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Keep pressure on state lawmakers to fund basic education

This week, the Legislature will file its own progress report on its efforts to get back into the state Supreme Court's good graces on educatio…

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Add a little color to your exercise

In Friday’s paper, we ran an Associated Press story about new research on how exercise may offer some help for our brain and more specifically…

July 26, 2015 6:00 am(1)

Inslee, don't derail hard-won transportation deal

Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a $16.2 billion transportation-investment package that had been hammered out over two years of grueling nego…

July 25, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Fixes to juvenile justice must be done carefully

An effort to reauthorize the more than 40-year-old Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is making its way through Congress, and if …

July 24, 2015 12:45 am(3)

Primary change

Secretary of State Kim Wyman wants to move our state’s presidential primary to the second week of March, and we support her. Why? Instead of b…

July 23, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Time to overhaul America's criminal-justice system

bama has seized on the righteous issue of mass incarceration for the final lap of his presidency. This one has a broad ideological and biparti…

July 21, 2015 12:45 am(2)

Love lost

Love Overwhelming was started with good intentions — but has gone way wrong. Love Overwhelming, located on Cowlitz Way in Kelso, needs to be s…

July 19, 2015 12:45 am(5)

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July 18, 2015 12:45 am(9)

The gas tax you don't love, rising

You are not going to like it, but there isn't much choice. After years of wrangling, the Washington Legislature has approved a $16 billion tra…

July 17, 2015 12:45 am(5)

Shop local

In past editorial columns, we’ve supported economic development from many perspectives. Today, the goal is to give you some information to hel…

July 16, 2015 12:45 am(3)

Cuts to Army troops must focus on national security

The Army announced last week that six U.S. bases — including one in Washington state — will each lose 1,200 or more soldiers as part of a cost…

July 15, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Olympia keeps local rail upgrades on track

The Legislature worked into triple overtime this year, but it did finally deliver our corner of Washington some great news: It committed the s…

July 12, 2015 12:45 am(4)

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July 11, 2015 12:45 am(4)

A stronger Voting Rights Act

Two years after the Supreme Court gutted a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, Democrats in Congress have proposed legislation that would re…

July 10, 2015 12:45 am(2)

Lawmakers make right choice supporting gas tax

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

July 09, 2015 12:45 am(1)

Jury's still out on marijuana

July 8 marked the one-year anniversary of legalized pot sales in the state of Washington. So how’s it going?

July 08, 2015 12:45 am(12)

SpaceX's Falcon 9 falters, but we progress

Over the last few years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has helped launch the commercial space flight business. His company, Space Explora…

July 07, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Body cams for police? No, thanks

Police across the country are being scrutinized more than ever in the wake of recent tragic shooting incidents. Many citizens are pushing for …

July 05, 2015 12:45 am(9)

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July 04, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Summer tragedies often are avoidable

A bad decision is the most expensive commodity in the world. People and animals suffer from the bad choices humans make.

July 03, 2015 12:45 am(0)

Give communities emergency power to ban fireworks

This June was the hottest and driest in Washington history, turning the state's vegetation into so much kindling. That sets the stage for a po…

July 02, 2015 12:45 am(2)

Court makes right call on redistricting commissions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wisely upheld the citizens’ right to determine how boundaries are drawn for legislative and congressional sea…

July 01, 2015 12:45 am(0)
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