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In Our View / Water quality
Don’t hand over job to the EPA

The Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee now have some motivation. And a deadline.The federal Environmental Protection Agency has notified the state that it intends to move forward... [Read the editorial]

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Charles Krauthammer
Dana Milbank: Clinton scandal mill running low on grist  Sep. 4
Froma Harrop: Our travels now are just checking places off lists  Sep. 4
Debra J. Saunders: The difference between S.F. and N.Y. is P.U.  Sep. 3
David Ignatius: It’s in our best interests to save past and future  Sep. 3
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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 / Farming in Snohomish County: County should look at why farms are struggling   Sep. 5
Guest commentary / Everett's homeless problem: Demand that officials make streets safe   Sep. 4
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

More editorials

In Our View / Naming mountains: After McKinley, is Rainier next?   Sep. 1
In Our View / Concussions: NFL still too slow on protocol   Aug. 31
In Our View / Officials' emails and texts: Keeping public records public   Aug. 30
In Our View / The Evergreen State Fair: Celebrating the family farm   Aug. 28
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
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Day to remember: Salmon for Soldiers takes veterans out for a day of fishing
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