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19 hrs ago | The Olympian

Olympia murder suspect not guilty by reason of insanity

A 47-year-old Olympia woman was criminally insane when she beat 76-year-old Cha Su White to death at the Casa Madrona Apartments on Martin Way in October 2012, and therefore is not guilty of second-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Yesterday | The Olympian

25-year-old nonprofit group Together keeps its focus on the kids

For 25 years, the Thurston County nonprofit organization Together has worked with schools and community organizations to promote positive youth development and give parents the resources they need to help their children succeed.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lacey, WA, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Tenino, WA, Rainier, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Make Narcan available to reverse heroin overdoses

The growing number of heroin-related deaths in the state of Washington reflects a disturbing nationwide trend.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Law, Law

The Olympian

Olympia City Council creates 5 drug-free zones

The overlapping zones will cover most of downtown Olympia and will be marked by signs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Olympia, WA

The News Tribune

Proposed pot farm draws ire of neighbors

Green is everywhere in the Skookumchuck Valley, from the lush pastures grazed by cattle and horses to the forested hills that surround the rural community of mostly hobby farms just outside of Tenino.

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Related Topix: Tenino, WA, Marijuana, Olympia, WA, Mason County, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Olympian

Pair plead guilty to selling cocaine to confidential informant

A 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling cocaine to a confidential source during a Thurston County Narcotics Task Force investigation, court papers state.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Olympia Five Guys aims to open May 6

From left: Amannda Schneider and future Olympia employees Kaylee Anderson, Dale-Lynn Moats, Kristen Zahn, Madie Merrill and David Beauchamp.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

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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Related Topix: Tenino, WA, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Three Thurston County businesses close doors

In this 2013 file photo, Shirley Ritter, aka, "Fairy Godmother," works a busy Thursday morning filling orders for Mother's Day at her eFairies retail store in Tumwater.

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Related Topix: Tumwater, WA, Lakewood, WA, Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Restaurant Inspections for April 16

Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office.

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The Olympian

Community can help furnish shelter

The Family Support Center of South Sound has made significant progress converting former city of Olympia office space at 837 Seventh Ave. SE into housing for families with children.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The News Tribune

Prices rising quickly for South Sound fuel

If you find gasoline selling for less than $3.60 a gallon in the South Sound this week, fill up.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA

Examiner.com

JBLM Soldier Spc. Dombroski's death 'not accidental'

Dombroski went missing in Washington State's Capitol Forest west of Olympia Sunday night while hiking.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA

The News Tribune

Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer raise re-election cash

Two South Sound members of Congress have well-stocked campaign coffers as they gear up for their first re-election bids.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Derek Kilmer, Gig Harbor, WA, Pierce County, WA, Shelton, WA, Puyallup, WA

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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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

KTMF

Gunfire At East Ukraine Airport As Troops Move In

An Associated Press reporter has heard heavy gunfire at an airport in eastern Ukraine after the government sent in army troops to retake control from pro-Russian militiamen.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Olympia, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Right Now: Search On For Missing Soldier In Washington Forest

The Thurston County sheriff's office says a missing Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier is the object of a ground and air search.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

First Visit to Top Rung Brewing in Lacey

As if first responders don't do enough to help us already, these guys also make beer.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Beer, Drink, Centralia, WA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Olympian

Former teacher's aide at Black Hills High pleads guilty to sex with student

A former teacher's aide at Black Hills High School pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.

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Related Topix: Tumwater, WA

The Olympian

Homeless families getting a new place to stay

The new 24-hour a day shelter will replace the support center's overnight-only shelter at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting

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