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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …