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In Our View / State education funding
Let's talk about an income tax

A state income tax.Now that he has your attention, state Treasurer James McIntire hopes that everyone in Washington, not just lawmakers, might give the idea some thought over ... [Read the editorial]

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Charles Krauthammer: Obama ever so helpful to ... Iran  April 24
Kathleen Parker: If money equals free speech, tell us who’s talking  April 23
Dana Milbank: Senate thaw, brief as it was, shows promise  April 23
John Burbank: A state income tax would meet budget needs  April 22
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Commentary highlights

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
Oil's track record
Oil's track record: Point-Counterpoint: Are stronger rules necessary?
To be human and journalist
To be human and journalist: Viewpoints: WSU students ask Herald staff to reflect on Oso

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Guest commentary / WSU North Puget Sound at Everett: More college options key to our economy   April 21
Guest commentary / Infant Immunization Week: Vaccine best way to halt pertussis’ spread   April 20
Guest commentary / Union representation: ‘Right to work’ a right to low wage   April 19
Viewpoints/ Minimum wage protests: 5 myths about fast-food work  April 19
Other voices / Campaign finance: Loopholes in political spending laws keep voters in the dark  April 19
Guest commentary / Standardized testing: Tests alone not adequate to judge student’s knowledge, teacher’s skill   April 18
Guest commentary / Legislature: Anti-discrimination battles fought here, too   April 14
Guest commentary / Tobacco tax increase: Increase would hit shop owners, the poor   April 13
Viewpoints / State transportation plan: Our way out of this jam   April 12
Guest commentary / Transit taxpayer support: Community Transit should lower costs, not increase tax   April 12

More editorials

In Our View / Land and Water Conservation Fund: Keep our public lands public   April 21
In Our View / Supply and demand: End the Big Corn subsidies   April 20
In Our View / State Auditor Troy Kelley: Save us the trouble and resign   April 19
In Our View / Legislative budget talks: Start negotiations with transportation   April 17
In Our View / Everett Community Streets Initiative: Stay focused on helpful ideas   April 16
In Our View / No Child Left Behind: Reforms would add state, local control  April 15
In Our View / Gov. Inslee's toxics clean-up plan: Lawmakers watering down water quality   April 14
In Our View / Local heroes: Teens’ actions truly inspire   April 13
In Our View / Aerospace tax incentives: Holding Boeing accountable for tax breaks   April 12
In Our View / Wildlife and recreation grants: Injecting politics into parks   April 10
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