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How Russell Wilson got his new Seahawks deal

Massive compromises on both sides — fewer years and more guarantees than the Seahawks wanted, less cash than the quarterback likely wanted — got Russell Wilson’s $87.6 million, four-year deal with $31.7 million guaranteed at signing done on Friday. OK ... so what’s next for Seattle?

How Russell Wilson got his new Seahawks deal

Massive compromises on both sides — fewer years and more guarantees than the Seahawks wanted, less cash than the quarterback likely wanted — got Russell Wilson’s $87.6 million, four-year deal with $31.7 million guaranteed at signing done on Friday. OK ... so what’s next for Seattle?

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Should our leaders pay for extortion?

We detect a troubling development in Washington state politics. Call it the rise of extortion politics – as in, give me what I want or I’ll really hurt you. First case in point is professional initiative promoter Tim Eyman. He’s back this year with hardball tactics on a tax-restricting proposal, Initiative 1366. Similarly, Senate Republicans put a ‘poison pill’ in the new transportation tax package to block certain executive actions on climate change.

Should our leaders pay for extortion?

We detect a troubling development in Washington state politics. Call it the rise of extortion politics – as in, give me what I want or I’ll really hurt you. First case in point is professional initiative promoter Tim Eyman. He’s back this year with hardball tactics on a tax-restricting proposal, Initiative 1366. Similarly, Senate Republicans put a ‘poison pill’ in the new transportation tax package to block certain executive actions on climate change.