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Change, Learning Technologies, and the future

Daniel Susskind - Photo by Steve Wheeler All change! Attending Learning Technologies in a completely new, yet strangely familiar venue was quite an experience. It was akin to welcoming an old friend to live in your own home and watching them struggle to work out where the coffee is stored, and how the dodgy 'fridge door works. London ExCel has long been the home of the BETT Show, which I have attended on many occasions, but in the last few days it has also been the home of Learning Te...
Tags: London, eLearning, Olympia, Daniel, David Kelly, Bett, Daniel Susskind, Anthony Williams, Corporate Training, Marcia Connor, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Learning Technologies, Rob Hubbard, Fosway, Euan Semple

Federal judge allows lawsuit alleging excessive force by Olympia officer in 2015 shooting to move forward

The shooting had sparked demonstrations that rippled through the city. Donald is white and Chaplin, and Thompson are black.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Thompson, Puget Sound, Donald, Olympia, Chaplin

Chickens cross road, some escape after semi crashes, snarling I-5 near Olympia

Some chickens died in a semi-truck accident that shut down a portion of Interstate 5 near Olympia early Monday morning, but others ran free and — if they’re anything like their predecessors loosed in a similar accident years ago —they could find a new free-range life. The crash happened around 4 a.m. when the driver […]
Tags: Travel, Weather, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Eastside, Olympia, Traffic Lab

Politics has science on the run — and not just in the other Washington

A plan to spray pesticide on oyster beds has been opposed by federal scientists from the start. Now some state lawmakers in Olympia want to go around the science.
Tags: News, Washington, Environment, Local Politics, Local News, Olympia

Eviction reforms in Olympia get a boost from Seattle’s tech giants

Eviction-reform bills in the state Legislature got a boost Tuesday from 10 prominent businesses, which urged lawmakers to change "woefully outdated" laws that are contributing to homelessness.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Olympia, Legislature

Lawmakers in Olympia look to eviction reform to tackle homelessness

As homelessness has risen across Washington state, state lawmakers from both parties in Olympia are agreeing to confront housing affordability, with particular attention on reforming the eviction process.
Tags: News, Washington, Local Politics, Olympia, Project Homeless

Winter shelters open in Seattle and Olympia in advance of freezing temperatures

Seattle city officials are opening a severe-weather shelter starting Sunday night in anticipation of temperatures in the coming days that will hover around freezing.
Tags: News, Seattle, Olympia, Project Homeless

$100 fee on new studded tires, a ban in 2025 proposed in Olympia bill

HB 1309 would raise an estimated $3.5 million over two years. But that wouldn’t make up for the estimated $20 million a year in damage to state roads. Studded tires are one of the issues that highlight the east-west and urban-rural divides in Washington.
Tags: Weather, News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Olympia

After showdown on transparency in Olympia, a Seattle lawmaker introduces public-records bill for Legislature

The proposal by Sen. Jamie Pedersen of Seattle differs in several ways from last year's ill-fated public-records legislation, which drew immense public backlash and a veto from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Olympia, Legislature, Sen Jamie Pedersen

Flex and Ffion Lewis: The powerhouse siblings of Wales

James 'Flex' Lewis, the winner of seven consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, is a motivational character for rugby-playing sister Ffion.
Tags: News, Wales, Olympia, James Flex Lewis, Ffion Lewis

Powerhouse siblings

James 'Flex' Lewis, the winner of seven consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, is a motivational character for rugby-playing sister Ffion.
Tags: News, Olympia, James Flex Lewis

Watch: Wales' Lewis inspired by bodybuilder brother Flex

James ‘Flex’ Lewis has won seven consecutive Mr Olympia titles and sister Ffion is aiming for the very top of the rugby world.
Tags: Rugby, Lewis, Olympia, FLEX, Wales Lewis, James ` Flex, Ffion

Heard in Olympia: Gun debate heats up

Washington voters approved sweeping gun-safety legislation in November, passing Initiative 1639 by a wide margin. But many state lawmakers still want to do more. With that in mind, the Senate Law & Justice Committee held public hearings on several pieces of firearms-related legislation last week. The one that inspired some of the most impassioned testimony […]
Tags: News, Washington, Editorials, Olympia, Senate Law Justice Committee

T-Mobile Park rolls out the green carpet

Mariners groundskeepers rolled out new sod at T-Mobile Park on Friday to replace the grass that was killed after the field was used for Enchant Christmas, the massive holiday event that put an ice-skating trail and the world’s largest light maze on the former Safeco Field. Country Green Turf Farms, based in Olympia, supplied the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Mariners, Olympia, Mobile Park, Safeco Field Country Green Turf Farms

The governor should stay put in Olympia

The Legislature is in session. Gov. Jay Inslee belongs in Olympia, running our state’s government. Instead, he’s in New Hampshire, testing the waters for a presidential run. This is appalling. Gov. Inslee claims to be an environmentalist but has been unable to persuade either the voters (who rejected two initiatives) or the Legislature to pass […]
Tags: News, Opinion, New Hampshire, Olympia, Legislature, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices

When the Red Wings Defeated the NHL All-Stars

Believe it or not, there was a time when the Detroit Red Wings took on the NHL All-Stars – and defeated them. No, this wasn’t a contest against the rivalry-era Colorado Avalanche or an Edmonton Oilers team from the 1980s. Rather, the Red Wings played against a collection of all-stars from around the NHL. From 1947 through 1968—with the exception of 1951 and 1952 – the defending Stanley Cup champion competed against the league’s top players in the annual NHL All-Star Game. The Red Wings faced off...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Richard, Hall, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Kelly, Edmonton Oilers, Gordie Howe, Olympia, Jen, Colorado Avalanche

