Editorials

Opinion

Seeing red over school sunscreen ban

For far too long, sunblock has been treated like a contraband drug in the hands of students, while brain block has prevailed among adults. Finally, Washington legislators have lifted silly rules restricting sunscreen use on K-12 campuses.

Opinion

Public art has Hilltop area sitting pretty

The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority was smart to dub Hilltop’s Valhalla Hall as a catalyst project. The newly renovated building now stands as a blank palette waiting for a resident artist to add to Hilltop’s tapestry of public art.

Opinion

Tacoma hoop stars show grit, humanity

A pair of Tacomans, Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, give the Boston Celtics — and their hometown — something much more important than a win after the death of Thomas’ sister in a traffic wreck.

Opinion

Keep public lands in federal hands

Five Republican lawmakers in Olympia recently pushed for legislation to transfer public lands back to the state. The bill never made it out of committee, but it was a call to action for hunters, anglers, and environmentalists alike to preserve their heritage.

Opinion

Boring Tacoma election OK with us

A thoughtful, issue-driven and non-scandalous mayor’s election would be great for Tacoma. Nobody should wish for the kind of lurid accusations that have caused a national buzz around Seattle’s mayor race.

Opinion

Free bus pass is route to transit future

Pierce Transit recently made a smart alliance with Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. Students receive a free bus pass with registration, and Pierce Transit gets the chance to woo a new generation of riders.

Opinion

Place more focus on baby abandonment

Washington should report a broad range of information on all safe, lawful transfers of babies as well as all cases of illegal abandonment. It could raise public awareness and help determine whether our state’s safe haven law goes far enough.

Videos

Gov. Inslee: Wages must be competitive at Western State

Gov. Jay Inslee, on a visit with The News Tribune's editorial board, talks about the importance of raising state employee pay, specifically at Western State Hospital.
Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Gov. Inslee: Wages must be competitive at Western State 0:35

Gov. Inslee: Wages must be competitive at Western State

WATCH: Tacoma's Crystal Judson center representatives reflect on 10 years of work 1:17

WATCH: Tacoma's Crystal Judson center representatives reflect on 10 years of work

VIDEO: Idea for a community center in Tacoma's East Side is born 1:51

VIDEO: Idea for a community center in Tacoma's East Side is born

Reader gifts welding gear to homeless welder 1:22

Reader gifts welding gear to homeless welder