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“With pay raises due to sunset in September, we could lose thousands of firefighters as they face a difficult choice of covering rent or continuing to serve their community." more
Olympia's Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter ( LEOFF ) Disability Board is exploring potential policy changes to include respite care for caregivers of disabled members.   Following … more
The Port of Olympia Commission authorized Executive Director Alex Smith on Monday, July 8, to sign a contract with local lobbying firm Propolis Communications to provide the port with legislative … more
Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) celebrated seven students from Washington’s Third District appointed to U.S. service academies. The congresswoman hosted a send-off dinner for the … more
U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez announced her sixth set of mobile office hours in Tenino. Residents of Washington’s Third Congressional District can visit Tenino City Hall at 149 Hodgden … more
Representatives Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and Joe Morelle (NY-25) introduced the Fair Repair Act last month, which gives consumers and small businesses the right to repair their own products. … more
Two community projects from Thurston County are among the fifteen projects in Southwest Washington for funding request by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez for fiscal year 2025. Totaling $35,695,000, … more
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the House Bill 2293, sponsored by Representative J.T. Wilcox, which aims to establish the Avian Salmon Predation Work Group. The workgroup, … more
The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) launches Air Quality Program aiming to gather input from residents regarding air pollution and its impacts on the community. Despite the enactment of … more
In response to the rising rental increases and housing crisis in Olympia, a group called Olympia for All is pushing for a measure adopting a citizen's initiative they call a "Landlord Fairness Code," which they … more
After the court decided to halt school closure processes last week, Olympia School District (OSD)’s 2023-2024 projected ending fund balance (EFB) is now set to $9,800,927 million. There is … more
Assistant County Manager Robert Gelder shared a wrap-up of the legislative session with Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) on Wednesday, March 13. The 2024 regular legislative … more
The state legislature allocated $2 million of its 2024 supplemental capital budget under SB 5950 , passed on March 6 last week, for Tumwater’s gopher habitat acquisition project. The … more
The Olympia City Council proclaimed March 9, 2024, as Billy Frank Jr. Day to honor and recognize the life and legacy of the Nisqually activist. The proclamation commemorated Frank Jr.'s … more
Most people across the nation already assume they will be choosing between Joe Biden and Donald Trump for president in November. Trump has won all the Republican primary contests so far, and the Democrats aren’t likely to throw tradition out the window and pick someone else to lead their party this year.  more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) granted 19th District State Representative Joel McEntire a leave of absence (LOA) and appointed his stepdaughter Lilian Hale to temporarily serve … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division is seeking residents to serve as members of the "Against" committee for the upcoming Special Election on April 23. Committee members will … more
Thurston County has announced the deadlines for voter registration ahead of the upcoming March 12 Presidential Primary Election. Citizens are urged to register or update their voter registration … more
A student at Washington Middle School, Iila Kennelly, recently had the opportunity to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Representative Beth … more
The Thurston County Sheriff expressed his dismay on crime-related legislation in a Friday social media post showing him participating in a car chase. "The cancerous mentality fostered by … more
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