Rep. Andrew Barkis’ statement on the House Democrats’ proposed supplemental transportation budget

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Democrats’ proposed supplemental transportation budget: “Unlike the proposed supplemental operating budget, our budget cabinet was tasked with creating a supplemental budget currently operating at a deficit. This posed some challenges that thankfully we were able to overcome. “Through a bipartisan…

5th Annual O Bee Junior Open Golf Tournament on April 19 – Register NOW!

This year’s O Bee Junior Open tournament will take place on Sunday, April 19. Registration is open to all youth ages eight to eighteen. The 18 Hole Championship Flight is a great opportunity for high school players to prepare for State. There is also a 9 Hole division for players with golf experience and a 3 hole division for players fairly new to the game and tournament play. All participants who register before April 5 will receive a custom logoed tee prize. Titleist will be on site giving away sleeves of nearly every type of Titleist ball including ProV1’s! New…

Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary

The Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division mailed more than 187,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the March 10 Presidential Primary. Ballots are also available at the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1, Room 118 in Olympia. Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot…

Rep. Richard DeBolt’s bill to finance flood damage prevention and aquatic species habitat protection passes the House

Rep. Richard DeBolt’s bill that would authorize $700 million in bonds to finance Chehalis Basin flood damage reduction and aquatic species habitat restoration projects passed the House of Representatives today. As the state’s second-largest river drainage system, the Chehalis Basin’s history of flooding includes 18 floods in the last 20 years. DeBolt says the human suffering and environmental damage caused by…