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Community park creator has grand vision for entire block

About two years ago, Alicia Elliott, tired of seeing a vacant lot in west Olympia day after day after day as she drove her children to school, finally...

With a large sunflowers serving as a beacon Rueben Males joins a group of volunteers July 27th as they continue establishing the West Central Park at Harrison and Division in west Olympia. Alicia Elliott, the initial owner and developer of the par purchased the land in Dec. 2012 with the expressed intent to turn it ion a community park. Weekly volunteer work parties are scheduled each Sunday from 10am to 1pm, and are open to anyone.

Candidates all over map on raising gas tax for state Route 167 extension

Candidates for the Legislature differed at a forum Tuesday on how to pay for an extension of state Route 167.

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

Mariners’ attack perks up in 5-2 victory over Indians

Four-run fourth inning boosts Iwakuma, who extends his road unbeaten streak to 14 games

Seattle’s Dustin Ackley starts to run after hitting a single off Cleveland Indians reliever Kyle Crockett in the eighth inning Tuesday. Ackley, batting leadoff, had his fifth three-hit game in July as the Mariners won the opener of their three-game series in Cleveland.

Salt Lake Bees power past Tacoma Rainiers, 5-3

Taijuan Walker is lit up for three home runs, and the Tacoma Rainiers struggle to generate offense in a 5-3 loss to the host Salt Lake Bees.

NFL veteran Winston slips right into line for Seahawks

The Seahawks believe journeyman Eric Winston will compete for snaps at right tackle and bring valuable experience to the entire unit

Seattle’s Anthony McCoy carries the ball at a training camp practice Sunday. McCoy suffered an Achilles injury and was carted off the field Tuesday.

Burglary at lawmaker's home reinvigorates bill

After his home was burglarized while he and his wife slept, a Tulalip lawmaker is reinvigorating his efforts to pass a bill that would allow police to track cellphone signals.

Burlington set to occupy former Top Food location in Lacey

Discount retailer Burlington is coming to Lacey this fall with plans to fill the former Top Food & Drug store building at 5600 Martin Way E., the company announced Tuesday.

GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.


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.