Election 2020

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Editorial: Sells, Wicks, Robinson for 38th Legislative Dist.

Rep. Mike Sells has provided strong leadership on education and workplace issues.

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Comment: Insults characterized a debate mostly of lowlights

Tuesday’s debate isn’t likely to have changed many voters’ minds; it certainly turned most stomachs.

Comment: If Tuesday’s debacle can’t be fixed, cancel debates

A repeat of the debate, with the moderator unable to maintain control, can’t be tolerated.

Comment: Older voters side with Biden; it’s not about Covid

His poll marks with those 65 and older were strong even before the pandemic struck.

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Editorial: Price Johnson, Homola, Paul for 10th District seats

Each of the three candidates offer experience valuable to district residents and the Legislature.

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Mindi Wirth, who heads a group called Parents for Safe Schools that is seeking to overturn a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lynnwood, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fight

The referendum marks the first time in the U.S. that such a decision will be decided by voters.

Mindi Wirth, who heads a group called Parents for Safe Schools that is seeking to overturn a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lynnwood, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Commentary: Vote as if your health depends upon it; it does

To protect their health care and coverage, voters must inform themselves and cast their ballots.

Editorial: Reykdal best choice to head state’s schools office

The former teacher and community college board official has led the office during a challenging term.

Comment: For a change, a three-word chant is aimed at Trump

The chorus of “Vote Him Out” was patriotism disguised as rudeness, a call for actual law and order.

Editorial: Larsen’s experience, acumen needed in 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has been a leader on Covid, the economy, transportation and military issues.

Editorial: DelBene represents 1st Congressional District well

The Democrat has shown herself as a leader on issues and an ability to work with both parties.

Editorial: Franz’s efforts will assure healthier forestlands

Hiliary Franz, as public lands chief, has led notable gains in forest health and fire prevention.

Editorial: With McCarthy, Auditor’s Office now able watchdog

Pat McCarthy has restored morale and overseen efforts that provide greater access to audit findings.

Federal judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

In Yakima, he issued a nationwide injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration.

Editorial: Keep Wyman as defender of state’s election system

Kim Wyman, a Republican, has helped expand access to voting and improved election security.

Comment: Reporter, stop covering for Biden when he s

Biden has give contradictory statements on fracking and guns; too often reporters try to explain it away.

Inslee, Culp agree to televised gubernatorial debate Oct. 7

Lieutenant Governor candidates Marko Liias and Denny Heck will debate on TV on Oct. 22.

Comment: Whatever election’s outcome, many might not accept it

Experts are correct to be concerned about how the fallout of this election could trigger political violence.

Comment: Trump isn’t the only one who might shout: ‘Rigged!’

Trump will need to show a free and fair election if he wants to claim a legitimate victory.

Commentary: News media must get election night right

News outlets have to be prepared for electoral uncertainty and the chaos that is likely to result.

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