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Homeless mitigation site near Lacey on hold
Friday Oct 18, 2019 3:53 PM

The Regional Housing Council paused plans Thursday to open a homeless mitigation site near Lacey, at Martin Way and Carpenter Road. A mitigation site there had been a topic of … Click to Continue »

What’s Happening for Oct. 18
Friday Oct 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Friday Opioids and the workforce: Join the Thurston Asset Building Coalition for a forum on opioid use reduction and recovery with keynote speaker Dominique Davis, founder and CEO of Community … Click to Continue »

Man kicked off Amtrak for locking himself in bathroom. That was just the beginning, police say

A 40-year-old Tacoma man was booked into the Lewis County Jail on suspicion of multiple offenses on Wednesday. But before he ultimately wound up in jail, he was first kicked … Click to Continue »

Embattled Thurston Conservation District scores funding win
Saturday Oct 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Thurston County commissioners this week approved the way Thurston Conservation District gets a third of its revenue for the next five years, a vote of confidence for the embattled agency. … Click to Continue »

Reserve your spot soon for a holiday tour of the Governor’s Mansion

Reservations for holiday tours at the Washington Governor’s Mansion will be accepted starting Nov. 1. Morning and afternoon tours will be offered Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Adult tour … Click to Continue »

Lacey buffet ordered closed after failing restaurant inspection
Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 9:05 PM

A Lacey buffet was ordered temporarily closed by the county last week after failing a restaurant inspection. Super Buffet on Galaxy Drive Northeast in Lacey was cited for failing to … Click to Continue »

True-crime fans will dig into Bodine and Moyer cases at ‘CrowdSolve’ event this week
Wednesday Oct 16, 2019 7:00 PM

A “CrowdSolve” event in Seattle this week will let upwards of 250 true-crime enthusiasts dig into the files of two decade-old Thurston County cases: The death of Karen Bodine and … Click to Continue »

Your chance to help set Thurston commissioner salaries

The citizens’ commission that determines salaries for Thurston’s county commissioners has two openings ⁠— one for a person with business experience to serve as the commission’s “Business Representative” and one … Click to Continue »

Thurston County issues toxic algae advisory for Lake Lawrence
Sunday Oct 13, 2019 12:26 PM

Thurston County has issued a toxic algae advisory for Lake Lawrence near Rainier after microsystin, a liver toxin, was found at an unsafe level. The lake was tested Wednesday; the … Click to Continue »

Dr. Wood: Incidents of domestic violence are down, but problem is still too common
Sunday Oct 13, 2019 6:00 PM

October is National Domestic Violence Prevention month. Although the rate of domestic violence has dropped a lot since the Violence Against Women Act (passed in 1994), it is still far … Click to Continue »