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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 $138/per square foot. More Olympia information.

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1 hr ago | The Olympian

Man arrested for machete assault in Bremerton

Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing more than 300 pounds, police say Randy Pirate Seau swung a machete at a former girlfriend while she was in her car.

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1 hr ago | The Olympian

Tumwater, Olympia kick off annual outdoor cinema series

Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff, left, and Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, in a scene from the animated feature film, "Frozen."

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1 hr ago | The Olympian

Olympia Girl Scouta s project will keep school garden buzzing

Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Kabat installed several pollinator boxes inside the garden that's between Avanti High School and Madison Elementary School in Olympia.

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3 hrs ago | The Olympian

Rep. Hunt's remarks were rude and unacceptable

I read with total disbelief Sam Hunt's comments about the proposed Hobby Lobby store occupying the old Kmart site.

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7 hrs ago | The Olympian

Tumwater, Olympia kick off annual outdoor cinema series

Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff, left, and Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, in a scene from the animated feature film, "Frozen."

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8 hrs ago | The Olympian

Thurston County Auditor: Ballot box at Lackamas Elementary has limited hours

Access to a ballot drop box at Lackamas Elementary School, 16240 Bald Hill Road SE, Yelm, is limited, and no longer available 24 hours a day, according to a news release from the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Olympian

Thurston County Fair adds some different flavors to traditional offerings

The old-fashioned fair gets an update with the kind of music you'd typically hear in downtown Olympia, a contest for tattoo artist, and wine, beer and cider tastings.

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The Olympian

Pot retailer Green Lady closer to opening in Olympia

The Lacey area has its first pot retailer and now Olympia is a step closer after the Olympia Hearing Examiner Monday evening approved a conditional use permit, subject to several conditions, for Green Lady, which is set to open next month.

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The Olympian

Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

Dr. Shek Umar had been hospitalized in quarantine since he contracted the virus that has killed more than 670 people across West Africa this year.

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The Olympian

Man arrested for machete assault in Bremerton

Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing more than 300 pounds, police say Randy Pirate Seau swung a machete at a former girlfriend while she was in her car.

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The Olympian

Olympia Girl Scouta s project will keep school garden buzzing

Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Kabat installed several pollinator boxes inside the garden that's between Avanti High School and Madison Elementary School in Olympia.

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The Olympian

BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

The warning came as the company announced that replacement cost profit rose 33 percent to $3.18 billion from $2.40 billion for the same quarter a year ago.

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The Olympian

Sea star disease strikes Washington marine centers

The Peninsula Daily News reports Monday that sea stars at Port Townsend's Marine Life Center and Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles have died of the disease, known as sea star wasting.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Olympian

Ford raising prices on new F-150

The new truck comes in five variants, down from 10 on the current truck. All have aluminum sides, which is more expensive than steel but weighs less and saves fuel.

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Bellingham Herald

Woman drowns inner-tubing in Nisqually River

The News Tribune reports that the 58-year-old woman died early Sunday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where she was taken after bystanders performed CPR.

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The Olympian

Lacey man assaults woman in downtown Olympia

A 40-year-old Lacey man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault Sunday after he struck and kicked a woman.

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The Olympian

Olympia City Council changes next meeting date

The Olympia City Council's next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at City Hall.

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The Olympian

Washington suspect's escape is short lived

The Grant County Sheriff's office says Jaime D. Hampshire managed to slip from the jail while another person was being released around 10 a.m. Sunday.

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The Olympian

Mayor's isthmus focus not what most citizens want

Mayor Stephen Buxbaum is attempting to attract public interest in his isthmus redevelopment scheme; however, his scheme ignores scientific evidence concerning climate change that will raise sea levels on an isthmus which itself lies in a flood plain in the middle of the Deschutes River estuary.

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The Olympian

Britain reopens way for fracking

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock says shale gas has the potential to improve energy security but stresses national parks will be protected.

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