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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    P-patches can help get nutritious foods to poor

    I just wanted to publicize a common issue most people don’t realize exists and possible solutions. I’m stating this with no actual data but rather from personal experience but most families living with low-income have a hard time buying food that actually has nutritional value.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    The voters should decide if education is paramount

    The Olympian reports two law school professors are asserting that Washington’s Constitution requires the state to fully fund colleges and universities, just as it requires K-12 education to be so funded. This is absurd.

  • OPINION COLUMNS

    Top open government award going to Sen. Fain

    State Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn will be honored Monday [Jan. 26] with the highest legislative award the Washington Coalition for Open Government can bestow. The award celebrates your right to know what government is doing or thinking of doing.

  • REGIONAL VOICES

    Supreme Court weighingfunding of judicial races

    Almost all candidates for public office have one thing in common: They have to be very good at asking people for money. Except if they happen to be running for judge in Florida, where judicial candidates are prohibited from personally soliciting contributions. They can, however, have surrogates ...

  • OPINION COLUMNS

    Acting on climate change buys us insurance

    In December Gov. Jay Inslee announced a series of proposals that, if enacted, would make the state of Washington a regional leader in addressing climate change. Since then there have been some predictable partisan responses, including questioning whether climate change is real and, if it exists, ...

  • EDITORIALS

    Pay for rank-and-file state workers needs to go up

    Pressure to raise wages keeps growing across America, and state government is no exception. The citizen board that sets pay for state elected officials in Washington recognized that pressure last week. The Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials endorsed a draft ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Capitol Lake solution is a lake-estuary hybrid

    The discussion about what to do with Capitol Lake has been getting increased attention lately. But the problem is that the opposing sides (lake vs. estuary) just keep moving further apart. Consensus is not on the horizon of any immediate future. And that’s what I don’t get, why the...

  • REGIONAL VOICES

    Question on oil price fall is who blinks first

    Raise that thermostat and fire up the SUV: West Texas Intermediate crude is hovering around $45 a barrel, and the Costco near my house is currently vending gasoline for under $2 a gallon. But don’t start pricing Hummers just yet, because we don’t know how long this will last.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Can’t blame Obama formissing Paris photo op

    I’m no Obama fan, but I don’t think we need to castigate him for not attending or sending a high ranking government official to Paris to participate in the recent anti-terrorism march. Granted, France is an ally (more or less), but so is Israel, and Netanyahu of Israel was asked by...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    What kind of place is Olympia becoming?

    Why has Olympia turned into Compton? Helicopters constantly flying over my house causing it to vibrate, police sirens non-stop, frequent robberies, beggars on every corner, police who look to be part of the 1st infantry division, the smell of cannabis or urine at every corner turned. Give me one...

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