Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published in “Issue: August 2018”

August 2018 — About this issue

In this issue you’ll get a glimpse of some ways that Olympia neighborhoods promote healthy social and political life and a reminder that we have neighbors beyond the ones next door. We have neighbors who demonstrate against Trump administration practices of taking children from their parents, children demanding that cars…

Special events

Electoral democracy at work. Check out candidates’ websites – all are asking for help waving banners.canvassing, phone banking, fundraisers. Volunteer for the candidate you support. Thurston County Fair Wednesday-Sunday, August 1-5, at the fairgrounds:  3054 Carpenter Road, Lacey Tickets $7; Seniors $6; Youth 6-14 $5. More info, call 360-786-5453 Celebration…

And then this happened…

Michael Foster is coming home! In our July 2018 issue, we printed a letter from Michael Foster, a valve-turner imprisoned at the Missouri River Correctional Center. He asked for donations of books to restock the MRCC library. We learned that he received over 100 books for the library in a…

Olympia City Council moves to develop more positive policies on homelessness

In the two months since it passed Resolution M-1942 committing the city to a response to homelessness based on harm-reduction, trauma-informed care and anti-oppression, Council members have faced and addressed challenges to those values. Sometimes the challenge comes from the City’s own actions. A new approach to looking at homelessness…

Where no one is an outcast

[J. Glen Evans is a former stockbroker and investment banker, who after 20 years went back to his early childhood dream of being a writer. He became a poet, novelist, historian and political activist. After reading the book, The One Straw Revolution and then writing the novel Wayfarers–Where No One…

Camping as a way to restore watersheds

If you like camping and want to restore ecosystems, we have a mission for you.  We are working to build a volunteer restoration workforce with access to the best campgrounds in South Sound. Stewardship for our common lands Our natural resources are fragile after six generations of development.  The State…

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.