Stories tagged: olympia
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
In the early hours of Jan. 25, 2015, Christina Booth called 911 and reported that her babies wouldn’t stop crying, and they needed medical attention.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Olympia has been officially declared as a sanctuary city that will serve all residents regardless of immigration status.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Smoking and vaping at all Olympia public parks will be prohibited starting in 2018.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:31 a.m.
A team of police officers and city of Olympia staff cleared a dayslong protest camp from the railroad tracks in downtown Olympia early Friday morning, allowing a train carrying ceramic …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:24 a.m.
A Republican state senator who campaigned for President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to propose a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would take a firm stand against …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Voters in Olympia have rejected an income tax on the city’s highest earners.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Washington voters have rejected personal income tax-related measures at the statewide ballot several times over the past eight decades. Now voters in the state capital will decide whether to approve …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Lucia Perillo, an award-winning poet who wielded a fine-edged wit, unflinchingly dissecting mortality in verses that drew upon her suffering from multiple sclerosis, died Oct. 16 at her home in …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
The Court of Appeals has ruled that a ballot measure to create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents should appear on the November ballot.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
An Olympia hospital is facing a lawsuit over allegations of negligence for allowing a nursing assistant to engage in an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old psychiatric patient.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
A superior court judge has ruled that a ballot measure that would create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents was invalid and would not appear on the …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Police said a man who told police he was part of a white supremacist group stabbed an interracial couple outside a bar in Olympia in a case that has garnered …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
OLYMPIA – An 11-year-old girl was injured after falling 20 to 30 feet while ziplining at the Westwood Baptist Church in west Olympia. The Olympian reports that the girl fell …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
The Olympia City Council will challenge a proposed initiative that would create a city income tax in Washington state.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Authorities say at least four men were shot in an apparent armed robbery in Tumwater, just south of Olympia.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
OLYMPIA – Olympia Police say a 46-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a pedestrian during an altercation at an intersection.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for Senate Republicans in Washington state, says he is battling a recurrence of lung cancer.
Mon., June 6, 2016
Washington State Patrol officials say they need to be prepared for a worst-case scenario on the Capitol Campus, including active shooters and bombings. That concern brought about 200 first responders …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
One year after Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin were shot by an Olympia police officer, protesters took to the streets again.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
The Olympia City Council is drafting an ordinance that would tax all city households to create a fund to send kids to college. The proposal would go before voters in …
UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Indicted Washington Auditor Troy Kelley has fired two staffers and ordered another to stop working, just a week after his federal fraud trial ended with a hung jury.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Olympia is entering uncharted legal territory with a proposal to tax the city’s wealthiest households and create a college fund for local high school grads.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
About 30,000 European honeybees will arrive at the Washington state Capitol next week.