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Thurston County to hold online surplus auction

Thurston County will hold an online auction of surplus items Aug. 5-12.

Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia

2 dead after shooting on Thurston County road

A woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s were found shot and dead Wednesday afternoon on a Thurston County road, not far from Tolmie State Park.

Thurston County Fair adds some different flavors to traditional offerings

The Thurston County Fair — which opens Wednesday, July 30 — now has an edge. You can still see animals being auctioned off and watch ...

Mason Price, 3, rides the airplanes with his sister, Savannah Price (right), 6, and their cousins Lynlea Swanson (left), 7, and Chloe Swanson, 5, of Lacey, during the opening day of the Thurston County Fair in Lacey in 2013.

Seahawks notebook: Pryor finding his niche in Seattle offense

Seattle’s Terrelle Pryor has been having himself a training camp, quietly demonstrating his knowledge of the offense and his willingness to ...

Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor throws a ball Tuesday in Renton at practice. After having one of his best workouts with Seattle on Tuesday, Pryor sat for most of the day Wednesday.

Major milestones help River Ridge grad Seth Harvey get through Tommy John surgery, recovery

Achieving major milestones on his road to recovery is how Seth Harvey dealt with the stress of two words pitchers fear: Tommy John.

River Ridge graduate Seth Harvey is pitching again for Single-A Appleton (Wisconsin) after a 13-month rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

Mariners notebook: Trade rumors continue to swirl as deadline nears

Ackley says key to being a leadoff hitter is not `to over-think being the leadoff hitter’

Conflicting reports say the Mariners are (or maybe not) interested in Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, left, a graduate of Bellarmine Prep and The News Tribune’s All-Area player of the year in 2001.

2018 Olympics organizers elect new president

Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern answers questions from reporters at a news conference prior to the start of the pre-season game between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after ...

Law school graduates taking the bar exam gather outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, July 30, 2014, during a break in the second and final day of testing. Test takers in several states experienced stressful delays when trying to upload answers from their computers following Tuesday’s daylong session. Software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. blamed a “processing issue.”

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent...

FILE - This, June 24, 2014, file photo shows people swimming on a sunny day at Mission Beach in San Diego. Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

Marianne Binetti: Gardening lessons from the Danube

Wander around with garden columnist Marianne Binetti as she travels the Danube — and brings home gardening tips.

Restaurant inspections for July 30

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.