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Posts published by “Marco Rosaire Rossi”

Opinion | Olympia’s missing middle: a good plan for people and the planet

The Olympia Planning Commission’s Missing Middle plan has been met with unnecessary controversy. By allowing alternative dwelling units (ADUs), tiny houses, and duplexes in new neighborhoods, Olympia is able to deal with two critical issues at once. The first is driving down the costs of housing by alleviating the city’s…

The fight for the $15 minimum wage

What it would mean for millions of children living in poverty in the United States It is tough for adults to get by in America these days, but it is nearly impossible for kids. According to the National Center for Children and Poverty, approximately 16 million children in the United…

Anti-Vax and the cult of American individualism

The present is a fragile thing. Without constant vigilance, it can be easily devoured by the past. For decades, advancements in modern medicine have been slowly chipping away at some of humanity’s most brutal diseases. On October 26, 1977, the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was diagnosed. Today, the…

Incarcerated Youth Demand a Future

You would never know from its webpage. On the internet Green Hill School  in Chehalis, Washington, appears like any other educational institution. Its website has several lush pictures of flowers and an open green grass campus. It has a banal plaque which simply says: “Green Hill School Established 1889,” nothing…

Biology Fortified, Inc: At the vanguard of the Green Gene Movement and beyond

Karl Haro von Mogel of Biofortified.org, leader in Green Gene Movement  Editorial note: This article does not necessary represent the views of Works In Progress or of its members. It is presented to WIP readers as a differing perspective in hopes of encouraging discussion/debate on this important topic. Very few public…

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