Editorials

Opinion

Tacoma cop was killed in dreadfully familiar way

Federal statistics show the life-threatening hazard of domestic violence calls, like the one that killed a Tacoma police officer Wednesday. No matter how they happen, line-of-duty deaths painfully remind us how much respect is owed those who wear the badge.

Opinion

Beware, trees can leave cities exposed

A multimillion-dollar street tree mess in DuPont provides a chance for the Weyerhaeuser Company to make a heroic return to that city. It’s also a cautionary lesson for other communities and homeowners.

Opinion

Small cities reconsider the need for weed

As city governments like University Place and Bonney Lake struggle to make budget, profits from neighboring marijuana retail stores are increasingly difficult to ignore. The ban on retail marijuana is looking less virtuous and more self-defeating all the time.

Opinion

City Council goes “all-in” with other people’s money

Without any expert advice and after willfully rejecting any experienced business partners, Tacoma City Council decides to get into the cable broadband business. Tacoma Public Utilities will subsidize the $20 million it takes to go “all-in” and upgrade the Click fiber optic system. TPU electric ratepayers, even those who live outside Tacoma, will be footing the bill.

Opinion

Our state shows why Trump should spare Obamacare

Repealing Obamacare has been the rallying cry of Donald Trump throughout his presidential campaign; it’s also been at the top of congressional Republicans’ to-do list since it became law in 2010. Before the GOP sharpens the knives, it may want to consult the 1.6 million Washingtonians who have gained access to health care because of it.

Videos

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

Susan Adams, director of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, speaks to the editorial board of The News Tribune on the center’s 10th anniversary.
David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com
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

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Snow in South Sound creates a wintry wonderland

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Does Seahawks DC Kris Richard think Earl Thomas will play next year?