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Mandatory voting could be a boon to our democracy | Our Corner

  • Mar 31, 2015 at 9:00AM

President Obama spoke in Cleveland two weeks ago and mentioned his support of mandatory (or compulsory) voting in the United States. The president said it would “completely transform the political map in this country,” and argued mandatory voting would help remove big money from politics, encourage the young, working class and disenfranchised citizens to vote and increase voting turnout numbers.

 

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Better buckle up a third person | Editorial Cartoon

  • Today at 9:00AM

This week's editorial cartoon comments on how the state proposes to limit carpool lanes to three or more people.

Showdown in Seattle over city’s minimum wage law | Don Brunell

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 1:00PM

Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.

Riding herd on a wild Mustang | In The Day

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

My grandpa had two herds on our family’s farm – Holstein milking cows and classic Ford Mustangs. In the winter of 1993, after I received my drivers license, he invited me over with a brief phone call to let me know he had something to discuss. When I arrived, he had a white 1967 Mustang with a black vinyl top parked in front of the house.

Three errors made by our president | Rich Elfers

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 12:00PM

President Obama has made three major mistakes in regard to foreign policy. First, U.S. intervention in Libya destroyed a government that, while corrupt, was structured in such a way as to tamp down on the Islamists. Now, the Islamists are threatening Libya and neighboring Mali, forcing the French to intervene. The lack of an autocratic dictator like Qadaffi has helped bring about Islamist extremism in the region.

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