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Olympia man found guilty of double murder of his elderly parents

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A 30-year-old has been convicted for killing both his elderly parents in Thurston County in 2021. On Jan. 31, Josiah Sweeney was found guilty of two counts of first-degree aggravated murder, first-degree burglary with a deadly weapon and assault in violation of a no-contact order. On Oct....

New use-of-force agency seeking civilian investigators for law enforcement oversight

Washington State’s newly established Office of Independent Investigations (OII), A civilian-led investigative team with a focus on anti-racist training, is looking for people who will make up the civilian investigator team to review police use-of-force cases. Olympia City council members were briefed on the OII, a civilian-led investigating team,...

Belfair, February 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice

The Bainbridge High School basketball team will have a game with North Mason High School on January 31, 2023, 19:00:00. #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 img { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 div { margin: 0; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 p { margin: 24px 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; font-size: 16px; line-height: 26px; letter-spacing: -0.24px; color: #333; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .icon { background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item:last-child { border-bottom: none; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .item { padding-bottom: 32px; border-bottom: 1px solid #f9f9f9; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card { padding: 24px; border: 1px solid #F2F2F2; border-radius: 8px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams { display: flex; margin-bottom: 26px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team { display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex: 1; justify-content: flex-start; align-items: center; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .vs { width: 40px; height: 97px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .logo { width: 120px; height: 120px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .teams .team .name { margin-top: 11px; color: #333; font-weight: 600; font-size: 16px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center; letter-spacing: -0.31px; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item { margin-left: -8px; margin-top: 8px; display: flex; align-items: center; font-weight: 400; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; letter-spacing: -0.15px; color: #888; } #sports_nfhsnetwork_notice_v1 .contest-card .info-item .icon { margin-right: 4px; width: 12px; height: 12px; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center; background-size: 100% 100%; }

Lacey police looking for runaway child last seen Friday

Lacey Police are looking for Taelyn Winkelman after she ran away from North Thurston High School on Friday. She was last seen walking toward the Boys & Girls Club in the Kasey Keller Drive Northeast area. Winkelman has cut contact with her mother, but her mother last heard that she might be in the Seattle or Snohomish area. Winkelman recently dyed her hair brown and is around 5 feet, 3 inches tall, and 170 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black crop-top shirt, blue camo pants with a skull design, black crocs, and carrying a blue backpack.

Pathologist shortage delays cause-of-death reports, legislative solution sought

As hard as it is to find nurses when a living patient needs care, it’s equally hard to find someone to perform an autopsy after they die. Lawmakers in Olympia are offering up Senate Bill 5523, which would address a critical statewide shortage of board certified pathologists with financial incentives, including student loan debt repayment. Click play to hear Corwin Haeck’s report.

Olympia Thriftway Stores Makes Hearts Smile this Valentine’s Day

Americans are predicted to spend $26 billion celebrating their love this Valentine’s Day. That’s an increase of nearly $2 billion over last year’s spending alone. Whether you plan an ornate night on the town or some stay-at-home snuggling, let Ralph’s and Bayview Thriftway stores provide exactly the right gifts for your special someone – even if that someone is you!

Feb 2023 issue

Having trouble viewing this document? Click here to download the PDF. It looks like 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, is already shaping up to be quite newsy. On the heels of publishing our 50th Anniversary Edition in January, duly recorded as Volume 50 Number 1, Key …. Is Fusion...

Opposition continues as WA BAC limit bill awaits decision

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A controversial bill is under consideration in Olympia right now. If passed, it would make Washington the second state, along with Utah, to drop the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. A local survivor of a DUI crash in North Spokane in...

WA lawmakers to consider gun control, police pursuit bills

In Olympia, lawmakers will discuss two separate bills meant to keep our community safe. A state senate committee will discuss a bill that would make it easier for people to sue gun manufacturers and store owners in the event of something like a mass shooting.

Olympia invites community to discuss Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan Thursday

Olympia is calling on community members to attend an open house on the Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan on Thursday, February 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meeting, which will also discuss the project’s Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), will be held in person at the Capital Mall meeting room located near the movie theater across from the Stack 571 restaurant.