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A holiday with lesson in Northwest, U.S. history

Our state is named after our nation’s first president, which is a major reason why most folks have a day off from their work or school duties Monday, Presidents Day. The holiday splits the difference in honoring the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22).

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump is unfit for office

Is President Trump going to become a more logically centered man while in office? Is he the kind of president who has the temperament to lead and inspire a nation? Those are the questions I, myself a reader, ask whenever I read more about this individual.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Republicans, prepare to reap what you have sowed

Based on words and actions, it is clear our irresponsible divider-in-chief thinks only of himself and immediate family. No morals, ethics or class and a chronic liar — terrible! President Trump behaves like a spoiled, third-grade bully brat. He started the farcical birther movement, and what is hiding in his tax returns? The list goes on and on. Absolutely not someone we can trust with our long-fought freedoms or nuclear weapons.

Guest Opinions

A conservative solution to climate change

Addressing climate change has been a contentious political issue for the last eight years. It need not be. Democrats have long been frustrated with the lack of Republican support for action to prevent climate change. Republicans have long been frustrated with Democratic solutions involving regulations and taxes that drag down the economy.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Super Bowl should not be decided by a coin toss

How disappointing to have Super Bowl LI decided with a coin toss. It was an exciting game and a great comeback. However, with the current overtime rules, Atlanta never had a chance to get the ball in overtime. They played great, but lost the overtime coin toss. If Atlanta had won the coin toss and scored a touchdown, it would not have been fair to New England. Both of these teams deserve something better.

Videos

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.
Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them 2:36

Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them

Aerial view of damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway 1:39

Aerial view of damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway

Sinkhole swallows two cars with passengers inside near Los Angeles 1:09

Sinkhole swallows two cars with passengers inside near Los Angeles

VIDEO: Man shown stealing iPad in Kennewick 0:07

VIDEO: Man shown stealing iPad in Kennewick