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Olympia Seeks Private Company to Clean Up Homeless Camps

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Olympia are seeking a private contractor to clean up homeless camps.

The Olympian reports that the Olympia City Council accepted applications through Thursday and is expected to approve a contract by Dec...

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Olympia Voters Reject Income Tax Measure

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Voters in Olympia have rejected an income tax on the city's highest earners.

Initiative 1 sought a 1.5 percent tax on household income in excess of $200,000 for residents of Olympia, a city of about 50,000 people...

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Boy, 4, Survives Being Tossed 25 Feet From Bridge Into River

MONTESANO (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a young boy was apparently thrown from a railroad bridge about 25 feet into the Wynoochee River west of Olympia...

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University of Idaho Works With Olympia to Light Up Pavement

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The University of Idaho is working with officials in Olympia to try out new lighted and raised pavement markers.

The Olympian reports the markers are being installed next week on Capitol Boulevard to see if they help improve lane visibility...

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Vancouver Whitecaps Win Over Olympia Moves into a Tie With Sounders

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kianz Froese scored in the first half and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Honduras' Olympia 1-0 last night in CONCACAF Champions League play...

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Fill ‘Er Up! New 7-Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax In Washington State Goes Into Effect Saturday!

Better top off the tank by Friday night!

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DREAM Act Push For Passage

A major push to get state lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act is the aim of the immigrant rights group One America. Rep. Charles Ross of Naches supports the measure but he is not confident it will pass in the special session now underway in Olympia...

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Moxee Lawmaker Says Budget Must be Focus of Session

State Representative David Taylor of Moxee is not confident lawmakers will agree on a state budget in a special session that started Monday in Olympia...

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DREAM Act Still Alive In State

One policy bill that could make a comeback during the Special Session is the state's DREAM Act.

A spokesperson for OneAmerica, a pro-immigration reform group said the bill is referenced in the House Budget, which essentially keeps it alive...

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Yakima Police Chief Rizzi Supports a State Racketeering Law

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi would like to see the state enact a racketeering law to allow police to seize the assets of documented gang members...

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