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Russia saga reveals Trump’s fear of facts

Perhaps the most memorable scene from the film “Bridge on the River Kwai” depicts a British colonel played by Alec Guinness suddenly realizing the depth of his collaboration with the Japanese captors he helped build the bridge. “What have I done?” he gasps after defending the bridge from Allied saboteurs he should be helping.

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Both parties responsible for health-care mess

For months, I’ve been watching in a sort of wonder as Republicans crafted the most unpopular major bill in living memory. Could they really mean to make a suicide charge at this — not some longstanding Republican goal, like dismantling the welfare state or slashing through the regulatory thicket, but pushing a sly parody of Obamacare even less likable than its awkward source material?

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Trump quickly becoming anti-innovation president

Judging from President Donald Trump’s announced intention to kill a program aimed at allowing foreign founders of successful startup firms to stay in the United States, he is not content with being the most anti-immigration, anti-environment and anti-free press U.S. leader in recent memory. He now wants to become the most anti-innovation one.

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Moral vacuum in the house of Trump

Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich emigrated to the United States when he was 16, in 1885. He ventured west to seek his riches and finally settled in Seattle, where he opened a restaurant that, according to family historian Gwenda Blair, likely included a section for a bordello.

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Cracking down on gun shop lies

On Sunday, the state of Washington begins taking the threat of gun violence more seriously. July 23 is when gun dealers in the state will be required to notify law enforcement when someone who is not legally allowed to buy a firearm tries to do so.

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Out of the dance studio and into the water

Performers with the Radco dance troupe rehearse for their July 29 performance at the Heritage Park Fountain.
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Out of the dance studio and into the water

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