Op-Ed

Opinion

State must pay up for public defenders, pronto

The functions of Washington’s criminal justice system are carried out by counties, including providing defense attorneys for the poor. But the state doesn’t pay the freight, and that’s unacceptable, writes Pierce County Councilman Derek Young.

Opinion

Military can’t be ready if children aren’t ready

Seventy percent of young adults in Washington state won’t have chance to serve because they can’t pass the entrance exam, or because they have been in trouble with the law, or are too physically unfit. A retired Pierce County military leader wants to see that trend reversed.

Opinion

No time to waste helping American Dreamers

Young immigrants need Congress to resolve the approaching deadline facing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program – or DACA – that has allowed them to live and work in the U.S. without fear, writes Congressman Dave Reichert.

Opinion

New train bypass unsafe and unwise at any speed

Safety was clearly a secondary consideration in developing the Point Defiance Bypass, writes Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson, and that’s a raw deal for cities like his along the new passenger rail line where a deadly derailment occurred Dec. 18.

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