AR-15’s history shows its connection to military weapons

In a recent letter to the editor the writer claimed the AR-15 is not a weapon of war. The AR-15 is most certainly a rifle… Continue reading

Comment: Long war in Ukraine could bring global chaos

Already, wheat exports from Ukraine have slowed as Russia hopes for the West to lose interest.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, June 13

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

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Leaders need critical thinking skills to help schools

It seems that we as a people have been condemned to wander in the desert of dumbness for 40 years. More and more our school-aged… Continue reading

Power lost from removing Snake dams can be replaced

I’m writing in response to the recent commentary by Marc Sullivan regarding salmon and the Snake River dams (“Don’t fall for TV ads’ climate case… Continue reading

Saunders: To clear student debt, Democrats expand middle class

Biden’s plan to forgive $10,000 for those making less than $150,000 includes some well-off folks.

Sullivan: Jan. 6 hearing was brutal, reassuring, unfiltered

The first hearing was horrifying but a sign that officials and most media will present the truth.

What’s cartoonist Rik Dalvit’s beef with Gov. Inslee?

While I’m no fan of Gov. Jay Inslee, I am a fan of clever political cartoons. The political cartoons in your opinions section fill that… Continue reading

CORRECTS A MISSTATEMENT BY MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE SHOES - Camila Alves McConaughey holds a pair of green Converse tennis shoes similar to those worn by Uvalde shooting victim Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, 10, as her husband Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, Texas, joins White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. McConaughey said at the press briefing that his wife was holding a pair of sneakers worn by the girl. The shoes were similar, but they were not the girl’s sneakers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Editorial: Window closing for Congress to act on gun violence

If it is to pass even modest reforms, the Senate must find agreement among 60 members within days.

CORRECTS A MISSTATEMENT BY MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE SHOES - Camila Alves McConaughey holds a pair of green Converse tennis shoes similar to those worn by Uvalde shooting victim Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, 10, as her husband Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, Texas, joins White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. McConaughey said at the press briefing that his wife was holding a pair of sneakers worn by the girl. The shoes were similar, but they were not the girl’s sneakers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Comment: Elders can be vulnerable to abuse; know its signs

To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, learn how to spot abuse and how to respond to it.

Comment: Support for small businesses key to jobs and economy

The state Legislature adopted bills and made investments to strengthen the state’s small businesses.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, June 12

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

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Retired teacher has some thoughts about teaching citizenship

After 26 years of teaching, I recently retired. So what lessons have I learned? I now believe in teaching good citizenship skills. We need to… Continue reading

Sullivan: Beware ‘pink slime’ that passes for local journalism

Partisan sites looking for clicks are using lies to gin up outrage and score political points.

Too many riding Sound Transit light rail for free

I want to correct a few omissions in the recent editorial about Sound Transit’s light rail fares (“Sound Transit’s lax fare policy just isn’t fair,”… Continue reading

An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th is shown as committee members from left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., look on, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Viewpoint: First hearing makes convincing case against Trump

The Jan. 6 panel makes clear few believed Trump’s election theft lies and that he egged on rioters.

An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th is shown as committee members from left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., look on, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Comment: Mississippi town admits its civil rights injustices

In declaring Fannie Lou Hamer Day, Winona, Miss., aknowledges the assaults on Hamer and other civil rights workers.

Comment: Suddenly, big boring companies look good to workers

With tech firms facing leaner times, good pay and a 401(k) have more appeal than a foosball table.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, June 11

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

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Juan Peralez: White supremacy’s threats present clear danger

White supremacy has plagued us since before the nation’s founding. It can’t be ignored by anyone.

Juan Peralez