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GOP property-tax plan will only widen the urban-rural divide | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
The GOP-backed education property tax could make the urban-rural divide worse, writes Jonathan Martin.
Does Sound Transit, Metro want me to get back in my car? | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
Why are Sound Transit and Metro diverting buses from downtown Seattle to address traffic congestion? Buses should stay and cars should be diverted.
Builders, not residents, should pay for Seattle’s explosive growth | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
Impact fees are a populist anthem that is being ignored by the city of Seattle. Why?
Protest, but not violence, is part of the DNA of this nation and The Evergreen State College | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
Free speech and protest are at the core of our political system, no matter if the words are yelled or whispered. But the First Amendment...
As Washington begins a historic era of school construction and investment, Seattle and other cities must prioritize land for these essential buildings. Squeezing a “downtown...
McCleary impasse: Our children deserve a solution, not an embarrassing civics lesson | Kate Riley / Times editorial columnist
The Legislature needs to stop its dithering over school funding and reform and put Washington’s students first, writes Kate Riley, editorial page editor.
Sadly, King County still needs juvenile-detention beds: Don’t scrap new youth jail | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
Regardless of Seattle’s efforts to turn back the clock on the new King County Children and Family Justice Center, it is an unfortunate necessity, writes...
A new mayor will be a chance for a fresh start for Seattle | Brier Dudley / Times editorial columnist
As it prepares to elect a new mayor, Seattle must consider Mayor Murray’s policies separate from his sex-abuse allegation and history in the Legislature. This...
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