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Pitts: Reflecting on day that did not end

September 10, 2021, 6:01am Columns

It was a day that did not end. Read story

Ambrose: Texas law isn’t right solution; neither is Biden

September 9, 2021, 6:01am Columns

After President Joe Biden’s tragic spectacle of administrative incompetence, pundits said Afghanistan was going to be the chief issue in the midterm elections. Then the Supreme Court showed up as justices refused to halt a Texas legal maneuver that could stop abortions in the state and later elsewhere despite Roe… Read story

Camden: Abortion law grandstanding

September 8, 2021, 6:01am Columns

One of my father’s favorite sayings, and one I try hard to follow, was never to borrow trouble. It’s one that politicians rarely practice when a controversial event is just too tempting to resist. Read story

Leubsdorf: Pelosi up to challenge presented by Biden bills

September 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

In the 14 years since she first became speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has performed some impressive political rescue missions. Her legislative mastery was crucial in helping President George W. Bush prevent a 2008 financial collapse and in enabling President Barack Obama pass the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Read story

Pitts: Texas tramples right to privacy into the mud

September 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Can we first just say how bizarre it is? Read story

Sims: Labor committed to workers

September 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

The COVID-19 pandemic hit our communities hard. When cases started appearing in Washington last March, the labor movement mobilized, fighting for workplace safety protections, personal protective equipment and hazard pay for essential workers. Read story

Westneat: COVID’s dark conundrum

September 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

A reader wrote in with a blunt and honest comment that I want to share, because it alludes to a shift that’s taking place in society as we struggle to deal with this latest surge of the pandemic. Read story

Other Papers Say: Chehalis Basin sees progress

September 6, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Over the last century, state, federal and local efforts to combat chronic and devastating flooding in the Chehalis River Basin have failed. There was lots of fighting and not much agreement. There have been many studies and not enough action. The same is true of efforts to restore a declining… Read story

Harrop: Only veterinarian science will do

September 5, 2021, 6:01am Columns

You know things are off the wall when even the FDA can’t keep a straight face. What could the U.S. Food and Drug Administration say to Americans who refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine administered by medical professionals but instead go to a livestock supply house for a drug designed… Read story

Donnelly: Couple goes extra mile for homeless man

September 5, 2021, 6:01am Columns

In July, a Vancouver couple encountered a homeless man in distress and resolved to help him. Taking him into their car, they spent hours seeking housing for him, encountering one barrier after another. Finally, heartbroken to have to admit defeat, they wrote a detailed description of their unique quest. Read story