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Guest Opinions

Arlene’s Flowers case no way to settle disputes

Jonathan Scruggs, senior counsel with the firm representing Barronelle Stutzman and Arlene’s Flowers, says that the dispute is about declining to create art that celebrates a sacred event — about a disagreement over a message — not discrimination against a class of persons.

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Civil rights must be protected

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the United States Supreme Court has long recognized, religious freedom is not the freedom to discriminate against others in the name of religion.

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I will support goodness and grace

Tri-City writer Allen Johnson is appalled by President Trump’s decision to stand by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman after the CIA concluded the prince ordered the assassination of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi.

Victor Paniagua sentenced 37 years and nine months in prison

Victor Paniagua was sentenced 37 years and nine months in prison on Tuesday at Franklin County Superior Court in Pasco.