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Estrich: GOP offers no choice on abortion

February 5, 2023, 6:03am Columns

At its winter meeting, rather than acknowledge that its extremism on abortion may have hurt it in the midterm election, the Republican National Committee doubled down on its anti-abortion stance. Read story

Other Papers Say: Public being kept in the dark

February 5, 2023, 6:03am Columns

On the heels of state lawmakers inventing a fantastical new reinterpretation of the Washington Constitution to avoid complying with the Public Records Act, some senators and representatives want to double down on secrecy. They’ve introduced companion bills that would erect new barriers against the public’s right to know. Read story

Donnelly: Pursuit reform unites legislators, police

February 5, 2023, 6:03am Columns

According to the Washington State Patrol, “fleds” — law enforcement’s term for criminals fleeing crimes with no police pursuit — more than doubled from 2021 to 2022. And no wonder, considering that in 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law restricting the conditions under which police may pursue a vehicle… Read story

Leubsdorf: Not your grandfather’s race

February 5, 2023, 6:03am Columns

In touting her own presidential qualifications, Nikki Haley sounded a familiar theme that is likely to be heard a lot in the 2024 presidential race. It’s a potential problem for both current front-runners. Read story

Jayne: Take sober look in mirror, America

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Columns

To be honest, I can’t bring myself to watch it. The written narrative is harrowing enough. Read story

Crisp: Go ahead, tax the wealthy

February 3, 2023, 6:01am Columns

As our nation bumps up hard against a national debt north of $31 trillion, let’s start with the obvious: Our expenditures are greater than our revenue. And while this isn’t the crisis that Republicans imagine when a Democrat is in the White House, common sense suggests that bringing expenditures and… Read story

Westneat: Drug deaths displace COVID

February 1, 2023, 6:01am Columns

COVID-19 isn’t done with Seattle and King County. But after a three-year run, it’s not the top emerging health scourge anymore. The coronavirus has been officially displaced. Read story

Ishisaka: Teens carry a threat to mental health in pockets

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Every generation has angst over what a particular cultural shift is doing to the minds of our youth. Read story

Schram: President should heed Joe, Dick

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Here at Washington’s ever-congested intersection of politics, policy and the news media, we have finally gotten some experienced help. Read story

Other Papers Say: Don’t play games with debt ceiling

January 30, 2023, 6:01am Columns

After he was elected speaker on the 15th ballot, Kevin McCarthy promised that the U.S. House under Republican leadership would protect the national economy, saying that the party was committed to “stop wasteful Washington spending, to lower the price of groceries, gas, cars, housing, and stop the rising national debt.” Read story