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  • Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence is dangerous

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    “I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see like robots going down the streets killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal. I think we should be really concerned about AI.” [...]

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  • Learn how to collect native plant seeds

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    The Center for Natural Lands Management is hosting free summer classes at its Demonstration Native Prairie Garden. Classes begin Friday, August 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. and then continue on Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [...]
  • Bob Macleod: A remarkable legacy in media and politics

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    Bob Macleod’s death last week generated a surprisingly muted response in the local media. Oh, there was the cursory Olympian article, but it didn’t even get right a key element of his biography: Lisa Pemberton noted that Macleod was “a [...]

Upcoming Events

Jul
20
Thu
2017
3:00 pm McLane Creek Nature Trail Mainte... @ McLane Creek Nature Trail
McLane Creek Nature Trail Mainte... @ McLane Creek Nature Trail
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Since 2009, Native Plant Salvage Project, Stream Team and the Department of Natural Resources have been collaborating to steward the beautiful McLane Creek Trail. Spend an afternoon helping to maintain the trails, while appreciating the [...]
5:30 pm The Mountaineers Summer Picnic @ Priest Point Park, Shelter #3
The Mountaineers Summer Picnic @ Priest Point Park, Shelter #3
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This is your opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones at the Mountaineers’ summer picnic. It’s a potluck so remember to bring: Your plate and silverware Water bottle or beverage of choice [...]
Jul
22
Sat
2017
10:00 am Deschutes Estuary Restoration Te... @ The Harbor House on Percival Landing
Deschutes Estuary Restoration Te... @ The Harbor House on Percival Landing
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Emmett O’Connell will discuss Olympia’s urban development history leading to the damming of the Deschutes River at a meeting of the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team Saturday, July 22. The local historian will help you sort out the [...]
Jul
26
Wed
2017
7:00 pm The Hidden Lives of Owls @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
The Hidden Lives of Owls @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a summer lecture series in July and August on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center’s auditorium. On July 26 Leigh Calvez will offer [...]
Aug
2
Wed
2017
7:00 pm For Heaven’s Sake: Animal Rescue... @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
For Heaven’s Sake: Animal Rescue... @ Norm Dicks Visitor Center
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a summer lecture series in July and August on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center’s auditorium. On August 2 Claudia and David Supensky [...]
Aug
4
Fri
2017
4:00 pm Native Plant Gardening Workshop @ Shotwell's Landing
Native Plant Gardening Workshop @ Shotwell's Landing
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm
The Center for Natural Lands Management is hosting free summer classes at its Demonstration Native Prairie Garden. Classes begin Friday, August 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. and then continue on Saturday, August 5 from [...]
Aug
5
Sat
2017
5:00 pm Capitol Land Trust Summer Gala &... @ Triple Creek Farm
Capitol Land Trust Summer Gala &... @ Triple Creek Farm
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Capitol Land Trust Saturday, August 5 for their 17th Annual Summer Gala & Auction. You’ll enjoy quiet jazz by Quatro, beverages and sampling hors d’oeuvres as you peruse—and perhaps bid on—the silent auction [...]

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