Harrop: Governors, ‘woke’ or not, leave boycotts to consumers

State governments shouldn’t be dictating business decisions. Consumers can use their influence.

 

Comment: Disabled persons can help ease current labor shortage

There are hurdles, but the chief barrier is the attitude of employers reluctant to accommodate them.

 

Comment: Atmospheric rivers deliver hope for California’s summer

A recharge of reservoirs and snowpack may help the state avoid rolling blackouts during heat waves.

 

Comment: DOJ’s Trump probes should matter most to nation

A conviction for a hush-money payment won’t keep him from running. Being guilty of insurrection could.

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, March 21

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Department of Natural Resources regional manager Allen McGuire, left, and acting bolder unit forester Tyson Whiteid, right, stand next to marker on land recently purchased by the DNR for timber harvest on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 in Gold Bar, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Use state forestlands to ‘farm’ carbon credits

Legislation would allow the DNR to sell carbon offsets to fund reforestation and other climate work.

Department of Natural Resources regional manager Allen McGuire, left, and acting bolder unit forester Tyson Whiteid, right, stand next to marker on land recently purchased by the DNR for timber harvest on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 in Gold Bar, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Comment: AI is about to transform childhood; are parents ready?

Its uses — tutor, entertainer, companion — may be hard for parents to resist or look past its drawbacks.

Saunders: Of all schools, Stanford Law should know better

If you’re educating future lawyers, what does drowning out debate teach your students.

Comment: Why we’re up to our necks in subscriptions

It didn’t end with streaming services. Now we’re subscribing to lunch. And we’re paying more than we know.

Comment: Pence may try to peal evangelics away from Trump

His comments at the Gridiron Club may show a willingness to question Trump’s commitment to faith.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, March 20

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A bus driver steps onto their bus at the Blue Line stop at the Everett Transit Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Comment: Humble city bus key to improving public transit

A failure to adequately fund transit has left buses short of their full capacity for moving people.

A bus driver steps onto their bus at the Blue Line stop at the Everett Transit Center on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Congress should expand Child Tax Credit, adopt Renter Tax Credit

President Biden has released his new budget. Among his many priorities, a huge one is making the tax code fairer for everyday Americans. I agree,… Continue reading

State can fund expansion of naturalization support

Before the current Washington state Legislature are opportunities to expand naturalization services to more people who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. There are some… Continue reading

Change in solar patterns to blame for climate change

In response to the climate change article by Bloomberug’s Mark Gongloff (“Winter’s warm temperatures no fluke; it’s climate change,” The Herald, Feb.18), he lists a… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, March 19

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Comment: Keep state’s working forests in climate change fight

Timberlands in production result in the higher rates of carbon storage than do closed-off forests.

Comment: Premera negotiating to keep health care affordable

Good-faith talks continue with EvergreenHealth, but contract with providers expires on April 1.

Comment: Real estate tax boost could hurt affordable housing

A higher rate for $5 million-plus projects could discourage multi-family projects and more.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, March 18

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