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Two men were arrested this afternoon in connection with an alleged shooting in Tumwater over the weekend. Lt. Jennifer Kolb of Tumwater police told The JOLT that Levi Ramirez and Quentin Deuel … more
Tumwater’s city council discussed whether the city-owned Tumwater Valley Golf Course is still worthy of funding amid its reported net loss in the past decade. During the Council's Tuesday … more
At its meeting today, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance creating a county-wide Home Fund, extending the 0.1 percent increase Olympia added to its retail sales taxes to … more
Olympia and Tumwater discussed some final steps in institutionalizing the Regional Fire Authority (RFA) yesterday, which would merge the two cities’ fire departments. During the RFA … more
As the new year rolls in, the city of Tumwater welcomed its first female mayor, Debbie Sullivan, and other newly elected councilmembers in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Tue., Jan. 4. For … more
Today was Pete Kmet's last day as mayor of Tumwater.  Two weeks ago, some 120 leaders from throughout Washington converged at South Puget Sound Community College to honor and bid a formal … more
On Monday, December 27, a blockage in a sanitary sewer line on Somerset Drive SW caused an estimated 735 gallons of sewage to discharge into the City of Tumwater stormwater system, and then into … more
At his final city council meeting as mayor, outgoing Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet discussed a plan for a new maintenance and operations facility for the city. On Tue. Dec. 14, City Manager John Doan … more
In another 2-1 vote, Port commissioners voted last night to reimburse real-estate developer Panattoni in the event that its lease option agreement is terminated during its last Port meeting. Last … more
The Tumwater School Board addressed district staff who have in recent weeks expressed “continued dissatisfaction” with Superintendent Sean Dotson’s leadership in their meeting last … more
Nearly all of the estimated 50-80 residents of the homeless camp on Deschutes Parkway had vacated it by 4:30 p.m. today, and approximately a quarter of the former camp is now cleared of … more
Despite a last-minute request by the Port of Olympia to cancel it, the Tumwater City Council held a planned hearing regarding the proposed development agreement for some 200 acres of industrial-zoned … more
The City of Tumwater invites community members to provide their input on the proposed New Market Industrial Campus development, Tue., Nov. 30, starting at 6 p.m. The discussion will focus on … more
 Several community members shared their support for the proposed county-wide Home Fund, which would add a 0.1 percent increase to sales taxes everywhere in Thurston County except in the city … more
 A transient Tumwater man was arrested after he allegedly broke the windshield of his ex-wife’s car, and a search by police later yielded glass pipes and suspected … more
A transient Tumwater man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman whose car broke down and swung a guitar at her and responding police officers. Tumwater police arrested James … more
During the Tumwater City Council meeting on Tue., Nov. 16, the council announced plans to conduct a public hearing, and possibly issue a decision on the proposed development of the New Market … more
As schools finally re-open, teachers are starting to realize the impacts that COVID-19 had on students. Discussing school-improvement opportunities at last night's  Tumwater School District … more
During the Port of Olympia Commission meeting on Mon., Nov. 8, community members expressed health and safety concerns against the proposed Panattoni development on the Port’s  New Market … more
To see election counts, go to the Thurston County Elections website.  Most recent reporting showed data from ballots counted by Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Next reporting due at 5 p.m. on … more
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