Commentary: 2020 election will depend heavily on economy

The particulars of the Trump economy present challenges for the Democratic candidates.

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Editorial: Compromise respects housing needs and neighbors

Last week’s vote by the Everett City Council could have benefits beyond a project serving homeless students.

Editorial: Everett takes a careful step on police body cams

But the six-month study may not gather enough data to judge the effectiveness of the cameras.

Editorial: Cuts to SNAP would disadvantage those seeking jobs

The Trump administration’s proposed rules would frustrate efforts to aid families seeking steady work.

Burke: Three of Aesop’s fables, fractured by Trumpian lore

Written thousands of years ago, Aesop’s morals still hold true when applied to the Trump presidency.

Commentary: Northwest must speak for trees, salmon in Alaska

Keeping the Roadless Rule in force for the Tongass protects resources and climate we enjoy at home.

Commentary: Rather than fee to fight fires, thin the forests

A lack of forest management has led to a buildup of fuels that feed destructive and costly wildfires.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 8

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Viewpoints: Search for perfect Christmas tree gets tougher

More tree farms have gone out of business and bad weather has limited the stock and variety of trees.

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