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An Evergreen fair to remember

No need to ballyhoo: The Evergreen State Fair already is the big kahuna, the harbinger of a new school year, the prelude to autumn and, as Fairgrounds Manager Hal Gausman... [Read the editorial]

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Charles Krauthammer
Froma Harrop: Is Ferguson social media victim?  Aug. 21
Richard S. Davis: Court gets it right in pension rulings  Aug. 20
Catherine Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight  Aug. 20
David Ignatius: Mulling a Ukraine policy  Aug. 20
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Commentary highlights

Comic book look at climate
Comic book look at climate: Economist, illustrator team to explain global warming
Our jobless future
Our jobless future: Growth of automation means massive changes are coming
Act locally
Act locally: Viewpoints: Local government responses to climate change
The sea that feeds us
The sea that feeds us: Viewpoints: Governor's plan fails to protect the sound

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Commentary / Effects of inattention: Parenting while distracted   Aug. 23
Commentary / U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson   Aug. 21
Guest Commentary / Minimum wage: Raise will hurt those it’s intended to help   Aug. 21
'Stand-up economist,' illustrator take comic book look at climate change   Aug. 17
Vicious cycle of bad credit, inequality   Aug. 17
Other Views: Congress should sort out Internet tax structure   Aug. 17
Guest Commentary / U.S. and Russia: Repeating cold, unwinnable past   Aug. 16
Other Views / Recovery isn't robust: More jobs available, many paying less   Aug. 16
Guest Commentary / Mukilteo politics: Gregerson betrays trust right off the bat   Aug. 12
Honoring James Brady’s memory and work  Aug. 10
Guest Commentary/Values we must fight for: A new look at the four freedoms   Aug. 10
Guest Commentary / Insurance problems and consumers: Let private companies run glitchy ACA   Aug. 10
The lies and legacy of LBJ’s Gulf of Tonkin resolution  Aug. 10
Guest Commentary / Farming and fish restoration: Smith Island project needs scrutiny   Aug. 9
Other Views / Embargo hurts importers: Putin puts Russians on a Soviet diet   Aug. 9

More editorials

In Our View/Attorney General Bob Ferguson: Justice for child immigrants   Aug. 19
In Our View / Immigration reform: Vandal’s ‘Deport Pedro’ sign points to urgency to fix immigration  Aug. 18
In Our View / Senior safety: State needs to join others in creating ‘Amber Alert’ system for elders  Aug. 17
In Our View/Tackling ocean acidificaton: Preserving shellfish — and us   Aug. 15
In Our View/Trans-Pacific Partnership: Take the politics out of trade   Aug. 14
In Our View / Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame manager: A playoff berth best way Mariners can thank Lou Piniella  Aug. 13
In Our View/Snohomish County's economy: Diversification at Paine Field   Aug. 12
In Our View/Mount Polley Mine Disaster: That catastrophe north of us   Aug. 11
In Our View/WSU and the Oso Mudslide: Making a community whole   Aug. 10
In Our View/From Edmonds to the state Supreme Court: Ensuring community health   Aug. 8
In Our View/A Post-Primary Assessment: Some of the people have spoken   Aug. 7
In Our View/Political appointments : The other way to get ‘elected’   Aug. 6
In Our View/Legion Memorial Park: Tree plan demands pushback   Aug. 5
In Our View/Cellphone Tracking Laws: Technology can’t crash system   Aug. 4
In Our View/Land and Water Conservation Fund: 50 years of a law that works   Aug. 3

HeraldNet highlights

A beer and a man in uniform
A beer and a man in uniform: For her 98th birthday, she got just what she wanted
Artist of the year
Artist of the year: Schack show honors Snohomish watercolor specialist
Goof off with galette
Goof off with galette: Baking this sweet pie is the perfect way to procrastinate
Prep football practice begins
Prep football practice begins: Cascade, coming off 9-2 season, wants to 'finish the fight'