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During a four-hour meeting last night, parents, students, teachers, and community members expressed sentiments against the closure of Olympia School District’s (OSD) Madison Elementary School. … more
The Port of Olympia Commission voted to join an interlocal agreement with other Washington airports on Monday, February 26, to potentially litigate the state for not using fuel taxes for … more
Thurston County’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Business Task Force outlined its crucial recommendations, highlighting support for existing BIPOC businesses, new startups, and … more
Thurston County is looking for a consulting firm to help manage its conservation lands. The county issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) last week to hire a non-profit conservation firm that … more
The Olympia Planning Commission approved the Parks chapter of the city's Comprehensive Plan update on Monday, with modifications to further promote community access and equity in park facilities. … more
Capitol Lake will undergo a survey of underwater sediment known as a bathymetric survey as part of the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Project. Initially scheduled for November 2023, the survey … more
A student at Washington Middle School, Lila Kennelly, recently had the opportunity to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Representative Beth … more
The Saint Martin’s University women’s basketball team finally returned to the winning column and overcame a five-game losing skid as they dominated the University of Alaska Fairbanks, … more
As winter drags on in the PNW and your medical columnist returns from vacation, I decided to make this week’s health topic just that. I love vacations and as it turns out, they are good for our … more
The Thurston County Sheriff expressed his dismay on crime-related legislation in a Friday social media post showing him participating in a car chase. "The cancerous mentality fostered by … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement to support two initiatives advancing the implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. The two initiatives focus on … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance amending its agriculture code on Tuesday, February 20. The changes expand permissible agricultural uses to the county’s long-term … more
The Olympia Design Review Board approved the design plans for a new affordable housing development at 527 Franz Anderson Road SE, which would provide 71 units of permanent supportive housing for … more
Executive Director Kate Davis briefed the Olympia School District (OSD) Board last Thursday, February 22, on the district’s latest Fiscal Report. Davis shared that an estimated $5,474,013 … more
“Pets are humanizing,” said actor James Cromwell, who added, “They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”   … more
Beginning in the early 1980s, the acrimony over treaty-right fishing began to diminish. The state’s approach to salmon management finally recognized the need to make peace with federal law and … more
After a grueling nine matches of indoor soccer followed by a short but impressive playoff run, FC Olympia ended their winter season’s arena soccer stint last Sunday, February 25, bowing down to … more
Many people enjoy sandwiches from time to time. My family especially likes a favorite called Croque Monsieur. It is versatile, warm, filling, and may be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend … more
A Thurston County Jail inmate assaulted a corrections deputy during breakfast service in the early morning of February 2. According to the police report, the incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. … more
On Tuesday, February 20, Tumwater City Council approved a service provider agreement with RH2 Engineering, Inc. to design a 3-million-gallon reservoir. The reservoir will be located … more
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