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    Preparing for tsunamis is important business

    A bill that would strengthen tsunami warning systems along the Pacific Northwest coast cleared the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee last week with bipartisan support. It deserves congressional approval and should be signed into law.

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    Thurston Thrives strives for public health

    Thurston County is fortunate to have a dedicated group of leaders from the public, private and non-profit sector willing to take on the daunting task of improving community and individual health in the broadest sense of the term. A healthy community also provides a roof over everyone’s head...

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    Geologic hazards bill deserves swift passage

    The state Senate last week unanimously passed a bill to improve mapping of the state’s geologic hazards.

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    Thurston Thrives strives for public health

    Thurston County is fortunate to have a dedicated group of leaders from the public, private and non-profit sector willing to take on the daunting task of improving community and individual health in the broadest sense of the term. A healthy community also provides a roof over everyone’s head...

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    Wildfire victims deserve federal relief

    A long overdue recognition that victims of wildfires deserve federal disaster relief is at the heart of a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress Wednesday.

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    Hunting doesn’t belong in our state parks

    One of the most frustrating things about any state legislative session is all the time spent writing, debating, amending and voting on bills that are not in the best interest of the citizens of this state.

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    State still needs to raise new revenue

    Washington legislative budget writers received $274 million worth of good news in last week’s revenue forecast. The expected money would land on top of a projected $2.9 billion increase – measured from one biennium to the next – that the state has been counting on for the 2015...

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    Presidential primary offers a choice

    There is no perfect way to give Washington voters a say on which candidates are nominated by Republicans and Democrats for president next year. But there are better ways than only having the parties hold precinct caucuses, which often become quite private affairs with sometimes low attendance.

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    Retirement crisis for elderly is here

    State Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, has introduced Senate Bill 5826 to help small businesses offer Individual Retirement Account (IRA) savings plans. This is, as they say in the Legislature, “a good little bill,” but it is dwarfed by the size of the problem it confronts. That problem...

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    For Sen. Roach, hot water is habitat

    Combative state Sen. Pam Roach is in hot water – again – with Washington Senate colleagues and top leaders of the chamber. This time, the 24-year veteran lawmaker is accused of mistreating other members, legislative staff and the public. Such problems have dogged Roach since at least...

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