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In Our View / Legislative budget priorities
Invest to reduce wildfire risks

There may be at least one advantage to the Legislature needing a special session (or two) to pass state budgets this year; it has put its decision regarding funds to prepare f... [Read the editorial]

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Dana Milbank: Carson’s launch brings hope — for a lively race  May 6
David Ignatius: Bin Laden’s goal to strike U.S. remained  May 6
Eugene Robinson: Our approach to young, black men is broken  May 5
Dana Milbank: Clinton’s challengers need to actually challenge Clinton May 4
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Commentary highlights

Oils and orcas don't mix
Oils and orcas don't mix: Viewpoints: How whale watching boats can help
Lessons from Oso
Lessons from Oso: Viewpoints: Lidar mapping can reveal threats, direct decisions
5 myths about fast-food work
5 myths about fast-food work: Viewpoints: Many workers older, supporting families
Our way out of this jam
Our way out of this jam: Viewpoints: County's mayors on transportation needs

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Guest commentary / Letter Carriers Food Drive: Mailbox drive provides half of food banks' annual supply   May 3
Guest commentary / County comprehensive plan: County’s larger cities best for growth   May 3
Viewpoints : How whale watch boats could help during oil spill in Puget Sound  May 3
Guest commentary / Heroin's resurgence: Return of heroin must be fought on several fronts   May 2
Guest commentary / Taxes and the Legislature: State tax increases simply not necessary   April 27
New technology can help reduce risks from landslides   April 26
Point-counterpoint: Trade promotion authority : A fast-track to trade or a fast-track to bad deals?   April 26
Commentary / Affordable Care Act poll: ACA polling shows Americans still lukewarm on Obamacare  April 26
Guest commentary / Monroe school bond: Kids top the list of reasons to pass school bond   April 25
Guest commentary / Monroe school bond: A tour of buildings shows need   April 25

More editorials

In Our View / Marysville Pilchuck shooting: The harm in second-guessing first-responders  May 3
In Our View / Raise the Wage Act: A minimum wage that works   May 1
In Our View / Worker Memorial Day: Shared duty for worker safety   April 30
In Our View / Legislative special session: An enticement for lawmakers   April 29
In Our View / Trade Promotion Authority: Let trade talks move forward   April 28
In Our View / Boston Marathon bombing trial: Life sentence would end story   April 27
In Our View / Legislature's special session: Nothing ‘special’ about delay   April 26
In Our View / State education funding: Let's talk about an income tax   April 24
In Our View / West Coast drought: No, Mr. Shatner, California can't have our water  April 23
In Our View / Earth Day: Take carbon reduction plan to the public   April 22
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