The Olympian editorial board is resurrecting its traditional thumbs-up, thumbs-down column, so we can weigh in on a number of happenings all at once. The good news is, we’ve got more thumbs up than down this time around.
A federal appeals court ruling held that authorities can’t arrest people for camping on public property when no shelter is available. Now Olympia plans its own homeless camp to deal with the growing population.
At first Thurston County seemed to offer a sterling example of how election campaigns ought to be: civil, agenda-driven, and focused on solutions to pressing problems. But as the campaigns wore on, cracks in the façade of civility began to appear.
Incumbent candidate Maria Cantwell is the best fit for US Senate to represent Washington voters, protect the environment and hold Trump accountable. She has the Olympian’s endorsement for the November election.
List of Washington election endorsements from the Olympian Editorial Board, including for Thurston County, state house legislature and other candidates and ballot measures for the upcoming November race.
Former first lady Michelle Obama and Santa Claus did the popular online dance "orange justice" at an event at Children’s Hospital Colorado in suburban Denver on Dec. 13. Mrs. Obama also read “The Night Before Christmas" and answered questions.