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  • By Racquel Muncy rmuncy@yelmonline.com
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The history of 420 is hazy as nobody seems to know the actual origin. Some believe it to originate from a police code for “marijuana smoking in progress,” others think it references Hitler’s birthday or is the number of active chemicals in marijuana. None are correct and the truth isn’t as i…

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The city of Yelm and the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce took a small step in recognizing the value of small business and improving the local economic sector by proclaiming April 29 to May 5 as “Small Business Week.”

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The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Spooner (Toft) Land Use Plan Amendment and Redesignation on Wednesday, May 2. The applicant is requesting a site-specific Comprehensive Plan land use amendment and associated zoning redesignati…

  • By Racquel Muncy rmuncy@yelmonline.com
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Jon Jamieson and his wife Austin have been the owners of J&A Reclaimed for the last three years. Prior to this year they could be found at their booth at the farmers market. 

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Traveling from Kentucky to Yelm in a 20-foot 1979 Winnebago motorhome with his dog, Sammie, Brent “Tinman” Nelson was on the move to be near his daughter and grandchildren with a dream to open a small business.

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A fourth violation for alleged inhumane slaughtering of livestock caused the United States Department of Health to issue a shutdown order for Puget Sound Processing, a Yelm-based mobile slaughter unit. 

  • By Racquel Muncy rmuncy@yelmonline.com
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T-9-O Pizza opened in downtown Tenino the beginning of February and was an immediate success, drawing in customers with their artwork on both the inside and outside of the establishment.

  • By Racquel Muncy rmuncy@yelmonline.com
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After being without a hardware store for over five years, the need for a new one was fulfilled and an Ace Hardware will be opening inside the Tenino Market. 

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The sweet and smokey smell of barbecue filled the Yelm corridor as Clark Sumner, owner of the Cattleman delivered free lunch to local businesses last Wednesday afternoon as a token of his appreciation.

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From the left: Yelm Community Services Office Manager Monserrat Morales, Safeway General Manager Randy Thomas and Yelm Community Services Executive Director Cindy Cecil stuff bags of food on Tuesday. The food was bought and donated by community members who paid $10 to buy a hunger bag for th…