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Gary Crooks

Gary Crooks

Associate Editor Gary Crooks writes opinion columns and editorials; edits letters and other copy for the Opinion pages.

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Smart Bombs: GOP needs extreme makeover 98 

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul popped into the Inland Northwest last week and delivered his basic stump speech on freedom and liberty. I was hoping he’d explain the difference, but alas. He did, however...

Smart Bombs: Climate change affects fire season, drought 15 

If you think global warming is bunk, or occurs randomly based on natural forces, then your reaction to wildfires and drought in our midst is to shrug and say, “Tough break, but Mother Nature could ...

Smart Bombs: Homework on education needed 

You can’t fully understand the complexities of funding basic education without reading the two bills the Legislature adopted to accomplish this constitutional mandate. ESHB 2261 and SHB 2776 were p...

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