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West Coast 2020 primary sounds super

The 2016 presidential primary cost Washington taxpayers $12 million and mattered little. The 2012 primary was canceled, cost nothing and mattered less. We can do better than either of those bad alternatives.

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Tacoma LNG plant reflects good stewardship

The price of being an elected official is making decisions that some people will disagree with, two Tacoma port commissioners write. But they stand behind their decision to build a liquefied natural gas plant on the Tideflats.

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Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while many focus attention on the nation’s capital, important discussion is happening this week in New York. As the UN General Assembly meets, mayors from around the United States — and the world — are gathering to discuss how cities and towns of all sizes and political stripes are competing to attract, welcome and integrate immigrants. The reason for their leadership? While DC politicians debate the value of immigration, local communities see the benefits firsthand.

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All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

President Donald Trump has delivered three significant speeches, appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and assembled an exceptional national security team. He’s also had missteps on Charlottesville and out-of-bounds tweets. But so far the pluses outweigh the minuses, this writer says.

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