Washington’s dairy farmers need NAFTA — and more | Op-Ed

With the Washington dairy industry contributing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to the state’s economy, farmers need a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement, plus other free-trade pacts, to compete on a level field.

Staff columnists

A few ways to make a welcome ‘dark-money’ bill even stronger | Brier Dudley / Times editorial columnist

To address concerns about “dark money” in politics, a Spokane legislator is proposing a much-needed update to state campaign disclosure rules. It’s a great start but a few tweaks are needed.