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Two flown to Harborview after head-on crash on Highway 3
The drivers of each car involved in a head-on collision on Highway 3 were flown to Harborview Medical Center with injuries Friday evening. The crash occurred on Highway 3 in Mason County near Grapeview just before 8 p.m. A 1995 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 36-year-old Belfair man crossed the center line into the southbound lane, according to a report from Washington State Patrol, striking a Nissan sedan that was heading south. The Nissan was driven by a 37-year-old Belfair woman, with a 2-year-old boy as a passenger. The toddler was not injured.
3 injured, 1 airlifted to hospital in multi-vehicle crash involving bus
LACEY, Wash. — Lacey fire units are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash involving a bus that left multiple people injured. Crews were dispatched to the 8600 block of Waldon Road SE at 12 p.m. after receiving reports of a three-vehicle crash. A car was rolled over with entrapment as a result of the crash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nighttime construction is coming to these Lacey streets for about 10 days
The work begins Monday.
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.
Regional Talent Takes Center Stage at Mason County Forest Festival Logging Show
The Mason County Forest Festival will host the Men's Open Super Six and the Women's Featured Four logging competitions at Loop Field in Shelton, Washington. The men's competition will feature six events, and the women's competition will have four events.
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...
This Pierce County city struggled with Airbnb-style rentals. Are its new rules working?
“Those are the areas we expected to see them in,” Carolyn Allen said.
Mason County Forest Festival: Celebrating Timber and Community with 'Tall Timbers' Theme
The Mason County Forest Festival has been celebrating timber and second growth since 1945, and this year's theme is "Tall Timbers." The festival starts today in Shelton and runs through Sunday, with events including a carnival, Goldsborough Creek Run/Walk/Job, Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Family and Pet Parade, Paul Bunyan Grand Parade, logging show, Rockin' the Forest concert, fireworks show, Shelton Car Show-Off, and Kiwanis Duck Race.
City of Shelton Develops Plan to Revitalize Downtown Trees
The City of Shelton staff has recommended removing or replacing up to nine trees, permanently removing three more, and adding five missing trees to the downtown corridor, mainly on West Railroad Avenue.
Shelton Cinemas' Summer Movie Mondays: A Community Gift That Keeps on Giving
Shelton Cinemas' Summer Movie Mondays event is set to return on June 26, with the musical comedy "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile". The event, which was started in 2013 as a gift to the community, has only been paused once during the pandemic.
Photo gallery: Maritime Gig Festival Grande Parade
Spectators packed the Harborview Drive sidewalk on Saturday, June 3, a perfect day for a parade. The Maritime Gig Festival Grande Parade included 98 entries, running the gamut from bands to clubs to politicians in old cars. An appreciative crowd enjoyed the show and collected pounds of candy tossed from passing paraders.
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...
Shelton athletes shine at state championships and tournaments
Shelton senior Jacob Miller finished his high school running career placing fourth in the 3,200-meter race at the state 2A track and field championships held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. He also placed sixth in the 1,600-meter race. Shelton senior Jaydon Blackburn placed 17th in the 3,200-meter race while Shelton junior Anthony Sanchelli finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 143 feet, 3 inches. In the girls' results, Shelton senior Olivia Henry finished sixth in the javelin and junior Lily Bennett finished 10th in the 3,200-meter race. North Mason senior Kezlie Thygesen finished sixth in the 3,200-meter race and 11th in the 1,600-meter race.
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.
Promoting Civil Dialogue: A New Editor's Journey at the Shelton-Mason County Journal
The author explains his experience of taking over as editor of the Shelton-Mason County Journal in 2020, despite having no previous experience in the role. He credits the supportive owner and publisher for allowing him to grow into the role and learn from his mistakes. One area where he had to make significant growth was the opinion pages, where he collaborated with a seasoned editorial columnist to navigate the Letters to the Editor section.
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
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