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But for now, here’s this week’s list of potential editorial topics.
There’s a lot to like about Franklin County’s transportation plan, especially the proposal to provide public access to Juniper Dunes.
The feds are warming up to the idea of improving public access to the top of Rattlesnake Mountain. A slow and careful approach makes sense, as long as it results in new opportunities for visiting the site.
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Herald reporter Paula Horton’s recent series on domestic violence renewed our frustration over this often deadly and always destructive moral failing. We don’t have any answers, but we can keep a spotlight on the problem.
This year’s big salmon and steelhead runs have amazed biologists. Big returns are also evidence that recovery efforts can work without taking out the dams.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future’s visit this week was impressive. The decision to tour Hanford and hold public hearings here was astute, since no place has a larger variety of high-level nuclear wastes or a bigger stake in the commission’s findings. The questions from panel members were insightful and on target. We’re less impressed with the Obama administration’s decision to exclude Yucca Mountain from the scope of the panel’s review.
It’s tough to maintain focus on a disaster that’s six months old, but Haiti’s recovery from its devastating earthquake is far from over. It’s a good time to reassess our nation’s response.
We’re not sure what to say about the capture of the “barefoot bandit” in the Bahamas. American’s have always been fascinated by outlaws. It’s a different story if it’s your property that’s stolen or damage or your loved one who is endangered by a criminal’s antics.
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