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Dear Lexis, I’ve been talking with my wife about leaving my job for a while; however, the other day something happened at work and I decided to put in my notice. We didn’t plan on me … more
Most of us have known for decades that we live on a warming planet caused by carbon dioxide emissions, so last week’s heat wave should not have been a surprise. Even so, 109 degrees was a … more
He’s charming.  But you knew that. His name is Dick Pust and for 50 years, local old timers and newcomers alike, listened to his soothing voice on the radio. For 50 years he was … more
Like many folks, I’ve long had an appreciation for Olympia’s downtown.  Just the fact that we have one is a big deal and a huge community benefit.  Fun small businesses, a … more
Dear Lexis, I find that I'm angry or depressed a lot lately but I'm not really sure why that is. I know that there's a lot of good in my life, but that doesn't seem to matter. Any ideas on what I … more
In the spring and early summer, the world is full of perfect leaves, fast growth, and healthy, vigorous gardens. But now the solstice has passed, the heat’s been turned up – way up this … more
Now that you know what constitutes elder abuse (or see previous stories) whom do you contact if you suspect someone is being abused?  Getting Help: There are three main entities in our … more
Dear JOLT Reader: Life can be hard sometimes; it certainly has been for me lately and I don’t really know when things will start to turn for the better. My new husband and I have been … more
Back in the day, some farmers used to test their soil by tasting it. If it was sour, it was too acidic; to sweeten it, they added ground limestone or wood ashes. These days, the Thurston … more
Michael Campbell of Lakewood recently made headlines by shooting a catalytic converter thief twice, dragging him behind a pickup truck, and leaving his body in a field 20 miles north of here. This story is more than sensationally gruesome, it is sad and wrong: more
 Here are five actual examples of elder abuse that I have personally witnessed.  Senior # 1 – Non-ambulatory/bedridden senior. Has a caregiver during the day. Her daughter stays with her at night. However, her daytime caregiver sleeps on the couch all day because she works all night. more
We were driving around this past weekend and were totally surprised by the number of cars and trucks with either a headlight, parking light, brake light or any number of lights burned out. We saw … more
What’s new in the world of homeless camps? The county commission took action on Tuesday, June 8 on a couple of significant items that continue the efforts to manage the … more
Letter to the Editor I've been reading your JOLT News. And I read at the bottom you have some sort of, I guess you'd call it, a mission statement that says that you will … more
Dear Lexis, I’ve been trying to start a business for years but, whenever I think about working on it, I find myself exhausted and depressed. I know I should work, I know I should try to … more
Some garden promoters claim that growing perennials (they mean flowering plants that come back year after year) is an easy, low-maintenance alternative to planting annuals.  As former President George W. Bush might say, they misunderestimate what perennials require. more
Unless you live under a rock you are probably aware and may take part in the celebration of Pride Month each June. But did you know that June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month?  In … more
Dear Lexis, My husband has ADHD and has serious issues accomplishing tasks. Instead he assigns tasks to me to accomplish between my jobs. It has been extremely disheartening to constantly have … more
We are entering the season when gardening and cooking get married. Already the world’s best salads are at hand. Now, before the tender lettuce plants bolt and go to seed, is also the time when … more
Evergreen. TESC. I grew up running on your fields, scoring in your hoops, lifting your weights, enjoying your Super Saturdays, and cavorting with your faculty’s kids.  I saw Nirvana, … more
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