Commentary: Rent control may hurt those it’s meant to help

Rent control has been shown to discourage the availability of housing stock, increasing rent costs.

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Editorial: Help state’s diverse exporters keep making sales

Winemakers, software companies — and yes, Boeing — need the aid that the Export-Import Bank provides.

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Editorial: Voting is now about as easy as it’s going to get

It will now be up to voters to boost the number of ballots returned, especially for primary elections.

Editorial: Farmers market should thrive after transplant

The move of Everett’s market from port property to downtown appears to work for all involved.

Commentary: Can we scoot to a carbon-free future?

E-scooters are an environmental plus if replacing a car ride; less so when someone would have walked.

Editorial: Start school year with talk about vaping, tobacco

It’s increasingly certain that vaping is exposing teens to addiction and other health problems.

Ignatius: Hong Kong can’t pretend we have its back; we don’t

Trump’s flippant remarks about ‘riots’ were wrong, but he’s right not to offer idle promises of support.

McArdle: There’s a problem with mandating ‘yes means yes’

It reduces mutual sexual encounters to the terms of a legal contract and presents its own lack of clarity.

Gerson: A curse word is where evangelicals draw line on Trump?

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