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Last month shined an unforgiving light on Washington’s mental health treatment practices. In case you missed it, here is the backstory.
Remember back in November 2012, when 55 percent of Washington voters said yes to Initiative 502? If you’re in the dark about what this entails, it’s time to catch up on what’s happening.
The reason behind our festivities is, of course, related to America winning the Revolution against Britain.
Whether one agrees with the validity of climate change or not, many believe it’s a more crucial threat to our water supply than even a rapidly growing population
Since mid-market department store sales reached their retail peaks in January of 2001, they have been steadily heading downhill. Unfortunately the middle-class has been heading downhill as well.
Since February’s announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee of his moratorium on capital punishment, there has been refreshed interest in the pros-and-cons conversation.
I’m losing my best friend, my Murry Girl. Today is her last day.
Mayor Murray has promised municipal workers a $15 per hour minimum wage in four month’s time, affecting 600 workers.
Pope Francis’s first papal exhortation was released by the Vatican. In it, he writes of how he sees the church’s role in society.
Here we are, years since the end of the Great Recession, and poverty and unemployment remain high
Imagine a country about the size of Washington state with three times the population
Whether we like it or not, Obamacare is happening. So maybe it’s time to settle down to the idea of change (grumble) and figure out what this actually means and where to find details. Obamacare (aka, Affordable Care Act or ACA) is a federal law requiring states to provide a marketplace where private health insurance is offered.
For 40 years, farm bills have been packaged together legislatively with nutritional programs. At first glance a seemingly unlikely pair, the two were joined to form a stronger, more successful political coalition between rural and urban legislators.
A surprise came this June that the government is using the Patriot Act to require phone companies to turn over their data on Americans.
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation, along the Columbia River in Benton County, was built in our own back yard in 1943 to produce plutonium as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project.
As it turns out, most Americans believe in capitalism even though it’s been impossible for us to agree how it should actually work. Greed has become rampant and regulation has become politicized.
As it turns out, most Americans believe in capitalism even though we can’t agree on how it should work. Regulation is much debated and misunderstood. After our recession, financial crisis and bailouts, unregulated free-market capitalism was supposed to be our big solution. After supposedly learning from our colossal mistakes, our problems remain — more wealth is still accumulating at the top and more losses at the bottom.
Austerity economics, simply put, is a governmental policy of spending cuts and, to a lesser degree, tax increases.
One of the hottest topics today is gun violence and how to eliminate it.
Much attention has been given the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) recently regarding its retirement from active service after a 51-year career, and for good reason.