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Olympia, Washington is located in Thurston County. Zip codes in Olympia, WA include 98508, 98506, and 98505. The median home price in Olympia is $239,900 which is roughly $142/per square foot. More Olympia information.

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7 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Some legislators have an insatiable hunger for free meals

Richard Hodgin is spending his retirement volunteering at food banks. So he sees his share of hungry people jockeying for a bite.

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15 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

Schools labeled as failing, but are they?

Who's going to flinch first? The state and the US Department of Education are playing a game of chicken that by design puts Washington state students in the middle.

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20 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Your questions answered: Do I need an ID? Pot price controls? What's Olympia's plan?

We're about a month and a half into marijuana sales, but readers still have plenty of questions about pot.

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Yesterday | WTOP-FM Washington

LOTR franchise inspires new beer line

"The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies are rated PG-13 for kids. But they've inspired a line of beer expected to be available this week.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Queen Anne & Magnolia News

LIQUOR | Aug. 21, 2014

Questions or comments about the following applications or actions should be directed to the Regulatory Services Division, Washington State Liquor Control Board, 3000 Pacific Ave. S.E., P.O. Box 43098, Olympia, WA 98504-3098, or call 664-1600.

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The Columbian

Say it with me, "What gets cut?"

I'm pretty new to covering politics at The Columbian, but because I arrived as election season was heating up, I've had the opportunity to sit in on quite a few editorial board meetings.

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Washington Times

WA--Washington Enterprise Digest,ADVISORY, WA

The Seattle bureau can be reached at 552-7694 or 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at 682-4801 or 552-7694.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Port of Astoria names Washington man new leader

The Port of Astoria has named an executive from Washington state as its fifth leader in less than three years.

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Sammamish Review

The kids are (probably) all right

Sometime soon, some parents around the area will be getting a pair of letters. One is a federally-mandated notice informing them that their child's school is failing.

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Denver Westword

How Ark Life Made a Promising Career Out of Drinking with Friends

When Jesse Elliott came to Denver in early 2013, he was only passing through. As the frontman of Washington, D.C.-based rock band These United States, he'd passed through Denver plenty of times.

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HeraldNet

Despite challenges, Smith Island salmon project moving ahead

Count Naeem Iqbal among the skeptics of an ambitious project to revive salmon habitat in the Snohomish River at the expense of farmland.

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The Olympian

Tilley Road bridge slated to close Wednesday for maintenance work

A bridge known as the T-2 Beaver Creek Bridge on South Tilley Road just north of 140th Avenue SW near Tenino will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday for maintenance work.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Olympian

Olympia City Council prepares for upcoming mid-year retreat

The retreat is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the LOTT board room, 500 Adams St., Olympia.

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The Olympian

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest set for Saturday

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, formerly known as Tumwater Oktoberfest, is set for 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course driving range.

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The Olympian

Olympian Feature Photography August 2014

A bombardier's view from the nose of the visiting, "Maid in the Shade" B-25 Mitchell bomber as is cruises over the South Sound August 11th.

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The Olympian

Feds seek to auction off Yelm couple's loot

Seattlepi.com reports prosecutors filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court last week seeking permission to sell the property.

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KVEW-TV Kennewick

West Nile virus infection confirmed in Walla Walla resident

OLYMPIA ¾ A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state.

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The Olympian

Sweet corn ripe early this endless summer

The commercial corn growers I've talked to recently said they can never remember their sweet corn crops ready for harvest as early as they are this year.

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The Olympian

Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption

The warning comes amid swarms of earthquakes that have taken place since Saturday in Bardabunga - a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Olympian

WSP seeks witnesses of hit-and-run on I-5 in Lacey

The crash was more than a month ago, but Washington State Patrol is asking the public to help in its investigation of a two vehicle hit-and-run that occurred just before 5 p.m. Friday, July 11, on northbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.

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