Sen. Bernie Sanders talks to his supporters surrounding him at his rally at the Tacoma Dome on Monday. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Sen. Bernie Sanders talks to his supporters surrounding him at his rally at the Tacoma Dome on Monday. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Local Politics

Bernie Sanders tells big Tacoma Dome crowd the Democratic establishment ‘should be getting nervous’

The rally, with calls for massive government spending, marks a rekindling of the support that powered Sanders' 2016 Democratic caucus win in Washington. The state has switched to a primary, with ballots — to be mailed to voters this week — due March 10.  VIEW Updated

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Education

Videos used by schools question minimum wage, climate change

The federal judge's message to an assembly of social studies students at a Virginia high school seemed straightforward: Courts too often meddle in the affairs of private commerce. The senior appellate judge, Douglas Ginsburg, was talking about the Constitution, telling students how the courts got it wrong by ruling that the commerce clause gave the...

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Health

Is the new virus more ‘deadly’ than flu? Not exactly

What's more deadly — the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China? There are different ways to look at it and even knowledgeable folks sometimes say "deadly" when they may mean "lethal." Lethality means the capacity to cause death, or how often a disease proves fatal. Chinese scientists who looked at nearly 45,000...