“we sing the tough questions
From the Olympian:
Residents now can apply for their passports at Lacey City Hall.
Starting this week, the city will offer the service for individuals from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Families or tour groups who want to apply together must set up an appointment.
Previously, the only locations that accepted passport applications were the downtown Olympia post office, Thurston County Clerk’s office and Tumwater City Hall, according to the Secretary of State’s travel Web site.
“We’re really excited about this because this is going to be a wonderful service,
Cindy and Craig Corrie will talk about the New York Theater Workshop's refusal to host the play, "My Name is Rachel Corrie" on KAOS today (Friday), on "Free & Fair on the Air," noon-1:00, 89.3 FM.
Followed by open mic poetry and spoken word Event is free & open to the public
Born in a Palestinian refugee camp, Suheir Hammad moved to Brooklyn when she was a child. Although still a young artist, she's explores the tensions of her 21st century amalagam of identities in biography, poetry, and theatre. She's best known for her renderings of her own hip-hop poetry in the TONY award-winning Def Poetry Jam. Suheir has been able to travel throughout the world via her poetry. She has read her poems in Ivy League Universities and on Brooklyn's street corners. Her work has appeared in award winning anthologies, and in zines stapled together by queer youth collectives. Suheir was the first Palestinian starring in a Broadway show, and she continues to be the first Palestinian in many artistic spaces throughout the States. Her published works include Born Palestinian, Born Black (1996), Drops of this Story (1996), and Zaatar Diva (2005).
Sponsored by The TESC Women of Color Coalition & The Women's Resource Center
The Olympian has an editorial today titled Hatred has no place here , along with a comment thread discussion to join in on.
Reporters don’t merit special protections
The editorial “State needs a ‘shield law’
White Like Me, An embed reports from the inside of Orlando's biggest neo-nazi rally.This is worth reading, gives us a sense of the NSM's tactics during marches.
From The Olympian:
The county’s three biggest cities are negotiating an agreement to share equally any water they might gain from the former Miller brewery.
Meanwhile, one of three commissioners with the Thurston Public Utility District said he’s disturbed by the pending agreement among the three cities.
The utility provides water to 1,200 households in and around the Tanglewilde area outside Lacey. It has bought its water from Olympia for three decades. But the city recently told the district it doesn’t want to sell water to the PUD indefinitely and the district should make efforts to find it elsewhere, Commissioner Paul Pickett said.
The utility has told Olympia officials it wants to be included in discussions with the other two cities, the commissioner said.
“To have the three cities doing this is cutting us out,” he said.
It also turns out that we're talking about a lot more water than originally reported (400 acre feet per year):
In August 2005, the brewery had rights to withdraw up to 7,420 acre-feet a year for industrial purposes, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. An acre-foot is about 325,851 gallons.
FOUNDATIONS OF PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC AND THEATRE presents “SHORT STORIES