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In Our View / Gun violence
More than thoughts, prayers

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”Too often, as he did Thursday following the mass shooting that claimed nine innocent lives in Roseburg, Oregon, President... [Read the editorial]

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Eugene Robinson: Voters looking for big, bold solutions from candidates  Oct. 4
Carol MacPherson: Clean diesel claims sounding just a bit fuelish  Oct. 4
Charles Krauthammer: Putin’s plans in Syria clear to all but Obama  Oct. 2
Dana Milbank: Despite Warren’s wins, money still trumps populism  Oct. 2
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A rocky 'engagement'
A rocky 'engagement': Viewpoints: U.S.'s China policy decades behind the times
Because they're happy
Because they're happy: Viewpoints: Positive attitude can bring political success
Did Smokey have it wrong?
Did Smokey have it wrong?: Viewpoints: We need to change how we fight wildfires
Making white voices matter
Making white voices matter: Viewpoints: Can white people talk meaningfully about race?

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Viewpoints / Learning write and wrong: Where Common Core helps and hinders students with writing  Oct. 4
Guest commentary / K-12 education funding: This is what Legislature needs to hear on school funding   Oct. 4
Guest commentary / Everett City Council: Consider the ideas, direction of residents   Oct. 4
Boehner’s successor will still have an unruly caucus  Oct. 4
Other Voices / House Republican leadership: GOP must choose: Govern or make noise  Oct. 4
Guest commentary / Medicaid funding: Medicaid’s nursing home wage rates unfairly based on location   Oct. 3
Other Voices / Oregon mass shooting: College shooting achingly familiar   Oct. 3
Other Voices / Mars exploration: Signs of water boost hope for life on Mars   Oct. 2
Guest commentary / Addressing violence: We must work together against violence   Oct. 1
Other Voices / Song copyrights: ‘Happy Birthday’ ruling worth celebrating   Sep. 28

More editorials

In Our View / I-405 Good to Go transponders: Could Flex Pass limit gas tax?   Sep. 30
In Our View / Snohomish County budget: Change county officials' car allowance  Sep. 29
In Our View / College and the First Amendment: Remedial Free Speech 101   Sep. 28
In Our View / Congress and the budget: Heed the pope and cooperate   Sep. 27
In Our View / China trade and export bank: Reopen bank; keep jobs here   Sep. 25
In Our View / Everett University Center building: Building a home for student success  Sep. 24
In Our View / Visit by China's President Xi: Jobs, diplomacy and waiting in traffic  Sep. 23
In Our View / Medical marijuana laws: Felony not appropriate for underage marijuana use  Sep. 22
In Our View / International Day of Peace: Peace, and dignity for all   Sep. 21
In Our View / Election 2016: Move up presidential primary   Sep. 20
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