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Stop the legal blame game, and fix Seattle’s deadly Aurora Bridge | Mark Higgins / Times editorial columnist
Seattle and Washington state are fighting each other in court in an attempt to limit their respective liability for their years of dithering over who...
Rev. Jesse Jackson to Amazon: You have the power to lift up our youth, diversify boardroom | Mark Higgins / Times editorial columnist
Jackson calls on CEO Jeff Bezos to create a board of directors and a workforce that looks more like America.
So many successes yet so far to go in regional homeless crisis | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
Seattle Times editorial columnist Donna Gordon Blankinship writes: Not every dollar spent to combat homelessness is going to bring people inside, but no public program...
Don’t let Dreamers become collateral in Trump’s war of words with MS-13 | Melissa Santos / Times editorial columnist
President Donald Trump calling gang members “animals” is more concerning given the case of local Dreamer Daniel Ramirez Medina, whom immigration officials have falsely accused...
In response to Seattle’s proposed head tax, Amazon is pausing construction of a new tower and may sublease to tenants a new skyscraper in downtown...
Take marching orders from youth on gun debate | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
The youth are ready for their parents and grandparents to step aside and let them lead on the gun debate.
Washington citizens give a damn about public records — as proven by the stunning response to legislative efforts to shield their records from public view.
There are a few lessons to be learned from the Washington Legislature’s despicable effort to undermine the state Public Records Act. One is where Gov....
Lawmakers love the state’s Public Records Act — except when it applies to them | Melissa Santos / Times editorial columnist
Republicans are right to resist a pair of union-backed bills that would erode government transparency. But these same lawmakers undermine their passionate arguments for open...
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