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3 hrs ago | The Olympian
Meeting Monday evening Skookumchuck-area homeowners Tracy Homann,Glen Johnson,Richard Petrich,Phil and Laura Forbing,Lynda Townsend and Shelly Forest are asking Thurston County officials to stop a permit for a proposed large-scale marijuana farm in their neighborhood.
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7 hrs ago | The Olympian
The Family Support Center of South Sound, a 24-hour-a-day shelter should be ready for occupancy July 1. However, the nonprofit group still needs funding to buy furnishings, including bunk beds, kitchenware and bath supplies.
11 hrs ago | Science Daily
Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds.
The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 37 on Tuesday, after search teams extricated another body from the mud and rubble.
UPDATE: As of 1 p.m. one lane is open on northbound US 101 near Heritage St NW, however only cars and pickups are allowed through.
The president of The Evergreen State College, Dr. Thomas L. Purce, announced Tuesday he will retire in August 2015.
Thurston County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in connection with Saturday's armed robbery of the Toys "R" Us in Olympia.
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A division of the Port of Olympia known as the Economic Development Corporation reversed course on Monday and voted to rescind an earlier decision that ended a program providing economic assistance to area communities.
State Sen. Rodney Tom's surprise decision not to run for re-election shows just how seismically active Washington state politics has become.
The history award was given to Alan Taylor's "The Internal Enemy," and general nonfiction Monday went to Dan Fagin's "Toms River."
The owners of Red Door Interiors in downtown Olympia have secured a patent for a product they sell called RD Shady, an interchangeable lamp shade cover.
Thurston County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a 20-year-old soldier who went missing Sunday night during a weekend hiking trip in Capitol Forest.
The Thurston County prosecutor is recommending a sex offender sentencing alternative for 29-year-old Courtney Keller.
Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Geithner's predecessor at the Treasury, Henry Paulson, will be among those appearing with Geithner as he promotes "Stress Test."
The Olympia City Council will consider the renewal of a moratorium on medical marijuana and the adoption of downtown drug-free zones during its next meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.