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Journalistic duty challenged

What is the role of journalists in 2017? That is the question posed by the recent squabble concerning BuzzFeed’s release of a raw dossier, assembled by a man who has claimed to be a former MI5 agent. These unverified documents allege that Russia has compromising information on President-elect Trump and detail the intimate relationship he […]

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Trump's remarks indefensible

The 2017 annual Golden Globe Awards was a night to remember. “La La Land,” the musical film, set a record for winning all seven of the awards for which it was nominated, Donald Glover’s “Atlanta,” which he created, directed, and stars in, won Best Comedy Series and Meryl Streep made the Internet implode. “There was […]

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Media scrutiny necessary today

What is fake news? More than likely, you don’t know. That’s one of the conclusions of a new study from Stanford that examined students’ ability to identify and analyze news sources. More than 7,800 students in college, high school and middle school from 12 states were asked to review news presented in Facebook comments, tweets […]

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Funds should be used on homes

Should Seattle use its borrowing power to build more affordable housing? That is the question our city’s government is currently battling over. As a result of passing a measure on the August 2016 ballot that nearly doubled the city’s affordable-tax levy, Seattle will have approximately $290 million for affordable housing development and stability services. According […]

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Voter suppression issue

If the election results were rigged, it was the Republicans not the Democrats. For the past couple of months, Donald Trump has been claiming that yesterday’s election results would be rigged in favor for Hillary Clinton. Furthermore, he actively called for his supporters to participate in voter suppression by creating a position titled “Poll Watchers,” […]

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End Dakota Pipeline development

As thousands of protesters – many of whom are Standing Rock Sioux – gather in North Dakota to fight against the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, mainstream national media sits idly by and ignores the controversy. The Dakota Access Pipeline, developed by Energy Transfer Partners, is designed to transport upward of 570,000 barrels of […]

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Voting more important than ever

Elections are right around the corner, Nov. 8 to be exact (don’t forget to vote). As of Oct. 23, 66 of the 100 major US newspapers have released endorsements for the general election. Over half have endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and only one has endorsed the Republican candidate Donald Trump. The Falcon’s editorial board […]

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Apology moves toward progress

In light of continued tragedies and elevated national outrage over police shootings of minority Americans, there is a growing need for re-established trust between police and the communities they swore to protect. On Monday, Terrence Cunningham, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, formally apologized for the “historical mistreatment” of racial minorities. According […]