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Posts published in “Issue: June 2021

Out with the old price, in with the new

Our city leaders keep telling us that building more market rate housing will help moderate real estate prices. More supply brings prices down. Thousands of new housing units have been built in Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater in the last year or so—including many of the sought-after single-family homes. It won’t be long until…

Thurston’s Guardian ad Litem Program fills an important role

In Thurston County, the need for advocates for children who have been relinquished to the foster care system is intensifying. Local volunteers who work with children in foster care report that the pandemic has affected children’s welfare in ways that may be unseen.

The storm that Netanyahu unleashed

On Friday, May 7 —just five days ago, though it seems like an eternity—public attention in Israel was totally riveted to the complicated dance of party politics. Prime Minister Netanyahu, facing three serious corruption charges at the Jerusalem District Court, had just failed in his efforts to form a new cabinet.

Strategic advances for immigrant rights in the 2021 WA legislature

We were told that the “COVID session’’ was to be limited to one bill passed per issue.  Think again.  What we accomplished was perceived in January as impossible, but it is true what Nelson Mandela said:  “They will say it is impossible until it happens.” 

About this Issue — The Big Lie and big-ish lies — June 2021

THOUGHTS ON THE THEME: When we established this theme, we were thinking about the Big Lie that Donald Trump won the 2020 election and the Democrats stole it. But the more we talked about it, the more we realized that there are a lot of big-ish lies out there, not just one Big Lie.

Community Spotlight – June 2021

Earth Regenerators Study Group ♦ Haki Farmers’ Collective. ♦ Olympia Mutual Aid ♦ Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ♦ Whole Washington ♦ HOST Homes ♦ Student Art at Capitol ♦ Prayers for World Peace♦ GRuB & GRAVITY ♦ 2021 Meet the Beach ♦ Capital City Pride