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    Warfare training raises high radiation concerns

    Why has there been no information published about the Navy’s electronic warfare training project planned for the Olympic Forest? From what I have read, the navy plans to pump radiation out of 14 towers on the peninsula, which will be at a level that can cause eye and skin damage.


    Driving Earth toward another mass extinction

    Most people are not aware that five mass extinction events have occurred on our planet over the last 450 million years, all of which involved changing levels of atmospheric carbon. If the amount of carbon in our atmosphere doubles again, as we caused it to do in the last century, it will create ...


    Our recommendations for the Nov. 4 election

    Here are The Olympian’s recommendations for candidates and issues on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*). Readers can find our complete endorsement editorials on our website: www.theolympian.com/opinion.


    The American Dream is leaving America

    The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken. We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent).


    It’s scary for infants

    On this All Hallows Eve, here’s a scary thought: income inequality in the United States determines who lives and who dies.


    Pack a lighter free lunch for lawmakers

    Voters and taxpayers have a right to know who is trying to influence the Washington state Legislature. Lobbyists play an important role in the state’s legislative process, but it’s critical that the public perceives their relationship with individual lawmakers is open and transparent...


    Nowhere immune to gun violence

    The tragedy that unfolded late last week at Marysville Pilchuck High School reminds us that no place is immune to violence. Mass shooting don’t just occur in somewhere else. They can happen anywhere.


    We’re prepared for Ebola, get a flu shot

    The deadly Ebola virus existed on Earth long before humans walked upright, but until recently it was confined to small outbreaks in West Africa. Given a chance, however, the virus can spread anywhere, as shown by recent cases diagnosed in Dallas, New York and Spain.


    Take some time today to inspire an inquisitive mind

    Whether you’re 13 or 30, I guarantee you’ve had an experience where you asked a teacher or co worker quite bluntly: “Why?” Perhaps you were on the other end when a tiny student looked up at you and asked why the sky was blue or how Native Americans got their name.


    Hunter says state lands don’t feel public anymore

    My son and I purchased hunting licenses and spent a couple of days scouting likely looking areas on public land and had decided on the Lincoln GMU between Oakville and Doty.

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