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Published November 25th, 2013 - 2:08PM
Here's your chance to make your voice heard.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Congress had mostly good intentions back in 2007 when it passed the Renewable Fuel Standard. That law requires the nation to keep ratcheting up its use of ethanol and other biofuels as an additive to gasoline. The aim was to use more of these renewable sources of energy and less gas – a finite fossil fuel.
Published November 24th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Harry Reid’s partial demolition of the filibuster is a big, risky throw of the dice. We’ll soon find out whether it improves the way the Senate does business – or kills what remains of its tradition of cross-party collaboration.
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Fifty years ago – prior to Vietnam – Americans had a respect for the presidency that is hard to imagine today.
Published November 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Sometimes it takes a little imagination to reap the benefits of hiring wounded warriors. A new FBI experiment offers an example.
Published November 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The United States is a democracy, and President Obama last week did what politicians do in a democracy: damage control in the face of public anger.
Published November 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
In 2010 came the first indications that Joint Base Lewis-McChord had, at the very least, an image problem.
Published November 18th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The Senate may have passed legislation barring workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but supporters shouldn’t get their hopes up that it will become law anytime soon. There’s little chance that House Speaker John Boehner will allow a vote on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Published November 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
What’s most important about the state Senate’s new transportation package are not its contents but the fact that it exists. The contents aren’t bad, either.
Published November 15th, 2013 - 11:49AM
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Published November 15th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Time for Plan B for the 777X. The Machinists union’s rejection of Boeing’s contract proposal Wednesday has thrown the huge aircraft assembly job up for grabs.
Published November 14th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Pierce County leaders don’t want to say it, but we will: They blew a crucial jail deal with the City of Tacoma a year ago.
Published November 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
For the past five years, local beer lovers have looked forward to the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival. They’d get to try a lot of good beer and, as a side benefit, help out some worthy causes – including the Emergency Food Network, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and the YWCA.
Published November 12th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Detractors of dogs – sadly, they do exist – claim that canines aren’t fond of their owners; they just fake it so we’ll feed them. What cynics.
Published November 11th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Today we remember the sacrifice and selfless service of the men and women who have proudly served in the U.S. armed forces.