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Tumwater promotes from within to fill police chief opening
The Tumwater Police Department officially has a new chief: Tumwater native Jon Weiks. Weiks has been acting as chief of the department since January, when longtime Chief John Stines retired. … Click to Continue »
Lacey police investigate early morning stabbing
Lacey police and Lacey Fire District 3 medics responded to a stabbing that was reported at 3:14 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Mary Lou Street Southeast, Lacey, according … Click to Continue »
Teen who killed his McCleary family could spend less time in prison
Brian Bassett, who was convicted of killing his mother, father and 5-year-old brother in 1995 at their McCleary area home, could get a new, lighter sentence, following a decision this … Click to Continue »
What’s Happening for April 29
Saturday (April 29) Procession of the Species: The annual celebration of the elements, 4:30 p.m. in downtown Olympia. Rummage sale: 9 a.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 … Click to Continue »
Drivers beware: Capitol Lake Dam work will clog traffic on isthmus
Olympia drivers can expect intermittent delays Tuesday on Deschutes Parkway and Fifth Avenue as the state replaces a generator on the Capitol Lake Dam. The generator provides emergency power for … Click to Continue »

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Need more time to prepare your federal tax return? The pros and cons of filing an extension.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who hasn't filed (or even started) your taxes yet? With the April 18 tax filing deadline quickly approaching, here is some last minute tax advice for you.
Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding and includes income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, and rent, as well as gains from the sale of assets, and prizes and awards.
As a businessman working in Seattle, I traveled the I-5 corridor between Seattle and Portland many times. When southbound from Seattle, I looked forward to driving through the Olympia area because it was such a pleasant and scenic part of the trip.
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