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OLYMPIA — From the stickers, you might think the issue before the Washington Legislature last week was testing in public education.
That Arizona sure is backward. Nothing like that anti-gay-rights stuff down there is going to happen here in our enlightened state.
At first we came here as settlers, perhaps homesteaders, living alone or as a family well apart from others.
OLYMPIA — I’m a stickler for decorum and consistency, even when it comes to such details as logos.
If you’re of a certain age, you can’t hear the name “Patty Duke” without thinking of the eponymous TV show on which she starred for just a few years — but which has followed her all her life.
Parents who hurt their children aren’t all monsters. I know. I was one of them.
All children deserve a strong start in life. From the White House to New York City to Olympia, public officials are building resolve to act on something that parents and teachers have long known: High-quality early childhood experiences lay a solid foundation for the future.
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.