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Day warming center is essential for our homeless

Olympia’s mayor has complained about dangers she perceived around last winter’s day-time center, but the City Council has signaled it intends to continue its support for the service. Merchants’ concerns are legitimate and must be taken into account. But the downtown district’s ongoing revitalization depends on meeting our homelessness problem head-on.

Editorials

Slower action, hearings needed on Obamacare

The recent secrecy around health care reform in Washington, D.C., is a national disgrace. Republican leaders controlling the U.S. Senate were wrong to keep details of their Obamacare replacement plan secret and to fast track it to passage by July 4 — all without public hearings.

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Fish culverts case emits another wake-up beep

Federal courts continue to hold Washington state government’s feet to the fire when it comes to addressing past sins of the settlers. This is especially true with harm done to the interests of Northwest tribes and their treaty fishing rights.

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Trump isn’t destiny, we are

It’s time to take a brief break from Donald Trump. Whatever you think of him, there’s no denying that he dominates the news cycle. We seem to assume that the nation’s future depends on Trump’s fate, for better or worse. The reality is otherwise: The nation’s future also hangs on larger economic and social trends that no president can shape.

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Isaiah Thomas comes home to Tacoma for Zeke-End tournament

At the annual Zeke-End basketball tournament, local NBA star Isaiah Thomas, the host, is met by the masses. They are mostly welcoming the former Curtis High School standout home after a long season with the Boston Celtics.
Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com
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Isaiah Thomas comes home to Tacoma for Zeke-End tournament

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