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Published November 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
State lawmakers and Boeing’s feisty machinists union will soon make up-or-down decisions on whether they want the company’s new 777X airliner built in the Puget Sound region.
Published November 7th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Initiatives should be considered guilty until proved innocent. The two state initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot — and Tacoma’s Proposition 1 — were justly convicted once the verdict came in from the voters.
Published November 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When pop star Miley Cyrus sings about “dancing with molly,” she’s not referring to a gal pal. The context is clearer in rapper Kanye West’s lyrics: “when we tried our first molly and came out of our body.”
Published November 5th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When the Great Recession hit, Pierce County got slammed. A lot of homeowners went underwater on their mortgages. When they lost their jobs, they could no longer make their monthly payments.
Published November 4th, 2013 - 12:05AM
For military men and women, the tale of the tape can be the difference between being able to stay in the service or being forced out.
Published November 2nd, 2013 - 11:05PM
Washington’s legalization of marijuana presents a dilemma to local governments.
Published November 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
A climate pact signed last week by the three West Coast states and British Columbia could be an important catalyst for reducing greenhouse gases — or just a feel-good exercise that goes the way of so many other agreements.
Published October 31st, 2013 - 12:05AM
It’s obvious from the text of Initiative 522 that the measure is an attempt by the organic food industry to stigmatize the competition.
Published October 30th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The merits of Proposition 1 – Tacoma’s proposed 2 percent utility earnings tax – should be separated from another issue: The City Council’s willingness to play politics with Tacoma Public Utilities.
Published October 29th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Some investments you make to improve your bank balance. Some you make to improve the world you live in.
Published October 28th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Voters paying attention to this fall’s election are encountering all sorts of candidate endorsements – on campaign signs and in ads, voter pamphlets and mailings.
Published October 27th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Gov. Jay Inslee has been stumping the state with a bipartisan and self-evident message: A highway chokepoint in one part of Washington hurts the economy in all parts of Washington.
Published October 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The federal government has the technological expertise to glean nuggets of intel from millions of emails and phone calls. Yet it couldn’t successfully launch a website to sign up people for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — even with years of lead time and spending upwards of $400 million.
Published October 23rd, 2013 - 12:05AM
The state Supreme Court’s disappointing decision giving broad “executive privilege” to Washington governors should not be the last word on the subject. State voters have consistently supported the principle of open government and access to public records.
Published October 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
American troops have sacrificed too much in Afghanistan for the United States to leave that country to collapse into chaos or Taliban rule.