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Silent night of fireworks good for pets and people

There will be plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” during the July Fourth fireworks celebration in Costa Mesa, Calif., this year. But there won’t be any bone-rattling booms and bangs. That’s because the city is putting on a silent fireworks display – and other cities should, too.

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Guns may fell leaders like me, but won’t take our courage

I woke up Wednesday to images I have prayed I would never see again: a member of Congress and a congressional aide, shot. Children and bystanders scrambling for cover. Fear. Danger. Rage, apparently, from the shooter, at a quiet neighborhood field where my former colleagues were having baseball practice before Thursday night’s charity game.

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Senate guts Obamacare quietly but steadily

While Washington remains focused on that big Russian cloud over the Trump administration, Republicans are proceeding apace with their plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and deprive millions of Americans of their health care coverage.

Opinion

A missed opportunity for Trump on climate policy

Climate policy is the new culture war, driven by nearly theological passions. Or actually theological passions – with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claiming that Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord was a “dishonor to God.” While God certainly values his creation, he is probably less concerned with the details of implementing the Paris agreement. Both detractors and supporters share a similar temptation of exaggeration.

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Annual Zeke-End shows basketball still important in Tacoma

Appearances from local and national basketball stars highlighted the second day of Thomas’ fourth annual Zeke-End on Saturday, giving Tacoma a small taste of what used to be.
Terrence Holmes tholmes@thenewstribune.com
Annual Zeke-End shows basketball still important in Tacoma 1:35

Annual Zeke-End shows basketball still important in Tacoma

 Isaiah Thomas comes home to Tacoma for Zeke-End tournament 1:30

Isaiah Thomas comes home to Tacoma for Zeke-End tournament

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Key Peninsula house a total loss after fire

Isaiah Thomas 'Zeke-End' weekend tips off at TCC 1:33

Isaiah Thomas 'Zeke-End' weekend tips off at TCC