Stories tagged: olympia
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Life after death: Recompose, a soil-based alternative to burial and cremation, moves closer to reality
Today, Recompose – which would convert human remains to soil – is still just a concept. But it’s approaching reality, with scientific testing done at Washington State University and legislative …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
A South Sound Little Caesars Pizza franchisee has been fined $42,000 for allegedly violating youth labor laws, according to the state Department of Labor and Industries.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
The cat mutilations/killings attributed to the same person or persons in Thurston County now total 11, including one found Friday morning. The investigation has so far come up empty despite …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia has decided to become a sanctuary congregation and has planned a public ceremony to commemorate its decision to aid immigrants.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
The Washington State Patrol says a reported a possible abduction at a downtown Olympia park was a hoax.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Tables in the church foyer were lined with photos of Lindsey Baum, from when she was a baby up to age 10. There she was in a cowboy hat, in …
Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday declared a public health emergency related to homelessness and postponed the eviction of people in one homeless camp on city-owned property for at least …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 9 a.m.
Friedman, an avid racquetball player, was a member of The Valley Athletic Club in Tumwater for 35 years before his membership was revoked. He said it was because over the …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
When Patrick Seifert learned 22 U.S. veterans were committing suicide daily, it changed his world and inspired him to do more.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
The Olympia City Council has approved new rules for permitted homeless camps, part of a larger effort to address the city’s homeless crisis.
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
More Olympia police officers are set to hit the downtown streets on walking patrols this week, seven months after voters passed a public safety levy to pay for community policing.
Tue., May 15, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
About 200 people gathered on the Capitol Campus, marched down Capitol Way and temporarily blocked traffic at some downtown intersections on Monday afternoon, all of it coordinated to call attention …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
When Washington state corrections officials announced a new superintendent for the Cedar Creek Corrections Center
Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
The owners of an Oregon-based private wildlife center are petitioning to get their exotic animals back after Olympia animal control officers seized them a few weeks ago.
Mon., April 2, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Sloths and other exotic animals have been confiscated from a home in Olympia.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Washington State University is facing a class-action lawsuit in King County Superior Court that alleges negligence and violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. The 33-page complaint, filed in December, also …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged support for legislative efforts in the Washington state to pass a carbon pollution tax to address climate change.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
To err is human, Shakespeare said, but to really screw up takes a computer.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
The bill would take effect in 2022 and would add two members to the Spokane County Commission. It’s received bipartisan support in Olympia and the city of Spokane, but current …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
A bill to protect high school and college students’ rights to publish and speak freely in school-sponsored media has passed the Washington Senate.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
With homelessness on the rise, Spokane organizations welcome federal dollars, fear state funds may be in peril
Nearly $4 million in federal funding was awarded to Spokane-area organizations Thursday, dollars aimed at ending homelessness at a time when the number of homeless people is on the rise …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
The city of Olympia has removed references to panhandling from its municipal code in response to a Washington state Supreme Court decision that partially invalidated a Lakewood ordinance restricting panhandling.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
The Olympia Police Department arrested nine people on May 1 after protesters broke windows, fought with onlookers and threw rocks in downtown Olympia.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Cleanup of an 11-day protest in downtown Olympia over the shipment of fracking materials cost the city about $40,000, according to City Manager Steve Hall. Port Commissioner E.J. Zita wants …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
A 31-year-old man is accused of taking video of a woman and her 12-year-old daughter as they tried on clothes Friday at a clothing store, according to the Olympia Police …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Carol Elewski, originally from Ohio, has been baking since she was 11 but is largely self-taught, she said, except when she spent a week with a commercial baker in Jackson, …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Three women have accused a former Washington state lawmaker of sexual harassment and assault during his time in the Legislature, becoming the latest statehouse with women reporting misconduct by men.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
How wet was it on Saturday? It was so wet that the last time that much rain fell in the Olympia area, The Beatles were still a thing.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Olympia twin, born weighing 1 pound, 4 ounces, is thriving more than anyone expected.