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Editorial: State officials’ pay raises poorly timed

Set by a citizen panel a year ago, the raises begin just as the state needs to make deep budget cuts.

Editorial: If not for yourself, wear face masks for others

Masks aren’t perfect, but studies are showing they can help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Editorial: State gains keener watch of dams to protect salmon

The state can now require federal dam operators to maintain cooler river temperatures to aid salmon.

Editorial: More than buyer must beware in opening too soon

That businesses are eager to open is understandable, but the risks to safety and the economy remain.

Commentary: What Twitter’s fact-check on Trump means

It’s taken some time for Twitter to take this step, but it’s within its rights and has prepared for it.

Comment: Trump doesn’t just violate norms; he weaponizes them

If Trump’s opponents violate norms, they’re called on it. If Trump does it, it just proves his power.

Harrop: Pandemic may have grounded ‘snowbirds’ for good

Those with second homes are reluctant to return to cities, bringing new conflicts and considerations.

Herald Homework: Some riddles for readers

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