Editorials

Editorials

Wilcox has good idea to counter farm suicides

Rep. J.T Wilcox grew up on a South Sound farm and knew all about hard work as a kid. But like many of his fellow Washington state lawmakers the Yelm-area Republican was surprised to learn that suicide rates were highest among workers in farming, fishing and forestry than any other group in the U.S.

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Age for owning an AR-15 needs raising

The distance from the Everglades to the Evergreen State is about as far as you can get in the continental U.S., and yet one of the most unnerving aspects of last week’s school shooting was how close it felt.

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That time Tim Eyman was partly right

Getting an initiative to the ballot is hard to do. Paid signature-gatherers have become the norm for qualifying in Washington state. And typically campaigns spent a lot of their cash in that first phase of the initiative process.

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Legislature, listen carefully to the judge

Emails, calendars and text messages of the Washington state Legislature are public records subject to disclosure. Following last week’s ruling by a Thurston County judge affirming that requirement, lawmakers need to move quickly to ensure disclosure is the practice.

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