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Audit: Washington State Caregivers Failed Background Checks

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Nearly two dozen people who failed criminal background checks were allowed to work with developmentally disabled clients in Washington state.      State auditors released their findings Wednesday, saying that some businesses hired the 23 caregivers even though they had past legFull story

Serious dry rot found in Olympia elementary school walls

Olympia School District officials are scrambling to figure out why the walls of Madison Elementary are showing signs of dry rot, despite opening just 14 years ago. Full story

Olympia seafood restaurant destroyed in fire

The Oyster House restaurant, which bills itself as the oldest seafood restaurant in Washington state, appeared to be a total loss following a two-alarm fire Friday morning. Full story

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