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Posts published in “Issue: February 2019”

A visit to rural Thurston County

Crossing (out) the divide: Since 2000 there’s been the notion that there are red states and blue states. People in red states—mostly inland and southern—are said to be the sort who never saw a regulation they liked, refer to undocumented residents as illegal aliens and shout “USA, USA” at Trump rallies....

And then this happened…

In September of last year, President Trump made a major policy address to the United Nations assembly. He offered assurances to other countries that they need not fear interference from his Administration in their internal affairs....

Where’s the water?

The League of Women Voters of Thurston County wants you to know! Imagine a container with a paper coffee filter inserted at the top. Say the filter represents the bed of a stream and the water you pour into the container is rain adding to groundwater. You can pour almost…

Energizing labor and environmentalists

A Green New Deal for rural economies “People talk often about the infrastructure investment that has to happen….but there’s also an industrial plan that needs to happen to build entirely new industries. It’s sort of like the moonshot. When JFK said America was going to go to the moon, none…

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