Sunny skies ushered in a somber remembrance of military lives lost during combat at sea during the annual Memorial Day Waterside Ceremony on May 28 at Percival Landing in downtown Olympia. Organized by the Thurston County Veterans Council, the annual ceremony featured an invocation, short synopsis of the event's meaning along with a rifle salute by members of the Ira L. Carter Post 318 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the traditional playing of Taps after the tossing of flowers into Budd Inlet to culminate the ceremony.
Warm weather greeted 660 participants at the 11th Annual Tumwater Day of Champions track and field event Thursday at Tumwater Stadium. Hosted by the Tumwater Kiwanis for special needs' students who represent school districts from around region, the fun-based competition included events ranging from traditional long jump and 50 meter dash to an obstacle course and giant ball push.
State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, talks with reporter Melissa Santos about how to be one of the best-dressed at the state Capitol, how he underestimated Washington state's state's love of marijuana and what kind of tax policies he prefers to comply with a court order to fully fund public schools. Also, he gives his predictions about flying cars and the date of the Legislature's final adjournment, all over a basket of tater tots (and a vegan hash). Filmed Monday, May 22 at King Solomon's Reef in Olympia.
After weeks of brewing racial tension on campus, hundreds of students at The Evergreen State College in Olympia protested against the college administration and demanded change on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
A team of volunteers from the real estate industry clear the back yard area while rebuilding the porch for Olympia homeowner Anita Field-Boroden during the annual Thurston Realtors Community Service Day Thursday. The yearly event tackles regional projects from needy homeowners to municipal locales such as the Mima Pioneer Cemetery.
Flanked by defense attorneys Sunni Ko and George Trejo, Andre Thompson (left) and Bryson Chaplin listen to Superior Court Judge Erik Price after they were found guilty Thursday of a lesser charge of third-degree assault in their trial resulting from a May 21, 2015, attack on Olympia police Officer Ryan Donald. Donald was attempting to apprehend the brothers after responding to a report of thefts and an assault at a west Olympia supermarket.
With the flavor apple fritter taking home the winning taste award at the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau's annual state of tourism meeting and also honored with its own Ice Chips' candy line tasty home made apple fritters have been a hot item for decades at Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm.
Dr. Richard Kresch outlines his company's proposal before the City of Lacey Hearings Examiner on Wednesday regarding the health hospital proposed by US HealthVest at currently vacant 605 Woodland Square Building.