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Tracy Warner

Department: Editorial

Position: Editorial Page Editor

Responsibilities: Reporter

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  1. Teachers may not know it, but a lot of people are afraid to talk about their salaries.
  2. Name a mountain for fleeting political purposes, and eventually they will change it for political purposes, fleeting or not. This will be, even if the mountain is the tallest in North America and was named for the then-governor of Ohio, William McKinley, who would become president of the United States and, sad to say, be assassinated by 28-year-old anarchist from Detroit named Leon Czolgosz.
  3. Across the political spectrum there is often agreement that the United States can do much to stanch the flow of unauthorized immigrants by doing two things: Building a 2,000-mile impenetrable barrier on our southern border, and requiring that anyone who works be approved by a federal database called E-Verify.
  4. Wildfire records are always interesting. We keep score by acres burned. The Carlton Complex of 2014, the state record holder, burned the most Washington ever at 256,000 acres. The sum of the fires known as the Okanogan Complex, now burning out of control, surpass that by a few thousand, but those are not contiguous — at least four fires with four ignition points, not yet joined. They may get the top spot yet. I’m not rooting for them, but bragging rights appear to be up for grabs.
  5. I just happened to be walking through the newsroom Tuesday when the reporters were having their morning meeting. It’s an everyday scene — the gatherers of news sit around the big table and in turn say what they can contribute for the next edition. The editor makes note, occasionally adds his advice on the division of labor, makes his list of what stories are coming (they call it a “budget” for some reason). They brainstorm. What’s a good angle? Who would be good to talk to? Is there art (news ...