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Lacey police looking for stolen motorcycle

LACEY — Police seek the whereabouts of a motorcycle stolen late last week from a parking space in Lacey. Lacey Police Department reports that the blue and white Yamaha motocross bike with Washington license place 6F1609 was stolen sometime between Thursday and Friday at the Brittany Lane Apartments,


Permanent Daylight Saving bill passes in Olympia — here’s what’s next

A bill to keep Washington state in Daylight Saving Time permanently was passed by the Legislature Tuesday. Current laws require a waiver from Congress for any state wishing to remain in permanent Daylight Saving Time. A waiver is not required for states choosing to remain in Standard Time year-round


Talking Relative Affordability of Thurston County Housing with Real Estate Agent Casey Jones

Even casual followers of the local housing market are aware that prices have advanced strongly once again over the past year. Casey Jones, real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc., offers an in-depth look into relative affordability in Thurston County.


Amber Alert issued after Spokane father stabs mom, takes off with son, police say

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old child who was taken by his father near Spokane Tuesday morning. The man, who is the estranged husband to the child's mother, broke into their home in the 12800 block of E. Blossey Ave. in Spokane Valley, stabbed the mother and took th


Thurston joint animal commission hires new executive director

LACEY — The Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater-Thurston County Joint Animal Services Commission hired Sarah Hock as the agency’s new executive director. Hock starts work April 29, succeeding Ric Torgerson, who served as the executive director for three years.


DUI suspect injured, arrested after vehicle crashes near Black Lake

OLYMPIA — Thurston County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested a motorist under the influence of marijuana who was injured in an early-morning collision. The crash into a power pole took place at about 5 a.m. at the corner of 74th Avenue Southwest and Mazama Street Southwest, near the south end of B


Charge: Video shows man working while collecting $70,000 for fake injury

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A Shelton man is facing a first-degree theft charge after he was caught on video harvesting and delivering shellfish while claiming he was disabled from a back injury and couldn’t work, state investigators say.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Homicide suspect in custody after vehicle pursuit

According to Edmonds police, the suspects were detained in the area of 220th and Highway 99. Everett police say the pursuit went from Everett to Edmonds. Both suspects are men, according to Everett police, one believed to be a suspect in an ongoing murder investigation.


Cause of Death for Missing Woman Found Near Evergreen Unknown Following Exam

The cause and manner of death for a missing woman whose remains were found earlier this month in northwest Olympia are still undetermined following a medical exam, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.


Olympia man with 8 DUI arrests is back on the road

During Joseph Goodman's latest DUI last month he crashed his Audi SUV into a Seattle stop sign and then ran away. The one before that, he led Olympia police on a car chase that ended when he crashed his Ferrari into parked car and a house.


Oregon’s next-door neighbor votes for year-round daylight saving time

State lawmakers in Olympia voted by a wide margin on Tuesday to approve a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent in Washington. The 90-6 vote in the state House follows a similarly-wide margin in the Washington Senate, and it sends the bill to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.


Sen. Walsh apologizes for comment that upset nurses

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State Senator Maureen Walsh, who angered nurses by saying some may spend a lot of time playing cards in rural hospitals, says she wishes she could reel her comment back in.


California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can on a sweltering day.


Here's What Olympia Is Doing for LGBTQ Communities This Year

With a historically large LGBTQ caucus in the House and Senate, Olympia is gayer than it has ever been. After securing marriage equality, banning conversion therapy, and passing hate crimes legislation in previous years, this session lawmakers focused on passing a slew of bills designed to make syst


Untraceable gun limits clear Washington Legislature

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Following a high-profile federal case the Washington state Legislature has approved new limits — but not a ban — on untraceable firearms. The proposal would ban outright all guns not detectable by airport metal detectors, and would add limits to obtaining plans for untraceable guns,


The Latest: Police sent to home of missing boy several times

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the missing suburban Chicago 5-year-old boy (all times local):. Police reports indicate the 5-year-old boy who went missing from a suburban Chicago home had been living in squalor as recently as December when an officer dispatched to the scene said the "smell of feces" i


Mobile Home Park Owner Challenges Olympia’s Ban on RVs as Permanent Housing

The owner of a mobile home park in west Olympia cited for allowing people to live in recreational vehicles says city code is standing in the way of affordable housing. Andrew Cramer owns the Coach Post Mobile Home Park at 3633 Seventh Ave. SW, where dozens of people pay rent to live in RVs. One fami


WA State Ferries asking pets stay out of passenger cabin

SEATTLE — The Washington State Ferry System is asking passengers to keep their pets out of the passenger cabin. Only service animals are allowed in the passenger cabins of the vessels.


Lawmaker Apologizes For Claiming Some Nurses ‘Play Cards’ At Work

OLYMPIA, Wash. (CBS Local) — A lawmaker in Washington state who angered nurses by saying some of them spend a lot of time playing cards in rural hospitals has agreed to shadow a nurse for a 12-hour shift.