Editorials

Editorials

Actually, Republicans are standing up to Trump

The diligence of congressional Republicans in holding Donald Trump’s presidency in check has so far inspired little confidence. Even some Republicans have been disappointed. “To carry on in the spring of 2017 as if what was happening was anything approaching normalcy required a determined suspension of critical faculties,” Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona wrote. “And tremendous powers of denial.”

Editorials

California shows leadership in climate-change fight

California’s decision last month to extend its cap-and-trade program truly was, as Gov. Jerry Brown, D, said, a “milestone” in the fight against climate change, and all the more welcome for coming in the wake of the Trump administration’s misguided decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Editorials

Heat and smokey haze timely reminder

Last week’s heat wave delivered more than just uncomfortably warm temperatures to the Pacific Northwest. The heat was accompanied by a haze that obscured sunsets and mountain vistas while causing puffy eyes and scratchy throats for many residents.

Editorials

Respect, not tweets

President Donald Trump chose the most offensive way possible to announce his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military. He did it in three 140-character tweets, as if to suggest that the honorable service of transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines didn’t warrant any greater consideration.

Editorials

Destination Olympia?

South Sound tourism folks have a fresh pitch for travelers to stop and “experience Olympia.” They say the capital city is “decidedly different.”

Videos

Solar Days heats up the Hands On Children's Museum

Scaling the portable 25-foot climbing wall near the entrance of the Hands On Children's Museum, Blake Bermudez, 6, glances down after ringing the top-rung bell at the Solar Days weekend event Sunday in Olympia. At a Solar Days interactive table Nicholas Galluzi, 9, gets a first-hand demonstration of the sun's warming power with help from visitor engagement staff member Chandler Morgan.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
Solar Days heats up the Hands On Children's Museum 1:00

Solar Days heats up the Hands On Children's Museum

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Parrots and bunnies and goats, oh my!

Gregg Bell on Seahawks' next move with Fant's major injury, more from Friday night 6:57

Gregg Bell on Seahawks' next move with Fant's major injury, more from Friday night

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JBLM's 100th birthday celebration