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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.
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.
Nighttime construction is coming to these Lacey streets for about 10 days
The work begins Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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
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.
Exterior house fire damages northwest Olympia home Thursday morning
Crews quickly put out the bulk of the fire.
Want to step back in time? Tour this Olympia home where one family lived for nearly 150 years
The Bigelow House -- known for hosting Susan B. Anthony -- is reopening to the public on Sunday.
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.
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,...
Second Annual Olympia School District Band Bash
We are excited for our second annual Olympia School District Band Bash that will be taking place on June 14 at Ingersoll Stadium at 7 p.m. The OSD Band Bash is an epic celebration of Band in our community and features musicians from 5th-12th grades from every school in our district.
Very Merry Berry Season at Olympia Farmers Market
The colorful joys of summer are coming our way with a cavalcade of local berries. Beginning with strawberries, the parade of berries enjoys prominence at the Olympia Farmers Market. June welcomes other fan-favorite produce including snap peas, spring onions, summer squash and cherries. With winter to our backs, it’s time to get our hands on and mouths into jams, jellies, and other ways to savor flavors now and into the future.
Bail Set at $1 Million for Suspect Accused of Fatally Shooting Man at Maytown Rest Area
An Olympia man accused of killing an Illinois man at an Interstate 5 rest stop on Tuesday is being held in the Thurston County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Daniel Martinez, 31, made
Juvenile Arrested for Arson at Derelict Lacey Mushroom Farm
Lacey police have arrested a 12-year-old girl on suspicion of arson at the disused Ostrom mushroom farm. The fire led to a partial roof collapse and extensive smoke damage. The girl faces additional charges of second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment in connection with another incident.
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