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Secretary of State Kim Wyman deserves another term

We favor Republican incumbent Kim Wyman over Democrat Tina Podlodowski for secretary of state, mainly because Wyman evinces a clearer grasp of Washington elections. She is independent and well acquainted with the needs of the 39 counties that operate somewhat independently of the state elections office.

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Lands commissioner race favors Hilary Franz

The next Washington state commissioner of public lands will inherit a handful of natural-resource challenges in a world that also must adapt to climate change. Democrat Hilary Franz is the best choice to succeed Peter Goldmark in that role based on her long experience working on land-use issues from the community and environmentalist sides, and her skill bringing parties together.

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Girls in Thurston County deserve praise, support

September is here, which is always a special time of year, full of heightened emotions about the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. As my kids are both of pre-school age, I’m not yet in back-to-school mode as a parent; however, I am gearing up for the frenzy of out-of-school-time programs we deliver at the YWCA, plus an avalanche of fundraising events.

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Revenue up, but so are the state’s challenges

K-12 FUNDING, WORKER PAY: The latest quarterly revenue forecast for state government had good news for state budget writers and legislators next year. Collections of revenue since June have exceeded expectations by $336 million for the budget cycle ending in June 2017.

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Opioid industry too influential on public policy

There is little question that drug makers have had too much political influence that has helped slow state and national policies that might reduce the dispensing of highly addictive pain medicines. These drugs are helping fuel the addiction crisis in the U.S. but also are vital medications for those who experience chronic, debilitating pain.

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Clinton, Trump get chances to come clean

Perhaps the Hillary Clinton for president campaign will turn a corner this week with the belated admission that she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was diagnosed Friday but did not publicly acknowledge the illness until Sunday after she wobbled while being helped from a hot and stuffy Sept. 11 memorial event. The early reports from her campaign followed the trajectory of past Clinton evasions.

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