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Thurston County recently received national recognition for five projects it completed last year as part of its Fish Passage Enhancement Program which promotes anadromous fish migration through county streams, according to a county press release.

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An education bill which passed on the tail-end of the Legislative session this week aiming to  increase the amount of property taxes school districts can collect, could have positive effects for local school districts facing budget shortages and those that have recently announced staffing cuts.

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Dozens of volunteers were up early Saturday, paddles and trash buckets in hand, for the second annual Nisqually River Cleanup. Organizers and volunteers combed water-access sites and paddled 17 miles of the river to collect trash. 

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As forecasted returns for Chinook and coho have been coming back better than in recent years, Nisqually anglers will also be pleased to hear that closure dates for this year’s season are being fleshed out. 

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Having heard public comment from 18 individuals, and having received 31 pieces of written public comment, Thurston County Commissioners closed the April 23 public hearing without a vote on a drafted ballot proposition which would allow the voters to decide whether or not the county should ra…

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Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hear whether or not voters would like them to move forward with a drafted ballot proposition to raise the levy on property tax rates to fund the construction of a new courthouse and civic center in downtown Olympia.