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Washington lawmakers can now withhold records pertaining to individuals with whom they have corresponded when drafting laws following a Thurston County judge’s ruling last week. Judge Anna … more
Travelers with plans of long trips throughout Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season can now plan their routes by using Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) holiday travel charts … more
Thanks to advance notice by the U.S. Postal Service, on Monday morning, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall intercepted an envelope that matched the description of those sent to other county elections … more
Frederick A. Clough III, Robert E. Larsen, Michael E. Damis and Russel L. Welk.  Those are the names of four veterans whose remains were left unclaimed in Lewis County after their deaths. … more
The application period for the 2024 Washington State University Master Gardener Volunteer Training is now open. The 2024 training course has 79 hours of comprehensive virtual, classroom and … more
The Washington State Patrol (WSP), in partnership with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and law enforcement agencies across the state, began the “Home for the Holidays” … more
A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) draft plan that outlines investment recommendations for preserving, maintaining, improving and operating state highways for the next 20 years … more
The U.S. Forest Service is now accepting applications for more than 1,000 seasonal spring and summer jobs in Washington and Oregon, according to a news release last week. Positions for the 2024 … more
The state of Washington will fund $3.7 million in projects across the state in the coming years to provide students with additional outdoor learning opportunities. The grant funding, … more
With winter on its way, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has tips on how to stay safe and keep everyone moving this wintertime. “Many mountain pass closures, for … more
Funding available in the Nisqually Watershed Nisqually Valley News staff The Nisqually Indian Tribe is requesting grant proposals for salmon habitat restoration and protection projects … more
The Nisqually Indian Tribe announced on Oct. 9 that construction for a medically assisted treatment (MAT) facility broke ground this week. Located at 3663 Pacific Ave SE in Olympia, the MAT … more
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries announced last week that the state’s minimum wage would increase 54 cents to $16.28 an hour in 2024. This would mean a full-time employee … more
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development, or PacMtn, announced on Sept. 30 it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Boeing, which addresses employment gaps for military personnel and their families … more
South Puget Sound Community College’s Cybersecurity and Network Administration Degree was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National … more
The Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum recently announced they’ll award a $2,000 history grant and a $500 teacher stipend in 2024 through the Roger Easton History Grant. … more
By TJ Martinell The Center Square Earlier this year, a decision to house convicted sex offenders in cities such as Enumclaw and Tenino without notifying the community drew outrage from … more
Deep in the woods of the Weyerhaeuser Vail Tree Farm, over 40 exhibitors in the forestry industry demonstrated the ins and outs of timber harvesting at the ninth Pacific Logging Congress Live … more
A man is facing felony charges in Lewis County Superior Court after members of the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), Thurston County Narcotics Task Force (TNT) and the federal Drug Enforcement … more
Visits to most day-use land managed by the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Forest Service will be free on Saturday, Sept. 23 to celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. The day … more
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