Ten people were arrested in Lewis County as part of a multi-agency operation targeting prostitution and human trafficking. Undercover detectives contacted potential suspects victims online and arranged to meet them at the truck stop along Interstate 5 near Chehalis.
The Olympia Symphony Orchestra concludes its 65th anniversary season by “Coming Full Circle” with a program that will include a world premiere of a piece by a Lacey composer whose grandfather was one of the symphony’s earliest conductors. Composer Austin Schlichting plays viola with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and teaches music at River Ridge High School in Lacey. His “Festschrift” pays homage to the orchestra’s history and to Fred Schlichting, who was its music director from the early 1950s to 1968. Also on Sunday’s program are the Overture to “Don Giovanni” and Beethoven’s Ninth.
Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state already is in doubt with some senators opposing him for what they call his lack of candor and anti-Muslim views. Now, a left-leaning group is launching a new ad campaign urging more senators to oppose him for failing to disclose a past business connection with a company owned by the Chinese government.
Interstate 5 motorists suffered an unexpected blow to their self esteem Tuesday when a state-operated sign flashed the message "U Suck," according to KCPQ-TV. The Washington State Department of Transportation apologized for the sign and called it a training mistake.
The state Department of Licensing now says it responded to hundreds of requests for information from immigration-enforcement officials over an eight-month stretch — before a Seattle Times story uncovered the practice.
The deadline to file your federal income tax return is today (April 17), but don't breathe a sigh of relief for too long because Thurston County property taxes for the first half of the year are due at the end of the month.