Cool Lessons from the Icy Arctic

ROCHESTER, WA, July 18 – Maybe you can’t send a class full of Rochester kindergarteners to the Arctic. But you can send their teacher, and that gets them pretty close. Michelle Bretherton, kindergarten teacher at Rochester Primary School (RPS), returned last week from nearly a month in Norway and on the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, Land…

Joint Statement of Olympia Police Department Chief Roberts and Black Alliance of Thurston County Chair Dr. Johnson

In light of recent events Chief of Police Ronnie Roberts and Dr. Karen Johnson of the Black Alliance met today and have the following statement: “We are at a time in our country where violence is pulling communities apart.  We must come together to address longstanding challenges between our Black communities and law enforcement.  We recognize…

South Puget Sound Community College Awarded $500,000 Grant for Guided Pathways Program

College Spark Washington along with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges today awarded South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) a grant of $500,000 over five years to develop a Guided Pathways program. Guided Pathways aims to support low-income students and students of color by helping community colleges develop clear paths to certificates,…

Uber, Visit Olympia, and Thurston County Target Zero Team Up to Offer Thurston County Residents Safe and Sober Rides Home

Visit Olympia and Thurston County Target Zero are excited to announce the official launch of Uber in Olympia and Thurston County on Friday, July 15, just in time for Capital Lakefair. Uber will service all of Olympia and the surrounding area by seamlessly connecting riders to Uber drivers through the Uber app, making the entire…