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A proposal to develop 10.72 acres of land near Sapp Road and Crosby Boulevard in Tumwater drew concerns from residents who live near the area.      Residents wrote to … more
I-5’s on and off ramps at Exit 102 to Trosper Road SW will be closed on Thursday, June 1 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day for lane markings. The city crews are preparing to construct a large portion of the new roundabout at 6th Avenue SW. more
National Trails Day will be celebrated on the first Saturday of June as a day of service for hometown trails and for those who love trails and nature. The holiday is a nationwide movement by the … more
Tumwater School District (TSD) recognized students from local schools for participating and accomplishing several wins at a state music contest. TSD thanked James Kois from Black Hills High … more
Local jurisdictions are required to archive public records in compliance with the Public Records Act (PRA), but with social media blurring the line between what is personal and what is for work, it … more
A Tumwater woman was arrested after allegedly stealing food from a store and attacking an employee who confronted her for attempting to leave without paying. Tumwater police arrested Jaclyn T. … more
Energy savings company MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions has completed a preliminary audit of public facilities in Tumwater to identify potential energy-saving measures, Sustainability Coordinator … more
Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a $3.9 million public works contract with Miles Resources, LLC, for this year’s pavement maintenance project. Bill Lindauer, … more
Tumwater School District Interim Superintendent Carole Meyer moved to suspend Tumwater Virtual Academy (TVA)’s operations during a board meeting last Thursday, May 11, citing enrolment issues. … more
The Tumwater City Council voted 6-1 to confirm the appointment of Lisa Parks as the next city administrator on Tuesday, May 9. Parks is currently the executive services director at the Port of … more
The voter and candidacy registration deadline for the August 1 Primary Election is fast approaching. The Thurston County Auditor  has published election deadlines on this website.   … more
The Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to renew its jail services agreement with the Nisqually Indian Tribe to provide housing for the city’s inmates at the Nisqually … more
The recent local election on the Regional Fire Authority was interesting, and eventful, and not because of the electoral result itself. In politics (all history?) the lessons learned, if at all, come … more
Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a joint defense agreement with the city of Olympia on Tuesday, May 2, to address complaints filed by two area residents with the Public … more
Tumwater Middle School was temporarily placed on lockout after a minor was seen heading to campus with an object later identified to be a toy that looked like a handgun. In a Facebook post , the … more
Intercity Transit is hosting the Annual Bicycle Community Challenge in Thurston County this month.  Bicycle Commuter Challenge Coordinator Duncan Green said the 36-year-old event is the … more
Tumwater Planning Commission is working to match the maximum threshold allowed by the state for proposed development projects before they require a review under the State Environmental Policy Act … more
Chin Ho Chen, 79, of Tumwater, died on April 29 at Providence St. Peter Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Funeral Alternatives of Washington , 360-753-1065. more
Olympia and Tumwater voters overwhelmingly rejected their cities’ proposition to divest their fire departments and merge them into a regional fire authority (RFA) as more than 63 percent of … more
Did you miss me? Apologies if you missed my column last week (and thank you for noticing my absence), but the virus that has been going around caught me, and I was down for the count for the full … more
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