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Editorial - Shoreline Community College idea should be adopted statewide

Cheryl Roberts has been busy traveling around Shoreline and Lake Forest Park touting a very good idea she brought with her from Oregon when she took over as Shoreline Community College president.

Op-Ed - Jailing immigrants is inhumane, costly and unnecessary

The Northwest Detention Center is a large, privately operated detention facility in the Tacoma Tideflats that has been in the news a lot this past year.

Editorial - Rural communities should benefit from new state medical school

This week Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation that allows a second medical school in Washington state.

Editorial - Using marijuana tax to pad state’s general fund budget is bad idea

The state budget is a long way from being settled as the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate fire politically charged salvos from one side of the Capitol to the other (metaphorically speaking) trying to sway public opinion to their spending plan.

Editorial - Statewide minimum wage doesn’t need increasing

When the federal minimum wage was created in 1938, the Great Depression was lifting. Congress approved the minimum wage as a way to protect workers who did not have significant bargaining power.