The Washington State Fair in Puyallup will henceforth run 21 days and start on Labor Day weekend – good changes, both. But in the long run, fair officials should chew on a basic question: Can working-class people continue to afford to take their families there?
To Republicans, Hillary Clinton is a serial liar. To Democrats, she is the perennial target of a right-wing conspiracy. Both appear to be marginally correct. A new batch of State Department emails released this week don’t strengthen her case.
Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello calls Port Commissioner Connie Bacon’s proposals for increased public process “lipstick on a pig.” But Mello went too far by presuming he speaks for the whole community.
Tacoma is among the places where families fear crumb rubber playing surfaces might be causing cancer. Officials should be ready to act on any new findings stemming from federal research that’s now underway.
Our political system has been negligent in helping millions of Americans adapt during a period of rapid economic change. But those on the left and right who promise to reverse the process of globalization are economic charlatans.