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Black Leaders Demand Action, Not More Talk, From Olympia City Council

Black Leaders Demand Action, Not More Talk, From Olympia City Council

Fears of continued violent escalation as the community braces for a weekend of rallies and protests. An event advertised as a "rally" by right-wing protestors turned into a violent brawl Saturday that left one person shot and another assaulted by right-wing demonstrators. Black leaders and advocates say no one should be surprised.  "Many people have called with fears about armed militias, citing specific laws to protect people from intimidation and fear tactics, yet they (city and police officials) have yet to do anything about it," said Krystafer Brown. Brown is a street medic with the Rebel Medic Alliance and a…
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Ballots drop on Friday – get your recycle bin ready!

Ballots drop on Friday – get your recycle bin ready!

Ballots for the Nov. 3 general election will go in the mail on Oct. 8, followed shortly by dozens and dozens of expensive, colorful, glossy mailers, made of dead trees, extolling candidates’ virtues. The deluge, in fact, already has begun. A fund-raising letter from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Chris Reykdal hit local mailboxes on September 28. A big postcard touting her record on education from 10th Congressional District candidate Marilyn Strickland was in the mailbox on Monday – lots of cute kids here, to be sure. Personal fave so far – a “photograph,” letter, and return postcard/envelope from Democratic…
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