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In Our View / Transportation funding
Federal gas tax increase is long overdue

The image of Congress kicking the can down the road again comes to mind, except this time lawmakers are running out of good road.Earlier this week the U.S. House of Representa... [Read the editorial]

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David Ignatius: To survive, Iraq needs unified effort by Baghdad and D.C.  May 22
Dana Milbank: Clinton should take high road on donations  May 21
Froma Harrop: For all that bravado, little about Waco bikers impresses  May 21
John Burbank: State makes it easier to save for retirement  May 20
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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
Oils and orcas don't mix
Oils and orcas don't mix: Viewpoints: How whale watching boats can help
Lessons from Oso
Lessons from Oso: Viewpoints: Lidar mapping can reveal threats, direct decisions

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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
Guest commentary / Endangered Species Act: Protect the law that protects wildlife   May 17
Guest commentary / Edmonds City Council: New councilman should recuse himself   May 11
Guest commentary / Teacher pay: Use like terms to compare salaries   May 10
Guest commentary / State minimum wage: Higher wage did not meet promises   May 10
Viewpoints: 7 steps to reform funding for public education   May 10

More editorials

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
In Our View / State transportation package: Hey Legislature, how ya' doin'?   May 14
In Our View / Carbon cap and trade: Second shot to reduce carbon   May 13
In Our View / Everett's Lake Chaplain reservoir: How to log and protect owl habitat  May 12
In Our View / Gun background check lawsuit: I-594’s foes fail to show harm   May 11
In Our View / Everett City Council governance: Bring back council committees   May 10
In Our View / SnoCo PUD: Whistle blown on no-bid contracts  May 8
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