New community topics at Civic Lab pose questions and invite discussion

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

Each month, you can find information, activities, and discussion on an issue facing our community at the Civic Lab. Take a look at thought-provoking materials and activities for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community.


October 2019–January 2020

October: Voting Rights

Who has the right to vote, and when do citizens forfeit that right? How long have different groups had the right to vote?

November: Nuclear Waste & Power

Washington state stores the largest amount of high-level nuclear waste of any state in the nation. What do we need to consider to responsibly house, contain, and dispose of nuclear waste?

December: Let’s Talk about Managing Stress, Fighting Depression, & Preventing Suicide

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time to reduce stress and fight depression. We share strategies and resources that can help. Share your ideas to help others.

January: What is the Electoral College?

How does the Electoral College work, and why was it created? Should it be improved or abandoned, or has it worked as intended since its creation over 100 years ago?


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Find information about people, places, and issues, including different viewpoints, references, statistics, news articles, academic journal articles, and more with Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

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