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4-year-old boy found dead in Puget Sound near Olympia

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A 4-year-old boy was found dead in Puget Sound waters near Olympia on Tuesday. Police say foul play is not suspected. According to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, the boy's body was found near Beverly Beach around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies say the boy had autism and...
OLYMPIA, WA
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Centralia City Attorney Reminds Residents to Mow Their Lawns

At a Centralia City Council meeting on Tuesday night, City Attorney Shannon Murphy-Olson focused on the issue of tall grass and asked the public to mow their lawns. Murphy-Olson reminded Centralians that city code has a 1-foot rule for grass height. She also said a city employee had recently given out reminders of the rule to 20 residents.
CENTRALIA, WA
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Cities of McCleary and Ocean Shores asking for public input

Community feedback is being sought on both ends of the county. In East County, the City of McCleary posted that they are in the process of creating a Wildcat Creek Aquifer Sustainability Plan, and are asking for public input. The intent of the 20-year plan is to ensure groundwater is...
OCEAN SHORES, WA
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Unaffordable housing a threat to Olympia economy, says city planner

Unaffordable housing threatens the Olympia economy, Strategic Projects manager Amy Buckler told Olympia planning commissioners. "Although the housing market is cooling due to inflation and higher mortgage interest rates, costs are still at record highs," Buckler noted in a meeting held Monday, June 27. As of April 2022, she said...
OLYMPIA, WA
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Police Blotter for Tuesday, June 28, 2022

On 6/28/22 at 12:58 a.m. in the 17200 block of Crowder Rd SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michelle Denise Denny, 45, on suspicion of assault in the second degree. On 6/28/22 at 12:07 a.m. in the 18700 block of Slough Ln SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ronald William Johnston, 45, on suspicion of felony harassment.
THURSTON COUNTY, WA
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Man charged with felony after alleged laptop theft

A Puyallup man was charged with a felony after allegedly stealing a $1,700 laptop from an Olympia store. Kalid Michael Juma, 45, was charged with second-degree theft by the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney on June 16, after. Olympia police arrested him on June 13 followingr a reported theft at the...
OLYMPIA, WA
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Centralia Summerfest Celebration Begins Sunday

Centralia Summerfest activities will take place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, at two locations. Sunday activities will be held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free for activities from noon to 4 p.m. According to a news release from the fair office, the green...
CENTRALIA, WA
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Sip & Savor: BBQ, a Drink Launch, and a Farm Stand

Nashi Orchards, located on Vashon Island, has just launched a line of non-alcoholic beverages. The family-friendly tasting room is open on weekends from 12-5 p.m. Learn more here. BBQ Festival. It just doesn’t feel like July without a mouthwatering, outdoor barbecue. Come enjoy traditional barbecue at the South Sound BBQ...
ROCHESTER, WA
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Centralia Police Chief Stacy Denham Presents Department Awards

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Centralia Police Chief Stacy Denham gave out awards to numerous police officers in recognition of their service. “I stand here before you today very proud and very humbled,” Denham said. “I’m extremely proud of every officer and staff member receiving an award tonight.”
CENTRALIA, WA
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Letter to the Editor: Kent Is Campaigning as a Doormat for Donald Trump

It is said that people can be judged by the company they keep. If this is so, 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent is in deep trouble. Kent is campaigning to unseat fellow Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, one of only 10 of the 211 Republicans in the House of Representatives to favor the impeachment of Donald Trump in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the national Capitol.
CENTRALIA, WA
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Lacey drafts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

To further champion diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), the Lacey Commission on Equity contracted with The Athena Group to draft its DEI Strategic Plan. The Athena Group’s Ronald Medley presented drafts for the DEI Strategic Plan’s vision, mission and impact statements, during the June 27 meeting. “We want...
LACEY, WA
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How I got through this past week

Well, it has been quite a week. The recent Supreme Court ruling(s) have set the national news and social media on fire. There is so much anger, concern and discord I definitely felt the need for a break. Fortunately, I live in a beautiful setting filled with nature. The weather...
OLYMPIA, WA
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