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Olympia gridlock hurting low-income patients

Without a capital budget out of Olympia, billions of dollars worth of construction projects are on hold. Thousands of low-income residents in need of healthcare are also impacted. "It's hard to turn people away. It's not what we're here for," said Thomas Trompeter, CEO of Health Point community heal

KING-5 - 2017-09-22 18:23:40

This would-be car prowler was caught on camera near East Olympia. Authorities want help identifying him

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying a man who has been looking through car windows in the Summerwood neighborhood near East Olympia. The agency posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, describing a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, bandana, tennis shoes and carrying a

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 00:36:00

Police investigating suspected homicide in Olympia

Olympia police are investigating a suspected homicide in the Percival Canyon area. Olympia Police Lt. Sam Costello says officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area Friday evening. The Olympian reports (https://goo.gl/tdoFE6 ) officers didn't immediately find anything suspicious but respond

BELLINGHAM HERALD - 2017-09-23 03:25:00

One person dead in West Olympia shooting

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Police are investigating after a deadly shooting in West Olympia Friday evening. Police were called to the area of the Percival Creek Bridge around 5:00 p.m. for reports of shots fired near Cooper Point Rd NW and Canton Way SW. Officers arrived to find one person dead. Right now th

KOMO NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:30:10

Commission Approves 25 Percent Pay Raise for Olympia's Elected Officials

Olympia's independent salary commission officially approved a pay raise of about 25 percent for the city's elected officials at a Tuesday night meeting. The pay increase takes into account cost of living increases that other city employees have received for the past several years, in addition to the

CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 17:30:00

Fun things to do in Thurston County this week

After more than 30 years working as a librarian, bookseller and NPR books commentator, Nancy Pearl has released her debut novel, "George and Lizzie," which follows an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. On tour supporting her book, Pearl will be at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE,

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 14:22:00

Field Trip Friday: Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm

Jim Dever, KING8:03 PM. PDT September 22, 2017 EAST OLYMPIA, WASH. - The Lattin family opened their popular South Sound attraction more than 40 years ago. Their apple fritters, pies and produce are beloved local treats. Guests can also get up-close and personal with farm animals and explore the farm

KING-5 - 2017-09-23 03:03:13

State sues Capital Medical Center, alleging it denied charity care

The state Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Capital Medical Center had violated state law by withholding charity care from thousands of low-income patients. The lawsuit, filed in Thurston County Superior Court, alleges that the west Olympia hospital aggressively demanded

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 23:48:00

Time to clean up dirty port politics

The Port of Olympia is using property taxes to increase profits for a few big businesses and property developers. They do this by providing these companies below market rates on property leases and Marine terminal fees. This leads to the Port operating at a loss of over $3 million every year. This i

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 22:32:00

Summer is over. Get over it with a hike on a trail that's already showing fall colors

Granite Mountain will take your breath away any time you hike this peak near Snoqualmie Pass, but it does a particularly good job of this in early Fall. The trail is an uphill workout that starts to showing its fall colors in late summer, making it an ideal destination for those looking to get an ea

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-22 13:17:00

Michael Dennis Gormley: Search for fugitive who police say punched woman in face

King County Sheriff's deputies are searching for Michael Dennis Gormley and asking for help from the public to locate him. The 46-year-old is wanted on a $75,000 warrant for Domestic Violence Felony Violation of a No Contact Order, Telephone Harassment in Pierce County and a no bail DOC warrant for

Q13FOX.COM - 2017-09-21 21:14:21

Nisqually Land Trust Celebrates 28 Years of Operation

More than 130 people attended the Nisqually Land Trust's annual meeting and salmon bake last Sunday at Odd Fellows Park in Olympia. Members of the land trust were treated with a buffet of fresh oysters from National Fish and Oyster, salmon donated by the Nisqually Tribe and dessert to cap off its 28

NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS - 2017-09-21 21:15:00

National Voter Registration Day Is Tuesday, Sept. 26

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Thurston County Auditor's Office will join a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day on Nov. 7 as part of National Voter Registration Day. The Auditor's Office encourages eligible voters to register online (MyVote.wa.gov) or at one of the many followi

NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:33:00

McGregor Has Earned Your Vote for Port Commissioner

Port of Olympia Commissioner Bill McGregor is never the loudest person in the room, but he is the most effective because he makes reasoned, evidence based decisions on the matters that come before the commission after listening to all points of view. The Port of Olympia is on its way to the century

NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:15:00

Army veteran saved lives in two wars

Barbara Jean Nichols, a graduate of Everett General Hospital School of Nursing, helped build Boeing warplanes during World War II and served as a nurse in the Korean War and in Vietnam. Now 95, she is featured in a Legacy Washington exhibit in Olympia. (Brian Zylstra / Office of Secretary of State)

HERALDNET - 2017-09-20 08:30:00

College, distilleries partner in new 'Craft District'

For many students, alcohol is unofficially part of the college experience. Next year students at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia will be able to get degrees in brewing, distilling, and cider-making. It's believed to be the first degree of its kind in the nation, according to Noel Ruba

KING-5 - 2017-09-20 22:55:57

PCAF celebrates 30 years of courage, compassion and resilience

2017 marks 30 years of service for PCAF, (Pierce County AIDS Foundation) which provides HIV and AIDS programs and services throughout the South Sound region. PCAF is proud to announce a series of events and activities designed to commemorate the work and history of the organization as it acknowledge

TACOMA DAILY INDEX - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

OUTDOORS: Halibut season options change

MANY CHANGES HAVE occurred since a 16-day halibut season with a two fish limit (one in retention) was unofficially brought forth for 2018 by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in June. That idea is now off the shelf, replaced by more limited options presented at a late August meeting in Olymp

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 08:30:00

Online public schools a growing option for parents

Kira Mills of Tumwater first tried traditional school for her then-kindergartner Gabe. "It was a class of 30 kids," Mills remembered. "I remember walking away crying because he wasn't going to get the attention." Then the Puyallup mother tried home-schooling. That didn't work either. She looked onli

KING-5 - 2017-09-21 23:51:28

Accident, semi truck leaking fuel block Interstate 5

An accident involving a semi truck is blocking Interstate 5 Wednesday morning near U.S. Route 101 in Tumwater, state officials say. The truck was leaking fuel and the Department of Ecology was dispatched to help clean up the scene, state trooper Brooke Bova said via Twitter. The state Department of

OLYMPIAN - 2017-09-20 14:39:00