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In Our View / Laws and elections
Who left room for initiatives?

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman was dishing up ice cream in the state capitol earlier this month, a chiding reference to a statement by the governor about the passage of Eyman's... [Read the editorial]

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Charles Krauthammer
Froma Harrop: Allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives  Nov. 27
David Ignatius: Three young Mid-East heroes work to build society, peace  Nov. 27
Kathleen Parker: Coddling culture has left young adults ill prepared  Nov. 26
Dana Milbank: Tougher talk from Obama can motivate nation  Nov. 26
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Commentary highlights

Shared pain, shared path
Shared pain, shared path: Viewpoints: Similarities of France, U.S. can strengthen both
How to follow the money
How to follow the money: Viewpoints: Democrat, Republican offer campaign finance fix
White men can't cope
White men can't cope: Viewpoints: What's ailing white working-class men?
The meat of the issue
The meat of the issue: Viewpoints: Quantifying the risk that bacon will kill you

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Guest commentary / Legislature 2016: Levy reform plan would hurt many county school districts   Nov. 28
Guest commentary: Charter schools can benefit low-income students   Nov. 27
Similarities of France, U.S. can strengthen both   Nov. 22
Guest commentary / Charter schools: Justices’ ruling ignores election   Nov. 22
Guest commentary / Rail safety: BNSF takes accident prevention, preparation seriously   Nov. 22
Guest commentary: Elementary music programs offer range of benefits to kids   Nov. 21
Other voices / Paris attacks: Taking next steps in Iraq, Syria   Nov. 18
Guest commentary / Keystone XL: Decision followed a lot of work, protests   Nov. 17
Democrat, Republican offer a campaign finance fix   Nov. 15
Guest commentary / Marijuana laws: Align U.S. cannabis law with state laws   Nov. 15

More editorials

In Our View / Community: Get to know thy neighbor   Nov. 23
In Our View / Syrian, Iraqi refugees: Don’t let fear change values   Nov. 22
In Our View / Presidential Medal of Freedom: Medal honors two from state with integrity  Nov. 20
In Our View / State Integrity Report: A poor grade on governance   Nov. 19
In Our View / Legislature 2016: Fantasy sports a game of skill? Don't bet on it  Nov. 17
WSU programs in Everett: Bring organic ag degree here   Nov. 16
In Our View / Mental illness: We can cure what jails can't   Nov. 15
In Our View / Land and Water Conservation Fund: Threat to a fund that works   Nov. 13
In Our View / State transit plan: A roadmap for better transit   Nov. 12
In Our View / Veterans Day: Listen to vets to honor them   Nov. 11
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