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Donald Trump Trump sees the invisible people | Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist

His name doesn’t even appear in the book. But make no mistake. “Hillbilly Elegy,” the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump. More to the point, it’s about the people who have made his unlikely run for the presidency possible. It is also, not coincidentally, a book about...

Northwest Voices

National parks’ centennial: Ranger racial diversity; noise on the peninsula | Letter to the editor

Guest columnist Glenn Nelson blames a lack of racial diversity in the National Park Service workforce on — in part – the veterans’ preference in federal hiring . His conclusion is flawed and misleading. Although the oldest U.S. military veterans are overwhelmingly white, 2011 Census figures show that 35 percent of the youngest vets, aged...