Rob Richards

Rob Richards

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The Olympia Tribune Winter Donation Drive

The Olympia Tribune Winter Donation Drive

Summer Is Over Yesterday on my early morning walk, there was an unmistakable crispness in the air. As I sit here at my kitchen window, I look out at the neighborhood and see trees already starting to glow orange. The forecast for the coming week shows low temperatures dipping into the 40s. The switch has officially flipped to the autumn setting. When temperatures dip, it creates dangerous conditions for our neighbors who are stuck outside—even temperatures in the 40s can be rough. If you don't believe me, I challenge you to get up at 6 AM, put on shorts and…
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Welcome to the Olympia Tribune

Welcome to the Olympia Tribune

'We live in challenging times' is the understatement of the millennium. Four hundred years of white enslavement, subjugation, suppression, violence, and murder of Black Americans have come home to roost in the form of a long-overdue uprising of voices saying simply, "We Matter" and "Stop Killing Us." The call for an end to this brutality, and murder, of Black Americans is met by violence from a system that knows no other way to solve its problems. As I write this, our state burns, people's homes and livelihoods destroyed by a fire season we've never experienced before. Yet we still have…
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Rob Richards

Hi! Thanks for being here! My role with the Tribune will be mostly editing and publishing, sometimes writing, and always looking for ideas and ways to bring in more voices. I want to help cultivate content across mediums and work with creators to develop their voices and tell stories not told in our community. My early childhood was a lot of bouncing between dad’s house in NE Portland and mom’s house in Skamania County. I first moved to Olympia in 1995. I graduated from River Ridge High School (GO HAWKS!) in 1996. I themed my senior project on politics and…
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