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Olympia Hempfest will celebrate marijuana pride and activism this weekend

The free event runs 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia.

Patrick Seifert, owner of the Rainier Express medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Olympia, shows off a flag that will fly at this weekend's Olympia Hempfest. Seifert provided flags for guests at the Governor Hotel to hang from their windows during the event.

Herrera Beutler faces two challengers in the 3rd Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is facing two challengers for her seat in the state’s 3rd Congressional District: Republican Michael Delavar...

Candidates Republican Michael Delavar of Washougal, a Republican, (left) and Democrat Bob Dingethal of Ridgefield, (right), participate in a town hall in Bucoda. The two are challenging U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for her seat in the 3rd Congressional District.

Thurston County WorkSource set to host classes for job seekers

In need of a little insight into why you can’t find a job?

A WorkSource resource coordinator lists possible steps to take on the road to re-employment .
Sports

Seattle Mariners avoid no-hitter but can’t complete comeback

Taijuan Walker flashes potential in loss but walks six batters in five-plus innings

New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Seattle.

Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice retires after 7 years in the NFL

Injuries take their toll and Rice calls it quits just days before training camp opens

Majority of Senior Games events kick off this weekend in South Sound

After a decade of being president of the Washington State Senior Games, Jack Kiley’s Games has become one of the nation’s leaders in event offerings.

Business

Thurston County WorkSource set to host classes for job seekers

In need of a little insight into why you can’t find a job?

A WorkSource resource coordinator lists possible steps to take on the road to re-employment .

Port of Olympia focus of chamber forum

The Port of Olympia is the subject of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce’s August lunch forum. It is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia.

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.

Living

Binetti: Time is now to spur next wave of flower growth

The third week of July is when you can hit the rewind button on certain summer flowers and watch them bloom again.

Relish these pickled goodies

If you’re looking to punch up your plate, reach for a relish. We’re not talking limp bits of oversweet pickles from a jar but rather the...

Restaurant inspections for July 23

Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office...

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