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12 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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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The Olympian

Auditor's Office seeks volunteers to write statements against North Olympia ballot measures

Thurston County Auditor's Office is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee to write statements against two ballot measures sponsored by Thurston County Fire Protection District No.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Olympian

3 vying for Thurston PUD District 2 seat

About 18 months ago, Russ Olsen of Lacey, was appointed to fill the District 2 seat on the Thurston PUD commission that was suddenly left vacant by former longtime commissioner Alan Corwin.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, University of Washington Tacoma, University of Washington, Yelm, WA, Saint Martin's University

The Olympian

Port of Olympia focus of chamber forum

The Port of Olympia is the subject of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce's August lunch forum.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

The Olympian

Valenzuela an adversary to south county residents

As I observe "Valenzuela for Commissioner" signs posted around Thurston County, I must remind my friends and neighbors the damage done to our community by County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela and her commissioner colleagues these last few years.

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The Olympian

Restaurant inspections for July 23

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 Jul 22, 2014

The Olympian

South Sound unemployment numbers plunge in June

At face value that would appear to be the case as the monthly unemployment rate for June fell sharply in both Pierce and Thurston counties.

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The Olympian

Frank pleads not guilty to attempted robbery charges

William Thomas C. Frank III, vice chairman of the Nisqually Tribal Council and the son of legendary Nisqually tribal leader Billy Frank Jr., pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted robbery in the first degree at Thurston County Superior Court Tuesday morning.

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The Olympian

Evergreen to host Active Shooter Response Training Wednesday

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, The Evergreen State College will host a Active Shooter Response Training, involving multiple law enforcement and fire agencies from around Thurston County.

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Related Topix: Evergreen State College

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Olympian

Fireworks-related infractions fall to 2 in Lacey

The number of fireworks-related tickets fell to two in Lacey this year, but Thurston County dispatchers still received more than 60 Lacey-related complaints on July 4 and more than 100 complaints starting in June.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA

The CPA Technology Advisor

Fire Commissioner, Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to 280 Fraud Counts

On his Facebook page, Kyle Baxter advertised that he would complete and file tax returns for $40.

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Related Topix: Fire, Tax, Olympia, WA

The Olympian

County issues swimming advisory for Burfoot Park

Thurston County health officials have issued an advisory for Burfoot Park after testing showed elevated levels of bacteria in the water.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Olympian

Lakefair parade carries on tradition

Sunday is the last day for the 57th annual Capital Lakefair, which will be open from noon-midnight at Capitol Lake Park in downtown Olympia.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Olympian

Thurston County ordered to pay millions in Maytown case

An effective but illegal plan by Thurston County to torpedo the sale of a Port of Tacoma-owned tract near Maytown for use as a gravel mine could cost the county $12 million.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA

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