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Man airlifted after crash near Tenino pronounced dead at hospital, State Patrol says
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 8:19 PM

A 21-year-old Montana man injured in a crash on State Route 507 near Tenino Tuesday evening was airlifted to Seattle and pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Washington State … Click to Continue »

Restaurant inspections for Aug. 21
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 5:32 PM

Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment, at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office and their website at co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehfood. … Click to Continue »

Spokane deputy chief picked to lead Olympia Fire Department
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 9:54 PM

Mark John has been picked to be Olympia’s next fire chief, the city announced Tuesday. John is currently the deputy fire chief of operations for the Spokane Fire Department. He … Click to Continue »

Tenino’s mayor will face misdemeanor assault charge following Eagles Club incident
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 10:21 PM

Thurston County prosecutors have charged Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier with fourth-degree assault following an altercation at the Tenino Eagles Club last month, according to a prosecutor’s office spokesperson. The misdemeanor … Click to Continue »

DUI patrols increase ahead of Labor Day
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Nearly 150 additional DUI patrols are being deployed across Washington through Labor Day weekend, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The commission offers extra funding to get law enforcement … Click to Continue »

What’s Happening for Aug. 21
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Wednesday Last Music in the Park concert of 2019: Ethan Tucker and his acoustic roots music will close out the Olympia Downtown Alliance’s Music in the Park season with a … Click to Continue »

The primary votes are in, and candidates finalized for November election

The final results of Thurston County Aug. 6 primary election were certified Tuesday at the Thurston County Courthouse. There were no significant changes in the results. The main change in … Click to Continue »

Neighbors worry proposed Harrison Avenue development will overload streets
Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Neighbors of a proposed development in west Olympia say they’re concerned traffic to and from the site will clog neighborhood streets, but the developer says he is just following the … Click to Continue »

Tenino mayor investigated for altercation with woman at Eagles Club

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is recommending a fourth-degree assault charge be filed against the mayor of Tenino following a scuffle at the Tenino Eagles Club last month. The incident happened … Click to Continue »

In light of national news, local police advise taking extra care with toy guns

Last week, Olympia police responded to a call about a man shooting a gun under the dock at Percival Landing. The caller thought it was an airsoft gun, Lt. Paul … Click to Continue »