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Repeat offender allegedly resists arrest, throws beer at officer

An Olympia man with “a history of violent behavior towards officers” was charged after allegedly trespassing and later assaulting law enforcement while resisting arrest. Kenneth M. Stenek, 36, is being held at the Thurston County Jail for third-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespass, and resisting arrest, jail records show. The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney charged him on May 16.
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Marie Rowe Towle, Pioneering Woman Journalist

You never know what the future may hold. “Though your name be unknown and not on the map,” wrote student Marie Rowe in her class poem for the 1914 graduates of Olympia High School, “We have faith in the common sense under your cap./May our acts be so noble, so upright and true/That they will always reflect honor on the dear old white and blue.” Marie herself, ironically, would soon become famous—under a pen name.
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Thurston County Health Office Letter to Community

Our COVID-19 transmission rates continue to rise and we are seeing an increased number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Thurston County. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed the COVID-19 Community Level for Thurston County from Low to Medium due to the 7-day COVID-19 transmission rate increasing to more than 200 cases per 100K population. At this community level there are additional recommendations for people at high risk of severe disease as well as the general public.
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CDC ups Thurston County COVID Level to 'Medium'

Our COVID-19 transmission rates continue to rise and we are seeing an increased number of COVID-19 outbreaks in Thurston County. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed the COVID-19 Community Level for Thurston County from Low to Medium due to the 7-day COVID-19 transmission rate increasing to more than 200 cases per 100K population. At this community level there are additional recommendations for people at high risk of severe disease as well as the general public.
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Your baby turns 2 years old today

Of course, I’m talking about The JOLT, The Journal OF Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater – your community-owned nonprofit news organization, your baby. We posted our first hard-news story, about the first of two fires at what was then the Quality Inn in Olympia, on May 20, 2020. Like...
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Tumwater Police Arrest Man After Four-Hour Standoff

A 29-year-old man barricaded himself in a home on Mayfair Drive in Tumwater Wednesday evening, prompting police to close Somerset Hill Drive and activate a SWAT Team. After about four hours, police arrested the man on suspicion of residential burglary, domestic violence and violating a no-contact order, according to a city of Tumwater news release. During that time, police closed Somerset Hill Drive near Mayfair Drive to establish a perimeter around the home.
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Police Blotter for Wednesday, May 18, 2022

On 5/18/22 at 5:45 p.m. in the 15400 block of Ursula Ln SE, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Zachariah William Bradley Campbell, 30, on suspicion of assault in the fourth degree. On 5/18/22 at 12:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Ferm St, Sheriff’s deputies arrested Arthur Allen King, 26, on suspicion of 1) violation of a no-contact order and 2) residential burglary.
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Intercity Transit Paratransit Driver Takes Second in National Roadeo Competition

Intercity Transit Dial-A-Lift driver Dan Savage placed second at the 31st Annual Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Roadeo (Roadeo) last week in Louisville, Kentucky. Savage competed in the Body-on-Chassis/Paratransit Division against 50 competitors from 48 transit agencies across the country. The Roadeo tests the drivers’ skills and abilities with a primary focus on safe operations and passenger sensitivity.
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More bird flu cases are reported

OREGON and WASHINGTON – Since its arrival in Washington state two weeks ago, highly pathogenic avian influenza has now hit nine backyard flocks in seven counties, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Tests confirmed the latest case in Thurston County Tuesday. The WSDA tested the flock after...
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Washington State Agriculture Officials Advise Markets to Close Statewide

State agriculture officials confirmed a Thurston County flock tested positive for bird flu on Tuesday, and on Thursday the Washington state veterinarian called for poultry markets to close for a month. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in nine domestic flocks in seven counties across Washington state. The latest...
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Alleged no-contact order violator arrested after four-hour standoff

A man accused of violating a no-contact order was arrested on Wednesday, May 18, after a four-hour standoff against Tumwater police and the Thurston County SWAT team. Officers were dispatched to a home on Mayfair Road after a man reported that his brother, the suspect, violated a no-contact order by showing up at his residence, Tumwater police said in a press release.
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