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About The JOLT News Organization

The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater and The Daily JOLT are published by The JOLT News Organization, a Washington nonprofit corp.

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The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater and The Daily JOLT are published by The JOLT News Organization, a Washington nonprofit corp.

Our mission:

The JOLT News Organization nourishes the civic lives of Thurston County residents and grows community capacity by publishing accurate, relevant and entertaining stories that help people become better informed and more involved in local issues, events and activities.

Established in May 2020, JOLT stands for The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater, a hyper-local (digital-native) news site, weekday newsletter and the name of our organization.  (We created the nonprofit corporation in September 2021.) 

Our beats include public meetings and hearings, education, business, local politics, local environmental issues, crises, celebrations and more.  We are committed to providing space for multiple perspectives and opinions from professional journalists, new reporters and not-yet-published writers.

Board of Directors

Linda Villegas Bremer

David Hanig

Makieda Hart

Chuck Pfeil

Jeff Seeman

Alan Wertjes

Bill Will

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