Sara Gentzler, The Olympian

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Past articles by Sara:

Public can weigh in Wednesday on Thurston County’s plans for growth through 2040

Wednesday, residents can comment on much of Thurston County’s vision for growth in unincorporated areas over the next 20 years. Public input thus far has focused on issues such as preserving agricultural land. → Read More

An ICE arrest at the Thurston County courthouse begs the question: What does sanctuary mean?

On June 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in civilian clothing arrested a man outside the Thurston County Courthouse. It was the first such action in Thurston County. → Read More

Rocks thrown through windows at 2 downtown Olympia businesses

The Olympia Police Department speculates the incidents may be connected. → Read More

I-5 northbound closed north of Centralia after oil tanker rollover

I-5 northbound is closed north of Centralia after a tanker hauling used motor oil struck a guardrail and rolled, spilling oil on the roadway. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. → Read More

Man dies after high-speed chase ends in Tumwater

A 36-year-old man reportedly suffered “a medical event” while in custody that led to his death after he was pursued in a high-speed chase. The chase started on I-5 near Chehalis and ended in Tumwater. → Read More

Man arrested in fight outside Olympia gay bar sentenced to 2-1/2 years

Dwayne Houston, who was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime following a fight outside Jake’s on 4th in January, was sentenced to 29 months. The prosecution did not ultimately charge Houston with a hate crime. → Read More