Politics

  1. Election Analysis Part II: What happened in the Oly city council races?

    by Matthew Green [This post was updated on 12/7/13.] Four Olympia City Council seats were up for election this year, but only two races were competitive. [Disclosure: The author worked…

  2. The Mailer in Question

    Protect Our Children 2

    In the comments thread under the recent editorial (“Examining the myths about low-barrier shelter” 10/30/13), I made reference to “mailers like the garbage most of us received yesterday”. Many people…

  3. Thurston County Election Results 2013

    Updated! 11/8 at 10:50 am Mary Hall has pulled into the lead for county auditor, 50.38% to 49.62%   Updated! 11/6 at 7:30 pm 522 is losing by 232 votes…

  4. The GMO Debate: One organic Oly restaurant’s perspective

    The Mark

    When asked how important Initiative 522 is to her as a local business owner, Lisa Owen — owner of Olympia’s The Mark Restaurant, Washington’s oldest certified organic restaurant, established in…

  5. Decision 2013: OP&L Candidate Questionnaire, Olympia City Council, Pos. 7

    Who are these people? And why are the running for local office? To help find out, we wanted to give every candidate a chance to speak directly to you, our…

  6. Decision 2013: OP&L Candidate Questionnaire, Olympia City Council, Pos. 5

    Who are these people? And why are the running for local office? To help find out, we wanted to give every candidate a chance to speak directly to you, our…

  7. Decision 2013: OP&L Candidate Questionnaire, Olympia City Council, Pos. 4

    Who are these people? And why are the running for local office? To help find out, we wanted to give every candidate a chance to speak directly to you, our…

  8. Decision 2013: OP&L Candidate Questionnaire, Tumwater City Council, Pos. 6

    Who are these people? And why are the running for local office? To help find out, we wanted to give every candidate a chance to speak directly to you, our wise…

  9. Decision 2013: OP&L Candidate Questionnaire, Lacey City Council, Pos. 7

    Who are these people? And why are the running for local office? To help find out, we wanted to give every candidate a chance to speak directly to you, our wise…

  10. Decision 2013: Hot City Races, Touching Your Life Every Day

    by Paul Pickett   By the time you read this you have likely gotten your ballots in the mail, or will in a day or two. And even though the…