In the News

Follow the issues in the news:

Dirty Drug Needle Concern Prompts School Campaign, King 5 News, February 21, 2014 http://www.king5.com/news/Dirty-drug-needle-concern-prompts-school-campaign-246621291.html

Olympia Should Reclaim Historic Sylvester Park, The Olympian, January 22, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/22/2942779/olympia-should-reclaim-historic.html

Downtown Drug Issues Require New Police Emphasis, The Olympian, January 19, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/19/2938601/downtown-drug-issues-require-new.html

Special To The Olympian:  State Must Address Heroin Epidemic, Drugs, and Crime, The Olympian, January 18, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/18/2936971/state-must-address-heroin-epidemic.html

Does Anyone Want Sylvester Park?  The Olympian, January 16, 2014 http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/16/2933243/does-anyone-want-this-park.html

Olympia Police Restores a Detective Restores a Detective to Local Drug Task Force, The Olympian, January 14, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/14/2930418/olympia-police-restores-a-detective.html

More Than One Group Distributes Needles in Olympia, The Olympian, January 11, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/11/2924961/more-than-one-group-gives-out.html

Olympia Officials, Thurston County Commission Discuss Possible Solution to Heroin Problems, The Olympian, January 6, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/06/2918085/olympia-thurston-county-commission.html

Olympia, County to Discuss Drugs, The Olympian, January 5, 2014, http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/05/2915788/olympia-county-to-discuss-drugs.html

Heroin A Cheap Trendy Fix for South Sound Youth, The Olympia, November 24, 2013, http://www.theolympian.com/2013/11/24/2847474/heroin-a-cheap-trendy-fix-for.html

Low-barrier shelter, crime and syringes are the defining issues of the election, The Olympian, October 6, 2013  http://www.theolympian.com/2013/10/06/2761769/hankins-selby-and-cooper-for-olympia.html

“No politician wants to draw undue attention to this grim underbelly of our community — heroin use and the crimes it spawns — but it’s becoming too big to ignore.”   The Olympian, October 4, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/10/04/2758049/heroin-use-dirty-syringes-must.html

Library Staff Fearful after Threats Resulting from Heroin Crackdown The Olympian, September 27, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/09/27/2746150/olympia-library-staff-spooked.html

Syringes in Olympia: Local Pediatrician Talks about Rise in Accidental Needle Pokes at Parks. KING 5 News, September 25, 2013 http://www.king5.com/home/Olympia-playground-needles-225289912.html

Vandals Taking Aim at Olympia Business in 5 Separate Attacks in 3 Weeks, KING 5 News, September 20, 2013 http://www.king5.com/news/local/Olympia-store-owner-says-vandalism-is-backlash-to-his-opposition-of-shelter-224660121.html

Six Arrested After Complaints of Heroin Users Shooting Up at Olympia Library The Olympian, September 13, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/09/13/2721127/six-arrested-after-complaints.html

Homeless Camp Near Neighborhood Leaves Mess for Property Owner, The Olympian, September 12, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/09/12/2719494/homeless-camp-near-neighborhood.html

“Shelter in the Eastside does a social disservice,” The Olympian, September 4, 2013
http://www.theolympian.com/2013/09/04/2703924/shelter-in-the-eastside-does-a.html

“Eastside resident draws a line at low-barrier shelter,” The Olympian, August 29, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/08/29/2694525/eastside-resident-draws-line-at.html

“Shelter Would Discourage Eastside Investments,” The Olympian, August 25, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/08/25/2688445/shelter-would-discourage-east.html

“Neighbors Speak Out Against Shelter,” The Olympian, August 20, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/08/20/2680998/neighbors-speak-against-shelter.html

Neighbors in Olympia Speak Out Against Proposed Shelter, Q13 Fox News, August 19 http://q13fox.com/2013/08/19/neighbors-in-olympia-speak-out-against-proposed-homeless-shelter/#axzz2cX12MUXr

“Proposed Homeless Shelter Causes Uproar in Olympia,” KOMO News 4, August 19, 2013, 11:00 pm Newscast http://www.komonews.com/communities/olympia/Proposed-homeless-shelter-causes-uproar-in-Olympia-220202351.html?tab=video&c=y

“Home Consortium Spends Money in the Wrong Place,” The Olympian, August 17, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/08/17/2676707/home-consortium-spends-money-in.html

“Proposed Homeless Shelter Causes Uproar in Olympia,” KOMO News 4, August 18, 2013, 11:00 pm Newscast http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Proposed-homeless-shelter-causes-uproar-in-Olympia-220202351.html

“Some Olympia Residents Upset Over Proposed Homeless Shelter,” Q13 Fox News, August 15, 2013, 5:00 pm Newscast http://q13fox.com/2013/08/15/olympia-residents-furious-over-proposed-homeless-shelter/#axzz2c67EGjza

“Bold action needed to end homelessness in county,” The Olympian, August 15, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/08/15/2673309/bold-action-needed-to-end-homelessness.html

“Low barrier shelter proposal brings tension,” The Olympian, August 15, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/08/15/2673296/low-barrier-shelter-brings-tension.html

Eastside Neighborhood residents testify before Olympia City Council, August 13, 2013
Watch the Public Communication portion, beginning at 14:00, through the end of the Public Communication portion of the meeting. You will hear many Eastside residents speak, and hear Council respond. http://olympia.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1001

“Homeless advocates considering location for ‘low barrier’ shelter,” The Olympian, August 7, 2013 www.theolympian.com/2013/08/07/2662155/homeless-advocates-considering.html
*It was through this article in The Olympian that Eastside neighbors first learned of the proposed 10th Ave location for the low barrier shelter*

“Homeless advocates seek ‘low-barrier’ shelter options,” The Olympian, April 14, 2013 http://www.theolympian.com/2013/04/14/2504656/homeless-advocates-seek-options.html

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