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Local View: Americans misread ‘systemic racism’

September 27, 2020, 6:01am Columns

A racial reckoning has emerged this year as the nation bears the consequences of police brutality against Black citizens, white vigilante violence, and a president who stokes racial tensions. Yet most Americans still misunderstand systemic racism. Read story

Other Papers Say: Students still face tech gap

September 27, 2020, 6:01am Columns

While many of the state's students settle into new routines of remote learning, thousands still don't have the devices or connectivity they need to learn online. That's unacceptable. Read story

Westneat: Too much jail time or not enough? All the ways Seattle tried to deal with Travis Berge

September 27, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Probably everyone would agree, especially now, that about the last place Travis Berge should have been living was in a makeshift fort in a Seattle city park. Read story

Ambrose: Saving the Supreme Court

September 27, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Oh, be quiet. So, so many voices right now are talking about a Supreme Court vacancy and whether it will be filled by a liberal or a conservative, a secular personality or a religious believer, a Democrat or a Republican, and all of that is beside the point. Read story

Westneat: U.S. democracy is running a fever

September 23, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Seattle politics must be incomprehensible to the outside world. Read story

Allen: The news on COVID-19 is not all terrible

September 22, 2020, 6:01am Columns

A few years back, the now disgraced comedian Louis C.K. had a viral bit about how “everything is amazing and no one is happy.” Read story

Pitts: Let’s talk Chicago

September 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

This is for the people who keep asking me about Chicago. Read story

Harrop: No, Mr. President, science does know

September 21, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Hurricane Sally has just pummeled the Florida Panhandle and the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama. Though it landed as “only” a Category 2, what made it disastrous was its slow crawl, drowning Gulf of Mexico communities in Book of Genesis-type flooding. Hurricanes these days have slowed down, science says, as temperatures warm. Read story

Jayne: Look beyond own backyard

September 20, 2020, 6:02am Columns

It was like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, an idealized version of an America that might or might not still exist — if it ever did at all. And it can be found in Abilene, Kan. Read story

McFeatters: Climate change is frightening, manmade evil

September 20, 2020, 6:01am Columns

If you are at all claustrophobic, seeing nothing but white smoke from the windows is unsettling. If you go outside, even a precious N95 mask unearthed from a dusty pile of paint cans and brushes is insufficient. Your lungs hurt. Your eyes burn. Read story