Thurston County Newswire

Thurston County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Thurston County, WA.

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  1. Chronic-pain patients feel sting of state's opioid crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    ... opioid task force. There was one suicide thought to be linked to the closure of SPC. Denny Peck, 58, of Thurston County, left a note in September saying he had run out of pills and couldn't stand the pain caused by a commercial fishing accident 26 ...

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  2. How do you stop underage drinking? County will consider fines for property ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Olympian

    Thurston County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing Tuesday on a new ordinance that would implement civil penalties - a fine of as much as $250 - for people who host parties where minors are drinking alcohol or using marijuana. "I'm really excited about this ordinance," said Bud Blake, chairman of the three-member commission.

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  3. Judging Olympiaa s best baked good wasna t a oeeasy as pieaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Olympian

    ... Saturday at the ninth annual Olympia Pie Fest, hosted by the Olympia Bakers Guild. Bakers from throughout Thurston County contributed their masterpieces, which were judged by both volunteers and professional bakers. An unusual oatmeal pie blew the ...

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  4. Thurston County nursing assistant regains credentialRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Olympian

    Watson's license was suspended in 2010 after he had sexual intercourse with a patient. In reinstating his credential, the state's Nursing Assistant Program also placed him on probation for at least one year and ordered him to complete continuing education in boundaries and ethics.

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  5. Thurston County Commissioners look for water rights solutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Olympian

    Thurston County has joined other counties across the state in trying to figure out how to monitor their groundwater and issue building permits in the wake of a recent state Supreme Court ruling on Whatcom County water rights. In the Whatcom County versus Hirst ruling, the court ruled counties are responsible for protecting water resources under the Growth Management Act.

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  6. Whata s Happening for Feb. 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Olympian

    Books, Brownies and Beans Used Book Sale: Proceeds benefit the homeless of Thurston County. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia.

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  7. Deadly wrecks up dramatically across Washington in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily World

    ... Collision Summary produced by the commission and released Thursday. Fatal collisions in unincorporated Thurston County declined to nine in 2015 from 11 in 2014, but Olympia saw one more fatal wreck in 2015 (two) than it did in 2014 (one). Tacoma ...

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  8. Deadly-force bill stalls in OlympiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Seattle Times

    ... Frockt's proposal did not do enough to change the law's language. Karen Johnson, of the Black Alliance of Thurston County, said she still hopes lawmakers can find language that leads to an agreement. In the meantime, Johnson urged law-enforcement ...

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  9. Thurston County home explosion likely caused by gas leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Olympian

    An elderly woman was able to escape from a house fire and explosion early Friday morning south of Tumwater, according to East Olympia Fire District 6. Firefighters responded to the home on the 1200 block of 93rd Avenue Southwest, south of the Olympia Regional Airport, at about 1:45 a.m. Firefighters found a fire in the back of the house, and most of the windows were blown out. Twelve firefighters were able to get the fire under control in less than 30 minutes.

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  10. Level 3 sex offender registers to live in LaceyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Olympian

    The Thurston County Sheriff's Office has made a general notification regarding level III sex offender, Anthony Q. Cook, 29, who has registered to live in the 8000 block of South Bicentennial Loop southeast, in Lacey. On Dec. 17, 1999, Cook pleaded guilty in Thurston County Juvenile Court to one count of first-degree rape of a child. 2 comments

  11. Whata s Happening for Feb. 24Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | The Olympian

    ... the library's information desk. Books, Brownies and Beans Used Book Sale: Proceeds benefit the homeless of Thurston County. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia. Livin' Harmony: A four-part ...

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  12. Jeff Gadman says his last day on Lacey City Council will be March 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Olympian

    Lacey City Councilman Jeff Gadman, who was appointed to Thurston County Treasurer last week, announced his resignation to the council Thursday night, effective March 9. Although he didn't have to resign, Gadman decided he needed to because he didn't feel one person holding two elected positions could serve either of them effectively. He also shared conflict-of-interest concerns because the treasurer handles Lacey money.

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  13. Ken Balsley among candidates seeking seats on Lacey City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Olympian

    That's because Councilman Jeff Gadman is the new Thurston County Treasurer, Councilman Virgil Clarkson has decided he won't run again, and council members Andy Ryder, Cynthia Pratt and Michael Steadman are all up for election this fall. Steadman has filed to defend his seat, state Public Disclosure Commission data show.

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  14. Coroner identifies woman killed in 2-vehicle crash on Yelm HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Olympian

    Carolyna Saint-Germain, 70, of Olympia was the woman who died at the scene of a two-car crash Wednesday on Yelm Highway at Canterwood Drive Southeast, near the Amtrak station. Officials with Lacey Fire District 3 and the Thurston County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the crash about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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  15. Former private school teacher accused of inappropriate conduct with studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Olympian

    ... a student or students was filed in September. The complaint was investigated by detectives and sent to the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office for review. The prosecutor's office sent the case back to police when "additional information came to ...

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  16. Whata s Happening for Feb. 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Olympian

    ... the library's information desk. Books, Brownies and Beans Used Book Sale: Proceeds benefit the homeless of Thurston County. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia. Livin' Harmony: A four-part ...

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  17. Our Voice: Police compromise on deadly force law is significantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... of a difference. According to The News Tribune, Karen Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Black Alliance of Thurston County, said that under the proposed bill "nothing changes," and she was disappointed to see that the recommendation that came from a ...

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  18. Trial for Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin could be in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The Olympian

    ... However, a new trial date hasn't yet been announced, and no judge has been assigned to the case. Already two Thurston County Superior Court judges have removed themselves from the case because of rules governing judges: James Dixon and John Skinder. ...

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  19. Restaurant inspections for Feb. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The Olympian

    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. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.

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  20. Whata s Happening for Feb. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The Olympian

    Thurston County League of Women Voters: Topic will be "Hidden Impacts of Poverty," 6:30 p.m. in Room A at the Olympia Community Center, 222 Columbia St. NW. New Year "Newtrition": A holistic approach to nutrition, 12:30 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.

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