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In Our View / Firing of state transportation chief
Where accountability is lacking

To listen to Republicans in the Legislature, there's an accountability problem in state government.It's why majority Republicans and the one Democrat who caucuses with them ou... [Read the editorial]

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Froma Harrop: Guys, would it kill you to dress for Valentine’s?  Feb. 9
Catherine Rampell: Sanders’ socialism is a draw for millennials Feb. 8
Eugene Robinson: Republican race even more of a brawl  Feb. 7
Carol MacPherson: Grab the chance for a New Year’s do over  Feb. 7
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Climate of uncertainty
Climate of uncertainty: Viewpoints: What can we expect from Paris climate talks?

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Viewpoints: Graying at The Temple: Ruling out senility on the Supreme Court   Feb. 7
Guest commentary: Politics behind attacks on state's Clean Energy Fund   Feb. 7
Guest commentary : Everett's anti-camping law criminalizes homelessness   Feb. 7
Guest commentary: Coal, oil trains offer more threat than benefit to region   Feb. 6
Reason and doubt: The lessons in 'Making a Murderer'  Jan. 31
Guest commentary: Return to prison would have added to state's error   Jan. 31
Guest commentary: Mobile Now Act seeks to free up wireless spectrum   Jan. 31
Guest commentary: Snohomish needs ‘strong mayor’ system  Jan. 30
Guest commentary: Three minutes to midnight no time to rebuild Trident missiles  Jan. 30
How do we get to Mars?   Jan. 24

More editorials

In Our View: Automatically registering voters  Feb. 5
In Our View: Give students freedom to learn free speech   Feb. 4
In Our View : Response to homelessness builds on success of others   Feb. 3
In Our View: Rule on public facilities protects transgendered  Feb. 2
In Our View / Housing market: People priced out of homes   Feb. 1
In Our View: Needed reforms for state parks and recreation grants program   Jan. 31
In Our View: EvCC’s student focus earns national honor  Jan. 29
In Our View: Former state officials need to cool heels before lobbying   Jan. 28
In Our View / K-12 education funding: Stop-gap measures needed with I.O.U.   Jan. 27
In Our View: Group Health's 'best path forward' is sale to Kaiser  Jan. 26
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