In Our View

Editorial: Poor attendance, not tests, denying kids diplomas

By The Herald Editorial Board Starting last week and continuing through this week, thousands of members of the class of 2017 will hear their names… Continue reading

Editorial: Looking forward on state’s trade in Trump era

By The Herald Editorial Board The new head of the Washington Council on International Trade, the nonprofit agency that advocates for the state’s businesses and… Continue reading

Editorial: Pay what’s owed to keep kids fed, ready to learn

By The Herald Editorial Board In a couple of weeks, parents of school-age children will begin their own summer vacation, taking a break from filling… Continue reading

Editorial: What losing the ACA could mean for two families

By The Herald Editorial Board The numbers are sobering, but they don’t tell the whole story. When the Congressional Budget Office, the nonpartisan scoring agency… Continue reading

Editorial: If Trump won’t, state can keep climate commitments

By The Herald Editorial Board Now that President Trump has pulled the United States from working with 195 other nations as part of the Paris… Continue reading

Editorial: Sale of BPA lines would bring higher power bills

By The Herald Editorial Board With every payment over the years, customers of the Snohomish Public Utility District have helped build and maintain the electrical… Continue reading

Editorial: Superintendent’s plan offers a way forward

By The Herald Editorial Board In outlining a six-year transformation of Washington state’s K-12 public education system, state schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal may have helped… Continue reading

Editorial: Trump budget offers harmful cuts, magical thinking

helpfully titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness” in case… Continue reading

Editorial: Alaska flights from Paine Field offer opportunity

By The Herald Editorial Board Next month, Propeller Airports expects to break ground on a planned two-gate passenger terminal at Paine Field Airport that would… Continue reading

Editorial: No avoiding duty to restore salmon habitat

By The Herald Editorial Board It’s not the news state officials wanted to hear: The state is indeed on the hook for about $2 billion… Continue reading

Editorial: County settlement with Koster an unsatisfying draw

By The Herald Editorial Board “I’m glad it’s behind me. I never wanted to be the guy to sue the county,” John Koster told The… Continue reading

Editorial: Low-barrier housing project can be good neighbor

By The Herald Editorial Board The city of Everett is nearing the final steps in the land-use review of a proposal to build a 70-unit… Continue reading

Editorial: A checkup for Everett Clinic’s new owners

By The Herald Editorial Board DaVita, the Denver-based Fortune 500 health care company that owns 2,200 dialysis centers and employs more than 65,000 nationwide, marked… Continue reading

Editorial: Don’t let Everett Youth Symphony be silenced

By The Herald Editorial Board The Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra performs its final concert of the season this Sunday, and already the orchestra is scheduling… Continue reading

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