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Jim Meehan: Round to forget, ride to remember

Upon seeing six Finn electric scooters stationed wisely in front of the practice green before playing at the Coeur d’Alene Golf Club, I knew it was only a matter of time before I strayed from my normal routine of walking nine holes.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: First Amendment has no meaning … unless

An ominous and far-reaching withdrawal from our social covenant has come in response to the unrest over the death of George Floyd: There have been 138 police attacks, most of them deliberate, as of Wednesday against reporters reporting on the uprising.

Spin Control: Vandals spray paint graffiti on Capitol steps

When the Legislature is in session, Olympia is often the state’s primary location for people to peaceably assemble – mostly – for redress of grievances. Even with the honorable lawmakers at home, the nationwide demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers brings out the local protesters.

Sue Lani Madsen: Gatherings offer the world guidance about a peaceful way forward

When the touchiest issue in American politics burst into literal flames after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Kitara Johnson could not stand by either. She is the mother of five, a U.S. Army veteran – and the catalyst for a Declare Yourself night on Tuesday, giving young people a microphone and an opportunity for their voices to be heard.

Dave Nichols: Back into the great outdoors

In my six years at the S-R, I’ve taken on a lot of different roles. For the next three months I’ll be returning to where I started, editing the Outdoors section.

Rich Lowry: The return of the tea party

It’s 2009 again, or feels like it. The protesters then were inveighing against Obamacare; the protesters now are striking out against the coronavirus lockdowns.

Ammi Midstokke: How to tell what is important

Any time I get arrogant, Mother Nature or the full moon or Mercury work their strange ways to reacquaint me with humility. The pattern is so reliable, I only buy waterproof mascara these days.

Joe Scarborough: Lori deserves better. So does America.

One is a politician so obsessed with a morning cable news show that he has sought retribution by repeatedly defaming a dead woman’s memory. The other is a soft-spoken Air Force engineer who has worked on projects for 32 years with the singular goal of protecting and defending the United States.