• #29: Timberland Regional Libraries

    We interviewed Cheryl Heywood, director of Timberland Regional Libraries to talk about the past, present, and future of our library system. We discussed the value that the library brings to […]

  • #28: City Budget 101

    The city is close to finalizing their budget for 2019. We sat down with councilmember Jim Cooper, chair of the finance committee, to talk about the basics of the city […]

  • #27: 2018 Election Recap

    What happened in the 2018 election? We reviewed all the items that were on the ballot for the city of Olympia. How did voters in our county fall on the […]

  • #26: Ballot Review: 2018 General Election

    This episode is a complete review of everything that appears on the 2018 general election ballot for voters in the city of Olympia. We talk about each initiative and race […]

  • #25: Thurston County Commissioner Race

    We interviewed Thurston County Commissioner candidates Bud Blake and Tye Menser. Other than three-letter folksy nicknames… what do these candidates have in common? Where do they diverge in their approaches […]

  • #24: County Prosecutor Candidates

    On this episode of The Olympia Standard, we sat down with the candidates for Thurston County prosecutor, Jon Tunheim and Victor Minjares. We asked about caseflow management, diversion programs, and […]

  • #23: County Auditor Candidates

    On this episode of The Olympia Standard, we interview the candidates for Thurston County Auditor, Mary Hall and Stuart Holmes. Learn more about the role of this office, what each […]

  • #22: Public Transit Tax

    On this episode of The Olympia Standard, Olympia voters will see one local tax proposal on their ballot for the general election, a sales tax for public transit. We interviewed Clark […]

  • #21: 2018 Primary Results

    On this episode of The Olympia Standard, we recorded an analysis of this year’s primary, what that means going into the general election, and what we will be doing to offer […]

  • #20: Malika Lamont and the Opioid Epidemic

    On this episode of The Olympia Standard, we talk to Malika Lamont about the opioid crisis. Why are people becoming addicted and what impact does it have on their lives? What […]


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