In Our View

Editorial: What’s behind the rise in pedestrian deaths?

State and local officials can do more for safety, but so too can drivers and walkers, themselves.


Editorial: Help Everett Transit shape transportation future

The city needs to solve a looming budget shortfall, but changes are needed over the next 20 years.


Editorial: FDA should limit nicotine in cigarettes, tobacco

The proposal could save millions of lives by helping smokers quit and keeping kids from starting.


Editorial: Eyman right to fight lawmakers’ initiative maneuver

The initiative promoter is suing to let voters choose between I-940 and the Legislature’s version.

Editorial: Walkouts can keep focus on school safety, firearms

Students should be encouraged in their efforts to press state and national leaders for action.

What got done and what didn’t in the Legislature

With Democratic majorities in House and Senate, lawmakers passed scores of legislation this session.

Editorial: Rights restored, time to strengthen school papers

Lawmakers have restored free speech rights for student newspapers. Now to restore those programs.

Editorial: Learning lab project moving ahead without state

A pilot project to tutor middle school students will get its start in Edmonds and Mukilteo schools.

Editorial: Trade war would have casualties in this state

Tariffs against U.S. trading partners will mean lost exports for the state’s agricultural industry.

Editorial: Students’ lesson in civics offers advice for all

‘Write, call, email,” Rep. Suzan DelBene tells Lake Stevens High students regarding gun legislation.

Editorial: State needs to begin paying down its bond debt

The state has used bonds to pay for needed infrastructure, but its debt has built to $19 billion.

Editorial: Tax break could bring more data centers to state

Currently, the state is losing potential IT construction and maintenance jobs to Oregon.

Editorial: Inslee must veto attempt at records runaround

And lawmakers may regret hasty passage of a bill that largely exempts them from the Public Record Act.

Editorial: Gun laws can make a difference; they already have

Several bills in the Legislature can have a part in reducing gun violence and saving lives.

Editorial: Lawmakers again exempt themselves from records act

Lawmakers are trying to avoid a court ruling on state law that applies to all others in government.

Editorial: Bill would give state initiative law needed tweak

The bill would require paid signature gatherers to provide names and other information to the state.

Editorial: ‘Harvest Box’ hides deep cuts to families’ food aid

The Trump administration’s suggested changes to SNAP are intended to starve a successful program.

Editorial: Capital gains tax could offer property tax relief

A bill would use tax revenue to keep seniors in their homes and lower the state’s property tax rate.

Editorial: County’s emergency radio system due for replacement

After 2020, parts will be hard to come by for the system used by the police, fire and EMS agencies.

Editorial: Support your schools and more; get your ballot in

Ballots are due today for most Snohomish County school districts and the Lake Stevens Library.