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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 $235,000 which is roughly $139/per square foot. More Olympia information.

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3 hrs ago | The Olympian

Nearly operational pot farm has Tenino neighborhood fuming

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

Family Support Center fundraising to purchase shelter needs

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.

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11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope

Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds.

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15 hrs ago | The Olympian

Gas prices climbing in South Sound

Customers fill the pumps at the Shell gas station in westside Olympia, where regular unleaded was selling for $3.39 per gallon on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

Death toll from Washington state mudslide rises to 37

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.

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The Olympian

All clear on Highway 101

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.

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The Olympian

Evergreen president, Les Purce, to retire

The president of The Evergreen State College, Dr. Thomas L. Purce, announced Tuesday he will retire in August 2015.

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The Olympian

Crime Stoppers offers $1,000 reward for info in Olympia Toys "R" Us robbery

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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Daily Mail

Married teacher's aide pleads guilty to having sex with student,...

Boston Strong: Survivors and heroes of the marathon terror attacks reunite one-year on for defiant portrait on the finishing line Married teacher's aide pleads guilty to having sex with student, 16, whom she'd met in detention and plied with Vicodin Born to run? Chelsea Clinton leaves the door open to career in politics as she says 'maybe' on ... (more)

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The Olympian

Port to continue funding communities

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.

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Crosscut.com

Politics in Washington: Ready for an explosion

State Sen. Rodney Tom's surprise decision not to run for re-election shows just how seismically active Washington state politics has become.

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Biking Bis

Bridging the gap on Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

When I stumbled across this scene on Sunday, I thought I had come upon one of the many road construction projects in Seattle.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Olympian

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

The history award was given to Alan Taylor's "The Internal Enemy," and general nonfiction Monday went to Dan Fagin's "Toms River."

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The Olympian

Folk singers to perform Pete Seeger tribute concert in Olympia on Wednesday

When folk music icon Pete Seeger died in January, he left behind a legacy that was as large as it was multi-faceted.

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The Olympian

The owners of downtown Olympia's Red Door Interiors and RD Shady, their patent-approved product.

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.

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The Olympian

Search and rescue operation for missing soldier underway in Capitol Forest

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.

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Bellingham Herald

Tumwater teacher aide pleads guilty to sex charge

The Thurston County prosecutor is recommending a sex offender sentencing alternative for 29-year-old Courtney Keller.

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The Olympian

Geithner book tour to include Bernanke, Paulson

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."

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Bellingham Herald

Marijuana moratorium, drug zones on Olympia councila s plate

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.

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The Olympian

Pistorius cross-examination into 4th day

Pistorius is into his second week of testimony Monday as he attempts to convince a South African judge that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day last year.

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