Editorials

Editorials

Time for PLU, UPS to retire mascots, too?

Whitman College stakeholders determine their long-time mascot, the Missionary, is divisive, subject to ridicule and inappropriate for a non-religious-affiliated school. Plus, athletically speaking, it’s not all that intimidating.

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Tacoma lead scare raises red flag on state inaction

The drinking water emergency grabbed headlines and stoked distress. Routine tests flagged high levels of lead in the water on several campuses in the urban Puget Sound school district. Drinking fountains and sinks were labeled with warning signs and blocked with tape. Bottled water was brought in.

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VIDEO: John Schneider, Pete Carroll on Seahawks' lineman-RB-heavy draft 04:00

VIDEO: John Schneider, Pete Carroll on Seahawks' lineman-RB-heavy draft

VIDEO: Seahawks' second-round pick Jarran Reed in his first Seattle interview 01:58

VIDEO: Seahawks' second-round pick Jarran Reed in his first Seattle interview

VIDEO: Seahawks GM Schneider, coach Carroll talk about Friday's picks 02:00

VIDEO: Seahawks GM Schneider, coach Carroll talk about Friday's picks

VIDEO: Seahawks GM John Schneider on Jimmy Graham's return from knee surgery 01:45

VIDEO: Seahawks GM John Schneider on Jimmy Graham's return from knee surgery

VIDEO: WSU OT Joe Dahl reflects on what he learned at Senior Bowl 01:01

VIDEO: WSU OT Joe Dahl reflects on what he learned at Senior Bowl

WATCH: Seahawks' top pick Germain Ifedi is happy 02:08

WATCH: Seahawks' top pick Germain Ifedi is happy

VIDEO: Seahawks second-round pick Jarran Reed ready to get to work 00:31

VIDEO: Seahawks second-round pick Jarran Reed ready to get to work

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VIDEO: Top draft pick Germain Ifedi working at Seahawks minicamp

The Seahawks' top draft pick, Germain Ifedi, works out as right guard Friday at rookie minicamp. See him in action.
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VIDEO: Top draft pick Germain Ifedi working at Seahawks minicamp 00:28

VIDEO: Top draft pick Germain Ifedi working at Seahawks minicamp

WATCH: Rookies in minicamp learn Seahawks' daily bag drill 00:31

WATCH: Rookies in minicamp learn Seahawks' daily bag drill

VIDEO: A day with Tacoma Symphony conductor Sarah Ioannides 06:08

VIDEO: A day with Tacoma Symphony conductor Sarah Ioannides

VIDEO: Sounders coach previews San Jose match 00:54

VIDEO: Sounders coach previews San Jose match