Opinions

  1. Letters: Fact Check: Oops, OP&L got it wrong

    Oly Power & Light has had a strong commitment to factual reporting since it began. To that end, I must report a factual error that I have now read twice…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Letters: Women’s shelter needs volunteers

    On November 1st the Interfaith Works Women’s shelter will be moving from Bread and Roses to First Christian Church. We are so grateful to First Christian for stepping up in…

  8. Letters 10-16-13

    Darren Mills is a breath of fresh air   Some people focus on problems, and some people focus on solutions. I’ve gotten to know Darren Mills quite well over the…

  9. 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…

  10. Letters: Pedal Heads correction & pushback from the plastic bag industry

    Pedal Heads I enjoyed your report of the Pedal Heads and the Capitol Forest Classic races. Nice to see young and old sharing an enthusiasm. In the story you refer…