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    Port has valid concerns about oil trains

    The Washington Public Ports Association publicly spanked the Olympia Port Commission for urging the Port of Grays Harbor to reconsider its plan to build three new oil-by-rail terminals in Hoquiam. The WPPA apparently objects to one port raising concerns about another port’s business...

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    Our recommendations for the Nov. 4 election

    Here are The Olympian’s recommendations for candidates and issues on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*). Readers can find our complete endorsement editorials on our website: www.theolympian.com/opinion.

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    Help is not coming, vote yes on I-594

    The City of Olympia’s unanimous support for Initiative 594 reflects the public’s growing frustration with state lawmakers’ inability to pass meaningful gun control legislation.

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    State could trump Hobby Lobby decision

    A group of Washington state senators hopes to prevent discrimination against women by employers who refuse to offer contraceptive coverage in their health-care plans. A bill they plan to introduce in the 2015 Legislature would overturn the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision...

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    State Supreme Court should act to prevent online sex trafficking

    The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this morning about whether to allow a lawsuit filed on behalf of three children who were sold for sex on Backpage.com, a website known for facilitating the trafficking of young girls and boys. The court should allow the lawsuit, and put an exclamation ...

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    Help fund vaccines for poor countries

    As the Ebola virus spreads beyond the confines of West Africa, the world is being reminded of what happens when disease moves faster than science, and the importance of extending modern medicine to poor countries.

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    Citizen buys land to save blue heron nests

    The South Sound is fortunate to have philanthropists like Alicia Elliott who back their beliefs with financial support. Elliott has purchased 1.84 acres of the West Bay Woods and plans to buy another 2.73 acres to save the city’s only blue heron colony. She wants to save a greater...

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    Our choices for county, PUD, statewide initiatives

    The Olympian editorial board has made recommendations for our preferred candidates in a number of contests this year. On Friday, we summarized our choices for Congress, the state Legislature and the state Supreme Court. Today, we summarize our endorsements for Thurston County and PUD candidates, ...

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    Our choices for Congress, state, top court

    South Sound voters began receiving their ballots this week for the Nov. 4 general elections. Now it’s time to pick candidates and decide statewide initiatives. The Olympian editorial board has made recommendations for our preferred candidates in a number of federal, state, county and judicial...

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    Battle against world hunger starts at home

    Today is World Food Day – not a holiday, exactly, but a day for reflection on the complex global systems that determine who eats, who suffers from hunger, and what each of us can do to improve the equity and sustainability of food production and distribution.

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