Today I want to give a shout out to Washington state’s Olympia Time.
Olympia Time is a local blog written by Emmett O’Connell. Emmett focuses on Thurston County, WA-03 and other state level issues. I really like this blog because of the special focus he puts on local government using the internet to better communicate with citizens. He uses the blog to give suggestions for how government should engage citizens. For example, this post that explains why there should be online resources that give people the ability to participate in public hearings. Emmett also participated in a group to make Thurston County’s Web site better.