In Our View

Editorial: State officials’ pay raises poorly timed

Set by a citizen panel a year ago, the raises begin just as the state needs to make deep budget cuts.

 

Editorial: If not for yourself, wear face masks for others

Masks aren’t perfect, but studies are showing they can help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Editorial: State gains keener watch of dams to protect salmon

The state can now require federal dam operators to maintain cooler river temperatures to aid salmon.

 

Commentary: Pandemic’s painful truth; we don’t value elders

Our ageism is seen in our lack of support for nursing homes and in how we allocate resources.

Editorial: More than buyer must beware in opening too soon

That businesses are eager to open is understandable, but the risks to safety and the economy remain.

Editorial: Extend protections for domestic violence victims

At the state and national levels, Republican leaders have balked at extending necessary protections.

Editorial: Lawsuits not path to reopening state’s economy

A majority of state residents back measured and safe steps to emerge from the state’s stay-home orders.

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell inspects the testing of ballot-counting equipment prior to the March 10 presidential primary. (Rachel Riley / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Pandemic forces some changes for 2020 election

What the coronavirus hasn’t changed is the need for good candidates and for informed voters.

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell inspects the testing of ballot-counting equipment prior to the March 10 presidential primary. (Rachel Riley / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Food banks and families they serve need your help

The number of people needing help has doubled, at a time when donations are down 70 percent.

Editorial: Pandemic hasn’t made it easy, but we can still help

You can show you care by downloading and printing the ‘I Care By…’ sign and posting it to social media.

Editorial: Even before COVID, need for nurses was certain

The state may face a shortage of 7,000 nurses by 2025; WGU’s online programs can help meet that need.

Editorial: For want of a cotton swab, will economy be lost?

What is most needed to reopen the economy of the state and nation is more testing for COVID-19.

Editorial: Allow us a ‘pledge break’ seeking your support

The Herald is seeking donations in a special campaign to support our investigative journalism.

Editorial: Public health isn’t part of Sheriff Fortney’s beat

The sheriff, critical of state stay-home orders, said on Facebook he will not carry out those orders.

Editorial: Everett faces painful cuts to survive downturn

Facing millions of dollars in lost revenue, the city is preparing to make deep but necessary cuts.

This July 17, 1969 photo shows the Earth as the Apollo 11 mission travels toward the moon. The first Earth Day would be celebrated less than a year later on April 22, 1970. (NASA via Associated Press)

Editorial: Pandemic won’t cancel Earth Day

But the economic shutdown it has forced has shown what can be gained in reducing carbon emissions.

This July 17, 1969 photo shows the Earth as the Apollo 11 mission travels toward the moon. The first Earth Day would be celebrated less than a year later on April 22, 1970. (NASA via Associated Press)

Editorial: Expand and protect ability to vote by mail

A new study shows no advantage to either party with mail-in ballots, but there’s a new threat.

Editorial: Libraries go online to keep us reading, connected

The closures of buildings haven’t kept Sno-Isle and Everett libraries from offering their services.

Burke: Among First Ladies, how will Melania be remembered?

So far, she’s managed some tweets about coronavirus, a puzzling jacket and her ‘Be Best’ encouragement.

Editorial: Everett testing site’s closure means less certainty

Ample testing for the coronavirus could provide information we need to better confront the outbreak.

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