In Our View

Editorial: Lawmakers again exempt themselves from records act

Lawmakers are trying to avoid a court ruling on state law that applies to all others in government.

 

Editorial: Bill would give state initiative law needed tweak

The bill would require paid signature gatherers to provide names and other information to the state.

 

Editorial: ‘Harvest Box’ hides deep cuts to families’ food aid

The Trump administration’s suggested changes to SNAP are intended to starve a successful program.

 

Editorial: Capital gains tax could offer property tax relief

A bill would use tax revenue to keep seniors in their homes and lower the state’s property tax rate.

Editorial: County’s emergency radio system due for replacement

After 2020, parts will be hard to come by for the system used by the police, fire and EMS agencies.

Editorial: Support your schools and more; get your ballot in

Ballots are due today for most Snohomish County school districts and the Lake Stevens Library.

Editorial: Relief and anxiety following federal budget deal

The budget’s military and domestic spending may please many, but not deficit hawks or Dreamers.

Editorial: Cooperate for low-income pet owners’ vet care

Shelters and veterinarians need to work together to help low-income families meet their pets’ needs.

Editorial: A unified ‘no’ to Northwest offshore oil drilling

If Florida warrants an exemption from oil leases, other states deserve the chance to get the same.

Editorial: An opioid settlement presents some concerns

Settling a suit against the opioid industry demands a significant award to those who have suffered.

Editorial: Students deserve yes vote on school levies, bonds

A temporary spike in property taxes should not keep voters from supporting school levies and bonds.

Editorial: No need to conceal state employees’ birthdates

A bill drafted to stop release of state workers’ birthdates could hamper media investigations.

Editorial: County council should step back from hiring review

A new ordinance adds bureaucracy that will make timely hires difficult for department heads.

Editorial: Reject Trump cuts of EPA programs in state

Every state relies on a vital EPA, but its work is especially clear here and throughout our state.

Editorial: Everett schools bond builds path toward careers

It would build a fourth high school, and allow a program for high-tech careers at all high schools.

Editorial: Everett’s new mayor maps out her goals

Mayor Franklin’s plans for public safety, economic development and civic engagement merit support.

Editorial: Lake Stevens Library bond merits voters’ support

Like its school district levies, the library bond is a needed investment in a quickly growing city.

Editorial: Not just saving lives but turning them around

Bills establishing diversion centers in Everett and Spokane will aid those with opioid addictions.

Editorial: Judge rightly applies records law to legislators

As the very name implies, the Public Records Act, first adopted in 1972, applies to state lawmakers.

Editorial: Don’t break the link between tests and graduation

Ending the testing requirement for a high school diploma would be a disservice to all students.