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In Our View / Concussions
NFL still too slow on protocol

Despite the approval earlier this year of the $1 billion settlement to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits — not to mention the deaths and suicides that prompte... [Read the editorial]

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Eugene Robinson: Trump and the 5 stages of ‘Good Grief!’  Aug. 30
David Ignatius: U.S. drone attack on al-Qaida group impresses Syrian moderates  Aug. 30
Dana Milbank: Nevermind the rest of us; does Jeb understand what he’s saying? Aug. 30
Carol MacPherson: Deep fried selfie sticks on the food concourse  Aug. 30
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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?
5 myths about the atomic bomb
5 myths about the atomic bomb: Viewpoints: Even 70 years later, misconceptions persist
Abortion's clash of values
Abortion's clash of values: Viewpoints: Should Planned Parenthood lose funding?

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Guest commentary / K-12 education funding: State’s low tax rank is not helping children   Aug. 31
Viewpoints / Improving education: Give teachers greater role in deciding how to teach   Aug. 30
Commentary / Climate change: A climate solution GOP can advance   Aug. 30
Commentary / Income inequality: Tax breaks not how to win better pay for workers   Aug. 30
Guest commentary / South Snohomish Little League: Keep focus of youth sports where it belongs: on the kids   Aug. 29
Other voices / Former president's cancer fight: Honoring Jimmy Carter’s quiet courage   Aug. 28
Guest commentary / Back to school: Give kids healthy start to school year   Aug. 26
We can’t prevent fires, but we can learn to live with them   Aug. 23
Guest commentary / Protecting students: School safety requires a range of responses   Aug. 23
Commentary / Higher education funding: Every diploma shouldn’t come with huge debt   Aug. 23

More editorials

In Our View / Congress and Planned Parenthood: Enough with the shutdown games   Aug. 27
In Our View / Wildfire relief: Help those hit hard by wildfire   Aug. 26
In Our View / Impaired driving: Please, don’t toke and drive   Aug. 25
In Our View / Productivity and profits: Limit hours to boost work   Aug. 24
In Our View / Teens and sleep: Move school start times an hour later   Aug. 23
In Our View / Fighting wildfires: Confronting the new realities of wildfires  Aug. 21
In Our View / Smarter Balance test results: Don’t lower bar set by new tests   Aug. 20
In Our View / South Snohomish Little League: A coach’s questionable moves   Aug. 19
In Out View / Land and Water Conservation Fund: Fund saves urban forests, too   Aug. 18
In Our View / Close recreation loophole: Rein in unregulated drones  Aug. 17
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