Editorials

Editorials

Drive home the need for immunizations

The number of mumps cases in Washington state has soared, just as the state Department of Health reports that the percentage of children who go without immunizations is more than double the national average.

Editorials

Condolences to Newhouse family

Elected office is exceptionally demanding at the congressional level. A congressman representing the 4th District of Washington must tend to the concerns of almost 700,000 people in an area that sprawls across the central part of the state, from Oregon to Canada. But there are times when personal matters take precedence over public ones.

Editorials

Donald Trump needs to get out more

Observers who track such things noted last week that the president doesn’t travel much. Since taking office, he has not been west of the Mississippi. His destinations have been limited to rallies in Eastern states that voted for him and Trump-branded golf resorts.

Editorials

Take action on airlines

As airline executives were called last week before a congressional committee, the contentious meeting was perhaps best summed up by a representative from Georgia. “You know you’re having a bad day when the group that lectures you on customer service is Congress,” said Republican Rob Woodall.

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Health care attention shifts to Senate

If it’s true that the entire health care reform effort since January has been one large exercise in blame-shifting, then Paul Ryan and House Republicans have successfully — for now — shifted blame for the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare over to the Senate. With 20 Republican defections, but with many Republicans in tough districts still having to cast tough “yes” votes, the House passed the American Health Care Act by the thin margin of 217 to 213.

Editorials

It’s not fake, it’s just old

A story recycles itself on social media and reappears as what seems to be a brand-new story, four years later. Most recently, a story on a double murder in an Othello orchard recycled itself on social media four years later. There are a few ways that can happen: Facebook will recirculate stories a year or more later as part of its look back function.

Editorials

Trump repays debt tothe NRA

The National Rifle Association, effectively an arm of the Republican Party, was especially active this past election, ensuring the first election of a reality TV star to the White House.

Videos

Sea lion pulls girl off the dock and into the water

A little girl sat on the edge of a dock in Canada, and watched a sea lion who popped his head out of the water to take a look at the tourists. Seconds later, the sea lion pulled her into the water. A man immediately jumped in to rescue the girl. Both walked away unharmed.
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Sea lion pulls girl off the dock and into the water 1:33

Sea lion pulls girl off the dock and into the water

Olympia native Alexis Erickson runs first race since breast cancer diagnosis 0:38

Olympia native Alexis Erickson runs first race since breast cancer diagnosis

A record falls as temperatures rise at the 2017 Capital City Marathon 1:44

A record falls as temperatures rise at the 2017 Capital City Marathon

Yelm still undefeated, wins extra-innings game over Bonney Lake for district title 1:29

Yelm still undefeated, wins extra-innings game over Bonney Lake for district title