Thurston County
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It’s no secret that opioids -- fentanyl in particular -- have blazed a path of addiction and death across this nation, and the state of Washington is no exception. As a locally produced … more
Thurston County Medic One is working on a mechanism to add SWAT paramedics to its response team.   The Tumwater Public Health and Safety Committee endorsed to its city council on Monday, … more
T o enhance public health and prevent foodborne illnesses, the Thurston County Board of Health has officially proclaimed June as Food Safety Month.    This initiative underscores the … more
This summer, the Puget Sound Estuarium invites you to discover the rich marine life in Puget Sound with the Meet the Beach program.   Offered for free throughout the season, these … more
In an effort to combat climate change and promote sustainable practices, Thurston County has officially designated June 2024 as Composting Awareness Month.    This proclamation … more
The Port of Olympia Commission approved the transfer of $2 million from the Port’s reserve funds to proceed with the analysis of Budd Inlet on Monday, June 10. Sediment sampling was … more
Father’s Day will be celebrated this weekend across our nation. Special meals, gatherings, and outings will be planned and prepared for dad, and gifts and cards purchased and wrapped. Lawn work … more
Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved a grant-funded contract with Environmental Science Associates (ESA) to complete the Thurston County Working Lands Conservation … more
Representatives from the Office of Washington State Auditor met with Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on Thursday, June 6, to hold the county’s Financial and Single … more
Intercity Transit (IT) recorded a slight year-over-year increase in the usage of its Dial-a-lift services, according to a report by Dial-A-Lift Manager Kevin Karkoski. Dial-a-lift is a … more
A ccording to a Th urston County Sherrif’s Office news release , a fter several weeks of investigation, detectives have located the body of a missing man, believed to have been murdered, near … more
The combined North Thurston Public Schools Board of Directors and the Nisqually Tribal Council joint meeting focused on celebrating ways the school district and the tribe work in partnership with new … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially declared June 2024 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, emphasizing the importance of equality, liberty, and justice for all residents.   This … more
It wasn’t immediately clear who challenged whom to a push-up contest at the Lewis County Pride festival in Centralia last June — the white supremacist or the Pride celebrant. It was a … more
Olympia police officers and Thurston County Sheriff's deputies once again teamed up for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics today. It's a fundraising event for Special Olympics … more
June announced its arrival with a couple of windy, rainy, flower-smashing storms. Big fat peony blossoms, weighted down with water, bowed to the ground. A clump of blooming Jupiter’s Beard was … more
Law enforcement launched a homicide investigation after a fire in a motorhome led to the death of an individual, and the death of another individual after a six-hour standoff with authorities.   … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, June 4, a $350,155 service contract with Environmental Science Associates to review the county’s conservation programs.   more
The suspect who rammed a stolen pickup truck into a police vehicle was sentenced to seven years of prison earlier this month, announced TCSO in a release .   The sentence came after the … more
On May 28, 2024, Washington state’s largest utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced a new plan to disconnect residential customers who have past-due gas and electricity bills, as stated in a … more
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