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Olympia officials say current plan to annex southeast area costs more than it’s worth
The large region is highly residential and has been identified as more prosperous than other parts of the city.
Teen dies after driving at high speeds and swerving near Shelton
While trying to pass, his car swerved and struck a cable barrier, causing it to roll over.
2 injured Saturday when car crashes into Intercity Transit bus on Yelm Highway
The wreck closed Yelm Highway Saturday afternoon.
Nighttime construction is coming to these Lacey streets for about 10 days
The work begins Monday.
Cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater hiring for jobs paying $60k a year and up. Take a look
Full-time jobs with cities in Thurston County include caring for animals, environmental services positions and working as a police officer.
Man, 18, dies after rollover crash in Mason County Sunday morning
The man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Details released in alleged arson of former mushroom farm by 12-year-old girl
Court documents released Friday show the details leading up to the alleged arson of a former mushroom farm in Olympia by a 12-year-old girl on Thursday.
Thurston County Coroner Identifies Man Fatally Shot at Interstate 5 Rest Area at Maytown
An Illinois man who died Tuesday when he was shot at an Interstate 5 rest stop in Thurston County has been identified. Carl Steven Ekstrom, 62, died at the southbound Maytown Rest Area near
Olympia kicks off Pride Month by celebrating state’s first trans flag-painted crosswalks
Mayor Cheryl Selby said the crosswalks may be only the second in the nation to depict the colors of the transgender flag.
Long awaited relocation of I-5 homeless encampment to former Days Inn Motel
Lacey City Council and Regional Housing Council member Carolyn Cox announced that the former Days Inn motel is set to welcome additional residents on June 19. Cox shared that the next round of occupants of the shelter would be people from homeless encampments along I-5, particularly Sleater-Kinney Road. "This is...
New Hand Therapist at Providence St. Peter Outpatient Orthopedic and Hand Therapy
In a world where precise hand movements are vital to every aspect of our daily lives, injuries or conditions affecting the hands can be devastating. The journey of rehabilitation and recovery is vital to regaining the physical function of our bodies. Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals engage in meaningful activities or occupations that are essential for daily living. An “occupation” may be play for a child, playing a sport or musical instrument for a young adult, and driving and working for an adult. Along with other rehabilitation experts such as speech and physical therapy, occupational therapists strive to maximize each person’s function while supporting their individual goals.
Police Blotter for Thursday, June 1, 2023
On 06/01/23 at 3:50 p.m. in the 3900 block of Hogum Bay Rd NE, police arrested Chad M Smith, 38, on suspicion of 1) organized retail theft, 2) theft all other larceny and 3) first-degree trafficking in stolen property. Olympia Police Department. On 06/01/23 at 10:30 p.m. in the 1200...
Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo
This summer, the library will offer adults (and adventurous teens) a book bingo challenge!! Read widely, make bingos, and be entered to win prizes from local businesses. The challenge runs from June 1 to August 31 -- plenty of time to game out your strategy. Stop by the Olympia or West Olympia library to pick up your bingo sheet. You can also download and print your own from this event page.
Flaming Pig BBQ Promotes Community and Connection by Giving Back and Supporting Fellow Local Businesses
Starting and managing a small business is no easy feat, especially when economic hardships strike. As many small businesses work to recover from the recent pandemic, owners have realized how important it is to build each other up. Flaming Pig BBQ owner Chad Smith has seen what an impact it can make to partner instead of compete, and strives to find new ways to support local businesses and the community at large. From senior nights at high schools to car shows and catered events, Flaming Pig BBQ is always looking for the next opportunity to give back and strengthen the local community.
Providence Swedish Acquires Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology
Puget Sound hospital network Providence Swedish has acquired Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology after the two groups had already been exploring ways to work collaboratively together, according to a
Nisqually tribe submits plans for healing center on Pacific Avenue in Olympia
The city has received the application for the healing center, which will provide drug treatment and other health care.
What’s happening this week around Thurston County
Events happening June 4-11.
ANEW Look at Careers in the Trades with the Thurston County Chamber and City of Olympia
When looking at employment patterns, there’s an ideal trifecta: a need within the community, willing jobseekers and the training they need to succeed. Hiring locally has all the benefits of shopping locally. Money stays in the region and families make a living-wage in their chosen hometown. Recently the City of Olympia partnered with the Thurston County Chamber and ANEW to do just that and it’s paying off at Construction Bootcamp.
Police Blotter for Wednesday, May 31, 2023
On 05/31/23 at 1:58 p.m. in the 4100 block of Meridian Rd SE, Sheriff's deputies arrested Dominique Faatofutumas Daniel, 25, on suspicion of 1) possession of stolen vehicle, 2) resisting arrest and 3) possession of drug paraphernalia. On 05/31/23 at 6:44 p.m. in the 15000 block of Case Rd SW,...
Letters to the editor for June 4
Writers oppose Taylor Shellfish’s Oakland Bay floating aquaculture permit, call for principled leadership, and rant against America’s gun culture.
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