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Flam: Climate change killing penguins

September 4, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Around parts of Antarctica last year, whole colonies of emperor penguins lost all the chicks they stoically incubated through weeks of darkness, minus-50 Centigrade temperatures, and 100-mph winds. This sad discovery came via a combination of commercial and government satellites that scientists adapted to spy on the penguins. These iconic… Read story

Jayne: Private schools get public funds

September 2, 2023, 6:20am Columns

With a new school year beginning, a little thought exercise is in order. Because, goodness knows, we need to do some thinking about public education. Read story

Local View: Thanks, Mendoza, for dedication to public safety

September 2, 2023, 6:01am Columns

On May 21, 2023, at 10 p.m., two Vancouver police officers arrived at a Walmart in response to a report of shoplifting. One of the identified suspects escaped, and the other, later identified as Elijah Guffey-Prejean, resisted arrest. A several-minute potentially dangerous struggle ensued between the two officers and Guffey-Prejean.… Read story

Other Papers Say: Smog standards action delayed

September 2, 2023, 6:01am Columns

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider dozens of actions taken by the Trump administration. One of the most important on that list was the last-minute decision in December 2020 to keep in place outdated health standards for smog. Read story

Bernstein: Trump not so invincible, polls show

September 2, 2023, 6:01am Columns

It is an unprecedented time in U.S. presidential nomination politics, but a lot of pundits remain certain that all roads still lead to Donald Trump being the Republican candidate. As analyst Charlie Cook put it: “Barring Trump having some health-related problem before the convention, this nomination is settled.” Read story

Westneat: County down to its last glacier

September 1, 2023, 6:01am Columns

When Mauri Pelto and his crew hiked up Mount Hinman in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area earlier this month, as he has for 40 years straight, he wasn’t expecting good news. Read story

Crisp: Real problem with all-electric cars

August 29, 2023, 6:01am Columns

All-electric cars? Hold that thought. Read story

Leubsdorf: Trump still topped debate

August 28, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Some 35 years ago, pundits and politicians had such little regard for the Democratic presidential field, they labeled the candidates “the seven dwarves.” The Republicans who debated Wednesday in Milwaukee showed they might deserve to be characterized as a 2024 version. Read story

Other Papers Say: Connect kids to college, careers

August 28, 2023, 6:01am Columns

Seven years ago, a group of prominent Washington business leaders known as the Washington Roundtable crunched the data and announced that young people would need to beef up their post-high school game to participate in this state’s booming high-tech economy. Read story

Rubin: Ukraine’s fight for independence matters to U.S.

August 28, 2023, 6:01am Columns

On a recent trip to Ukraine, I met with a friend who is now a commander on the front line, someone I highly respect and have known since before Russia invaded last year. He posed a question I think Americans should ponder. Read story