Editorials

Editorials

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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Sign up Tuesday on voter registration day

The 2016 election is fully upon us, and today’s main editorial marks the first of The Olympian’s campaign endorsements. And Tuesday is National Registration Day for voters, according to Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican facing a re-election challenge from Democrat Tina Podlowdowski.

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WSU: sports vs students

Washington State University’s new president Kirk Schulz has brought a wave of new ideas to town since his arrival this summer, all with a seemingly similar focus — money.

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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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GHW Bush’s stand may not hurt Trump

Former President George H.W. Bush’s plan to vote for Hillary Clinton should come as no surprise to anyone. Whatever you think of his politics, the first President Bush has always put an emphasis on grace and civility. Everything about blustering, transgressive, rude Donald Trump is an affront to his sensibilities.

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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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Go slow on speed restrictors on trucks

The federal government has proposed requiring electronic devices to limit the speed of all trucks and buses over 26,000 pounds manufactured after the regulation goes on the books. The speed could be established at between 60 mph and 68 mph.

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Understanding the high level of child poverty

The Census Bureau has released its annual poverty report, which shows that in 2015 the poverty rate of families with children was 16.3 percent. That’s a decrease from the previous year but still higher than the rate before the last recession.

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Will this year’s dolphin slaughter be the last?

Anyone who has picked up a newspaper lately knows that times are changing for captive marine mammals. The National Aquarium has decided to transfer all eight dolphins it once used in performances to coastal sanctuaries. The Georgia Aquarium has announced that it will no longer tear whales and dolphins away from the ocean. SeaWorld has stopped breeding orcas.

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Waiting for other missile to launch

A dictator who routinely orders execution by firing squad wants the world to know he has nuclear power and — if not yet, soon — the missiles to carry that power not only next door, but across the Pacific Ocean.

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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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UW offensive line coach Chris Strausser looks toward UW-Stanford game

University of Washington Huskies offensive line coach Chris Strausser previews Friday's game against the Stanford Cardinal.
Todd Milles tmilles@thenewstribune.com
UW offensive line coach Chris Strausser looks toward UW-Stanford game 1:01

UW offensive line coach Chris Strausser looks toward UW-Stanford game

Lavon Coleman previews UW-Stanford game 1:41

Lavon Coleman previews UW-Stanford game

Jake Browning before UW-Stanford game 2:16

Jake Browning before UW-Stanford game

Keishawn Bierria previews UW-Stanford game 1:07

Keishawn Bierria previews UW-Stanford game