Delegating power is crucial to good government

There is such a thing as delegating power. Delegating power is not about making fall guys or leaving people holding a bag that no one… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Oct. 13

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Harrop: Stock market likes the growth in Biden’s lead

As chances of a clear win for Biden improve, fears of uncertainty ease, encouraging investors.

10th LD, House, Pos. 1: Homola worked to improve things

I don’t just vote Democrat or Republican. I vote for the person, whom I think will do a great job. Seventeen years ago I had… Continue reading

10th LD, Senate: Price Johnson will act for people, not party

In fairness I do not know Helen Price Johnson’s opponent in the upcoming election for 10th Legislative District senator. I do know Helen. I am… Continue reading

Burke: During covid we travel light, by memory to Kazakhstan

Until we get a grip on the pandemic, we settle for Rick Steves, the internet and photos of travel past.

Comment: Plot against Whitmer not only white power threat

Since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, white supremecist threats and plots have only increased.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 12

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Mental, physical health care not given support necessary

A recent article in the Seattle Times about the struggles that nursing homes have had with low staffing levels should come as no surprise to… Continue reading

10th LD, Senate: Helen Price Johnson builds consensus

I’m voting for Helen Price Johnson for State Senator for the 10th Legislative District for one reason: her experience. It’s an easy decision for anyone… Continue reading

Black Lives Matter about justice and fairness

Black Lives Matter is not about partisan politics. It is about simple, plain old justice. It is about looking deeply at our ourselves and owning… Continue reading

Comment: Election offices are ready; are you ready to vote?

Here’s how you can make sure you’re registered, can get your ballot, vote and then track your ballot.

President Donald Trump holds his face mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Comment: Media should make ‘truth sandwich’ of Trump falsehoods

Simply repeating his misstatements lends credibility. Fact-check them before and after relaying them.

President Donald Trump holds his face mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Comment: Want to help restaurants open up? #MaskUpWA

Efforts to encourage use of face masks helped counties reduce infection rates. We must keep it up.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 11

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Editorial: Tested by pandemic, Inslee deserves third term

The governor’s leadership and trust in science has saved lives and ultimately the state economy.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Comment: Fear of covid save lives when leaders fail us

Witness what happened in the White House when false bravado encouraged many to let down their guard.

Comment: South County Fire seeks change in how property taxed

For most homeowners it could mean their tax bill will be reduced or stay the same.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Oct. 10

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Schwab: Trump’s brush with covid didn’t cure him of his hubris

‘Don’t fear the virus,’ Trump advises. But there’s plenty to fear from his mishandling of the pandemic.