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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. How does one b...
 

 
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A family passes the 123-4th Bulding, at Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street, which will offer 138 deluxe apartments when it opens next spring. Blaine Ewig
A family passes the 123-4th Bulding, at Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street, which will offer 138 deluxe apartments when it opens next spring. Blaine Ewig
A family passes the 123-4th Bulding, at Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street, which will offer 138 deluxe apartments when it opens next spring. Blaine Ewig

On The Rise:

City Hall Wants a Denser, More Affluent Downtown—What Will It Mean for Us?

By Issac Scott After dark on Friday night, downtown Olympia bustles and hums with a disoriented mood that creeps out from cafes and bars, casting in stark relief the city’s conflicting identities. Olympia is the flowing spring ...
 

 
 
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Interview: Nikki McClure

By Issac Scott How did you decide you wanted to be an artist? I want to say something like, “Because you get to sleep in” [laughs]. But when I was little I always wanted to be an artist, but it never really seemed possible, jus...
 

 
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Protests Erupt Over Shooting of Two Unarmed Black Men by Olympia Police Officer

By Felix Chrome & Issac Scott “Whose lives matter? Black lives matter!” was the chant ringing out in downtown Olympia Thursday evening as hundreds of protesters took to the streets in response to the shooting of two unarmed...
 

 
 
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A Conversation with George Bridges

By Issac Scott When George Bridges starts his new job as president of Evergreen in October, the college will be in the midst of some of the biggest challenges in its history. With state funding in free-fall and enrollment on th...
 

 
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Students can get medical care at the health center on campus. Shauna Bittle
Students can get medical care at the health center on campus. Shauna Bittle
Students can get medical care at the health center on campus. Shauna Bittle

Affordable Healthcare in Olympia

Finding Healthcare Proves Challenging

By Felix Chrome For people with low income and no insurance, affordable medical care can be hard to find. Even for people with Medicaid, seeing a primary care physician isn’t necessarily possible. Olympia is a small town, and i...
 

 
 
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Best Bets May 8 & 9:

Tropicana 30 Year Anniversary Show

During the mid ‘80s, The Fabulous Tropicana served as a hub for Olympia’s young music scene. One of the first punk venues to establish itself in Olympia, Tropicana hosted shows with Beat Happening, The Melvins, Green River, and...
 

 
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Best Bets May 9:

Tal National

Tal National became the most celebrated band in their home nation Niger over a decade of touring constantly throughout the Sahara, playing five hour gigs every day. Lately, they’ve hit the international tour circuit, leading th...
 

 
 
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Best Bets May 18:

Vexx, Talkies, Health Problems, Broken Water

Just back from a tour of the East Coast supporting their new Pitchfork-approved EP, Vexx play restless and persuasive hardcore, anchored by the charismatic presence of lead singer Maryjane Dunphe. Together with Broken Water, th...
 

 
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Best Bets May 23:

Olympia Record Show

Twice a year, Rainy Day Records organizes the Olympia Record Show, bringing together vinyl purveyors from around the Northwest. This year’s spring edition goes down at Elks Lodge, on the Eastside by Ralph’s Thriftway. Vinyl lov...

 

 
 
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A Conversation with Kshama Sawant

Unrepentant Socialist Seattle City Councillor To Speak at Commencement

By Zachary Newman Seattle City Councillor and labor organizer Kshama Sawant will be the speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony. Sawant won a seat on the Seattle City Council in 2014, running as a member of the Socialist Al...