In the News

Follow the issues in the news:

Dirty Drug Needle Concern Prompts School Campaign, King 5 News, February 21, 2014

Olympia Should Reclaim Historic Sylvester Park, The Olympian, January 22, 2014,

Downtown Drug Issues Require New Police Emphasis, The Olympian, January 19, 2014,

Special To The Olympian:  State Must Address Heroin Epidemic, Drugs, and Crime, The Olympian, January 18, 2014,

Does Anyone Want Sylvester Park?  The Olympian, January 16, 2014

Olympia Police Restores a Detective Restores a Detective to Local Drug Task Force, The Olympian, January 14, 2014,

More Than One Group Distributes Needles in Olympia, The Olympian, January 11, 2014,

Olympia Officials, Thurston County Commission Discuss Possible Solution to Heroin Problems, The Olympian, January 6, 2014,

Olympia, County to Discuss Drugs, The Olympian, January 5, 2014,

Heroin A Cheap Trendy Fix for South Sound Youth, The Olympia, November 24, 2013,

Low-barrier shelter, crime and syringes are the defining issues of the election, The Olympian, October 6, 2013

“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

Library Staff Fearful after Threats Resulting from Heroin Crackdown The Olympian, September 27, 2013

Syringes in Olympia: Local Pediatrician Talks about Rise in Accidental Needle Pokes at Parks. KING 5 News, September 25, 2013

Vandals Taking Aim at Olympia Business in 5 Separate Attacks in 3 Weeks, KING 5 News, September 20, 2013

Six Arrested After Complaints of Heroin Users Shooting Up at Olympia Library The Olympian, September 13, 2013

Homeless Camp Near Neighborhood Leaves Mess for Property Owner, The Olympian, September 12, 2013

“Shelter in the Eastside does a social disservice,” The Olympian, September 4, 2013

“Eastside resident draws a line at low-barrier shelter,” The Olympian, August 29, 2013

“Shelter Would Discourage Eastside Investments,” The Olympian, August 25, 2013

“Neighbors Speak Out Against Shelter,” The Olympian, August 20, 2013

Neighbors in Olympia Speak Out Against Proposed Shelter, Q13 Fox News, August 19

“Proposed Homeless Shelter Causes Uproar in Olympia,” KOMO News 4, August 19, 2013, 11:00 pm Newscast

“Home Consortium Spends Money in the Wrong Place,” The Olympian, August 17, 2013

“Proposed Homeless Shelter Causes Uproar in Olympia,” KOMO News 4, August 18, 2013, 11:00 pm Newscast

“Some Olympia Residents Upset Over Proposed Homeless Shelter,” Q13 Fox News, August 15, 2013, 5:00 pm Newscast

“Bold action needed to end homelessness in county,” The Olympian, August 15, 2013

“Low barrier shelter proposal brings tension,” The Olympian, August 15, 2013

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.

“Homeless advocates considering location for ‘low barrier’ shelter,” The Olympian, August 7, 2013
*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


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