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Taking concussions seriously

Without Washington State's star quarterback Luke Falk playing, the annual Apple Cup competition was a lopsided win for the University of Washington. But it's all for the good ... [Read the editorial]

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Debra J. Saunders
Dana Milbank: What good is Obamacare if doctors won’t take patients? Nov. 30
Kathleen Parker: At long last, do some voters have no shame?  Nov. 29
Eugene Robinson: GOP has lost control of base it created  Nov. 29
Debra J. Saunders: Case growing against subsidies for ethanol fuel  Nov. 29
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Shared pain, shared path
Shared pain, shared path: Viewpoints: Similarities of France, U.S. can strengthen both
How to follow the money
How to follow the money: Viewpoints: Democrat, Republican offer campaign finance fix
White men can't cope
White men can't cope: Viewpoints: What's ailing white working-class men?
The meat of the issue
The meat of the issue: Viewpoints: Quantifying the risk that bacon will kill you

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Viewpoints: Should the U.S. turn away Syrian refugees?   Nov. 29
Guest commentary: Promises made before on trade pacts; TPP is no different   Nov. 29
Guest commentary / Legislature 2016: Students need staff of trained educators   Nov. 29
Guest commentary / Legislature 2016: Levy reform plan would hurt many county school districts   Nov. 28
Guest commentary: Charter schools can benefit low-income students   Nov. 27
Similarities of France, U.S. can strengthen both   Nov. 22
Guest commentary / Charter schools: Justices’ ruling ignores election   Nov. 22
Guest commentary / Rail safety: BNSF takes accident prevention, preparation seriously   Nov. 22
Guest commentary: Elementary music programs offer range of benefits to kids   Nov. 21
Other voices / Paris attacks: Taking next steps in Iraq, Syria   Nov. 18

More editorials

In Our View / Small Business Saturday: Reasons to shop on Saturday   Nov. 25
In Our View / Record wildfire season: Wildfire reforms still needed   Nov. 24
In Our View / Community: Get to know thy neighbor   Nov. 23
In Our View / Syrian, Iraqi refugees: Don’t let fear change values   Nov. 22
In Our View / Presidential Medal of Freedom: Medal honors two from state with integrity  Nov. 20
In Our View / State Integrity Report: A poor grade on governance   Nov. 19
In Our View / Legislature 2016: Fantasy sports a game of skill? Don't bet on it  Nov. 17
WSU programs in Everett: Bring organic ag degree here   Nov. 16
In Our View / Mental illness: We can cure what jails can't   Nov. 15
In Our View / Land and Water Conservation Fund: Threat to a fund that works   Nov. 13
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