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  1. Marijuana taxes could help pay for mental health treatment in Washington if new bill is passedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Business Journal

    Mental health and the problems that surface from a lack of mental illness support in Washington state are big themes in the 2015 Legislature, and that was only made clearer in Olympia on Monday. One bill, SB 5078, would require 22 percent of funds from the state's marijuana excise tax to be distributed to the state's health plan trust account.

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  2. Governor Ricketts Names Corrections DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | KOLN-TV Lincoln

    ... a national search for a transformational leader for the department commenced at the beginning of December. Frakes of Olympia, Washington will bring over 32 years of experience with him from the Washington Department of Corrections where he worked at ...

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  3. Kohl-Welles Pushes - Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Act' To - Unify' State's Two Pot SystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Seattle Weekly

    In our legislative preview last week we listed reconciling the legal recreational pot market created in Washington under Initiative 502 with the loosey-goosey medical marijuana landscape that's flourished here for over a decade as a top priority for lawmakers in Olympia. And while we certainly believed finding common, sensible ground to be a worthy, necessary endeavor, we also expressed skepticism a because, well, Olympia has a long history of botching the issue.

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  4. Queens of punk Sleater-Kinney revitalize political bite, aggressive tracks on latest albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Badger Herald Online

    ... A gritty, pointed subgenre of punk, riot grrrl stands out for its feminist and left-leaning politics. Natives of Olympia, Washington, and arguably the queens of riot grrrl, all-female trio Sleater-Kinney released a handful of genre-defining albums ...

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  5. New community garden in Wash. provides therapeutic value for veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Military veterans sometimes have trouble making a transition to civilian life, but a new community garden in Olympia has been established as a sanctuary to help them heal. The garden is the first local project from Growing Veterans South Sound, part of the Garden-Raised Bounty program in partnership with Growing Veterans of Whatcom County.

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  6. Father Of Slain Woman Lobbies For Mental Health LawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... behavior drew the attention of police. Monday her father Gary Kennison spoke with reporters at the Capitol in Olympia. "One of the toughest things that I had to do was I had to stand before my two grandchildren and tell them that their parents were ...

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  7. Sleater-Kinney go record shopping: Carrie, Corin, and Janet talk Kanye, Clash, Television, moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    Sleater-Kinney emerged from the noisy art school scene in Olympia, Washington and reinvented what it meant to be an all-girl band. They called it quits following the release of 2006's The Woods , but they're back with a new tour and a fresh batch of beautifully jagged tracks called No Cities To Love .

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  8. Openly carried guns banned from Capitol galleriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state House on Monday joined the Senate in prohibiting people from openly carrying firearms in the public viewing area located over the floor where lawmakers sit. The decision was made Monday morning after a meeting between ...

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  9. Carrie Brownstein returns to Sleater-KinneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | USA Today

    ... story as possible." On Tuesday, Sleater-Kinney will release No Cities to Love , the eighth for the band formed in Olympia, Wash., about 20 years ago when Brownstein was still a student at Evergreen State College. In 1994, as grunge was waning, ...

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  10. Kentridge student Ralph serves as page in OlympiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Kent Reporter

    Derek Ralph, a Kentridge High School student, spent the past week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Ralph was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the opening week of the 2015 legislative session.

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  11. Police blotter week of 1-19-15Read the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | West Seattle Herald

    ... King County Jail on investigation for burglary as well as an outstanding for Escape from Community Custody out of Olympia. Fighting in the laundry room A fight broke out between two tenants staying at a boarding house on the 8100 block of 12 Ave. ...

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  12. Sides at odds on oil terminal plan reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Columbian

    ... evidence and call expert witnesses. But that action, on the council's agenda for its regular public hearing in Olympia (accessible by telephone, 360-664-3846), would only kick off pre-hearing meetings to clarify such things as hearing timelines and ...

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  13. Brooklyn MC Joey Bada$$ does the '90s right on a No. 99aRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | New York Post

    ... Carrie Brownstein's IFC series has truly been dwarfed by the return of her band Sleater-Kinney. The revered Olympia, Wash., trio's new album, "No Cities To Love," is their first in 10 years, and it's not even close to being a mere re-tread of their ...

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  14. Eye on Olympia: Rep. Van De Wege's new legislation seeks jail time for illegal campaign contributionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    Jefferson and Clallam counties are represented in the part-time state Legislature by Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, the House majority whip; Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim; and Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam. Write Van De Wege and Tharinger at P.O. Box 40600 , Olympia, WA 98504; email them at vandewege.kevin@leg.wa.gov; tharinger.steve@leg.wa.gov; hargrove.jim@leg.wa.gov.

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  15. Military plans town hall on Army cuts at joint baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | The Columbian

    ... who voted against the 2011 budget compromise that set the stage for the Army force reductions. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, whose district includes JBLM, says there's no question that the military will be downsizing, but will it be done in a smart ...

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  16. Washington State Senate bans open-carry guns in public galleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | Fox News

    Jason McMillon carries his Rock River LAR-PDS pistol with a 45-round magazine into the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, during a gun-rights rally opposing the state's Initiative 594, which requires - with only a few exceptions - background checks on all gun sales and transfers. Rules at the Capitol allow guns to be carried openly in the building.

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  17. Lawmakers return for 105-day sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Washington lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for the start of a 105-day legislative session. They arrive for Monday's noon start in Olympia with a contempt order by the state Supreme Court hanging over their heads and disagreement over how to respond to it.

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  18. Taxes a big factor in Legislature's agenda | Other VoicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Bellevue Reporter

    During a couple of panel discussions with legislators in Olympia on Friday as they warmed up for the start of the 2015 legislative session, which began Monday, Jan. 12, more than a few legislators found it necessary to assure reporters and the public that they'd be able to get everything on a very loaded agenda done in the 105 days they have allotted. Good on them if they can do it, but, considering the things they've kicked down the road previously, we're more concerned with what they get done than when.

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  19. Strange Wilds releasing new 7" on Sub PopRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Brooklynvegan

    Hailing from Olympia, WA, Strange Wilds make bruising, guttural punk rock: heavy, loud and fast, with dark clouds looming. The band, which includes members of Negative Press, Outlook, and Wreck, released their debut 7" in 2014 and will follow it up with a new three-song 7" next week via Sub Pop.

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  20. Olympia for DummiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Crosscut.com

    ... Compromises are made and the best of all worlds prevails. Democracy rocks big time. This is what really happens in Olympia: For the past two years, almost every new idea from each side got shot down. Then everyone congratulated themselves on passing ...

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