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Capital HS grad Teresa Mosqueda wins national recognition

Olympia native Teresa Mosqueda was elected to the Seattle City Council in 2017 with a background as a labor advocate and all-around Pacific Northwesterner. This July Teresa was awarded the Progressive Champion of the Year honor by Local Progress, a national network of elected officials across the country. The award…

Protecting the sacred place where life begins

Imagine a place so vast and wild that every time you visit it, you see something new. Yet each time you see unique ecological patterns shaped by millennia of repeated annual cycles. it is on a grand scale as old as time. Here is a place where bands of white…

About this Issue — September 2019

The future is the past in disguise, but it is also constructed from our hopes, wishes, and actions in the present. In other words, as this month’s WIP theme suggests, the future is something we create....

A new Waterkeeper to care for the Twin Harbors

Part of the work of the present is to prepare for a viable future—and so the Friends of Grays Harbor (FOGH) are passing on a task that has long occupied them—the fight to preserve the waters around Grays Harbor. In 2017 FOGH was the recipient of a Supplemental Environmental Project…

Then this happened…

Trying for another bite of the apple. Last month, WIP reported that the lawyer for the City of Olympia was asking the Growth Management Board to “reconsider” its rejection of the new “Missing Middle” ordinance. The GMHB denied the request, chiding the lawyer for trying to get “a second bite…

Special Events — September 2019

Climate Strike...Electric Vehicle Events... Plant a Tree... Walk for the Salish Sea... Native Plant Nursery... Harvest Party... Grant Writing... GRub Soiree... Detention Lottery live drama... Community Solar... Zine-making and Tabling Training... Jacobin Reading Group.... More