Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Sydney Davis faces a lengthy recovery and joins a long list of people killed or severely injured by impaired drivers on Washington roads. Clearly more must be done to deter and punish.
The notorious Backpage.com website was shut down last week, and its operators may finally face justice for hosting a fetid stream of sex trafficking. People from Pierce County had a role in exposing its abuses.
On further reflection, we believe a new law governing police deadly use-of-force, despite its many virtues, could undermine the initiative powers that Washington’s constitution reserves for the people.
Rare is the day when Tacoma beats out San Francisco for a technology start-up, wins the attention of a former Facebook executive and has a chance to boast about being the West Coast host of a Zuckerberg family member's venture.
Amid the anxiety of a potential China trade war, President Trump made two overtures last week that just might be good for Washington. One centers on states’ rights to legalize marijuana, the other on the U.S. possibly rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
You can’t see Russia from Washington state; that’s Alaska’s claim to fame. But there’s enough of a Russian footprint in the Seattle-Tacoma area to persuade President Trump to expel 60 diplomats last week and shutter the local consulate.