Instead of mourning summer’s warm sunny days, taunt the change in seasons with your best maniacal laugh and coffin loads of cash, thanks to Quinault Beach Resort’s annual Halloween Weekend Bash on October 27-31. With more than $21,000 of cash and loads of specials, free game play, and the scream-tastic Nightmare Ball, it’ll jump start […]
It was a breakthrough year for the Black Hills High School girls soccer team last season. Powered by the program’s all-time leading scorer, Joslin Lindsay, the Wolves claimed another 2A Evergreen Conference championship, but, more importantly, notched their first ever state playoff victory in the school’s 18-year existence. The team had been 0-7 in state […]
Author and teacher Shon Meckfessel will lead a discussion about the situation in Syria and what can be done, and will present the film The White Helmets. The event is Tuesday, October 25th, 7 PM, at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, in downtown Olympia. Meckfessel is curator of SyriaSources.org and has lived in Syria. He recently returned from a trip to the region where he interviewed Syrians in Jordan and Lebanon. This event will feature a Skype call-in with a member of the White Helmets, a Syrian civil defense organization.
Economics for Everyone,
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice,
Students for Justice in Palestine - TESC,
and GI Voice
While visitors to Olympia have a variety of lodging options, none are quite as unique as Ground Inn. Find this gem tucked in a mixed-use neighborhood, just a few blocks from downtown. The unassuming vintage home is a bunk and breakfast, which opened on January 1, 2014, and is still going strong more than two […]
Standing on stage at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts can be enthralling but also intimidating, even when you have a full orchestra with you. Now, imagine being a high school student, performing a solo in front of a packed house. “As a musician, I am learning to be more dramatic through my body […]
Submitted by The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau (OLTVCB) The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau (OLTVCB) is excited to announce Jeff Bowe as the new director of sales. Bowe will focus on driving conferences, meetings, tour and travel groups to the region with an emphasis on conferences related to beer, wine, spirits, agriculture, art and culture. […]
On 09/10/2016, I was walking home from work when I saw what looked like a domestic violence situation. I stopped and interrogated both the seriously injured woman and the man shouting at each other. The man, known as "Blue," walked off, pissed as all hell, and I began talking to the woman.
This picture was taken at the Interfaith shelter at First Christian Church, this is what she looked like when I found her.
She told me she fell of her bike trying to swerve away from a car. She had been to Capital Medical Center twice and St. Peter's once in the 5 days before. She told me that after she admitted to being an addict, doctors treated her like a criminal, not a patient. At Capital Medical Center, they manhandled her, leaving her with arm damage which has left damning consequences.
Having once been homeless, I am familiar with how medical facilities treat the homeless, whether addicts or not. Even in hospitals, the homeless are
treated like criminals for simply trying to live another day.
Cassandra's plan was to go to Harborview, and I didn't have means to get her there. So, I took her directly to the First Christian Church shelter. The shelter staff and Cassandra worked out a solution, while I stayed until I knew what the outcome would be. A staffer by the name of Bryan took Cassandra to St. Peter's Hospital, hoping that if she had a non-homeless advocate, that she would receive better treatment.
Here are the pictures I took of Cassandra at First Christian, she told me that she wanted her story heard.
Google Plus One Facebook Like
Submitted by Morningside We haven’t found the right Job Developer yet! So, now may be the perfect time for you to join the best. Morningside has been a premier provider of employment services to adults with disabilities in Western Washington for more than 50 years. As a Job Developer you are responsible for developing assessment […]
I still have a nice stash of candles, batteries and fresh water left from last weekend’s “storm”. The end result of the less than dramatic weather system is I’m prepared for the stormy season ahead. For now, though, I’ll focus on preparing for the weekend ahead full of fall fun with my family and community events throughout […]
Coach Krista Manke desperately needed someone to fill one of the outside hitter positions. Timberline High School’s volleyball team was a machine in 2013, posting an impressive 21-1 record with the Blazers’ lone setback occurring in the first round of the 3A state tournament to eventual runner-up Holy Names. After suffering their first defeat, the […]
Who doesn’t like a bargain? Whether you have never ventured into a thrift store or are a veteran “thrifter” like me, thrift-shopping is an ideal way to look for some treasures while finding great deals. Thrifting has gained popularity in recent years (cue the Macklemore song) as a way to not only save money, but […]
“A Nation is made of paper ideas, a country is made of soil and its produce,” Deston Denniston the Director of VETS_CAFE states. VETS_CAFE, short for “Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Training and Studies in Conservation, Agriculture, Forestry and Ecology,” is due to earn their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status this November after four blooming years of creating more outlets […]
Submitted by the Thurston County Chamber The Thurston County Chamber hired a new events coordinator, Krystal Barkus. Born and raised in Thurston County, Barkus is a 2005 graduate of North Thurston High School, and a graduate of Central Washington University where she majored in Tourism Management and was actively involved in the Recreation and Tourism […]
Submitted by SCJ Alliance Quoting Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” And that habit of excellence, cultivated over his decades-long career as an engineer, has earned Scott Sawyer a prestigious award from the state’s American Public Works Association (APWA). Scott, a principal at SCJ Alliance, […]
Plenty goes into one of Terry Shaw’s practices, but no aspect for the Rainier High School football coach is quicker or easier than roll call. The Mountaineers only feature 19 players on their roster this season – not even enough to do a full scrimmage at practice. When Shaw does a walkthrough to showcase the […]
The sun of summer has set and the leaves have changed from green to a deep, autumn orange. Pumpkin spice lattes are warming the hands of fall enthusiasts and the rain boots have replaced many beloved pairs of flip flops. We are knee deep in the season and with the weather changing, many people develop […]
The Chaplin-Thompson trial is scheduled to begin on October 11, 2016, at the Thurston County Courthouse. The Chaplin-Thompson family has requested that the community support them by showing up at court. Seating is limited, but overflow crowds will be accommodated in another room with a live feed. Check the Courthouse schedule for more information.
The Chaplin-Thompson family is also in need of wheelchair-accessible housing. At a recent community meeting, Crystal Chaplin expressed that the family is having difficulties finding a landlord that is willing to rent to the family due to the pending trial.
You can find more information about community meetings, court dates and how to contact the family through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1207200192655064//
Call or email Jon Tunheim at the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office ASAP and request that all charges be dropped against Chaplin and Thompson: 360-786-5540 email@example.com
Sign a petition to get the charges dropped: www.change.org/p/crystal-chaplin-drop-unjustified-charges-fire-officer-ryan-donald-justice-for-andre-thompson-bryson-chaplin