17 min ago
Gray whale seen in Puget Sound
John Calambokidis, a whale expert with Cascadia Research, told KOMO the marine mammal is believed to be the same one that has been in the south Sound for the past several days.
1 hr ago
What's Happening for June 19
Keeping Kids Safe Project : The Keeping Kids Safe Project will host a free child safety fair from 3-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Bruce Titus Nissan and Chrysler dealerships, 2220 Carriage Drive SW, Olympia.
5 hrs ago
AmeriCorps members get boost for education
More than $14 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded to AmeriCorps members in the state's 10th Congressional District, which includes Thurston County and a portion of Pierce County.
9 hrs ago
Olympia takes position against coal
The Olympia City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a resolution opposing the construction of coal export facilities in the Northwest.
11 hrs ago
Communitya s vision, persistence pay off
The recent groundbreaking for Quixote Village kicked off the final phase of a six-year community effort to move a highly successful homeless encampment into more traditional housing.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Redmond Neighborhood Blog
State Board of Education cancels vote to weaken School Achievement Index
This Wednesday, June 19th, the State Board of Education meets in Olympia to discuss revisions to the School Achievement Index to reduce the rigor of the performance criteria used to evaluate schools, as I've explained here.
New revenue forecast could break logjam in Olympia - Tue, 18 Jun 2013 PST
Washington's economic outlook is improving, in part because of better home sales, and the state could have an extra $231 million over the next two years for its general operating budget.
San Juan Islander
Medical Cannabis Patients Will Rally In Olympia to Save Medical Cannabis in Washington State
Residents that use cannabis as medicine from all over the state of Washington will be gathering in Olympia at the Capitol Campus Wednesday, June 19, and their message is clear.
Props for Boeing and Washington at the Paris Air Show
The Pacific Northwest's reputation for building the world's best airplanes is getting its proper respect , according to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Lake Stevens.
Mercer Island Reporter
State Legislature forced into second special session over budget
The Washington State Legislature was forced to its second special session of the year after lawmakers in Olympia were unable to reach a deal on a state budget.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
State agencies present worst-case scenarios for gov't shutdown
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- It's never happened before and may not happen this year, but Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants state agencies to prepare for a government shutdown.
Olympia police serve warrant at troubled Boulevard Road residence
Olympia police arrested three men at a "hazardous and unsafe" Boulevard Road residence Friday night where neighbors have complained of suspicious activity and landlord neglect.
Olympia closes on purchase of isthmus properties
Olympia paid Capital Shores Investments LLC, the group that had plans to build condominium towers there, nearly $3.3 million for the parcels at 505 and 529 Fourth Ave. W. The deal closed on Friday, said Jay Burney, assistant city manager.
What's Happening for June 17
Tumwater Chamber of Commerce lunch forum : Internationally known speaker Brad Worthley presents "Simple Steps to an Extraordinary Life and Career" at the Chamber's monthly lunch forum at River's Edge Restaurant, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive.
Rep. Denny Heck's Bill Would Protect Wash. Banks From Pot Prosecution
Marijuana rules in Washington are still getting hammered out. Rep. Denny Heck is co-sponsoring a forward-looking bill to allow banks and marijuana shops to manage transactions.
4-year-old boy who fell in Lacey pool dies
Police Lt. Phil Comstock told The Olympian the boy died Sunday night at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma where he had been in critical condition.
Big move stirs large emotions for preschool
Students at Eastside Cooperative Preschool in Olympia had a lot of questions last week about the school's big move.
Grant will give more students a high-tech education
In a simpler time, machinists and machine operators could learn on the job, if they were mechanically inclined.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Delegation to tout state's place in aerospace in Paris
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will have plenty of company from Washington state when he arrives at the Paris Air Show , with nearly 100 other people from the state in attendance this week.
Live Music Blog
PHOTOS / RECAP: Parquet Courts, Naomi Punk @ Neumos, Seattle, WA 6/12/13
Brooklyn's Parquet Courts brought their late 70s/early 80s style punk to Neumos last night.