Olympia City Council elections: Statements from candidates on the West Bay Yards issue
Works in Progress
Members of the public had an opportunity to talk to the City Council about the viability and desirability of facilitating the introduction of an “urban village”—a 470-unit apartment/townhouse-retail-commercial complex — between West Bay Drive and the edge of Budd Inlet at the site of a former plywood plant.
In response to the movement and demand for justice for Black Lives, and because these times are calling on us to have a wise and courageous response, Thurston County nonprofit communities have signed onto this collective letter indicating our intention to align with racial justice and a local racial equity-focused policy agenda.
Reading Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste provides a foundational perspective to address the questions about Trumpism. As indicated by the subtitle, The Origins of Our Discontents, her work is an etiology, a search for origins and causes. We live in a time of deep social discontent. To understand the origins of our discontents, Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste should be required reading.
How novel to be together, scattered safely across Jean’s yard on Oly’s Westside, potting up perennials once again. It’s our annual plant sale to raise money for scholarships for students in our sister town of Santo Tomás, Chontales Nicaragua. Every weekend from mid-March through April, masked volunteers will be chatting…