Stories tagged: 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.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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 …