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Editorial: Compass Health’s 115th year caring for kids, adults

By The Herald Editorial Board Slowly, if excruciatingly so, attitudes regarding mental illness appear to be changing for the better, with more recognizing that those… Continue reading

Editorial: Congress must act quickly to protect Dreamers

By The Herald Editorial Board No one should be surprised that President Trump would seek to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.… Continue reading

Editorial: Lawmakers, court, far from done with McCleary

By The Herald Editorial Board State lawmakers may have believed they had largely resolved K-12 school funding issues and put the McCleary lawsuit behind them… Continue reading

Editorial: Getting help to Houston after Harvey

By The Herald Editorial Board The images and stories from the greater Houston area following Hurricane Harvey tear at and touch the heart at the… Continue reading

Editorial: Filing a flight plan for tax fairness, jobs, growth

By The Herald Editorial Board On the same floor where Boeing’s Everett workers assemble its jetliners, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan talked with the workers… Continue reading

Editorial: Keep working to fix culverts, restore fish habitat

By The Herald Editorial Board Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is walking a fine line. Ferguson, in appealing a federal court ruling to the… Continue reading

Editorial: Honor the best of past without denying the worst

By The Herald Editorial Board The drive to remove statues and other memorials to figures of Civil War Confederates has gained speed and attention following… Continue reading

Editorial: SnoPUD seeking balance for its solar incentive

but not our unprotected eyes — are focused on the sun for Monday’s eclipse, let’s consider… Continue reading

Editorial: Finding our voice to oppose bigotry, hatred

By The Herald Editorial Board There’s a rally Sunday morning in the plaza of the Snohomish County Courthouse campus in downtown Everett. We should go.… Continue reading

Editorial: WSU’s new home fulfills a dream, extends a promise

By The Herald Editorial Board T.J. Hancock, a 9-year-old student at Granite Falls’ Monte Cristo Elementary School, patiently followed his grandmother as they toured Washington… Continue reading

Editorial: A chance to protect a ‘jewel’ of Lake Serene hike

by the looks of the parking lot on some weekends — the state’s most… Continue reading

Editorial: Facing 37 opioid overdoses in one week

By The Herald Editorial Board It’s a chilling snapshot. A week’s worth of data that is both frightening and illuminating. Working with hospital emergency rooms,… Continue reading

Editorial: Changes at Delta Dental would benefit patients

By The Herald Editorial Board Corporate board meetings, especially one attended by dentists, might not usually attract a lot of interest from the public, but… Continue reading

Editorial: ‘Tweaker’ cam not helping homeless; just shames them

By The Herald Editorial Board It started with a business’ digital sign where I-5’s northbound carpool lane exits onto Broadway near 41st Street: “Welcome to… Continue reading

Editorial: Capital budget failure mars lawmakers’ busy year

By The Herald Editorial Board Having run out the clock three times on one 105-day regular session and three 30-day special sessions for a record… Continue reading

Editorial: How Everett can move forward on council districts

By The Herald Editorial Board In the run-up to this week’s primary election, the issue of whether to elect representatives to the Everett City Council… Continue reading

Editorial: Capital budget delay costs money, opportunities

By The Herald Editorial Board Schools aren’t getting built. Roofs aren’t being repaired. And wells aren’t being drilled. No one’s getting what they want. And… Continue reading

Editorial: Repeal, replace is over; bipartisan fix is needed

By The Herald Editorial Board The predominate attitude among Democrats in the U.S. Senate was not celebration but relief, said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, following… Continue reading

Editorial: Recap of Herald endorsements for primary races

By The Herald Editorial Board Tuesday is the deadline to return your ballot for a primary election that will determine the two candidates for a… Continue reading

Editorial: Elect Cassie Franklin as Everett’s next mayor

By The Herald Editorial Board Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, leading Snohomish County’s largest city since November 2003, will leave office in January as its longest… Continue reading