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How militarized are Washington's police departments?

In Ferguson, Mo. police used military equipment in response to protestors. Washington law enforcement agencies have some of the same gear.

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Related Topix: Washington

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Panel votes on limiting free meals for lawmakers

Lawmakers would be able to accept just 12 free meals from lobbyists each year under a plan from a legislative ethics panel.

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Related Topix: Yakima County, WA, Lacey, WA

NWCN.com

Schools hope upcoming year is the last on a tight budget

While you prepare your child for the upcoming school year, you are likely thinking about your budget.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

NWCN.com

Schools hope upcoming year is the last on a tight budget

While you prepare your child for the upcoming school year, you are likely thinking about your budget.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The News Tribune

Education equals earnings, WorkForce Central report says

The Pierce County job training and placement service WorkForce Central on Monday released its "Force of the Future" snapshot of the local employment situation, focusing on "a widening gap between the jobs available and the skill-sets of the workers seeking jobs."

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

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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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Tumwater, WA, Olympia, WA, Lacey, WA

The Olympian

Discussion targets safety in downtown Olympia

Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim and Olympia police officers will lead the discussion 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the New Caldonia Atrium, 116 Fifth Avenue SE.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Maytown verdict puts county in a bad light

The $12 million verdict against Thurston County for interfering in a development project near Maytown was disappointing on several levels, not the least of which is the unwanted burden on a multi-county insurance pool funded by local governments already strapped for cash.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Olympian

TwinStar Credit Union warns members about email scam

TwinStar Credit Union has issued a warning to customers about an email phishing scam, according to Crime Stoppers of Olympia/Thurston County.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Olympian

Charity groups stuff backpacks with school supplies for local children

City Gates Ministries collected nearly 700 backpacks to distribute Thursday e evening at its weekly gathering in a parking lot at State and Adams streets in downtown Olympia.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Olympia, WA, Lacey, WA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Olympian

New clinic opens in Olympia to serve HIV-positive people in region

The state Department of Health, SeaMar Community Health Center and a division of Harborview Medical Center have joined forces to open a new clinic in Olympia that will serve HIV-positive people in the region.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Grays Harbor County, WA, Pacific County, WA, HIV/AIDS, Health

The Olympian

Vandals target school in Lacey

Lacey Elementary School was vandalized in July and again in early August, possibly the weekend of Aug. 9, according to Lacey Police.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Restaurant inspections for Aug. 13

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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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Columbian

County acts on massage parlors

Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that will place some new requirements on practitioners of massage therapy and reflexology.

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Related Topix: Clark County, WA, Vancouver, WA

The Olympian

First quarter retail sales fall in Thurston County

Thurston County retail sales fell more than 2 percent in the first quarter of the year, a disappointing result after statewide retail sales rose 5 percent in the same period.

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

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Olympian

DNR: Crews fighting fires in Thurston, Mason counties

Crews from Thurston County Fire District 12 stage on a hill as smoke rises from a heavily wooded area near Crane Rd south of Tenino Monday morning from a brush fire which started Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tenino, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Rochester, WA, Mason County, WA

The Olympian

Carjacking suspect appears in court; elderly assault victim still recovering in hospital

On Aug. 4, Sgt. Ray Brady and Lt. Paul Counts from the Thurston County Sheriff's Office inspect a stolen Ford F350 truck along with several police vehicles after a carjacking suspect led law enforcement on a wild chase through the county that began in Yelm and ended in Olympia.

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Related Topix: Yelm, WA, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Kids prosper and find their voice at the club

What do Denzel Washington and Thurston County's Terrance Gardenhigh have in common? Although they share an uncanny ability to entertain, that's not it.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Tumwater, WA, Rochester, WA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Olympian

DNR: Fire crews battling fires in Tenino, Rochester area and Shelton

Several fire districts and the state Department of Natural Resources were fighting fires in Tenino, the Rochester area and near Shelton, a DNR spokeswoman said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Rochester, WA, Tenino, WA, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

There's no such thing as a free lunch

It's Monday morning, a few hours before lunch, and the Olympia Senior Center kitchen is silent.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Mason County, WA

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