With the community still reeling following the death of Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin Schaffer Tuesday, the state patrol has announced ways for people to donate to his wife, Sandra Schaffer.
At the end of the state legislative session this month, lawmakers had passed nearly 400 bills — averaging at least five new laws per day — focused on a variety of policies including; comprehensive sex education, letting 17-year-olds vote in primary elections, and limiting the cost of insulin.
A bill introduced by 2nd Legislative District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, will offer exemptions for infill development under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) after being signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, March 19.
The arrival of spring typically means drivers in Washington have until March 31 to remove studded tires. However, this year the Washington State Department of Transportation is extending the deadline to Thursday, April 30, due to COVID-19 virus concerns and in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s gu…
As layoffs and school closures have ramped up over the last couple weeks following state-mandated orders due to the coronavirus, Yelm Community Schools and other neighboring districts are reaching out to make sure all children are fed.
On Tuesday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25.
Mount Rainier National Park is closing roads to public vehicles in response to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and county public health service guidelines for social distancing.
Washington State has joined a number of other states across the country with Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order prohibiting many businesses and all gatherings for at least two weeks.
Rainier Mayor Bob Shaw didn’t expect to be in the position of addressing the topic of coronavirus to his small community of 2,000 residents or so.
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday morning to postpone a levy measure set for the April ballot that, if passed, would increase levy funds in order to build a new courthouse complex and administrative building.