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Budget cuts include US heart

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s 2018 proposed budget was unveiled. The president was out of town. Perhaps not a bad idea. This will be a very hard sell. To Congress. To the American people.

Editorials

Trial of men shot by police ends with some clarity

Our community was rocked two years ago by news that two black men with skateboards had been shot by a white Olympia police officer in an early morning confrontation. The event shook our community in part because it landed amid a national wave of shootings of black men by white officers.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

The guardrails can’t contain Trump

The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed.

Op-Ed

Jury duty: It’s not as bad as you probably think

This past month, I was summoned by the Thurston County Superior Court for jury duty. I am the type of person that is excited about jury duty. Not only am I a stickler for equality, but I’m also an enthusiastic fan of due process—and quite frankly, most (if not everyone) should be. My background in being an active participant in Mock Trial at both the high school and college levels may have influenced my attitude; this was something I have waited to do for the past five years.

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Globalization’s false sins

Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.

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River Ridge's Braverman talks winning 110 hurdles title a year after he lost it, defense in 300

River Ridge senior Josh Braverman won a 2A state title in the 110 hurdles on Friday at Mount Tahoma Stadium.
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River Ridge's Braverman talks winning 110 hurdles title a year after he lost it, defense in 300 1:02

River Ridge's Braverman talks winning 110 hurdles title a year after he lost it, defense in 300

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Black Hills' Kyler Nygren talks 2A long jump win, hopes for team title

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