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Other Papers Say: Quality, affordable child care is an economic necessity

September 6, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The following editorial originally appeared in The Seattle Times. Read story

Donnelly: Police reform requires the best and the brightest

September 6, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Vancouver’s new Task Force on Policing has a chance to help reinforce the safety and justice of our community and sustain both for the future. No issue is more urgent. Use-of-force events by police have become more frequent, including three fatal shootings. Delayed or insufficient attention to mental health and drug abuse solutions have left crises on our streets to be handled largely by law enforcement. Read story

Feldman: El Al flight a hopeful sign for Mideast

September 6, 2020, 6:01am Columns

It’s big news that an El Al flight carrying Israeli officials, Jared Kushner and his negotiating team flew from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi in three hours and forty minutes. The reason it didn’t take seven hours is that Saudi Arabia allowed the Israeli flight to go through its airspace —the first time that has ever happened. Read story

Pitts: Ready now to call 2020 the year of our fragility

September 4, 2020, 6:01am Columns

This is almost four months early. Read story

Saunders: Trump saps the pride of all who work for him

September 3, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The biggest loser of the Republican National Convention was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose videotaped address to the GOP confab from Jerusalem with the Old City in the background sparked outrage that the nation’s elder statesman had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government workers from doing political work on the job and on government property. Read story

Westneat: Culture war lands on Lopez Island

September 2, 2020, 6:01am Columns

Lopez Island in the San Juans has long had a special reputation, which they advertise before you come. Read story

Ambrose: GOP still after American dream

September 1, 2020, 6:01am Columns

The times are so strange, so confusing, so upside-down that it is easy to miss what counted most at the two national political conventions conducted under coronavirus conditions. Audiences were largely missing, Hamlet-like soliloquies were a new ingredient, show biz was at its political best and then there was this compelling attraction, at least in my book. The Republicans were defending civilization while reaching for the human heart. Read story

Huppke: The RNC’s message: Biden’s America will look like Trump’s America, so … don’t elect Biden?

August 31, 2020, 6:00am Columns

President Donald Trump and members of the political party he has transformed into a cult spent much of the Republican National Convention violating the laws of time and fiercely criticizing the current administration of Joe Biden. Read story

Pitts: NBA calls timeout, because enough is enough

August 31, 2020, 6:00am Columns

Glenn “Doc” Rivers is reportedly paid $10 million a year to coach The Los Angeles Clippers. It is not enough. Read story

Harrop: For men, are two drinks really too much?

August 31, 2020, 6:00am Columns

A federal health panel now recommends that men consume no more than one alcoholic drink a day. For 30 years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee set the limit at two drinks a day. (Women have long been urged to limit consumption to one drink a day.) Read story