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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…

A new invitation to investors

Turning residential neighborhoods into commercial zones 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.…

Then this happened — August 2020

The best ever quarter for Washington Business Bank profits •• “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 simply because their job disappeared....

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. We devised an informative four-session course (“Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can…

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