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Editorial: Privatizing the Public Defender’s Office is an idea worth exploring

Spokane County commissioners are interested in remaking the Public Defender’s Office into a private, nonprofit organization. But there’s a larger question that must be answered.


John Halsinki: Think twice before privatizing air traffic control

We should not allow the private sector to control the security of our critical air traffic control system without fully understanding the risks.


Andrew J. Cohen: The VA is working just fine, thank you very much

“A government-run, single-payer, bureaucratic health-care system that doesn’t work.” That’s how Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., described the Department of Veterans Affairs last month on “Meet the Press.” Johnson’s remarks are …


Editorial: Air-traffic scheme raises many questions

Privatizing air traffic control is complex with huge ramifications. It should not rushed or fly under the radar. Congress is supposed to be a deliberative body that operates in public.


Milbank: Congress gives airlines a soft landing

The executives even used their appearance to request that Congress deregulate the industry further, asking for the government to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration.


Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations

President Donald Trump is calling for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control operations in his budget proposal, a top priority of the airline industry.


Plan to spin off air traffic control generates turbulence

The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the …


Shawn Vestal: Who wins when cities privatize?

Once upon a time, an enthusiastic, reform-minded mayor took office. The mayor had concerns about the city’s business climate. He was eager to apply the benefits of the private sector …


ID Republican group seeks to privatize liquor sales

BOISE – An offshoot of one of Kootenai County’s numerous Republican clubs filed a statewide initiative Monday to privatize liquor sales in Idaho. The move is separate from one that …


Idaho may lose some liquor sales

BOISE – With Washington gearing up to privatize its liquor sales by June, Idaho state officials are worried about losing sales at their state-run liquor stores along the Washington-Idaho border …


Washington liquor changes could impact Idaho sales

With Washington gearing up to privatize its liquor sales by June, Idaho state officials are worried about losing sales at their state-run liquor stores along the Washington-Idaho border; already, they’ve …


DSHS privatization halted by judge

A Thurston County judge has ordered the Washington Department of Social and Health Services to stop contracting with private agencies to manage child welfare cases until it can show that …


State workers union sues DSHS, claims ‘effort to privatize child welfare’

The largest union representing Washington state workers has filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court seeking to stop the Department of Social and Health Services from privatizing child welfare. …


Lawmaker Wants Liquor Privatized But Hopes Are Low For Bill To Get Idaho Out Of Liquor Business

With the state’s liquor dispensary seemingly on the rocks, Ketchum Sen. Clint Stennett asks whether the entire industry should be privatized in Idaho. The state runs 46 stores with 240 …


Budget-Cutting Layoffs Begin In State Government Health And Welfare To Lose 50-75 Workers

The Health and Welfare Department is laying off up to 75 employees as the Batt administration’s drive to reduce the size of state government takes hold. “We estimated that by …