Editorials

  1. Thanks to everyone for a great 2013!

    Dear   Best Readers Ever, 2013 has been a fantastic year for OP&L! We covered billions (okay, maybe only millions) of relevant local issues – from pie to planning, shelter…

  2. Editorial: Cold snap brought out the best in our community…

    …and also highlighted the need for increased shelter and day center services. At the beginning of this month, Olympia experienced an unusual period of cold weather, with daytime highs in…

  3. Editorial: “Protect our Children” is a hate group

    [This post was updated on 12/7/13.] An organization calling itself “Protect Our Children,” which claims to be “working to stop the proposed low-barrier homeless shelter,” is actually a vehicle to…

  4. Election Analysis Part I: Mary Hall and Sue Gunn

    Sue Gunn victory map

    Thurston County Auditor   Thurston County is Democratic territory. President Barack Obama won 60% of the vote here in 2012 (discounting minor party candidates), Governor Jay Inslee won 54%, and…

  5. Editorial: Examining the myths about low-barrier shelter

    As the grey weather sets in, we all yearn for a little sunshine. The type of sunshine we can do without, however, is the kind being blown up our skirts…

  6. Editorial: The (blessed) end of the parking payboxes

    While we’re talking about things the City of Olympia is doing right (previous page), we must acknowledge something it screwed up. Over the past few weeks, city staff have ripped…

  7. Editorial: A couple of cool things from City Hall

    Two small but happy press releases from the City of Olympia that speak for themselves: First, CITY HELPS SCHOOLS REDUCE WASTE WITH MILK DISPENSERS: “Starting this school year, the City…

  8. Ask the Candidates!

    Sick and tired of the same boring political coverage in the media, that focuses on controversies but not on things relevant to you? Want to ask the candidates who are…

  9. Editorial: Ban Plastic Bags

    On September 24, the Thurston County Commissioners will hear a proposal to ban plastic grocery and take-out bags. We urge them to approve the plan. Collectively, county residents used about…

  10. More DoubleThink from the Olympian

    From The Olympian editorial this morning: the author of the editorial bemoans the fact that one of the men involved in last week’s stabbing came to Oly from California. “Why…