Editorial: County council should step back from hiring review

A new ordinance adds bureaucracy that will make timely hires difficult for department heads.

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Editorial: Congress must join appeal to defend the ACA

A judge has declared Obamacare unconstitutional, threatening protections for millions of Americans.

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Editorial: Everett teacher led students in free-speech fight

Kay Powers, who died this month, showed the need for a law protecting student journalists’ rights.

Editorial: Let’s take a close look now at paying by mile

Doing away with the gas tax will require accustoming drivers to devices that log their mileage.

Editorial: What we don’t know about finances is costing us

The state treasurer’s office has online lessons and tools that can improve your financial literacy.

Harrop: Drugmakers raise prices because we don’t haggle

If the government negotiated what Medicaid paid, market forces would keep prices in check.

McArdle: Immigration reforms can address birthrate crisis

As our birthrate declines our economy must find skilled workers somewhere.

Milbank: Trump shouldn’t take comfort in AG nominee’s testimony

It makes little sense Willam Barr would come out of retirement to obscure the Mueller report.

Parker: Regardless of direction, Sen. Graham rides wind

Once a critic, then a defender of Trump, what is his opinion now that Trump has rejected a deal?

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