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WASHINGTON — What is striking about the latest bouts of financial turmoil — the recent wild swings in global stock and bond markets — is that they provide a sobering reminder of the potential hazards of economic instability. There are parallels between the present tumultuous situation and past episodes of economic disruption, including the Great Depression of the 1930s.

What could have been a calamitous situation that negatively affected lives already in upheaval was averted last week thanks to extraordinary effort by a community that once more showed it not only cares about the welfare of the less fortunate but acts to provide succor.

There often is a fine line between governmental frugality and foolishness and, unfortunately, the Trump administration has not only crossed that line but hurdled it like an Olympian when it comes to its plan to close nine of the 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, including the progr…

Living on this side of the Cascades can be isolating when it comes to engaging in politics, especially during snowy months when Snoqualmie Pass turns into a ski slalom and Olympia might as well be as far off as the original city of that name, the one nestled on the Peloponnese peninsula.

Whenever somebody wants to lament a prolonged, seemingly interminable, legal proceeding, they often reach way back and reference “Jarndyce v. Jarndyce,” the case in Charles Dickens’ biting satirical 1853 novel, “Bleak House.”

Cherries soon will be coming in once more, if not in the next few weeks then certainly by early July. Valley growers have enough worries — the usual workforce issues and quality-of-crop anxieties — without having to deal with the tit-for-tat trade war with China featuring that weapon of mass…

We have now entered that post-legislative- session phase in which the giddiness of having passed a $52.4 billion biennium budget on time gives way to concern from those programs and agencies mostly left out of state lawmakers’ largesse.

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