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Yesterday | The News Tribune

Work Clothes: A Labor Day special

Bankers still wear suits, butchers and bakers wear aprons, golfers and football players still wear shoes with soles fixed with cleats meant to grab the ground.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Olympia, WA, Lacey, WA

Saturday | Whidbey News-Times

Signal project to improve traffic on Highway 20

Harmony Weinberg, a spokesperson for DOT, said contractor crews will be working in the city over the next couple of months to integrate signal lights at 11 intersections "to better respond to real-time traffic conditions."

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KOMO News

Police: Suspects rob high-school vending machines at gunpoint

Three people were arrested Tuesday for repeatedly buglarizing Olympia High School's vending machines over the course of five or six nights, according to the Olympia Police Department.

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Related Topix: Tumwater, WA, Lacey, WA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Kirkland Reporter

Spend summer's last holiday weekend having fun, not stuck in traffic

With Washingtonians gearing up to celebrate the last, long holiday weekend of the summer, travelers are advised to plan ahead for heavy traffic on the state's major highways.

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie Pass, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Coupeville, WA, Port Townsend, WA, Canada,

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

I-5 chase reaches speeds of 125 mph; 1 arrest

Thurston County, Washington, sheriff's officers say a man accused of threatening a woman with a board, stealing her car and leading deputies on an Interstate 5 chase that reached speeds of 125 mph has been arrested.

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Related Topix: Tumwater, WA, Grand Mound, WA

KOMO News

Thurston Co. testing for water contamination after diesel spill

The Thurston County Public Health Department is testing well water at seven homes in Tumwater after a diesel spill contaminated about 1,000 square yards of land.

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Related Topix: Tumwater, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Thurston County testing water after diesel spill

Well water is being tested at seven Tumwater, Washington, homes after a diesel spill contaminated about 1,000 square yards of land.

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Related Topix: Tumwater, WA

KOMO News

Vandals leave 1,200 Yelm residents without phone service

Hundreds of families were without phone service Saturday when vandals broke in and destroyed a cable communication service building in Yelm.

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Related Topix: Yelm, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Crosscut.com

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

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