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Last-minute deals no way to create state budget

Editor’s note: Today’s editorial appeared originally in The Tri-City Herald. Editorial content from other publications is provided to give rea…

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Supreme Court affirms support for same-sex marriage

Love is love. President Barack Obama said those words as he celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across …

June 28, 2015 12:45 am(7)

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June 27, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Momentous ruling on 'Obamacare'

The Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a major victory Thursday when the justices voted 6-3 to uphold the administration's interpreta…

June 26, 2015 12:45 am(2)

Finish the job, Olympia

We need a comprehensive statewide transportation budget passed immediately. And that budget must include improvements to SR432.

June 25, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Obamacare's big day approaches

It received surprisingly little fanfare, but last week three states demonstrated how to “fix” the Affordable Care Act, should the Supreme Cour…

June 24, 2015 12:45 am(4)

Final compromise needed on state spending for education, transportation

The state Capitol dome in Olympia could be mistaken for a pressure cooker. Just a few days remain until a partial state government shutdown cl…

June 23, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Stop blaming the teachers

Where is the single, national voice of the teacher in the United States decrying the fallacy that teachers and teachers unions are destroying …

June 22, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Fireworks fun comes with responsibility

Where is the single, national voice of the teacher in the United States decrying the fallacy that teachers and teachers unions are destroying …

June 21, 2015 12:45 am(1)

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June 20, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Science exit exam likely hurt more than it helped

Something is wrong when hundreds — perhaps even thousands — of high school seniors across the state end up casualties of a failed education ex…

June 19, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Support family wage jobs

Lately many letters to the editor have been focused on the proposed oil refinery at the Port of Longview. Also, last weekend the editorial pag…

June 18, 2015 12:45 am(50)

Paying truckers by the mile isn’t fair or safe

The trucking industry is in crisis for one simple reason: It cannot find enough people to sit behind the wheel.

June 17, 2015 12:45 am(4)

Capital-gains tax is best option to fund education

A long-term solution to the education-funding crisis in Washington is right in front of lawmakers. Instead of punting to committees and next y…

June 16, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Congress must fix immigration

Even for a large operation like Eastern Washington's Broetje Orchards, $2.25 million is real money. The company grows 6,000 acres of apples an…

June 15, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Grizzly proposal still needs some vetting

Last week, the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a report summarizing public comments received during the firs…

June 14, 2015 12:45 am(2)

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June 13, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Reps. Heck, Smith should step up for fast-track authority

Washington state depends on trade for jobs and economic development more than any other state. So a vote to give President Obama fast-track au…

June 12, 2015 12:45 am(0)

World trade is our lifeblood

We are a state — and moreover, we are a region — that produces many products to be sold in markets overseas. Washington apples, pears, cherrie…

June 11, 2015 12:50 am(0)

The FBI owes the public answers about its planes

Confronted with questions about low-flying planes registered to mysterious companies, the FBI has admitted it maintains a fleet of aircraft, r…

June 11, 2015 12:45 am(1)

How about voter equality?

Last week, Hillary Clinton said something that really riled up Republicans, and it had nothing to do with charitable donations, the attack in …

June 10, 2015 12:45 am(15)

Lawmakers get penalty stroke at Chambers Bay

As the Washington Legislature stretches into a second overtime, some lawmakers might be thinking more about sipping Arnold Palmers with profes…

June 09, 2015 12:45 am(0)
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