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Editorial: YMCA effort will help county’s new arrivals

By The Herald Editorial Board Spend more than a few minutes inside one of the six Snohomish County locations of the YMCA, and it’s clear… Continue reading

Editorial: State should plan for ‘unthinkable’ nuclear attack

By The Herald Editorial Board Last month, with tensions high over North Korea’s recent tests of nuclear devices and the long-range missiles that might carry… Continue reading

Editorial: Speak up for Hanford Reach, other monuments

By The Herald Editorial Board They want public comment? Give them public comment. Following an executive order signed by President Trump last month, U.S. Secretary… Continue reading

Editorial: Improve access to treatment for opioids, other drugs

By The Herald Editorial Board As state and local governments confront problems with addiction to opioids and other drugs and alcohol, they at the same… Continue reading

Editorial: Fines may get attention if buses’ red lights don’t

By The Herald Editorial Board As of last Monday, fines have replaced warnings. Drivers in Marysville who ignore the red flashing lights and the stop… Continue reading

Editorial: Opioid crisis calls for second methadone clinic

By The Herald Editorial Board There’s no question that the need exists for one or more methadone treatment centers in Everett and elsewhere in Snohomish… Continue reading

Editorial: Back airline promises with consumer protections

By The Herald Editorial Board Even though United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz botched his initial reaction to a United passenger being roughed up, knocked… Continue reading

Editorial: Congress shows what bipartisan budget looks like

By The Herald Editorial Board Crisis averted. On to the next one. Budget negotiators in Congress revealed a $1.1 trillion spending bill early Monday morning… Continue reading

Editorial: A call to kindness and to community action

By The Herald Editorial Board Bob Drewel got us thinking. The former Snohomish County executive and former head of the Puget Sound Regional Council is… Continue reading

Editorial: New laws, more troopers on road will save lives

By The Herald Editorial Board Three pieces of legislation passed recently by the state House and Senate and now on the governor’s desk should mean… Continue reading

Editorial: Keep internet access open and equal

By The Herald Editorial Board If you’re not happy with the high-occupancy toll lanes on I-405 that allow drivers who can afford it pay a… Continue reading

Editorial: Trump should leave national monuments as they are

By The Herald Editorial Board Sometime today, as he looks to bolster a list of accomplishments before he hits the 100th day of his administration,… Continue reading

Editorial: Update city rules for taxi and ride-share services

By The Herald Editorial Board The city of Everett’s attempt to give the green light to ride-share services, such as Uber and Lyft, to operate… Continue reading

Editorial: Darrington, Arlington still winners in many ways

By The Herald Editorial Board It might sound like a rationalization, but Arlington, Darrington and the Stillaguamish River Valley that connects them didn’t have to… Continue reading

Editorial: Everett beach an example of what could be lost

Tuesday’s due date for federal tax returns and Saturday’s recognition of Earth Day — offer… Continue reading

Editorial: Roadside litter points to bigger problem for state

By The Herald Editorial Board A few years back the state Department of Ecology ran a public information campaign to discourage roadside littering. “Litter and… Continue reading

Editorial: Let light shine on lawmakers’ emails, records

By The Herald Editorial Board It was worth a shot. Earlier this year, The Seattle Times and public radio’s Northwest News Network, seeking some insights… Continue reading

Editorial: Dress code needed for bikini barista stands

By The Herald Editorial Board We know sex sells and we are accustomed to seeing bikini-clad women employed to hawk cars, burgers and beer on… Continue reading

Editorial: Parents can’t be shy about fighting HPV

By The Herald Editorial Board What if there were a vaccine that nearly eliminated the risk of viral infections responsible for some cancers? Parents, kids… Continue reading