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Keeping public records public

You would have thought that for something that has been widely used for more than 25 years, we would have figured out how government officials could keep public, political and... [Read the editorial]

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David Ignatius: U.S. drone attack on al-Qaida group impresses Syrian moderates  Aug. 30
Dana Milbank: Nevermind the rest of us; does Jeb understand what he’s saying? Aug. 30
Carol MacPherson: Deep fried selfie sticks on the food concourse  Aug. 30
Charles Krauthammer: Putin exploits Obama’s failure to challenge him Aug. 28
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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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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
Guest commentary / Protecting students: School safety requires a range of responses   Aug. 23
Commentary / Higher education funding: Every diploma shouldn’t come with huge debt   Aug. 23
Ohter voices / New home for kids' classic: How to get to ‘Sesame Street’? Pay a premium  Aug. 23

More editorials

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
In Our View / Smarter Balance test results: Don’t lower bar set by new tests   Aug. 20
In Our View / South Snohomish Little League: A coach’s questionable moves   Aug. 19
In Out View / Land and Water Conservation Fund: Fund saves urban forests, too   Aug. 18
In Our View / Close recreation loophole: Rein in unregulated drones  Aug. 17
In Our View / K-12 education funding: Kids get a promise, not a plan   Aug. 16
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