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Donnelly: Washington’s new approach on drugs carries risk

May 2, 2021, 6:01am Columns

On April 24, the Washington State Senate, led by Democrats, approved a new treatment-oriented approach to possession of hard drugs that reduces the crime from felony to misdemeanor. Concurring with the more lenient House version, and over the objections of Republicans, the Senate vote largely decriminalized possession of the most… Read story

Other Papers Say: Election referees need a whistle

May 2, 2021, 6:01am Columns

What happens when you put three Democrats and three Republicans in a room? Nothing. They might shout and grandstand, but the odds are small that there’ll be substantive progress on important issues or, in the case of the Federal Election Commission, enforcement of the nation’s election laws. Read story

Westneat: It’s Seattle’s state now

May 2, 2021, 6:01am Columns

‘We all live in Seattle now.” Read story

Other Papers Say: Biden’s plan addresses decades of neglect

May 2, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Three times already in his brief tenure, President Joe Biden has rolled out a far-reaching and extraordinarily expensive proposal to address large-scale problems in this country. First there was a $1.9 trillion plan to help individuals and businesses cope with the surging COVID-19 pandemic. Then there was a $2 trillion… Read story

Harrop: Population shifts a threat to GOP?

May 1, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Growing populations are giving two additional seats in Congress to Texas and one to Florida. New York and California are each losing a seat, not because their head counts are falling but because they’re not rising as fast. Read story

Leonard Pitts: We love you, children, but we love guns more

April 30, 2021, 6:01am Columns

An open letter to the children: Read story

Rubin: Biden’s first 100 days of foreign policy deserve good grades

April 29, 2021, 6:01am Columns

The 100 Days benchmark by which to measure the performance of new presidents arrives Friday for President Joe Biden. Read story

Camden: Mondale, others visited Spokane

April 28, 2021, 6:01am Columns

The passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale last week turned the final page on a time when Spokane seemed to be a must-stop on the presidential campaign trail. He was the last of the seven top-tier candidates or their surrogates to come through town before the 1984 election, and… Read story

Ambrose: Beware reforms that hinder

April 27, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Protesters in Minneapolis, and, for that matter, throughout the country and across the seas, signaled through shouting, jumping, carrying signs and in some instances vandalism that a jury had darned well better find Derek Chauvin guilty in his trial for murder. It did. Read story

Harrop: Healthy democracy in best interest of corporations

April 26, 2021, 6:01am Columns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a warning for American business: “Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex.” The sector’s complaints centered around Republicans’ going state to state to undermine free and fair elections. Read story