Tacoma should let Seattle work out the kinks with its outright ban on disposable straws. Tacoma leaders should take their time and collect public input, like when they implemented a plastic bag ordinance a year ago.
For the primary election in the 26th Legislative District, The News Tribune Editorial Board endorses Marty McClendon and Emily Randall to advance for the Senate seat. For two House seats, we pick Naomi Evans, Connie Fitzpatrick, Michelle Caldier and Joy Stanford.
Republicans Melanie Stambaugh and Joyce McDonald, who served the Puyallup area as state Reps, are both saying so-long to politics. Their departure leaves a wide- open door for fresh, new voices down in Olympia.
Whether long-time Life Center Pastor Dean Curry is a casualty of the #metoo movement may never be known. What we do know is that pastors, like other public officials, are rightly held to a high standard.
Washington taxpayers should be alarmed that the latest inspection by federal Medicare and Medicaid inspectors results in loss of $53 million for Western State Hospital. But collective willpower, not just money, is needed to remake mental health system.
With reports of undocumented parents moved to the Northwest Detention Center apart from their children, elected leaders (and their constituents) must stay active to ensure injustice doesn't go unchecked in our communities.
As the July deadline approaches to collect signatures for 2018 Washington ballot measures, our heart turns nostalgic about ones that fell short (or were never seriously pursued by their originators) in the past.
Being selected to host the U.S. Open is a long-term process that rewards planning and patience. But there’s good reason to hope the USGA will bring the prestigious event back to Pierce County's Chambers Bay golf course.