Stories tagged: olympia
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
The Washington State Patrol is investigating after a light fixture was shattered and a knife was lodged in the door of where the state Supreme Court convenes.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
About 40 people gathered at the synagogue for the announcement Thursday, including other faith leaders and members of the Temple Beth Hatfiloh congregation. Maria Pablo Matias, who fled her country …
Fri., April 5, 2019
A proposal to loosen detention rules in Washington’s involuntary treatment act is dividing rights groups and mental health advocates in Olympia.
Sat., March 30, 2019
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Budget discussions advanced in the state Capitol on Friday, with Senate Democrats unveiling a two-year budget the same day House Democrats passed their own proposal — and …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
The Washington Wolf Advisory group will discuss what to do once wolves are delisted in the state during a meeting on Olympia, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
It wasn’t cannabis that brought Gregory Foster and his family to Olympia one-and-a-half years ago.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019
The class-action suit in King County Superior Court stemmed from an April 2017 burglary at an Olympia storage facility in which someone stole a hard drive containing sensitive information on …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
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
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
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
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
The Washington State Patrol says a reported a possible abduction at a downtown Olympia park was a hoax.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When Washington state corrections officials announced a new superintendent for the Cedar Creek Corrections Center
Thu., April 26, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.