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Posts published in “Issue: August 2020

Olympia’s PPP bank roll: Following the money

“Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed” is the name of Title I of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) that Congress passed at the end of March, 2020. Section 1102 of Title 1 authorized $340 billion for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and laid out the terms…

Then this happened — August 2020

Best ever quarter” (yes, best EVER) for Washington Business Bank profits ♦ It’s official—the proposed “Green Cove Park” project site contains “confirmed and suspected contamination.” ♦
Police said it...but it wasn’t true! ♦ 5.4 million American workers lost their healthcare coverage

A new invitation to investors

Olympia’s planners have a new proposal that promises to worsen the city’s housing shortage and escalate costs beyond existing levels. Their new initiative focuses on “short term rentals,” (STRs), where a room or a house is rented for stays of less than 30 days. Airbnb is a familiar example.

Billboards remind us of nuclear weapons deployed in Kitsap County

Accept Responsibility, displayed on billboards through August 9, is a plea for citizens of Puget Sound to accept their role and responsibility—as taxpayers, as members of a democratic society, and as neighbors to the Trident nuclear submarine base in Hood Canal—to work to prevent the use of nuclear weapons.

Back from the brink

Since May 2017 the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (OCANW) has worked in strategically smart grassroots ways to build a local movement to abolish nuclear weapons. We hold a giant banner one hour a week over I-5.