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In Our View: Republicans must bring ideas to gun debate

June 23, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While we are pleased to have some clarity on where two prominent local Republicans stand regarding federal gun-control measures, we continue to wait for viable solutions from members of the GOP. Read story

In Our View: Medical debt a chronic disease of health care

June 22, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A new study from Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio further highlights the shortcomings of American health care. Vast changes are needed to make the system viable for both consumers and providers and to do what that system professes to do — safeguard Americans’ health. Read story

In Our View: Insurance Commissioner Kreidler should resign

June 21, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Following revelations about disparaging office conduct, it is difficult to imagine state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler effectively performing his duties to serve the people of Washington. For the good of his office and the state, Kreidler should resign his position. Read story

In Our View: Juneteenth is important to all Americans

June 20, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger led a force of soldiers to Galveston, Texas, to deliver a message: The Civil War was over, the Union had won, and the end of slavery would be enforced. Read story

In Our View: Thank you, Dad, for gifts given, lessons learned

June 19, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

The role of fathers has evolved over the years. Read story

Cheers & Jeers: Outdoor play; more homeless

June 18, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To outdoors recreation. Using the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest as a backdrop, U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh this week unveiled $503 million in new funding for outdoor recreation infrastructure as part of the Great American Outdoors Act. Read story

In Our View: Lawmakers must act on immigration reform

June 17, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

While there is reason to laud congressional members for proposed legislation on gun control, this week also has delivered a reminder of lawmakers’ proclivity for inaction. Read story

In Our View: U.S. should follow Washington’s lead on guns

June 16, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

A deal in the U.S. Senate to strengthen gun laws will not have a huge impact in the state of Washington. Many proposals in the tentative legislation have already been enacted in our state, which has demonstrated there is room for reforms that balance individual rights with public safety. Read story

In Our View: Recognize white supremacy; reject it by voting

June 15, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

Threats to American democracy and support for white nationalism are not limited to places far from Washington. Actions that undermine our nation are percolating in the Northwest, not solely in regions we might mistakenly believe are less enlightened. Read story

In Our View: Flag Day highlights patriotism, national symbol

June 14, 2022, 6:03am Editorials

It is not a federal holiday. It is not traditionally a day off for workers or an excuse for a family barbecue. But today is officially Flag Day in the United States, an opportunity to examine that which unites us and the meaning of the nebulous word “patriotism.” Read story