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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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3 hrs ago | The Olympian

Car workshop blast in China kills more than 40

State broadcaster CCTV said in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city in Jiangsu province left 65 people dead.

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7 hrs ago | The Olympian

Work begins at Natural Resources building

The Natural Resources building on the east Capital Campus will begin tree removal and roof work Saturday.

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11 hrs ago | The Olympian

Up-and-coming Black Lillies to play United Way benefit in Olympia

The Knoxville, Tenn., band, which blends country, folk, bluegrass and jazz, will play a benefit for the United Way of Thurston County.

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12 hrs ago | The Olympian

"Active shooter drill" to be held at Saint Martin's

Olympian file photo of Cebula Hall at Saint Martin's University, where emergency crews will conduct an "active shooter drill" on Friday.

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16 hrs ago | The Olympian

APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules

Or at least, easier to break up into manageable doses. Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they're eating.

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21 hrs ago | The Olympian

Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph with no significant change in strength expected over the next two days.

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Yesterday | The Olympian

Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

Ukrainian forces have latterly focused their strategy on driving a wedge into an area between the two main rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Olympian

VP Biden praises Japan's new military policy

Biden spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday. The White House says the two agreed that Japan's policy will strengthen U.S.-Japanese ties and help Japan contribute more to regional peace and security.

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The Olympian

Lacey woman charged with animal cruelty in the case of the alleged abuse of a puppy

The Thurston County Prosecutor's office filed a criminal charge in the case involving a seven-week-old German shepherd mix named Bella, according to a news release.

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The Olympian

Olympia soldier charged with possessing child porn

A soldier based at a Yakima training center has been federally charged with one count of possessing child pornography after a cache of sexually explicit photographs of young girls were found on his barracks computer.

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The Olympian

Divided House abandons vote on border bill

Speaker John Boehner issued a statement Thursday saying the House would continue to work on solutions to the crisis.

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The Olympian

Beer lovers unite at Olympia Brewfest

South Sound lost its namesake Olympia Brewing Co. years ago, but the tradition of commercial brewing in the Olympia area is alive and well.

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The Olympian

Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says that by placing and firing rockets within heavily populated areas both sides are committing "a violation of international humanitarian law, therefore a war crime."

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The Olympian

Turkish women protest deputy PMs no laughter quip

Women were sharing photos on Twitter of themselves laughing Wednesday after Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc's comments that not laughing out loud in public is among requirements of being an honorable woman.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Olympian

Sen. Karen Fraser among 10 Americans receiving cultural friendship commendations from Japan

State Sen. Karen Fraser of Thurston County is one of 10 Americans receiving the Japan Foreign Minister's Commendation next month, and one of 108 individuals honored globally .

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The Olympian

Gallery: Double shooting leaves two dead near Tolmie State Park

Thurston County Sheriffs Office investigators along with staff from the the county Coroners office process the scene of an apparent murder-suicide off 56th Ave. NE near Marvin Road Wednesday afternoon.Law enforcement responded to a report of two bodies on the ground about 2 p.m. A woman is reported to be dead with one man dying en route to the ... (more)

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KING-TV Seattle

Sheriff's Office investigating double fatal shooting in Olympia

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double fatal shooting in Olympia.

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KOMO News

Double shooting in Olympia leaves woman dead, man wounded

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Thurston County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left a woman dead and a man seriously wounded.

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The Olympian

Lawyer sues GM on behalf of 658 plaintiffs

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan names 29 people who were killed and 629 who were hurt.

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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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