred compensation plans after a briefing with Benefits Manager Tara Wickline last Monday, … more
Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA) members approved the recommendation to move forward and support the creation of the Olympia Downtown Improvement District (DID) to the city council … more
Olympia's Community Plan and Development Principal Planner Joyce Phillips presented the preliminary Capital Facilities Plan (CFP), which outlines the financial blueprint for the city’s … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) met last Thursday, August 3, to hold the first reading of its policy review on what it deems essential policies. OSD Vice President Hilary Seidel and Director … more
Five Lacey residents came forward at the city council’s meeting last Thursday, August 3, to comment on the issue of campaign sign removal. Councilmembers Ed Kunkel and Lenny Greenstein … more
The survey shows people feel better about their neighborhoods as a place to live and consider them safer and a better place to raise kids or retire than they do about the city as a whole. more
Did you know? Thurston County held primary elections on August 1st. It's a fact of which most Thurston County residents were unaware or simply didn't care. For most registered voters, elections … more
Olympia Police Chief Rich Allen has identified a possible factor contributing to the spike in auto theft cases in the city – TikTok videos.   In the first quarter of 2023, Allen … more
When all 58,927 ballots are counted from the August 1 primary, some 30.7% of voters will have participated. As of 4:02 p.m. today, only 475 votes remain to be counted, according to the Thurston … more
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee approved a $515,000 grant for the Greg Cuoio Park Accessibility Improvements Project. In a letter dated July 2023, Deputy Assistant Director Tony Hanson said the grant … more
County staff presented to the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on Wednesday, July 2, their proposed plan should a bid to return the county’s proceeds from the American Rescue Plan Act … more
On Wednesday, the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee heard the Salvation Army's proposal of building a 61-unit affordable senior housing at 821 Fourth Avenue E. In the narrative, the site is … more
Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BoCC)’s Chair Caroline Mejia facilitated a hybrid meeting yesterday, August 2, to receive updates on the stormwater permit submittal, and the advisory … more
Economic Development Coordinator Wesley Nguyen reported that Lacey's Sunday Depot Market is heading in the right direction in promoting and supporting micro businesses and nonprofits in the city. … more
About 21 percent of Thurston County voters turned in their ballots in time to be counted for yesterday’s primary election. These voters, some 39,949 of 191,908 registered, got to decide … more
Thurston County Commissioner Gary Edwards is proposing redirecting public health funds toward the county coroner's office to address the increase in deaths caused by fentanyl and other opioids. … more
The County Superior Court has cleared its backlog on family law cases, announced Judge Mary Sue Wilson to the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, July 31. Wilson attributed two ways they … more
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