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Sarah Palin is the real RINO

Politically speaking, Sarah Palin is crazy — but in an entertaining way.

What if ideology determined what century you live in?

Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that people tend to live closer to people who agree with them. We are all moving into enclaves of shared ideology, it turns out.

Solution to trucker fatigue focuses on economics, not electronics

Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.

Setback for initiative not a call to raise taxes

Our initiative this year, which would have allowed the voters to enshrine the two-thirds policy permanently in our state Constitution, didn’t qualify.

Broken promises of liquor privatization

The opposing sides of Initiative 1183 to privatize liquor sales in Washington state spent more than $30 million in a battle for your vote in 2011.

Two legal acts don’t add up to illegal one

State law allows those with medical marijuana cards to grow pot, while federal law allows Americans to possess firearms with certain exceptions — one of those being drug users.

State law allows those with medical marijuana cards to grow pot, while federal law allows Americans to possess firearms with certain exceptions — one of those being drug users.

Reader note: Election letters deadline July 29 at noon

The deadline for letters regarding the Aug. 5 Primary Election must be received by July 29 at noon.

Opinion: Inform public about oil trains

Accidents happen when trains haul industrial goods across the country. Usually an accident creates inconvenience and increased cost, such as the recent derailment in Montana of a train carrying airplane fuselages to a Boeing plant in Western Washington. But the result can be devastatingly tragic, as in the July 2013 oil train derailment that killed 47 people in a Quebec town.

Opinon: Union fees coerce workers’ politics

Labor advocates talk as if public and private unions are peas in a pod. The U.S. Supreme Court suggested recently they were more like spinach and rhubarb. The court got it right.

HIstory offers surprises in closer look at 2nd Amendment

As school shootings erupt with sickening regularity, Americans once again are debating gun laws. Quickly talk turns to the Second Amendment.