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The Olympia Brewing Company brewed Olympia Beer in this capital city from 1896 through 2003. Many historic buildings were damaged by a 1949 earthquake and subsequently had to be destroyed. In 1967, the creation of The Evergreen State College garnered state legisature approval and as a result, Olympia has become a hub for artists and musicians, as well as recently named one of the best college towns in the U.S.

Population: 42514
Local Newspapers: The Olympian
Local Sports Teams:
Local Colleges: The Evergreen State College South Puget Sound Community College

Zip Codes associated with olympia, washington: 98501 98502 98503 98506 98512 98513 98516
Towns/Cities near olympia, washington : Tumwater Lacey Tanglewilde

Olympia News
No empty little bellies allowed this summer

Anthony Knightstep, general manager for three pot retailers in Thurston County, explains how they check ID at 420 Capitol, 420 West and 420 Carpenter. A bicyclist's collision with a right-hand turning car on State Avenue in Olympia left the rider bloodied and the driver shaken.

Bicyclist transported to hospital after colliding with car in Olympia

The 62-year-old woman riding the bicycle was traveling west on State Avenue Northeast when she collided with a car that was attempting to turn right on Tullis Street Northeast. Olympia Fire Department Lt.

Pot shop robbers caught on tape

Kim Meline is suing the state and Western State Hospital for releasing her son Jonathan from involuntary commitment before he murdered his father in October, 2012. She describes her shock when she first received a phone call from the hospital that her son, who suffered from acute paranoid schizophrenia, was due to be released in January 2012.

Yes, ita s going to be hot. But there are places you can go to escape the heat.

As you may have heard, it's going to be hot this weekend. So hot that the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of Saturday and all of Sunday.

Do you know the capital of Illinois? No? Get out of my pot shop

Despite industry concerns about taxation, banking and limited advertising opportunities, business is good at a trio of marijuana retailers in Thurston County that operate under the banner of "420." There's 420 Carpenter near Lacey, 420 West off Madrona Beach Road and most recently 420 Capitol in Tumwater, all of which employ about 60. The Carpenter location, which has expanded into 5,000 square feet of space since it first opened, is the 7th highest grossing pot retailer in the state, according to, an industry website that tracks sales information.

Whata s Happening for June 23

A gaggle of geese stop in for a lunchtime snack at Tumwater Historical Park. June 24, join the Summer Roundup Picnic for Republicans and Candidates: 11:30-2 p.m. Historical Park, 802 Deschutes Way SW, Tumwater.

Keeping young kids occupied this summer a " without TV or video games

School is out, and maybe the kids are looking forward to two-and-a-half months of playing hide and seek - or, more likely, video games. "There's a lot of learning loss during the summer, and we are really trying to get kids engaged," Patty Belmonte, the museum's executive director, said in a phone interview.

Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

While diversity of all kinds is undoubtedly crucial to success in academic environments, more and more college campuses across the country seem to flaunt one glaring omission: that of opinion and, more specifically, political belief. This exception was underscored most recently by the actions of students at Evergreen State College, a small liberal arts college in Olympia, Washington.

Things to do this week in Thurston County

A blind date turns into a funny high-stakes dinner in the play "First Date" produced by Harlequin Productions. The musical comedy explores the world of digital dating in a fun and unexpected way.

Government shutdown looms: Views from Olympia

Washington State lawmakers, state workers and social service agencies are all keeping a close eye on the Washington Legislature's third special session to reach an agreement on a budget and avoid a partial government shutdown. Police Chief Michael Brown briefs the press on the ongoing investigation of the shooting at the GOP baseball practice early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va.

Lacey puts on its dancing shoes for summer

Washington State lawmakers, state workers and social service agencies are all keeping a close eye on the Washington Legislature's third special session to reach an agreement on a budget and avoid a partial government shutdown. a A Bellevue girl, with the help of her family, posts a video about the bullying after pleas to teachers and school fail to deter harassment.

Guest Editorial: A Letter from Seattle's Women in Film

Since we have not had an opportunity to meet with you face to face, we wanted to write a letter about the imminent sunset date of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program on June 30, 2017. As the Chair of the House Finance Committee and one of the lead budget negotiators, we thank you for your diligence and hard work to create a budget that is both balanced and fair.

Threat prompts full search and extra security measures on schoola s last day

Officials found a note on Wednesday believed to have been written by two students who were challenging each other in some type of threat at the school, Centralia School District superintendent Mark Davalos told The Olympian. About 10 law enforcement officers from the Centralia Police Department and Lewis County Sheriff's Office responded to investigate the threat, he said.

Musicians who play at Traditions Cafe get guaranteed pay a " and a bed, if they need it

Music has been an important part of the mission since the cafA©, fair-trade store and community gathering place opened just over 20 years ago. "It was definitely my vision when I had the opportunity to have a space with multiple uses - a cafA© and a fair-trade store - to support community and to support good music and concerts," Traditions owner Dick Meyer said in a recent phone interview.

Olympia will let voters will decide on two tax increases

Olympia residents will likely see a public safety property tax levy on their November ballots, and a sales tax increase to fund affordable housing on their February 2018 ballots. The November measure would increase Olympia's property tax by $0.44 per $1,000 of property value, generating about $2.8 million per year in revenue for public safety.

Olympia woman says housing services saved her family

Don Benton, a former Republican Washington state senator, talks about his new job leading the U.S. Selective Service System, which registers men for a nonexistent military draft. He also talks about why he likes taking the metro in Washington, D.C. , why he no longer works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and what really happened when he allegedly called another lawmaker "a trashy, trampy mouthed little girl."

Facts, history support lake option for downtown

There is much debate regarding the destiny of Capitol Lake and the desire of many to remove the Fifth Avenue Tide Gate that creates Capitol Lake, and turn the waterway back to its former estuarial condition. As a longtime Olympia resident, I have watched as studies have been completed, reports developed, community formats convened, suggestions proposed and the compilation of studies sent to the Legislature for further analysis and recommendation.

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