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Posts published by “Janine Gates”

Victor Minjares makes his case for prosecuting attorney race

“There are serious issues with the criminal justice system in Thurston County,” local attorney Victor Minjares said in a recent interview with Little Hollywood. Reflective of the national examination on implicit bias, socio-economic and racial injustice and other systemic issues beleaguering the law and justice community, Minjares is running for…

Local author Toy Kay releases new autobiographical picture book

Noted local Chinese American elder, Toy Kay, has released her new book, An American Picture Bride, an autobiography written with Janine Gates. A book launch party will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., at The Firs, 426 Lilly Road NE, Olympia. The public is invited.…

Proppants, logs and blockades continue to cause controversy for the Port of Olympia

Little Hollywood Blog There is still no clear mandate for the Port of Olympia’s marine terminal operation located in downtown Olympia, just days after an election in which a progressive candidate for port commissioner apparently lost by a few hundred votes.   Despite significant public outcry, port commissioners and staff…

In Lacey as elsewhere: An old, unworkable and always at hand approach to homelessness

The City of Lacey just turned 50, and the city council held an appreciation ceremony at its meeting Thursday night for those who made the year long celebration a success. The accolades, though well deserved, along with the announcement of the city’s new song, “You’re Never a Stranger in Lacey,” could not have been more poorly…