Stories tagged: olympia
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.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Washington man attacked deputy, then punched dog, police say
A 21-year-old man accused of attacking a deputy and punching a police dog in the head has been arrested.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Evergreen State College moves graduation to Tacoma in wake of threats
Officials say the Evergreen State College in Olympia has moved its venue for graduation in the wake of recent threats directed at the campus.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Evergreen State College classes resume after threats
Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Evergreen will remain closed Friday, college announces
The Evergreen State College will remain closed on Friday, college spokesman Zach Powers announced on the college’s website Thursday evening.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Olympia police seek help identifying May Day protesters
Olympia police are asking for the public’s help to identify people connected to a protest that had moments of violence in downtown Olympia on May 1.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Washington teen who told police he killed his dad charged
A Washington teenager who has been accused of telling police he killed his father had bail set at $3 million.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Special session begins at the Washington Capitol
The Washington Legislature has started a 30-day special session to address the still unresolved two-year state budget that must comply with a state Supreme Court order on education funding.
Sun., April 23, 2017
Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating
Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Washington lawmakers pass bill for two-tier licensing
Washington lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state into compliance with federal identification requirements.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Washington lawmakers heading into overtime
Unable to agree to negotiate, much less reach, a state budget deal during their regularly scheduled legislative session, Washington lawmakers are likely to start an overtime special session on Monday.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Ex-school superintendent pleads innocent to sex charge
A former Kennewick school superintendent has pleaded innocent to arranging to have sex with two girls at a hotel.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Olympia is fourth-best place to live in U.S., website says
Olympia has been ranked as the fourth-best place to live in the nation, according to the latest “Top 100 Best Place to Live” by website Livability.com.
Fri., March 31, 2017
Divided Legislature looking at long session
A basic education funding solution should not go to the voters, because the issue is too complex. This is a job for legislators. It’s why they’re elected.
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Washington representatives pledge to find solution
Lawmakers in the state say they will move forward on healthcare after the GOP pulled its health plan on Friday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Supporters gather for ‘March 4 Trump’ rallies around US
From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Washington spends thousands on special flights for prisoners, report says
Washington state’s corrections department has been shuttling prisoners back to the state on airplanes routinely used by Gov. Jay Inslee. The King Air trips have cost taxpayers tens of thousands …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Women arrested, accused of scalding 5-year-old niece
Authorities say a 27-year-old woman was arrested after investigators determined she abused and scalded her 5-year-old niece.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Trump protesters gather at Washington Capitol in Olympia
While Donald Trump was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol, protesters gathered on the steps of the Washington Capitol.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Women’s March on Olympia expected to draw thousands to Capitol
As hundreds of thousands of women across the United States gather Saturday to march for equality, Olympia won’t be left out. An estimated 2,500 women are expected to gather at …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
With an eye on veterans, Olympia cannabis activist welcomes Hempfest outpost
Seattle Hempfest organizers are opening an outpost in downtown Olympia with a little help from one of the state’s most visible cannabis activists. Olympia Hempfest Central will have a grand …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
Protester disputes story of troopers barricaded in restroom
A protester said Sunday that Washington State Patrol troopers weren’t blocked from leaving the Heritage Park bathroom Saturday night, but that the troopers closed the door of the men’s bathroom …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City official excited about University of Idaho research pointing to cheaper gas
From our archive, 100 years ago The possibility of making gas – the kind used in gas lamps – from wood instead of coal had local officials optimistic about cheaper …