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Published September 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
The Pierce County Jail was mugged by the recession. And we need to rethink how we will stay safe in the future.
Published September 19th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Travel is part of my life and my spirituality. Marcel Proust wrote that “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” I think he is right.
Published September 18th, 2013 - 12:05AM
While the potential for a military strike against Syria was looming large last week, I wondered if President Barack Obama ever thinks about the unintended consequences of such action for his daughters, Malia and Sasha, ages 15 and 12.
Published September 17th, 2013 - 12:05AM
A recent report about Boeing’s efforts to develop new, more efficient methods for assembling its new 777X is a good sign that the new plane may be built here in Washington state. But it’s far from a sure thing.
Published September 15th, 2013 - 12:05AM
We have been meeting with Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor for nearly a year to help him adjust his jail operations since the City of Tacoma decided in 2012 to shift many of its prisoners to Fife’s jail.
Published September 12th, 2013 - 12:05AM
We are deeply concerned about the embarrassment that City Council member Matthew Jolibois has caused our lovely little city, which is why we write to set the record straight.
Published September 10th, 2013 - 12:05AM
During the Great Depression, Einstein knew that potential upheaval might herald the death knell for capitalism and expressed frustration over “the hopeless confusion of opinions among the experts.”
Published September 8th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It’s back to school for Washington college students, and thanks to the state Legislature’s smart reinvestment in two-year colleges this year, the American Dream is within reach for many.
Published September 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Back in my day, the unwritten advice for the first day of high school went something like this: When walking down the school’s hall, keep your head down and stay close to the lockers. Don’t travel midstream; that’s where the cool kids swim, and they need plenty of room to back slap and high five. Keep to the side, always to the side, and wipe that scared smile off your face unless you want your braces caught in a Farrah Fawcett hairdo.
Published September 5th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Late summer is here, and with it, salmon are returning to Puget Sound area rivers to spawn.
Published September 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
The time is ripe for a radical rethinking of how we enforce our immigration laws.
Published September 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
Is investment in higher education a good value? Should the federal government attempt to control the use of federal financial aid, advantaging some colleges over others?
Published August 22nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
A quarter of a million people rallied “For Jobs and Freedom” at the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963 — 100 years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Published August 11th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Our legislators in Olympia give us many reasons to be proud of Washington state. They have taken significant actions to ensure safer working conditions on our farms, increase protections for Washington consumers, and combat the worst forms of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.
Published August 9th, 2013 - 12:05AM
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a lot of things when I grew up: ballerina, private eye, doctor, all the usual stuff, but I never figured myself for a rock ’n’ roll roadie, mainly because I hated rock ’n’ roll. When my older brother and sister blasted their tunes, if you could call them that, my face squished up like I’d eaten a piece of bad cheese.