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If you haven’t been to downtown Olympia lately, you might be surprised at how popular it is
Downtown is trending in the right direction, and visitors who are filling parking spaces and restaurants have taken notice.
Man damages bus stop with pipe, then chases, threatens employee, Tumwater police say
A 49-year-old man was taken into custody Sunday morning.
Two-vehicle crash in Tumwater Saturday afternoon rolls car onto its top
No one was injured, according to police.
What’s happening this week around Thurston County
Check out local events happening March 26 through April 2.
Thurston County Judge Denies Bail for Man Accused of Killing Toddler in 'Horrific' Case
A 32-year-old Lacey man accused of killing a toddler is being held in Thurston County jail without bail. Eric Richard Boudreau attended his preliminary hearing in Thurston County Superior Court from jail on Friday. Lacey police arrested him on Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of a...
Olympia school closures off the table for now as district cuts budget deficit to $10.5 million
The school board wants to have another meeting on options before a decision has to be made April 13.
Family dogs brutally attacked in Lacey backyard, police still searching for a suspect
LACEY, Wash. — The Lacey Police Department is looking for a suspect after a family’s four dogs were attacked in their backyard. Jim and Lynn Roberts are keeping their dogs close as they recover from a seemingly random brutal attack that occurred Monday night. The Roberts weren’t home...
Lewis County Auditor in Critical but ‘Stable’ Condition After Heart Attack
Lewis County Auditor Larry Grove, 69, suffered a significant heart attack on Friday night and was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Family members reported as of Sunday morning, Grove was still in the hospital in critical condition, but was “stable,” awake and able to communicate “slightly.”
People in Public Service: Jalissa Jones Teacher of the Year
It was a total surprise to Jalissa Jones the day she learned she was Olympia School District’s Teacher of the Year. The impromptu meeting in the McLane Elementary School library drew the curiosity of the teachers, as both the principal and superintendent were in attendance. “We had no idea,” remembers Jalissa. The audience heard about a person who engaged the community and had many positive aspects. “All the teachers know all the kids,” says Jalissa, who thought the description being given applied to each her teaching peers. Then they announced that Jalissa who was receiving the high recognition of Teacher of the Year.
We curated a list of some of Olympia’s best cocktail spots. Here are our recommendations
The quality and originality of a cocktail is not all that makes a drink just right. It’s also about the right atmosphere and location.
'Therapeutic' courts could see influx under Washington's next drug law
Lawmakers in Olympia are mapping out changes to Washington state’s drug possession law. Their current proposal contains criminal penalties. It also puts a big emphasis on “diversion” programs designed to help people avoid jail and criminal records. Drug courts or “therapeutic” courts could be one route for these cases.
Thurston County Police Arrest Man in Connection With 'Tragic' 2022 Child Homicide
Lacey police arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who is accused of killing a toddler in late 2022. Detectives booked the man into Thurston County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to the jail log. Police announced the arrest in a Wednesday news release. This arrest follows an investigation into...
Apple Blossom Royalty trio visit the state capitol
OLYMPIA — This year’s Apple Blossom Royalty recently visited the state capitol, Olympia, for Apple Blossom Day where they got to meet the festival ambassadors and the 12th District Representatives Mike Steel and Keith Goehner. They also toured the senate chambers, according to a press release from State...
Aberdeen, March 27 High School ⚽ Game Notice
The Yelm High School soccer team will have a game with Aberdeen High School on March 27, 2023, 18:30:00 CST.
2 sisters open new business, Lacey biz will expand again, downtown biz gets certified
Find out about restaurant and business openings, closings and transformations in Thurston County.
Olympia Schools Investigating Recent Cyber Attack
(TNS) — The Olympia school district is working with its cybersecurity insurance provider to determine the extent and impact of a cyber attack last month. The incident is still being investigated by the district and the teams its insurance provider has brought in, so only limited information can be shared publicly, Olympia superintendent Laura O'Donnell said.
Razor’s Edge of a Proposed Public Disclosure Law
Some prominent folks in the news business showed up in Olympia this week to argue against House Bill 1533, which would exempt from public disclosure most records associated with state and school district employees who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, or stalking. If that sounds like a...
Police Collar One in Connection with Olympia Robberies
Two convenience stores in Olympia were robbed at gunpoint nearly two weeks ago by two suspects. Both robberies went down before 6 am with the first occurring on Evergreen Park Drive Southwest, the other on Harrison Avenue Northwest. A burglary was also committed at a drive thru coffee stand on...
First Cohort Graduates from Olympia Career Hub Construction Training
On March 10, the ANEW Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) program witnessed the remarkable success of five driven graduates who had just completed a rigorous seven-week training. The day was marked by a hiring event that immediately followed the culmination of the training, where the graduates showcased their newly acquired skills to prospective employers. The icing on the cake was the presentation of certificates by Amber McGinnis, ANEW’s program instructor, to each of the graduates.
Bill Seeks to Give Workers in Washington State Access to Their Personnel File
OLYMPIA - A person's work personnel file can be important to review, but some Washingtonians are finding them hard to obtain. A bill in Olympia would ensure they get them in a timely manner. The legislation would require businesses to release workers' personnel files within 14 days or pay statutory damages to the worker.
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