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OLYMPIA –– City officials discussed a proposal from the Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department to create an arts center in the city out of the current National Guard Armory. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved an agreement with the cities of Tumwater and Lacey late Tuesday that would dissolve the Health & Human Services Council and use the money designated for that council for a new Regional Housing Council. more
THURSTON COUNTY – Thurston County is seeking public comment on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Developed with guidance from the Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), the SWMP recommends strategies to manage solid waste generated in the county over the next six to 20 years. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– C Davis, a candidate for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners, allegedly made inappropriate and "creepy" remarks to girls as young as 12 at local churches, offering them flowers and candy and seemingly made a point of trying to find a “child bride” in a church setting. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s general government committee are scheduled to receive an update on planned uses for the National Guard Armory in Olympia, which is set to be vacated early next year after the National Guard moves to a new building next February. more
LACEY –– Members of the Lacey Finance & Economic Development Committee approved a series of budget amendments to the city’s 2020 budget in a Tuesday morning meeting this week in an effort to grapple with a changing financial landscape spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– The Parks and Recreation Department is working out preliminary plans for a new aquatics facility in the Thurston County area, according to city officials. more
LACEY –– Members of the Lacey Finance & Economic Development Committee will meet Tuesday morning at 8:30 in a virtual meeting to talk about amendments to the city’s budget, a routine part of budgetary planning finance officials do over the course of the year. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia city officials met Thursday evening to discuss its role in handling concerns of rising sea levels, an aspect of climate change that can significantly affect cities near the nation’s coastline. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s parks and recreation advisory committee discussed the possibility of having outdoor adult fitness equipment in parks amid COVID-19 restrictions to promote usage of parks. more
LACEY –– On Wednesday evening the Lacey Historical Commission provided some quick updates on the status of the Lacey Museum & Civic Center project, which is making progress despite complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials will talk on Thursday night about how best to meet the needs of the city’s residents, with plans to discuss installing outdoor exercise equipment in public parks for visitors to use while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s finance committee discussed impact fees in a Wednesday night meeting this week, addressing these one-time charges on new development projects in Olympia. more
OLYMPIA –– In response to concerns over the rising sea levels across the globe and on Puget Sound, members of the Olympia Land Use & Environment Committee will talk about local solutions to rising sea levels in a Thursday meeting this week. more
TUMWATER –– Tumwater city officials met Monday morning to discuss the police department’s annual budget and how they allocate their financial resources. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials talked about the 2021-26 capital facilities plan in a Tuesday night meeting this week, which outlines goals city officials have for various efforts in Olympia. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the Olympia Finance Committee will discuss impact fees in a meeting this Wednesday, or one-time charges on a new development. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia city officials met Thursday afternoon to hold the fourth meeting in the racial justice series, focusing on how racial inequity ties into the education system. Like the other town hall sessions, this meeting brought together four esteemed panelists of color to bring their perspectives and experiences to the table. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council voted to move ahead in hiring a police auditor Tuesday night to eliminate events around police brutality. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved the creation of a new social justice & equity commission on Tuesday night In an attempt to uplift marginalized voices in the community. more
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