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Neutering our state's language taking away from more important things

In our opinion


Goodbye penmanship.

While the study of how to properly craft the written word on paper with a pen or pencil – now to be known as handwriting – has been largely a thing of the past in our schools for years, the word itself will no longer exist – at least in the lexicon of the state of Washington.

And while it maybe makes some sense in an ever-emerging digital world to put less emphasis on the actual written word, the idea that the word itself will go away from use in the language of the laws of the state is the important thing.

It’s all part of Senate Bill 5077, sponsored by Democrat...

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