Special Reports
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October 14, 2021 -- As Kate Hendricks Thomas sat one night with her second-grade son Matthew, he placed his hands on the table as if he were an adult girding up for an important … 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
Veterans seeking healthcare won’t have to travel to American Lake for many services after this Mon., Aug. 16, when the new VA Olympia Outpatient Clinic opens its doors to in-person … more
Laura was afraid her autistic son, Nathan, would accidentally kill himself. After a brain injury, the 13-year-old had begun setting fires in their house and had climbed onto the roof. Unable to find … more
Too hot? Here is a list of "Cooling centers" -- locations open to the public along with their operating hours and Intercity Transit routes to get you there. Lacey Timberland Library500 College … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week. There were 118 sales completed from Sunday, July 11, through Saturday, July 17, 2021. The median sales … more
This weekly report covers single-family home sales in Thurston County over the past week.  There were 93 sales completed from Sunday, July 4, through Saturday, July 10, 2021. The median sales … more
This is the first weekly report covering single-family home sales in Thurston County.  It covers the 50 sales completed from Sun., Jan. 10 through Sat., Jan. 16, 2020. Median price of these … more
Valery Roseus remembers the day when a staff member called a meeting at Capital Academy, a residential youth institution in New Jersey where he had lived for a time as a foster child under the care … more
For more than two hours, a foster youth who had just been shipped by Washington state officials to a privately run Iowa group home was held down by three staffers, his wrists and heels painfully … more
Are you a veteran in need of help? Having trouble finding the information or services you need? Thanks to the vision of the City of Lacey and support from Thurston County, the South Puget Sound … more
OLYMPIA – When Olympia Police Officer Tiffany Coates’ cruiser rolled into a gun shop parking lot, she knew dozens of armed men were waiting for her. She wasn’t … more
The internet is fraught with remote-learning forums, Facebook posts, and homeschool tips. Across the nation, classrooms are empty, and teachers are anxious. Parents are having sleepless nights … more
Thurston County Superior Court hasn’t had a new Superior Court judge position added since 2000, and in those two decades, criminal filings have increased by 18 percent.   Superior … more
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office wants to add three new patrol deputies and one detective to its staff in 2021. Sheriff John Snaza and his command staff presented their case to Thurston … more
The Olympia City Council, during ongoing discussion on forming more equitable public safety policy, formed a three-person committee to identify immediate changes that could improve all people’s … more
While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed incarcerated peoples’ right to a trial for several months, it has also brought to Thurston County new reform that has significantly dropped the average … more
LACEY — Michael Reinoehl, the suspect in a Portland slaying who was gunned down by a federal task force last Thursday, died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, said Thurston County … more
Driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike two summers ago, my wife Deanna and I noticed the sign for the Flight 93 Memorial.  We had no idea it was close by and only swung off the freeway at … more
Officers with a U.S. Marshal-led task force responding near Lacey Thursday night shot and killed a man suspected of committing a widely reported slaying in Portland last week. According to a … more
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