Stories tagged: olympia
Thu., June 7, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Olympia passes rules for city-sanctioned homeless camps
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 walking patrols coming to downtown Olympia this week, OPD says
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.
Hundreds march down Capitol Way in Olympia Monday to call attention to poverty
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.
Review: Corrections center broke Washington state purchasing rules, inflated budget projections
When Washington state corrections officials announced a new superintendent for the Cedar Creek Corrections Center
Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Sloths, lizards, anteater in limbo after sanctuary seizures
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, lizard and other reptiles taken from Olympia home
Sloths and other exotic animals have been confiscated from a home in Olympia.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Lawsuit against WSU claims negligence led to burglary that exposed sensitive data
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.
John Kerry: Individual states can lead on climate change
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
Spin Control: Somebody call the IT department
To err is human, Shakespeare said, but to really screw up takes a computer.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane lawmakers propose expanding county commission, electing by district
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.
State Senate passes bill protecting students’ free speech
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.
Olympia gets rid of its anti-panhandling rules following Supreme Court decision
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.
Trial for former WDFW official accused of raping coworker to begin
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.
Nine people were arrested in Olympia’s May Day protest. Here’s where their cases stand.
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.
How much did the downtown protest cost Olympia? About $40,000.
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.
‘I’m a guy, man, so this kind of stuff happens,’ says alleged dressing room filmer
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.
While you’re asleep, this Olympia woman is working on the perfect loaf of bread
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.
Four women accuse former Washington state lawmaker of harassment, assault
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.
2.91 inches of rain fell Saturday in Olympia area, drenching 1966 record
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.
Twin born 16 weeks early survives, shows strength every day
Olympia twin, born weighing 1 pound, 4 ounces, is thriving more than anyone expected.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Outside View: Colleges should protect free speech
It is essential for colleges to protect and promote all viewpoints, ensuring that universities welcome a wide range of contributions to the marketplace of ideas.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
25% pay raise for Olympia’s elected officials gets commission OK
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.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Pay raises for Olympia elected officials proposed by residents
An Olympia commission is proposing the city’s elected officials receive a salary increase of about 25 percent.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Washington lawmaker to pay fine in finance disclosure case
A state Democratic senator has agreed to pay a fine for violating campaign disclosure laws last year.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Police investigate dog shooting in Olympia
A dog ended up with a gunshot wound in Olympia’s Eastside neighborhood, and Olympia Police want to know how that happened.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol
A lockdown at the Washington state Capitol was lifted Wednesday after law enforcement officers responding to a report of possible gunfire didn’t find anything suspicious.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Fatal shooting by WSP trooper on I-5 under investigation
The Olympia Police Department is leading a multi-agency independent investigation into Saturday’s fatal shooting of a driver by a Washington State Patrol trooper on southbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Man accused of mailing severed finger, fake bomb to IRS
An Olympia man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Marches planned for, against The Evergreen State College
Two community rallies are scheduled this week about The Evergreen State College in Olympia, where angry protests and controversy over race have garnered national attention.