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As survivors of horrific felony crimes, we are concerned the public safety pendulum, which for many years in Washington, demanded criminals be held accountable, justice be provided for victims, and laws...

March 19, 2021

In the 2021 legislative session currently underway, there is a concentrated and emotional effort to change police tactics and limit the equipment law enforcement officers can use to deescalate dangerous situations...

Feb. 4, 2021

At every level of society, we are getting used to a new normal.  The social distancing, closure of schools and businesses, vacant strip malls and sparse street traffic have an odd...

April 29, 2020

(As printed in The Spokesman-Review Feb. 23, 2019) It has often been said that the only thing necessary for evil to exist is for good people to remain silent. As the...

Feb. 25, 2019