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena re-creates his iconic bodybuilding pose

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena channeled his famous dad on Instagram Thursday, re-creating his iconic pose from his Mr. Olympia days.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Usa Today, Olympia, Joseph Baena

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown visits Olympia to boost support for Inslee’s climate plan

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown dropped by Olympia Thursday to share his wisdom on how Democratic lawmakers could enact big legislation to fight climate change. His visit comes as Gov. Jay Inslee presses to pass his latest package of proposals to reduce carbon.
Tags: News, California, Environment, Jerry Brown, Local News, Democratic, Olympia, Inslee, Jay Inslee

Tiny houses in the Pacific Northwest

Tiny houses are a growing trend for vacation rentals. They’re very affordable, they can be placed anywhere from a tiny lot in a busy downtown to the middle of a forest, they’re better for the environment, and, of course, they’re incredibly Instagrammable and just as cute as can be. The prototypical tiny house looks pretty much like any house but on a miniature scale; most two-person models feature a kitchen, living room, and bathroom on the ground floor, with the bed housed in a loft space ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, United States, Portland, New Zealand, Chad, Airbnb, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Tiny Houses, Pacific Northwest, Tiny Homes, All, Olympia, 288, Leavenworth

Dense fog from SeaTac to Olympia for Tuesday morning commute; clouds to follow, then rain

Goodbye, goodbye to those clear skies. After Tuesday morning's fog, rain is expected to return Wednesday or Thursday.
Tags: Outdoors, Weather, News, Local News, Puget Sound, Olympia, SEATAC, Traffic Lab

Q&A | Gov. Jay Inslee on wins and losses in Olympia and the arc of the moral universe

Gov. Jay Inslee sits down for a Q&A ahead of a potential presidential campaign and Washington's 2019 legislative session.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Environment, Local Politics, Northwest, Olympia, Jay Inslee

State Sen. Kevin Ranker steps down from leadership in Olympia amid investigation

A former legislative assistant to Ranker has said the investigation is related to sexual harassment and hostile workplace issues she faced while working for him during the 2010 legislative session and later, while she held another job in state government.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Olympia, Sen Kevin Ranker

Former Olympia school-bus driver pleads guilty to sexual assault, avoiding second trial

Jimmy W. Wall, 52, went on trial in November 2017 on four counts of first-degree rape of a child and two counts of first-degree child molestation but the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision, according to Olympian archives.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Olympia, Jimmy W Wall

In Search Of The Real Individuals Shown In Historic European Paintings Of Black People

When Denise Murrell noticed that art historians’ discussions of Édouard Manet’s painting Olympia always mentioned the model for the naked white courtesan and never mentioned the model for the black servant, she set out on what would become a career-long mission. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Olympia, 12.26.18, Historic European Paintings Of Black People, Denise Murrell

mortierbrigade use fake world tour to launch Belgian artist CHANCE

‘The Legendary Tour’ tells the unbelievable story of Belgian artist CHANCE, who has managed to fool everyone into believing that he’s played all the most iconic concert venues in the world. This has, however, proved to be a cleverly-devised hoax. But this fake tour, labelled ‘The Legendary Tour’, did actually take place. You might wonder how? The answer is revealed by the singer in a social video. Here, ‘The Legendary Tour’ emerges as a shrewd move by CHANCE and advertising agency mortierbrigade...
Tags: Advertising, Chance, Olympia, MortierBrigade, Antoine Geluck, Madison Square Fake

Skied at Winter Park on December 15, 2018

Day two and plenty of blue (skies)! This morning I decided to make my way over to the Vasquez Ridge Territory and see how much snow it’s received. I headed up Gemini Express again and worked my way back using Prospector Express and then skiing past Olympia to get to the territory. That’s a nice long lap and with the flats at the end I was pushing hard and gave my arms a bit of a work out. Once I arrived I had the whole area to myself. I played around on some of the fast blues and...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Olympia, Winter Park, Mary Jane, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Aside, Vasquez Ridge Territory, Gemini Express, Prospector Express

Washington: Anti-Gun Group Announces 2019 Agenda

Opinion Washington: Anti-Gun Group Announces 2019 Agenda Fairfax, VA – -( On December 5th, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a group backed by out-of-state elites, announced it will pursue its most extreme anti-gun legislative agenda to date during the upcoming 2019 Washington Legislative Session.This comes less than one month after the Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Seattle tech-billionaires spent millions to pass Initiative 1639, which made the state’s gun control laws...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Evergreen, Seattle, Nra, Olympia, Capitol, Washington State Patrol, State Legislature, NRA ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Fairfax Va Ammoland, Gun Banners, Anti Gun Group

Business owners seek restraining order to stop Olympia’s city-sanctioned homeless camp

The plan was a response to rapid growth in the number of tents in downtown Olympia in recent months, from a few dozen this summer to more than 300 by November.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Olympia

Skied at Winter Park on December 1, 2018

My first day back on the slopes! We decided not to ski during the early season since we were still working on getting a little one-year-old comfortable with the cold. It turns out wearing gloves is not a natural or wonderful thing to a baby. Since the gondola at Winter Park’s base is not yet finished I headed up the only chair that could get me to the rest of the mountain: Gemini Express. It’s a nice little chair by the ski school area and I had never actually been on it before. Th...
Tags: Photography, Sport, Skiing, Terrain, Olympia, Rachel, Winter Park, Eskimo, Ski Log, Colorado Snow, Eskimo Express

Let Washingtonians, wherever they are, speak up in Olympia via videochats

The state Legislature should expand its use of remote video testimony at committee meetings, so that citizens don’t always have to make the long trek to Olympia to make their voices heard.
Tags: News, Opinion, Editorials, Olympia, Legislature