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Clear rules for cleaner waters

The Obama administration's issuance this week of the Clean Water Rule to restore safeguards under the 1972 Clean Water Act will help keep our waters clean — from stream ... [Read the editorial]

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Dana Milbank: Cruz moved Obama’s ‘red line’ in Syria  May 29
Kathleen Parker: Do boomers deserve Bill Kristol's vitriol?  May 29
Kathleen Parker: 18 and counting: How can GOP debates be fair to all? May 28
Dana Milbank: Rand Paul lags in polls as he moves from GOP brand May 28
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5 myths about late-night TV
5 myths about late-night TV: Viewpoints: Talk shows will live after Letterman
Where we are, who we are
Where we are, who we are: Viewpoints: Why understanding geography is vital
7 steps for reform
7 steps for reform: How Legislature can solve the education funding mess
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Oils and orcas don't mix: Viewpoints: How whale watching boats can help

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Guest commentary / Graduation requirements: Standards for diploma should recognize diverse array of talents   May 30
Guest commentary / Athletic fields: Field in Edmonds should be left as natural open space   May 30
Viewpoints / Television: The end of the talk show: 5 myths about late-night TV  May 24
Guest commentary / State budget talks: Senate should do right by state workers  May 24
Guest commentary / State budget talks: Without tax, Senate budget won't meet needs of children   May 24
Guest Commentary / Isla Vista shootings: Law could help remove guns from hands of mentally ill   May 23
Guest Commentary / State budget: Honor promise to help retirement of home care workers   May 23
Guest commentary / County marijuana zoning: Business ban helps black-market growers   May 18
Viewpoints: We could use a refresher course in geography  May 17
Guest commentary / Public lands: 'Decoy' groups fighting transfer of public lands to states   May 17

More editorials

Report on Russia: Rights abuses hit a new low   May 26
In Our View / Memorial Day: Veterans’ stories, our history   May 25
In Our View / Food and farming: Planting flowers to save bees and agriculture  May 24
In Our View / Transportation funding: Federal gas tax increase is long overdue  May 22
In Our View / Legislature and teacher walkouts: Enough with the statements on education funding  May 21
In Our View / Traffic ticket increase: Fines a poor way to fund state's courts  May 20
In Our View / Money issues: Pay raises and a Tubman $20   May 19
In Our View / Religion and politics: Pope or Palin? You decide   May 18
In Our View / Freedom Act: End sweep-up of phone data   May 17
In Our View / Fast-track authority: Move forward with trade bill   May 15
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