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Camden: How did Kent pull off late win?

August 17, 2022, 6:01am Columns

The congressional race in Southwest Washington should serve as a lesson to would-be elections deniers who question the integrity of the nation’s voting systems, or who insist, like the former president, that ballot counting should stop and winners be declared on election night. Read story

Crisp: First, let’s stop calling it a raid

August 16, 2022, 6:01am Columns

If you search the internet for the term “raid,” two results precede all others: The second one refers to the popular bug-killing product Raid, which has been almost synonymous with the term “insecticide” since 1956. Read story

Other Papers Say: Approve electoral reform act

August 15, 2022, 6:01am Columns

The proposed Electoral Count Reform Act, which would make explicit the process for certifying the Electoral College vote that determines the outcome of a presidential election, should never have been necessary. Read story

Crook: Did search serve public?

August 15, 2022, 6:01am Columns

Without knowing what the Department of Justice has learned about former President Donald Trump’s conduct, it’s impossible to say whether searching his home in Mar-a-Lago was justified. Before all the facts are in, however, it’s crucial to understand that the verdict on this action and what follows can’t rest only… Read story

McGrath: Biden should pardon Trump

August 15, 2022, 6:01am Columns

Among my earliest attempts at fiction was “The Misfit,” a short story about a brilliant, competitive, though anti-social and paranoid college student. Read story

Schoesler: 4 Snake River dams too important to breach

August 15, 2022, 6:00am Columns

Opponents of the four Snake River dams between the Tri-Cities and the Washington-Idaho border argue that breaching them is necessary to improve salmon runs on the Snake and its tributaries. Read story

Montoya: Search is just the beginning

August 14, 2022, 6:03am Columns

Let me start by stating the obvious. The execution of a federal search warrant at the residence of a former U.S. president is more than an extraordinary occurrence. Fact is, things like that just don’t happen. Read story

Other Papers Say: Step toward justice for missing

August 14, 2022, 6:03am Columns

When Native American women and girls disappear, they do so three times — in life, in media and in data. That sad reality, chronicled by the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute and others in recent years, deserves far more attention in our region and state. A Washington task force is… Read story

Harrop: When a news story has little to do with the news

August 14, 2022, 6:03am Columns

Interesting headline in The New York Times: “In an Unequal Economy, the Poor Face Inflation Now and Job Loss Later.” Read story

Jayne: Kent, GOP playing with fire

August 14, 2022, 6:02am Columns

That escalated quickly. Read story