State officials say there is a shortage of about 120 forensic beds around the state, and Maple Lane could provide 30 of those. It is high on the list of facilities being considered because it’s in good condition, and it is close to Interstate 5 and Western State Hospital in Lakewood, the state’s largest mental hospital.
The beginning of the crafting and bazaars season is right around the corner. That means it’s time for The Olympian’s annual listing of local non-profit holiday bazaars set to be published on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn hasn’t said if he will run for re-election, but Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal are among the candidates to replace him. Larry Seaquist is also eyeing a run.
Starting Aug. 3, the state Department of Ecology will remove nearly 400 tons of contaminated soil at 606 Union Ave. SE in Olympia. The property’s current tenant, Howard’s Prestige Cleaners, will remain open during the work.
There was a happy ending for the three dozen brides left in the lurch when an Olympia wedding dress shop abruptly closed. The former owner reappeared to clear up the mess, and paid for the dresses from her own pocket.