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In Our View / Gov. Inslee's tax proposals
Tax policy shift worth debate

Gov. Jay Inslee believes he has arithmetic on his side.In his budget proposals for education, transportation and the overall state budget, the governor has identified his spen... [Read the editorial]

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David Ignatius: Obama might just lose that ‘feckless’ label  Dec. 21
Eugene Robinson: U.S. Cuba policy provided Castros a handy scapegoat  Dec. 21
Dana Milbank: Rubio fighting losing battle on Cuba policy  Dec. 21
Debra J. Saunders: With nothing to prosecute in CIA report, doubts rise  Dec. 21
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Commentary highlights

Meeting tech demand
Meeting tech demand: Pro vs. con: Should colleges and industries team up?
5 myths about policing
5 myths about policing : Viewpoints: There are misperceptions on both sides of line
Let's start a conversation
Let's start a conversation: Viewpoints: Why racial strife across the U.S. matters here
A higher minimum wage?
A higher minimum wage?: Viewpoints: Pro and con on raising it to $15 and hour

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Should colleges work with industries to fill demand for workers?   Dec. 21
Commentary: Addressing gun violence: On anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy, Congress should act on gun laws  Dec. 21
Other voice: U.S.-Cuba diplomacy: A new day for U.S.-Cuba relations   Dec. 21
Guest Commentary / Military and privacy: VA can't provide records sought in criminal court case   Dec. 20
Commentary / Police brutality: Too many laws lead to abuse of police powers   Dec. 16
Five myths about policing: Are officers today out of control?  Dec. 14
Cooperative work will meet needs of farms, fish   Dec. 14
Guest commentary / Ferguson, Missouri: Counter fear and distrust with respect for each other   Dec. 13
Commentary / Senate report on torture: CIA’s abuses, failures in interrogation really shouldn’t surprise us   Dec. 12
Why racial strife in America matters in Snohomish County   Dec. 7

More editorials

In Our View / 2015 legislative agenda: Cities' strong case on budget   Dec. 17
In Our View / Equal Access Act: Allow veterans access to medical marijuana  Dec. 16
In Our View / 2015 legislative agenda: Stand for Children adds its voice to chorus for education fix  Dec. 15
In Our View / Snohomish County budget: Budget’s ripe for compromise   Dec. 14
In Our View / Everett's search for a brand-new brand: Back to the logo drawing board   Dec. 12
In Our View / Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: Keeping our jobs and students   Dec. 11
In Our View / Education funding and jobs: Don’t let STEM jobs in state go unfilled   Dec. 10
In Our View / County ombudsman : Official's political work displays lack of discretion  Dec. 9
In Our View / Everett's combined sewage/stormwater system: City sewer work must be done   Dec. 8
In Our View / HOT lanes on I-405: Keep toll system streamlined   Dec. 7

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Making noise in Everett
Making noise in Everett: Duo has big dreams for the city's music scene
Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (10 new photos)
First stop for tourists
First stop for tourists: County tourism volunteers inform, point the way
Remembering Jerry
Remembering Jerry: EvCC groundskeeper Gerald Olmstead was always happy