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Olympia City Council Bans Smoking, Vaping in Parks
OLYMPIA (AP) — Smoking and vaping at all Olympia public parks will be prohibited starting in 2018.
The Olympian reports the Olympia City Council approved the proposal Tuesday to take effect in January 2018.
Associate Parks Director Jonathan Turlove says there are no plans to issue civil infracti…
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. The measure sought to raise an estimated $3 million a year for a …
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.
The Seattle Times reports authorities are looking at reckless endangerment charges for the mother and the 35-year-old man who tos…
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...
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.
Taylor says passing a budget is the number one priority. But he says the Governor wants lawmakers to also take action on the reproductive parity and …

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