Letters to the Editor
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Olympia's city manager told the city council finance committee at a meeting on February 14 that " property taxes are not keeping up with inflation ." That has not been my experience, … more
In recent years, Thurston County has witnessed a concerning trend - a steady erosion of transparency within its government. One significant move was the proposal to expand the board of commissioners … more
If there is a "housing crisis" then we need more rentals.   For there to be more rentals, there must be more investors willing to tie up and risk their money.  For that to happen, the … more
In a community grappling with the challenges of homelessness, one small school has become a beacon of hope and stability for the second-largest population of students experiencing homelessness … more
Have you ever wondered if you lived within the boundaries of a neighborhood association in the city of Olympia? Lots of people don’t realize they are within the boundaries of an RNA … more
Visualize this: A ferry terminal at the Port of Olympia, transporting the citizens of South Puget Sound to places that can only be reached on Interstate I-5 by driving polluting cars to Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver and other far away places! more
Yes, I know, you read the title correctly! McKenny Elementary School, one of the most diverse and effective elementary schools at providing learning growth to ALL types of students, is at risk of … more
I am writing to bring your attention to a pressing issue within our community that demands immediate coverage. The impending closure of McKenny Elementary in Olympia by the school board has left … more
The Olympia School Board, on 12/14/23 at 11:28 p.m., voted 3-2 to start a 90 day decision process to close Margaret McKenny Elementary School and Madison Elementary School after a 6-hour board … more
Thurston County gets lump of coal from DNR for Christmas Monday the Department of Natural Resources announced which of eight counties had made requests for older structurally complex 2 nd growth … more
The city’s proposed changes effectively guarantee that lower-income families will be segregated from living in buildings receiving taxpayer paid property tax exemptions.  more
Olympia has a long history of providing incentives to facilitate different types of housing throughout the city.  Its goals may include encouraging higher density to manage growth, support … more
As mayor of Tenino, Wayne has really improved Tenino. The Tenino Park, and the Quarry Pool, are the best they have ever been. more
It is troubling that where a voter’s power to affect elections for candidates and issues (propositions and initiatives) is strongest, their participation is the least.  Voting in … more
It’s that time of the year again. The ground is becoming littered with the signs of the season. No, not the autumnal fall of leaves blanketing our wonderful Pacific Northwest landscape: the … more
Thurston County Commissioner District 4 more
Neighbors: It’s election time! You’ve seen the yard signs, received mailers, NOW it is time to VOTE! Running for elected office is hard. All these candidates have put themselves out … more
Port of Olympia Commission – District 1  more
Lacey City Council Position 2 more
Re:   Reasons to jump into our rivers, published Monday, October 23, 2023 in The JOLT .  For years, I thought as Ms Leveritt seems to regarding Capitol Lake's effect on our … more
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