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Proposed Bill Would Reduce Penalties for Drug Crimes

By Felix Chrome In a move to lessen the penalties for drug possession, House Rep. Sherry Appleton has filled a new bill in the Washington Legislature that would reduce most drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Rep. A...
 

 
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Ben Rosen Introduces Qigong to Olympia

By Kathryn L. Herron Qigong is a Chinese art form dating over 4,000 years that serves as a practice of regulating one’s body, mind, and health for meditative and medical purposes. Qigong taps into qi, the Chinese concept of lif...
 

 
 
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Arts & Culture Picks for Jan. 17 – Jan. 23

Saturday, Jan. 17 Quality Fest Hosted at the Midnight Sun, Quality Fest brings together an array of indie bands from around the Pacific Northwest. With 11 bands on the roster ranging from the folk-country of Albatross to the el...
 

 
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Oil Trains: The Bigger Pipeline

Oil Transportation Ignites Environmental and Safety Debate in Washington

By Josh Wolf The Keystone XL pipeline has become a monumental symbol for the environmentalist movement in the United States: should the world’s largest consumer of oil approve or reject the 830,000-barrel-per-day pipeline? Demo...
 

 
 
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Budgetocalypse 2015:

State Budget Battle Could Have Big Impacts on Evergreen’s Future

By Issac Scott Evergreeners frustrated with the lack of program options this quarter should pay close attention as the State Legislature meets this month, where lawmakers face a multi-billion dollar budget crisis that could hav...
 

 
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What are Greeners Doing About Ocean Acidification?

Sea Life Faces Impacts from Changing Ocean Chemistry

By Devon Merriman Some think of climate change as a crisis we will face in the future, but the shellfish industry and the organisms they depend on have already been feeling the effects. Shellfish farmers have witnessed mass die...
 

 
 
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Hannah Swanson

Artist Interview

By Felix Chrome Our interview hasn’t technically started yet, but Hannah Swanson has already pulled out her phone and asks if I want to see the new stuff she’s working on. She opens Instagram and scrolls through pictures of gla...
 

 
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Chain & The Gang Inaugurate Northern’s New Home

By Blaine Ewig It was the Northern: Olympia All-Ages Project’s first night back at the Midnight Sun after moving from its Legion Way location. The night started late, but no one in the audience was phased by the lack of punctua...
 

 
 
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What Nicki Minaj and Tinder Taught Me About Sex and Love

By Kathryn L. Herron I’ve never met Nicki Minaj, but I trust her. Following the release of her latest album, The Pinkprint, Onika Tanya Maraj has been dubbed “the best rapper alive” by Complex.com. She broke the Billboard Recor...
 

 
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Wasted Advice

Greetings. Welcome to Wasted Advice, wherein you ask for advice and a different member of our talented staff answers each week—drunk. We both win. You can ask us the questions you can’t ask your resident advisor. I need more fr...
 

 
 
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The Beet on the Street

A Conversation with Evergreen’s Guerilla Satire Rag

By Zachary Newman All of a sudden, it was everywhere. Taped to apartment doors, advertised on the walls around Seminar II, and piled next to copies of The Stranger and The Cooper Point Journal, there was The Organic Beet. Seemi...