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    Common Core: a preview of the coming attractions

    I would like to make a few predictions (in no particular order) about Common Core in our state: There will be an increase in the achievement gap between rich and poor students. There will be a rebellion against it lead by the students themselves. There will be growing backlash by the parents in ...

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    Face of Mariners’ king wrong image for our team

    Really? This is the face of the franchise? A big wad of a cancer-causing substance, an arrogant, eat-mine look, and a neck tattoo? No wonder the Mariners are in the boat they are. This should not be the way we advertise Seattle. Bring on the Seahawks – the face of their franchise has class!

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    Easter egg hunt put selfishness on display

    I was at the Tumwater High School Easter egg event to watch my grandson who is just about to turn 3. It was a disgrace to see some of the parents running out there taking eggs just as little ones were about to pick them up.

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    Sweatshop factory deaths require us to change ways

    On April 24 we celebrated Arts Walk in the streets and businesses of Olympia. That day was also the second anniversary of Rana Plaza sweatshop garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 garment workers.

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    Sales tax plan for roads wrong way for Tumwater

    The city of Tumwater is going down the wrong economic road with the proposed tax increase. Within the tri-city area, Tumwater is the smallest. The businesses, particularly those along Littlerock Road, have smaller inventories than the same stores in the other local cities. Raising the sales tax ...

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    Student testing should consider learning styles

    The recent article about the new testing system – “The new state tests: How will Washington students measure up” – states that students taking these tests based on the Common Core may need several years to reach proficiency and parents are worried their children will ...

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    Procession of Species is help to Olympia economy

    The Procession of the Species Gala at the Red Lion Hotel on April 4 was a success. Members of the Olympia City Council, state Sen. Karen Fraser, and supporters from the area celebrated 21 years of the Procession of the Species. Anyone in Olympia knows about the Procession and the 30,000 people that...

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    Where is the outrage over Democrats who tell fibs?

    When Democrat politicians bring shame to their party, party leaders and rank and file should object to their lack of principles; yet few Democrats criticize these politicians. Why? The Democrat mantra heard and seen on radio, TV, newspapers, and in person includes: Party trumps patriotism; power...

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    Saint Martin’s report brought back memories

    I so enjoyed your special Sunday report on Saint Martin’s Abbey and the monks. It was a great piece. I graduated from Saint Martin’s in 1970 and only have the fondest of memories of my college years.

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    U.S. should show moral authority on Iran nukes

    Why shouldn’t Iran have nuclear weapons? We do. What gives the U.S. and Israel a moral right to manufacture the ultimate weapons of mass murder, then deny another nation the right to do likewise? This isn’t moral authority, but bullying. It’s “might makes right,”...

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