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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 $142/per square foot. More Olympia information.

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15 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Port of Astoria names Washington man new leader

The Port of Astoria has named an executive from Washington state as its fifth leader in less than three years.

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19 hrs ago | Sammamish Review

The kids are (probably) all right

Sometime soon, some parents around the area will be getting a pair of letters. One is a federally-mandated notice informing them that their child's school is failing.

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Yesterday | Denver Westword

How Ark Life Made a Promising Career Out of Drinking with Friends

When Jesse Elliott came to Denver in early 2013, he was only passing through. As the frontman of Washington, D.C.-based rock band These United States, he'd passed through Denver plenty of times.

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Yesterday | HeraldNet

Despite challenges, Smith Island salmon project moving ahead

Count Naeem Iqbal among the skeptics of an ambitious project to revive salmon habitat in the Snohomish River at the expense of farmland.

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Yesterday | The Olympian

Tilley Road bridge slated to close Wednesday for maintenance work

A bridge known as the T-2 Beaver Creek Bridge on South Tilley Road just north of 140th Avenue SW near Tenino will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday for maintenance work.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Olympian

Olympia City Council prepares for upcoming mid-year retreat

The retreat is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the LOTT board room, 500 Adams St., Olympia.

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The Olympian

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest set for Saturday

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest, formerly known as Tumwater Oktoberfest, is set for 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course driving range.

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The Olympian

Olympian Feature Photography August 2014

A bombardier's view from the nose of the visiting, "Maid in the Shade" B-25 Mitchell bomber as is cruises over the South Sound August 11th.

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The Olympian

Feds seek to auction off Yelm couple's loot

Seattlepi.com reports prosecutors filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court last week seeking permission to sell the property.

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KVEW-TV Kennewick

West Nile virus infection confirmed in Walla Walla resident

OLYMPIA ¾ A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state.

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The Olympian

Sweet corn ripe early this endless summer

The commercial corn growers I've talked to recently said they can never remember their sweet corn crops ready for harvest as early as they are this year.

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The Olympian

Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption

The warning comes amid swarms of earthquakes that have taken place since Saturday in Bardabunga - a subglacial stratovolcano located under Iceland's largest glacier.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Olympian

WSP seeks witnesses of hit-and-run on I-5 in Lacey

The crash was more than a month ago, but Washington State Patrol is asking the public to help in its investigation of a two vehicle hit-and-run that occurred just before 5 p.m. Friday, July 11, on northbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.

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The Olympian

Death notices for Aug. 19

James, 83, Lacey, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Roo-Lan Healthcare Center, Lacey.

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The Olympian

Busy first weekend for Tour of Homes

Tour attendees go from home to home in The Preserve at Tumwater Place development Sunday during Olympia Master Builders' 2014 Tour of Homes in Thurston County August 17th.

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Is WordPress Dead?

Editor's note: This post was written by Anna , a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them.

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The Olympian

EU pledges $168m to offset Russia sanctions cost

Russia's ban on EU food imports this month coincided with the harvesting season and led to a supply glut that is weighing on prices and causing losses for producers.

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The Olympian

Toy store is a welcome sight back downtown

When the popular Wind Up Here toy store closed in March, there was a sense of loss felt by downtown merchants and customers alike.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Olympian

Nepal flood toll hits 101, fears of disease rise

Jhanka Nath Dhakal of Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center said four helicopters with food, emergency supplies, medicine and medical workers were sent to villages in the west of the country Monday.

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The Olympian

Eielson housing provider rejects borough tax deal

The Fairbanks North Star Borough had offered a substantial discount off the $1.8 million property tax bill.

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