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    Salmon recovery projects are helping

    The state Salmon Recovery Funding Board just awarded $18 million in state and federal funds to continue the long and difficult task of restoring depleted salmon populations across three-quarters of the state.

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    Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    From the editorial page of the New York Sun, 1897 ... We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

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    Check charities for their worthiness

    When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me a lift to the airport, she had to call me...

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    Move the old county courthouse to downtown

    The constant and sometimes contentious conversations about the state of downtown Olympia over the past year – including The Olympian’s three-part series and public forum –have not pleased everyone, but they’ve caused some people to start thinking creatively.

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    Inslee budget envisions a new world view

    The critics of Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget, which he rolled out in stages over several days this week, have already begun picking it apart its minutiae. That’s typical. But this time, the critics are missing Inslee’s important vision for the 2015-2017 biennium and beyond.

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    Public officials’ texts are public records

    Most private businesses have policies that restrict the use of company-owned computers, cellphones and email to work-related communications. No employee expects a right to privacy on the company’s equipment. For private communication, employees must use their own phones or computers.

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    CRA is the right process to renew downtown

    Of the many visions and strategies that have been suggested for improving downtown Olympia, the Community Renewal Area (CRA) planning process holds the most promise. It recognizes that sustainable community renewal cannot occur without private sector partnerships and where there is no proven market...

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    Congress should embrace one-topic bills

    The state of Washington has a sensible law that limits every bill passed by the Legislature and citizen’s initiatives to a single topic. That the federal government has no such rule was prominently on display when Congress passed a giant bill to maintain funding into next year.

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    Help children escape life of extreme poverty

    According to a new national report, we now live in a country where one out of every 30 children is homeless. That's up from one in 50 in 2006. Half of these children are under six.

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    More must be done to save the killer whales

    After the recent death of an adult female and her unborn, full-term fetus, the South Resident Killer Whales are at their lowest population level since 1985. The double-whammy loss is particularly troubling because there hasn’t been a successful birth among the Puget Sound orcas ...

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