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Letter: The emperor has no clothes

In the last three administrations, spanning 24 years, the people chosen to head the Department of Energy have had vast, or at least moderate experience in science/energy topics. President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Texas politician Rick Perry to head DOE.

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Guest Opinions

Japanese internment camp topic of Badger Club presentation

There was fear of foreign peoples and customs. There was fear of terrorism. Just like there is today — but this was 75 years ago. The attack on Pearl Harbor unleashed fears about national security, particularly on the Pacific coast. President Roosevelt ordered relocation for anyone of Japanese ancestry, whether an alien or a citizen, to one of 10 remote inland camps outside the Pacific military zone. This order affected 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were native-born American citizens.

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Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them

Joe Fain, a Republican state senator from King County, breaks down how Washington's veto process differs from Congress and the historical fate of bills that have come up against the governor's red pen.
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Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them

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Kennewick Fire Chief Vincent Beasley wins Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award

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