A 28-year-old Native American man who suffered life-threatening opioid withdrawals at the Nisqually Jail and eventually died at an Olympia hospital was the victim of a homicide, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.
A 576-square-foot framed garage located on a property east of Rainier was a complete loss Wednesday afternoon after it quickly became engulfed in flames.
Gov. Jay Inslee has continued his stance that the hundreds of thousands of acres burned by wildfires in Washington state are a result of climate change, bringing a forest ecologist to back research that shows the connection in his latest meeting with the media.
In a first for the regionally-renowned environmental and cultural celebration, the 31st annual Nisqually Watershed Festival will be held online this year, according to a news release from the Nisqually River Foundation.
It seems the respite we were supposed to get from the smokey air choking us all isn’t happening so soon — and you can blame fickle winds for the whole bloody mess.
Paying bills and fees isn’t fun, but for city of Tenino residents it’s now easier thanks to a partnership between Tenino and Certified Payments, a company that provides payment services to government agencies.
Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek is recommending all residents stay indoors and take precautions to protect their health due to very unhealthy air quality conditions from wildfire smoke in the area.
The current wildfires burning across Washington state are indicative of an ongoing climate crisis, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday.
The Thurston County fire marshal, in consultation with the county manager and in alignment with Washington State Department of Natural Resources, has determined current weather conditions within the county have met the fire danger level necessary to enact restrictions on outdoor burning to a…