The JOLT News Organization

The JOLT News Organization



About Us

Established in May 2020, The JOLT is The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater, which gathers and produces public service news for Thurston County. Our nonprofit owner is The JOLT News Organization, whose board members and leadership are based here in Thurston County.

Mission statement: The JOLT nourishes the civic lives of Thurston County residents and grows community capacity by publishing accurate, relevant and entertaining stories that help people become better informed and more involved in local issues, events and activities.

Our beats include public meetings, politics, business, crimes, environmental issues, crises, celebrations and more. We are committed to providing space for multiple perspectives and opinions from professional journalists, new reporters and not-yet published writers.

Our news is provided free to the public. Also provided at no charge is our Monday-through-Friday newsletter of daily headlines, The Daily JOLT. Subscribe at

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