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When the invasive spongy moth is in its caterpillar phase, it isn’t a picky eater. That’s part of the reason the bugs are so destructive. “They eat between [300] and 500 different types of plants,” said Karla Salp, a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Agriculture. more
On May 14, Mayor Debbie Sullivan and city manager Lisa Parks of Tumwater announced their decision to cut down the Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree that stands between the Olympia airport and Old Highway … more
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm have agreed to conduct a study on housing and racial disparities. The Olympia City Council has approved a resolution that allows the city to enter into a … more
Thurston County Medic One is looking to add a new unit which will be based in the North End Fire Station at Linwood Avenue, Tumwater Fire Chief Brian Hurley told the Tumwater City Council on Tuesday, … more
Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan has decided that the city will remove the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree on Old Highway 99. City staff informed the city council about the mayor’s plans … more
Nine nonprofit organizations are set to receive $983,454 from the city of Tumwater as part of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant … more
Tumwater is set to receive $257,550 from the Recreation and Conservation Office’s (RCO) Salmon Recovery Funding Board to fund the construction of a larger culvert on Sapp Road as it crosses … more
What is the big deal about cities having historical societies? Well, this writer favors historic preservation for all communities and associations to promote and preserve history for all. But it is … more
Tumwater is now working to implement the county's public safety sales tax, with the city’s General Government Committee recommending to the city council ordinance establishing a public safety … more
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1984 women’s Olympic marathon trials, Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan proclaimed May 12 to 19 as a week of celebration for the historic sporting … more
Tumwater city staff reported to the city council on Tuesday, May 7, the work accomplished through the city’s transportation benefit district in 2023. The taxing district funds street … more
Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 hailed Andrew Landowski, as its 2025 Regional Teacher of the Year. Landowski is the band director and music coordinator at Black Hills High … more
OLYMPIA — The opportunity to become a candidate for office during Washington’s  2024 elections opened Monday . During candidate filing week, candidacies can be declared until 5 p.m. … more
Tumwater’s hearing examiner, Mark Scheibmeir, approved on Monday, April 29, the site plan and conditional use permit for Tacoma resident Trevor Colby to construct a four-story storage facility … more
In the early hours of April 25, Thurston County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle obstructing a roadway in Maytown. According to the TCSO news release , … more
I am a little late with this information, but Earth Day was a big success in our communities. Trees hold a special place in my heart, so Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays, and clearly, I am … more
In the early 1980s, The Davis Meeker Oak – a 400-year-old oak tree beside Old Highway 99 next to the Olympia airport – was in danger of being removed to improve the highway.  I … more
Tumwater has selected Haley & Aldrich Inc. to conduct environmental assessment work on the old brewery and the former Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) office on Capitol … more
Intercity Transit announced the enhancement to their bus services, with getting closer to pre-pandemic level of service as their goal. The transit authority outlined a series of adjustments … more
Nonprofit Standing for Washington has launched a campaign in Olympia and Tumwater to advocate for the rights of the Deschutes Watershed. The non-profit began gathering signatures on Friday, … more
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