Aging fire equipment is subject of bond request

The fire department in East Olympia is asking residents to support a bond on the Aug. 2 primary ballot that will enhance training, upgrade firefighter equipment and replace firetrucks dating back to 1988.

Sounders GM: Lodeiro is a ‘game changer’

Nicolas Lodeiro, the attacking midfielder who just helped Argentina powerhouse Boca Juniors reach the semifinals of the prestigious Copa Libertadores club championship in South America, has signed with the Seattle Sounders as a designated player.

Olympia port commissioners: JBLM is a potential shipper

Port of Olympia commissioners confirmed rumors Monday night that military shipments could again move through Olympia’s port. “The Port of Olympia has been in conversation with several potential shippers in an effort to increase marine cargo coming through the port,” Commissioner Joe Downing said at the port’s regular meeting. “One potential shipper is Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The port cannot legally deny some cargo while accepting others.”

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Firefight against noxious invaders

Firefighters set grasslands ablaze to help clear invasive Scotch broom and mitigate wildfire danger on the Center for Natural Lands Management's Mazama Meadows northeast of Grand Mound.
Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Firefight against noxious invaders 1:16

Firefight against noxious invaders

East Olympia Fire District 6 says bond measure important for upgrading aging equipment 1:10

East Olympia Fire District 6 says bond measure important for upgrading aging equipment

Meet Chinook, the newest resident of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 3:00

Meet Chinook, the newest resident of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Olympia Poetry Slam team preps for nationals 3:01

Olympia Poetry Slam team preps for nationals