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OLYMPIA –– Olympia held its third town hall of a four-meeting series centered on racial justice on Thursday night, with panelists focused on the healthcare system and the inequities that people of color often experience within it. more
Poetry is a powerful tool for reflection and creativity. more
OLYMPIA –– If you drive down Henderson Boulevard regularly, you probably noticed a traffic circle that sprang up at the intersection of Henderson and Eskridge. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia’s five-year plan, the “One Community: Healthy, Safe and Housed” plan was up for discussion by city officials again Monday night as homelessness and poverty continues to be an issue in the greater Olympia community. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Board decided Monday night in a four-hour-long meeting to move to a fully remote fall semester. more
OLYMPIA –– Dozens of protestors gathered in Woodruff Park on a warm, humid Sunday afternoon this week to confront Olympia City Council members in their own neighborhood in West Olympia. more
OLYMPIA –– The second in the series of racial justice meetings in Olympia Thursday night focused on economic opportunity across race lines. Like the first meeting last Friday centering on the legal system, this endeavor brought together a diverse lineup of panelists of color to bring to light their perspectives. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia School Board, the governing body of the Olympia School District, is meeting Monday, Aug. 3 to discuss the district’s fall reopening plan. more
OLYMPIA –– A new four-story apartment building is in the works in Olympia. more
OLYMPIA –– A bankruptcy court judge issued a decision in a New York court late Friday that McClatchy, the 163-year-old news media company that owns more than two dozen newspapers nationwide, including The Olympian, would be sold to one of the two major hedge funds that owns most of the company’s debt. more
OLYMPIA –– A crowd of protestors gathered in Heritage Park in Olympia on Friday, July 25 to stand in solidarity with protestors in Seattle and in Portland, Ore. who have come under attack in recent days from federal forces sent in by President Donald Trump. more
OLYMPIA –– The City of Olympia began its four-meeting town hall series on racial justice July 23. With the heightening energy surrounding recent events that highlight the intentions surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, the meeting is designed to allow Black voices to bring their perspectives to the table. more
OLYMPIA –– The City Of Olympia is restoring the police auditor program started in 2002 in response to the concerns over recent police brutality in the community and across the country. more
OLYMPIA –– To counter the recent police brutality and human rights violations around the community and the nation, Olympia’s General Government Committee is working to form a Human Rights Commission for the city. more
OLYMPIA –– With city officials recording vacancy rates of less than three percent in Olympia’s housing market, efforts are underway to put together an affordable housing plan that will assist in controlling rent prices, which are continually rising, city officials said. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia School Board discussed yesterday their district-wide plan for Career and Technical Education (CTE) course offerings. The Olympia School District offers CTE programs to all students in the seventh to twelfth grade, with an emphasis placed on accessibility and a wide spectrum of options. more
OLYMPIA - The Olympia City Council voted Tuesday night to distribute $1 million of economic development reserves to support community economic recovery efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– Dozens of people gathered at Yauger Skate Park in West Olympia late Friday afternoon to demonstrate against racism in a protest called “Thrash Against Racism and Police Brutality.” more
OLYMPIA –– A video posted on Facebook shows a man being beaten over the head during a protest outside Olympia City Hall on July 12, during which he bled profusely before fainting and receiving medical care. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved on Tuesday a plan to address homelessness, which officials called the “One Community” Healthy, Safe & Housed Plan. more
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