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Feb. 28, 2020

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In Our View: Newseum gone, but journalism’s heart still beats

January 2, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

The demise of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., is a lesson in economics. Read story

In Our View: A vow to shine light where there is darkness

January 1, 2020, 6:03am Editorials

New Year’s resolutions are intensely personal. While you might vow to eat less chocolate in the coming year, your neighbor maybe is promising to eat more of the creamy, delicious confection. And who are we to argue? Read story

In Our View: Prepare future workers with hands-on training

December 31, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Education is more complex than it used to be. Preparing students for a global economy requires hands-on experience in addition to traditional book learning. Read story

In Our View: States must step up to ban assault weapons

December 30, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

In 1994, when Congress was considering a federal ban on the future manufacture and sale of assault weapons, three former presidents sent a letter to the House of Representatives. Read story

In Our View: Rethink policy in light of Flores family’s plight

December 29, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Ramon Flores candidly admits that what he did was wrong. Born and raised in a small town north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, by the time he reached his early 20s, he saw the danger posed by traffickers and vowed to find a better life in the United States. So he sneaked across the U.S. border. He landed here, illegally, on his second attempt. Returning in 1998 from a trip home… Read story

Spakovsky: Apollo 8 gave mankind Christmas to remember

December 29, 2019, 6:01am Editorials

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” So began the momentous Christmas broadcast on Dec. 24, 1968 — the most watched television program in history at that time — when astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and Bill Anders read verses from the book of Genesis as they became the first… Read story

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: I-5 Bridge funds; vaccine data

December 28, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

Cheers: To thinking ahead about how to pay for a new Interstate 5 Bridge. Of course, several billion dollars worth of transportation improvements comes with a complete financing plan, but this plan turned out to be a single point of failure for the Columbia River Crossing. When it came time to pay, Senate Republicans blocked Washington from contributing its $450 million share, and that scuttled the whole project. Read story

In Our View: New services take off at Portland airport

December 27, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

As many as 20 percent to 30 percent of the population say they are apprehensive about flying, and somewhere between 2 percent and 10 percent have an actual phobia, according to the mental health website Psych Central. Read story

In Our View: Public records ruling victory for democracy

December 26, 2019, 6:03am Editorials

The Washington Supreme Court’s decision finding that the state’s Public Records Act applies to members of the Legislature is an important victory for government transparency and yes, democracy. Read story

Letter: Don’t set a bad precedent

December 26, 2019, 6:00am Editorials

Oh, the irony. During the House Judiciary committee impeachment hearing, Republicans complained that impeaching Donald Trump for obstruction/contempt of Congress was a threat to the separation of powers and that disagreements between the Executive branch and the Legislative branch should be settled by the Judicial branch. Read story