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Gov. Inslee repeals trio of pandemic-related proclamations as state approaches reopening

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that he would be rolling back three pandemic-related proclamations ahead of the state’s scheduled reopening on June 30. The first of the three proclamations coming off the books had suspended the job search requirement for people receiving unemployment benefits. That requirement had originally been paused shortly after the start of the pandemic, when unemployment rates had skyrocketed, and thousands of jobs were no longer available due to COVID-related shutdowns.
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Gov. Inslee to rescind three COVID-19 related proclamations ahead of June 30 reopening

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee is rescinding three COVID-19 proclamations in anticipation of Washington's full reopening on June 30. Proclamation 20-30 - which suspends statutory job search requirements for applicants seeking unemployment insurance. This rescission is effective July 4. Additional information for job seekers is available from the Employment Security Department here.
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Olympia, WAq13fox.com

State selects 256 more winners in vaccine lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state has selected its third round of winners in the Shot of a Lifetime vaccine lottery program to encourage Washingtonians to get COVID-19 vaccines. Lottery officials selected 256 winners Tuesday morning. Winners will be contacted by phone, email or text messages on Wednesday (June 23). A...
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List: Fourth of July fireworks shows across Puget Sound region

Editor's Note: The above video is of the 2019 Fourth of July fireworks show over Lake Union. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced countless events, celebrations and holidays around the world to be canceled. Now, with Fourth of July approaching, many cities and organizations are having to cancel their usual...
Packwood, WAChronicle

News Dump Ep. 52: Packwood Does Not In Fact Need Dave Matthews

On this 52st episode, Chronicle Associate Editor Aaron VanTuyl, Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz and pal Luke Kilgore talk about the Packwood sewer system, an interesting Chehalis School Board meeting, Michael Wagar’s latest lakeside name drop, and Brian Mittge’s fishing trip. Listen to past episodes or subscribe here: https://apple.co/3sSbNC5.
Olympia, WAq13fox.com

3.4 magnitude earthquake detected near Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A 3.4 magnitude earthquake has been detected about 24 miles north of Olympia, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The quake was detected just after 6 p.m. on Monday, just west of Highway 101 in Skykomish. Did you feel it? The United States Geological Survey (USGS)...
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Coming soon: Olympia events

1. Council Commissioner Cabinet Meeting — Pacific Harbors Council; 2. Paint & Sip with Guin; 3. In-person Worship: June 27, 2021; 4. PAWA Paints Live Model at Schmidt House, Tumwater 2021; 5. Space Whales ~ The Music Mill ~ Summer Sunday Series #4;

Centralia Announces 2021 Summerfest Event Lineup

With Washington state poised to drop COVID-19 restrictions June 30, and with health departments cautiously reducing social distancing restrictions, the City of Centralia’s Summerfest is expected to be held, though with a reduced slate of events. Last week, the city published an event lineup for the annual celebration that falls...
Washington StateKXRO.com

Redistricting meeting to discuss Grays Harbor/Pacific Counties

The Washington State Redistricting Commission has scheduled a second round of public outreach meetings regarding the drafting of new congressional and legislative district maps. Included in this second round, Congressional District #6 will be discussed. In this public outreach meeting, CD #6 will join CD #3 as the focus. The...
Pierce County, WASouthSoundTalk

Intercity Transit to Resume Express Bus Service to Pierce County

Intercity Transit’s Express bus service between Olympia and Lacey to Pierce County will resume on July 19, 2021. Route 620 will serve the Olympia Transit Center, the State Capitol Campus, Lacey Transit Center, Martin Way Park and Ride, Lakewood Station and the 512 Park and Ride. Passengers can connect with...
Yelm, WANisqually Valley News

Superintendent's Corner: Preparing for a Full Reopening in the Fall

On June 16, we sent our students off to their summer break and hopefully great family time. We have truly enjoyed having most of our students back for in-person learning these last few months. It genuinely feels like we are just now getting to know them in person. When the...
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Thurston County COVID Recoveries Surpass 10,000

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported a decrease in new COVID-19 infections, with the number dropping to 155 during the period of June 14-20, as compared to 222 new infections during the week of June 7-13, bringing the running total for infections throughout the pandemic in the county to 10,841 as of June 21.
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Planning Commission Seeks Applicants as Group Updates Rezoning Regulations

The terms of several planning commissioners have expired and the city of Yelm says it is receiving applications for the positions. The planning commision is required by the Growth Management Act (GMA). Its commissioners are legally obligated to serve as the advisory body to the city council on all issues involving Yelm’s comprehensive plan and development regulations.
Olympia, WAOmak Chronicle

Consumer fireworks sales begin June 28

OLYMPIA – Consumer fireworks sales begin June 28 and end at 9 p.m. July 5. A state license and a local permit are required to operate a fireworks stand in Washington. The state Fire Marshal’s Office issued licenses for 607 retail fireworks stands in 2021, down from last year’s total of 633, the office said.