Special Reports
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At 3 a.m. on November 21, 2005, two Olympia police officers knocked on Dee Hampton’s front door.  They had come to give her news that no parent ever wants to receive: Her daughter, Sara, … more
"The most important thing in life is to be of service," Eileen McKenzieSullivan told the Olympia Host Lions Club recently as she accepted a Melvin Jones Fellowship from Lion Dudley (Jim) Pitchford. … more
Envisioned as a pilot for a statewide “no-wrong-door access point” for youth at risk of homelessness, Lifeline was supposed to start helping young people across Washington by the end of June 2023. Instead, it publicly launched in a single county in August... more
Last year’s “triple-demic” marked the beginning of what may be a new normal: a confluence of respiratory infections — RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 — will surge as the … more
State health officials hope that the lessons of COVID-19 – including getting up-to-date vaccinations – can help people navigate the upcoming winter illness season. Within the next few weeks, updated vaccines for COVID-19... more
Olympia is warning motorists of several road closures in the coming days. State Avenue will be temporarily closed as part of the State Avenue Safety Improvements Projects, while a section of … more
Each week is an exciting one with the people in Thurston County. Check the upcoming events below to plan your week. more
The Olympia Timberland Library is excited to host the 8th annual Zine Fest on September 9-10. The event will begin with an after-hours Kickoff event Saturday night from 6:30-8:30, followed by the … more
July will be a creative month for the locals. Join any of the events for each celebration! Tenino’s 150th Jubillee, Saturday, July 8 The City of Tenino will celebrate its sesquicentennial … more
Last Saturday’s Olympia Pride March brought together about 600 individuals next to the Tivoli Foundation on the Washington State Capitol Campus. “I’m really excited for this … more
The Lacey Museum will soon mount an oral history project to gather information to echo the narrative of marginalized communities and underrepresented cultures and groups. Museum Coordinator … more
Billy Kimbler has been homeless most of his life. Born in 1959 in the small town of Goldendale, he grew up in Yelm. more
Timberland Regional Library is excited to announce the launch of their mobile library service “Anywhere Library” starting in June 2023. Anywhere Library is a mobile library that brings … more
For those planning to go and enjoy an outing in the warm and not humid days that are happening now. These conditions have caused an early red flag warning and special weather statement about fire … more
The National Weather Service has issued an alert that scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this evening. The radar image shows the storm currently covering the southern half of Thurston … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially proclaimed May 7 to May 13 as Public Service Recognition Week. The BOCC said the week is a chance to honor the contributions of … more
The Thurston County Board of Health (BOH) joined the nation in celebrating the selfless contributions of nurses as it proclaimed National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12. The BOH announced this … more
Community member Walter Jorgensen challenged Olympia City councilmembers to take a bus and experience other alternative modes of transportation before deciding on the parking code amendments, … more
At Tuesday's Olympia City Council meeting, the Heritage Commission honored seven individuals, places, and local organizations that have contributed to the community's heritage. Recipients of … more
Olympia, Wash. – As the world continues to move towards a more digital era, the importance of digital literacy has become increasingly apparent in communities worldwide. To address this need in … more
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