COVID Amplifies the Child Care Crisis

by Kathryn Millhorn We seem to be operating in crisis mode 24/7 these days. But even before the pandemic, there was a wave building threatening to swamp employers and employees alike: the childcare crisis. Finding safe, reliable, affordable and available childcare costs families time and money. Local civic leaders are working tirelessly to address this…

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Vote YES on School Replacement Levies

by Doug Mah, Doug Mah & Associates, Thurston Chamber Public Policy Director The Thurston County Chamber supports and endorses four Thurston County public school replacement technology and capital facilities levies on the February 8, 2022 ballot. This February, the voters in the Olympia, Tumwater, Tenino, and Griffin school districts will be asked to approve “replacement…

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