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The foundation of our nation is built on the bedrock principle that no matter where you start out, if you work hard, you can succeed. That’s the American dream.
On my first day as a Kitsap County deputy prosecutor, I took an oath to support and defend Washington’s Constitution and laws. While the words seemed important at the time, their true gravity struck me two years later when I was assigned to prosecute Jonathan Gentry for raping and murdering 12-year-old Cassie Holden.
Bbetween the two of us — one a former Department of Corrections secretary and the other a former director of prisons and a Washington State Penitentiary superindent — we have participated in all five executions carried out since reinstatement of the death penalty in 1975.
SEATTLE — Bill Hobson says the $15-an-hour wage movement is the most electrifying change in thinking he’s witnessed on an issue in more than 30 years of advocacy for the poor.
OLYMPIA — A couple of other debates received most of the attention last week when the Legislature hit one of its self-imposed deadlines.
OLYMPIA — It’s probably risky business to make assumptions about how politicians in political bodies will behave, although I’ve usually been safe assuming that legislators will vote yes on their own bills.
Crisp Thin Mints, peanut butter Tagalogs and coconutty Samoas are everywhere — it must be Girl Scout Cookie season.
SEATTLE — Every month, more than 100 kids run away from foster homes throughout Washington state.
The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy.
Yes, as Gov. Jay Inslee asserted Tuesday, Washington state’s death-penalty law has been applied inconsistently and unequally.