Should a cardiac emergency strike your household this winter — or anytime of year — here’s a lesson from the experts at East Pierce Fire & Rescue: Never underestimate the life-saving abilities of a child.
Sen. Patty Murray and other Democratic women call for Sen. Al Franken to resign, and he says he will. Some characters in Washington, D.C. are the same as two decades ago, but their attitudes about sexual harassment have evolved.
In the great and ongoing American struggle between individual rights and the public good, we’re siding with the latter this time: No one but law enforcement needs to be carrying firearms in the State Capitol’s public galleries.
Football coaching is not a birthright, and Pacific Lutheran University coach Scott Westering must know that all good things come to an end. But firing him now deprives PLU of a vestige of stability and identity at a time when it sure could use some.
Anti-drug resolutions and public statements are fine. But it will take much more to rein in a devastating dependence that lurks in the medicine cabinets of white-collar professionals as much as in the track marks of heroin junkies.
Before Rep. Dave Reichert winds down his congressional career, he should convince his colleagues in D.C. to pass a no-strings-attached immigration law, one that offers young Dreamers a path toward citizenship.
Another court-ordered deadline for the Washington Legislature to fully fund K-12 education means the yo-yo action continues. And a million Washington public school children are dangling at the end of the string.
Most Tacoma City Council members last week rejected a bad idea for the Port of Tacoma: limiting expansion of existing industries. They need to keep that focus Tuesday when they take up the interim regulations for a final vote.
On Election Day, voters from two Pierce County cities seized their chance to flex some sovereign muscle. University Place banned all fireworks, while Bonney Lake did the same with retail marijuana sales.
Stadium High School plans to honor alumnus Robert Short, whose flying exploits in China in 1932 earned him that country’s enduring respect. Some kind of hometown display at Tacoma’s Chinese Reconciliation Park is also worth considering.
Campaign signs can be unsightly, annoying, distracting and - after Election Day - useless. Kudos to PenMet Parks in the Gig Harbor area for helping place them in the hands of creative people, rather than the landfill.