Both opinion pages on Tuesday will be devoted to our annual "explainer," a special layout that identifies the various functions of the opinion section and profiles the newspaper’s editorial board.
Pierce County fared well in its game of brinksmanship with the state over funding for mental-health services, emerging with more funding than it had originally requested through the usual channels. That’s good news for county residents who depend on those services, but the Legislature is going to have to address the underlying issue of inadequate funding.
Local law enforcement officials are just waking up to the fact that Craigslist and other online sites have become a way for prostitutes to "book" clients. Fife city officials have responded with an ordinance banning such online solicitation, but other Pierce County cities don’t seem too concerned. The situation bears watching.
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