Letters to the Editor
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On Monday morning, May 10, when I heard that a large black bear up a tree in a suburban neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, was respectfully tranquilized and taken a way to be released after being … more
Dear Mayor Selby and Council Members, There is an item on your consent calendar that is not "routine" and should be the subject of a public discussion and vote. Resolution #21-0431 authorizes … more
Dear Mayor and City Council Members:  When we moved to Olympia a year ago we were delighted that we would be living in a community with folks whose values aligned with ours, where our … more
Dear Commissioners Edwards, Mejia, and Menser, Thank you for your resolution declaring racism a crisis in Thurston County. We want to highlight one issue that needs immediate attention. Last … more
I still don’t like litter, haven’t for a long time. I last littered while in high school. I learned that one didn’t litter, that’s very bad manners and not good for the … more
Dear Editor, The U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, peaceable assembly, and that ourproperty not be taken without due process. Yet local governments recently have … more
The time has come for the City of Olympia to Choose. On February 9th, the Council will vote on a Comprehensive Plan amendment submitted by a grassroots coalition to remove a road planned to be … more
Letter to Washington State Patrol; Mr. Turk; I have lived in Olympia for 40 years. I am writing about the illegal trespass and vandalism activity that took place on January 6 at the Wa State … more
Commenting on "Outdated Sewage Treatment is Suffocating Fish in Puget Sound," published Dec. 8, 2020, Harry Branch writes:  The article on the "pressing state of environmental decay in Puget … more
Commenting on "Laws banning private armies go unenforced," Dale Putnam writes:  Interesting article. Can we expect to see a similar review and analysis of the legality or illegality of groups … more
In your Thurston County Trivia today you asked about the westside hospital. You referenced Capital Medical Center. Actually it was started in 1984, with construction into 1985. The original name … more
JOLT is honoring Veterans Day. November 11 became a holiday because it was the day when World War I ended in 1918 with an armistice.  It was called “Armistice Day,” a holiday … more
Dear Editor: Halloween is coming and the Port of Olympia has a scary surprise. Port Commissioners want to berth two 50-year-old 700 foot ships for five years near downtown Olympia. This is a … more
Do people of color, low income, or with drug or mental health issues get equal treatment in our criminal justice system? Do police in our community use best practices? Do we know if our justice … more