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3 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA

11 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Olympia, WA, Lacey, WA

18 hrs ago | The Olympian

Restaurant inspections for July 30

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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Wed Jul 30, 2014

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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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

The Olympian

2 dead after shooting on Thurston County road

A woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s were found shot and dead Wednesday afternoon on a Thurston County road, not far from Tolmie State Park.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Thurston County Fair opens with array of exhibits, activities

The fair opens every day at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Thursday is Kids Day, $2 admission for all children ages 14 and younger.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

NWCN.com

Sheriff's Office investigating double fatal shooting in Lacey

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

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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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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Seattle, WA

The News Tribune

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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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Lacey, WA

The Olympian

Pot retailer Green Lady closer to opening in Olympia

The Lacey area has its first pot retailer and now Olympia is a step closer after the Olympia Hearing Examiner Monday evening approved a conditional use permit, subject to several conditions, for Green Lady, which is set to open next month.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Lacey, WA, Kitsap County, WA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Olympian

Thurston County Fair adds some different flavors to traditional offerings

The old-fashioned fair gets an update with the kind of music you'd typically hear in downtown Olympia, a contest for tattoo artist, and wine, beer and cider tastings.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Beer, Drink

The Olympian

Thurston County Auditor: Ballot box at Lackamas Elementary has limited hours

Access to a ballot drop box at Lackamas Elementary School, 16240 Bald Hill Road SE, Yelm, is limited, and no longer available 24 hours a day, according to a news release from the Thurston County Auditor's Office.

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Related Topix: Yelm, WA, North Yelm, WA, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Thurston County to hold online surplus auction

"Ninety percent of the items are PCs, and they're just surplus because they're beyond their life cycle," said Jenny Brannam, a financial analyst with the county.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Olympian

Volunteers help Thurston County Fair thrive with fewer public dollars

Katelyn Drake spins her horse Dixie as she heads to a fast 12:957 time in the key pole race Sunday during the 2013 Thurston County Fair.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA

The News Tribune

Woman drowns inner-tubing with grandson on Nisqually River

A woman inner-tubing with her teenage grandson drowned Saturday in the Nisqually River, the Thurston County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

KING-TV Seattle

Special court for vets reaches 5-year milestone

OLYMPIA A special court designed to help veterans in Thurston County reached its five year anniversary this month.

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Related Topix: Seattle, WA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Olympian

Elect Pulsipher, Olsen for PUD commission

Although the Thurston Public Utility District is a little-known and frequently misunderstood water district serving residents in multiple counties, it has drawn the most candidates seeking office in the South Sound primary election on Aug. 5. Seven individuals are running for two positions.

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

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Olympian

Woman hospitalized after raft overturns on Nisqually River

A woman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after her raft overturned Saturday in the Nisqually River near the River Bend campground.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Olympian

Relevant experience runs deep in Thurston PUD District 3 race

Incumbent Chris Stearns faces three challengers for his Thurston PUD District 3 seat, and all three have deep backgrounds in utilities, financial analysis and water systems.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA, King County, WA, Pierce County, WA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Olympian

Public landscaping should consider the long-term

Today I observed a crew from Thurston County removing plant material along the Yelm Highway.

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