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Impeach Trump to protect the Constitution and the Rule of Law

In 1787 Benjamin Franklin was leaving Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention when a woman asked him what kind of government they had created. Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” .To protect us from tyranny, the nation’s founders created a Constitution with checks and…

Ranked Choice Voting: easy, fair and long overdue

This article asks you to imagine a place where elections are so different from what we experience in the US today that it’s almost unthinkable. Imagine election campaigns where candidates try not just to distinguish themselves, but also go out of their way to identify areas of agreement and points…

Bail reform: We choose our priorities

There are more jails and prisons —over 5,000—in the United States than degree-granting colleges and universities. State and local spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of funding for public education for preschool through grade 12 education in the last three decades,according to a report by the US Department of Education.

Imagine trees

“Imagine tree-lined streets enhancing the beauty of your Olympia neighborhood,” read the flyer from the City of Olympia. That was 16 years ago. Since then our SW Olympia neighborhood is on its way to becoming one of the loveliest and most walkable parts of the city. Pacific Sunset maples joined…

You Write to WiP

Dear WiP, Did the mountain bikers build trails in Kaiser Woods illegally? They certainly do everywhere else in the world that has been infected by that extreme sport. Will the park remain attractive to people and wildlife after being turned into a race track? I doubt it! Will hikers and…