Letters to the Editor
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To the Editor of the JOLT: The JOLT’s May 20th article, “Olympia committee seeks to legislate rent-increase notices, limit move-in costs” describes how the Olympia City Council … more
Thurston County Commissioners Mejia, Menser, and Edwards: The organizations listed below request that you protect the trees in Capitol State Forest, especially the Legacy Forests within Thurston … more
“Defund Police” is an offensive sound bite. Its appeal and widely proclaimed message nullifies the more important changes that are needed that lie beneath the motto. It turns people off … more
The following letter was sent to the Port of Olympia Commissioners by the signer below and is published verbatim.  Port of Olympia Commissioners  606 Columbia Street NW, Ste. … more
Musings Comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to start his routine with the line, “I get no respect.” He could easily have been speaking about old people. It certainly fits, but no one is … more
“One Family” and “One World”    The millions of people who watched the ending ceremony of the winter Olympics’ saw a magnificent fireworks show when at the … more
Dear Sam, Laurie, and Jessica: The legislature, in my opinion, has taken progressive steps backward on housing.  That is while trying to do the right thing for renters, you are sometimes … more
January 27, 2022 I am writing on behalf of the Roundtable of Thurston County to express our support and endorsement for the four Thurston County public school replacement technology and capital … more
I write in praise of a carbon fee and dividend. Congress could enact it, and so could our legislature. The fee, collected at the mine, wellhead, or port of international entry, raises the price of … more
To the Editor:  A letter was sent to Port Commissioners on January 7, 2022 that calls for an investigation of the conflict of interest by recently-elected Port Commissioner Amy Evans.  A … more
To the Editor: Recently, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of the environmental issues have moved out of the 24-hour news cycle and out of the public consciousness. One of … more
I want to bring to light the neighborhood around the new Martin Way/Carpenter Rd encampment project. I have a petition and 80 plus signatures in one day from the surrounding businesses and … more
hey Lisa I have been saying this out loud a lot, but wanted to message the idea to you directly. have you ever considered stepping down and then being in a supporting role of Talauna Reed? You … more
I am writing in response to the recent article in the Jolt, written by Pat Cole  about candidates for the Olympia City Council. I am one of those candidates.  I appreciate … more
2022 Port Budget – Financial Misrepresentation-Public Comment – 10/11/2021 To: Port Commissioners This comment is in regard to the Draft 2022 Port Operational Budget presented at … more
The Olympia Fire Department responded to a 7:45 a.m. call today at Wheeler St. encampment trash pile. By the time the fire department arrived, one female had already started taming the fire. It … more
To the Editor: America used to have great walkable cities connected by rail but in the mid 20th century the oil lobby got rid of that and went with cars in suburbs. Now we suffer from horrible … more
Dear Editor, Right now, motorcyclists are taking in the beauty of our Washington summer. Whether you ride or know someone who does, it’s assuring to know that most Washington adults agree … more
We were driving around this past weekend and were totally surprised by the number of cars and trucks with either a headlight, parking light, brake light or any number of lights burned out. We saw … more
Letter to the Editor I've been reading your JOLT News. And I read at the bottom you have some sort of, I guess you'd call it, a mission statement that says that you will … more
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