My newspaper career began more than two decades ago with a daily pedal-powered delivery route in a small Midwestern town that included a cranky customer named Mr. Palmer. Mr. Palmer wanted the newspaper placed inside his screen door before sunrise. He made this clear through several profane rants that could make a Marine blush.
A number of activists and social service providers continue to pressure Olympia leaders to reduce homelessness and increase the amount of affordable housing in the area. In May, the city is expected to hire Elway Research to survey residents online and via telephone about their preference for a property tax that could help build 250 new units of affordable housing. The housing proposal stems from a campaign by the nonprofit advocacy group Home Fund.
An elderly Olympia woman has filed a lawsuit against Winco Foods after she was injured by falling coffee cans. The incident occurred April 12 at the Winco store at 7540 Martin Way East on the Olympia-Lacey border. As the woman was shopping, several large coffee containers fell from an unsecured pallet and “violently” struck the woman, according to the lawsuit filed this month in Thurston County Superior Court.