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Tracy Warner | Trump wrong on Ford, again

“So Ford is leaving. You see that, their small car division leaving. Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan, leaving Ohio. They’re all leaving. And we can’t allow it to happen anymore.”

World Editorial Board | Campbell’s success

The announcement that Carl Campbell was selling the last of his retirement and care facilities signaled the culmination of an incredibly successful business career that once included ownership of such facilities in 21 states. By any standard that is impressive.

World Editorial Board | Yes twice for Eastmont schools

In weeks you will be face to face with a very crowded ballot. Your decisions will be difficult and making choices a daunting task. But, if you live within the boundaries of the Eastmont School District there are two important measures you should not overlook.

World Editorial Board | A little smoke now

Smoke. Fire moves through the forest and you can smell it, taste it, feel it. Prescribed fire used to cleanse forest overgrowth last week near Plain, Fish Lake, the Entiat Valley and the Lake Chelan Valley has with shifting winds sent some of that smoke our way.

Making our hearts sing

Science education alone is not enough, cries the Scientific American magazine.

Bill Keim | Will lawmakers fully fund education?

 As I entered the Temple of Justice for the latest Supreme Court hearing on the McCleary lawsuit, I pondered a question that has troubled me and members of my organization, the Washington Association of School Administrators, throughout the course of the lawsuit: What will happen to education funding after the court relinquishes its jurisdiction in the case?

Tracy Warner | Water uphill for the windmills

It was a beautiful day Saturday, driving up the Columbia Gorge from Portland, through The Dalles and Goldendale. The last stretch would be a breathtaking if not for the whirling-twirling windmills turning one of the great vistas of the West into an industrial park.

George Will | Donald Trump’s rise reflects America’s decay

Looking on the bright side, perhaps this election can teach conservatives to look on the dark side. They need a talent for pessimism, recognizing the signs that whatever remains of American exceptionalism does not immunize this nation from decay, to which all regimes are susceptible.

Mark Johnston | For the climate, let’s do our part

In recent years, residents of Central Washington have become all too familiar with examples of how climate change threatens our way of life and future. It’s a well known fact that weather conditions atypical of the past are increasingly affecting living conditions here and across the world. Most evident in Washington are the wildfires of recent years and threats to our region’s water supplies, and thereby agriculture, homeowners, and fish and wildlife. This may sound like an exaggeration to some, but it’s not. This is what we face. It’s up ...

Eugene Robinson | Clinton delivers a beat-down

NEW YORK — Donald Trump just got roughed up, and badly, by a girl. On Monday night, at the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made her opponent look ignorant, unprepared, egotistical, childish, petulant, impatient and at times totally incoherent. 

Tracy Warner | The debate, so hard to watch

I didn’t expect to cringe. I did not think I would reflexively turn my head away from the screen. I like debates. I really do. Logic at 10 paces can be fascinating sport. There wasn’t much of that Monday night. Ranting, baiting, hectoring, torment, ignorance, excuses, lies — these we get with our presidential “debate.”