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Published November 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Re: “Pension bonuses shouldn’t be graven in stone” (editorial, 10-23).
Published October 29th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Washington has long been a leader in women’s equity. Women were given the right to vote here in 1910 – 10 years before the 19th Amendment’s ratification. In 1926, Seattle Mayor Bertha Knight Landes became the first woman to lead a major American city. Dixy Lee Ray became one of the nation’s first female governors.
Published October 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
What does a coal terminal in Southwest Washington have to do with Tacoma?
Published October 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It shows how low the bar has been set for Congress that the simple act of re-opening the federal government and averting a default on our nation’s financial obligations is considered, in some corners, a success.
Published October 20th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The American people have been treated to political theater over the last two weeks as discussions over the budget and the debt ceiling raged.
Published October 15th, 2013 - 1:06PM
Across Washington, vaccination campaigns are improving residents’ well-being.
Published October 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
I support Initiative 517 because I am a strong believer in our initiative rights which our state has had for more than a century. Our right to initiative and petition our government is the most important tool we have to push back when government does things we don’t like.
Published October 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
We believe in the initiative process in our state; it gives all of us a chance to put ideas we are passionate about in front of the voters of Washington. But Initiative 517 aims to make drastic changes to the system. The measure is riddled with a lack of clarity and is full of negative, unintended consequences for Washington business owners and citizens.
Published October 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The federal government shutdown is set to effectively dismantle funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. This program provides health and nutrition support to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under 5 years of age who are in poverty or facing “nutrition risk.”
Published October 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
As a farmer, I am impacted every day by the choices shoppers make. That is part of the fun in being a grower.
Published October 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Initiative 522 on the Nov. 5 ballot would increase food costs in our state and provide consumers with unreliable and inaccurate labeling information. It’s a misleading measure that fails to deliver on its fundamental promise to help consumers make more informed choices.
Published October 2nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
"Just listen,” I said to myself as the warm African wind flickered the candles, “You’re sitting down to dinner with Jane Goodall — just listen.”
Published September 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
In 2006 we people of Washington voted to force ourselves to buy an ever-increasing share of our electricity from windmills. The law set out in Initiative 937 said “renewable” sources, but it might as well have said wind power, since abundant hydroelectricity is deliberately excluded, leaving wind the only “renewable” power source that is remotely practical.
Published September 25th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Two Tacoma City Council members, Anders Ibsen and Ryan Mello, are proposing a city ordinance to ensure that all people working in Tacoma can earn paid sick time. As co-owner of a local business, with more than 24 years of experience as an independent business owner, I can tell you that paid sick days are a good idea.
Published September 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
First the good news: On Sept. 9, a record 64,000 adult fall chinook salmon passed Bonneville Dam near the mouth of the Columbia River. For a change, fishing limits are being adjusted upward – a great sign for our fall chinook and for Northwest fishermen.