Editorials

Editorials

Good reason to change police use of force law

In Washington state, police officers who shoot civilians while in the line of duty cannot be held criminally liable unless there is evidence they showed malice or evil intent toward the victim. Legislation that stalled earlier this year needs to be approved by state legislators in town to write a budget and avoid a partial government shutdown.

Editorials

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.

Editorials

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.

Editorials

Gender surgery not topic for debate

Pullman Regional Hospital announced this past week they are accepting comment in the form of letters, emails and an open board meeting about plans to perform gender reassignment surgeries on-site.

Videos

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase

An 81-year-old woman was arrested on June 22, 2017, after leading Denton, Texas police on a slow-speed chase because she wanted a sandwich and a cup of coffee.
Denton, Texas, Police Department
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81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase

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