Editorials

Opinion

Immigrants need experts, not con artists

A court ruling against a Tacoma-area businessman, or notario, who gave bad advice to immigrants couldn’t come at a better time. President Trump’s deportation orders will only drive more desperate people underground for help — and in many cases, straight into the arms of incompetent notarios.

Opinion

Student marijuana survey gives cause for hope

Results from Washington’s biennial youth survey show marijuana use holding steady. That’s pretty good news at a time when retail pot shops are popping up faster than nail salons at strip malls, against a backdrop of pervasive advertising and the national movement to normalize weed.

Opinion

Is America ready for gay Disney?

Disney introduces their first gay character in the new live-action film “Beauty and The Beast. ” If anyone can take the lead on the road toward social progress, it’s Mickey Mouse.

Opinion

Stop and think on health care, Republicans

According to a recent report coming out of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, about 14 million people will lose health coverage by 2018 if the House Republican leadership’s plan is enacted. Republicans need to step back, rethink their approach, and take a cue from the Hipocratic oath: “First, do no harm.”

Opinion

UWT is right: Not just one way to write

The Writing Center at UWT has given students permission to let go of the notion that good writing is only about rigid grammar rules and proper punctuation. This inclusive approach helps students understand that just like the world around them, language is always changing.

Opinion

Carve up DSHS for kids’ sake

A plan to break off a Washington state Department of Children, Youth and Families is a sensible reorganization with bipartisan backing. It should be adopted by the 2017 Legislature.

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

Local students stage education funding support rally in Olympia 1:14

Local students stage education funding support rally in Olympia

Couples renew vows at Tacoma’s oldest black church in celebration of strong marriages 2:04

Couples renew vows at Tacoma’s oldest black church in celebration of strong marriages