A tradition like no other rolls on with 2 new owners

A longtime business in downtown Olympia that has been known as a community destination for fair trade products has a new name, new owners and a new look. But New Traditions Fair Trade remains dedicated to its cause, which is to pay fair prices to the people who make the handmade items the store sells.

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How to make a house for mason bees

"Mason bees are the most prolific pollinators," says Robert Girvin, a Tacoma doctor who's been keeping mason bees for four years. "They're child-friendly, don't sting and are easy to manage. It's something easy you can do to improve the local environment." Girvin shows how you can make your own house for mason bees.
Lui Kit Wong lwong@thenewstribune.com
How to make a house for mason bees 2:33

How to make a house for mason bees

One-minute delay is South Sound's traffic blood-boiler 1:34

One-minute delay is South Sound's traffic blood-boiler

New cafeteria manager feels problems have been remedied 1:27

New cafeteria manager feels problems have been remedied

The meet cute of Mindy Kaling and Cory Booker is only the beginning 1:28

The meet cute of Mindy Kaling and Cory Booker is only the beginning