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In Our View / Food and farming
Planting flowers to save bees and agriculture

Ladybird Johnson may have been onto something after all.During the Johnson administration, the late first lady famously fought to replace billboards with wildflowers along the... [Read the editorial]

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David Sirota: Ample warning before Amtrak disaster  May 24
Eugene Robinson: Iraqis fleeing battle; maybe we should, too  May 24
David Ignatius: How to move left, right back toward center  May 24
Charles Krauthammer: Hypothetically, should we have left Iraq in ’11?  May 22
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Commentary highlights

5 myths about late-night TV
5 myths about late-night TV: Viewpoints: Talk shows will live after Letterman
Where we are, who we are
Where we are, who we are: Viewpoints: Why understanding geography is vital
7 steps for reform
7 steps for reform: How Legislature can solve the education funding mess
Oils and orcas don't mix
Oils and orcas don't mix: Viewpoints: How whale watching boats can help

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Viewpoints / Television: The end of the talk show: 5 myths about late-night TV  May 24
Guest commentary / State budget talks: Senate should do right by state workers  May 24
Guest commentary / State budget talks: Without tax, Senate budget won't meet needs of children   May 24
Guest Commentary / Isla Vista shootings: Law could help remove guns from hands of mentally ill   May 23
Guest Commentary / State budget: Honor promise to help retirement of home care workers   May 23
Guest commentary / County marijuana zoning: Business ban helps black-market growers   May 18
Viewpoints: We could use a refresher course in geography  May 17
Guest commentary / Public lands: 'Decoy' groups fighting transfer of public lands to states   May 17
Guest commentary / Endangered Species Act: Protect the law that protects wildlife   May 17
Guest commentary / Edmonds City Council: New councilman should recuse himself   May 11

More editorials

In Our View / Traffic ticket increase: Fines a poor way to fund state's courts  May 20
In Our View / Money issues: Pay raises and a Tubman $20   May 19
In Our View / Religion and politics: Pope or Palin? You decide   May 18
In Our View / Freedom Act: End sweep-up of phone data   May 17
In Our View / Fast-track authority: Move forward with trade bill   May 15
In Our View / State transportation package: Hey Legislature, how ya' doin'?   May 14
In Our View / Carbon cap and trade: Second shot to reduce carbon   May 13
In Our View / Everett's Lake Chaplain reservoir: How to log and protect owl habitat  May 12
In Our View / Gun background check lawsuit: I-594’s foes fail to show harm   May 11
In Our View / Everett City Council governance: Bring back council committees   May 10
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