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Saunders: Press blows chance at briefing

July 7, 2020, 6:01am Columns

How is a Joe Biden press conference different from a Donald Trump press conference? Actually, the opposing candidates’ pressers have much in common, judging by Biden’s session with political reporters last week, his first press conference in 89 days. Read story

Pitts: America faces difficult days, no matter what happens in November

July 6, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Even if this ends well, it will not end well. Read story

McFeatters: Trump’s affinity for Russia is baffling and dangerous

July 6, 2020, 6:01am Columns

For five years, ever since Donald Trump announced he was running for president, we have heard allegations that he is inappropriately obsessed with Russia. Millions of Americans have dismissed such a suggestion as ridiculous. Read story

Jayne: Face it, Quiring is the problem

July 5, 2020, 6:02am Columns

We all have our blind spots; goodness knows, I have demonstrated mine recently. But the important thing is to recognize those weaknesses and to not exacerbate them by being tone deaf, as well. As the old saying goes, when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Read story

Crisp: U.S. needs a new holiday

July 5, 2020, 6:01am Columns

How are you celebrating our nation’s independence? Read story

Lentz: Acknowledge racism to end it

July 5, 2020, 6:01am Columns

For some, it’s still an open question if systemic racism exists. But that existence has been proven by many writers and researchers, over many decades. The evidence is in. People are hurting. People are dying. So the question, for this community and our elected leaders, is how do we dismantle systemic racism? Read story

Donnelly: Progress on horizon for mental health

July 5, 2020, 6:01am Columns

A new state- funded inpatient mental health facility — a first for our region — is proposed for a site near the Bagley Downs neighborhood south of Highway 500 and north of Fourth Plain Boulevard. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is seeking public input through August 28. Read story

Pitts: Who gets your support, Trump or your country?

July 3, 2020, 6:01am Columns

It comes down to a binary choice. Read story

Westneat: CHOP slogans are fantasy

July 2, 2020, 6:01am Columns

After the shootings near the Capitol Hill anti-police protest zone, the call went out, paradoxically, for the help of the one thing the protest is most arguing against. Read story

Camden: Tearing down buildings is tricky

July 1, 2020, 6:01am Columns

On the southeast edge of the main Capitol Campus are two aging residential buildings that aren’t much to look at. Read story