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Editorial: Using care and caring on Giving Tuesday

Donations of money and time support work of charities. The times call for wise use of your dollars.

 

A floating offshore wind turbine platform is part of a six-turbine, 50 megawatt wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. (Starkraft)

Editorial: Answer for environment, maritime jobs blowing in wind

Floating offshore wind farms could be a boon for maritime employers like Everett’s Dunlap Towing.

 

Krista and Eric Brown are the owners of The Grape & Grain bottle shop in Everett. (Jon Bauer / The Herald

Editorial: A big way to support small businesses, communities

Small Business Saturday is your invitation to help small businesses, their employees and your town.

 

Security guard Austin MacMath wears a gun on his belt, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, while working outside Mary Mart, a marijuana store in Tacoma, Wash. A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops in Washington state is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking reforms that would make the cash-dependent stores a less appealing target. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Reduce cannabis business as target for crime

With time short, the U.S. Senate can pass an act that would limit the lure of cash from shops.

Security guard Austin MacMath wears a gun on his belt, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, while working outside Mary Mart, a marijuana store in Tacoma, Wash. A surge in robberies at licensed cannabis shops in Washington state is helping fuel a renewed push for federal banking reforms that would make the cash-dependent stores a less appealing target. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Everett Police officer Inci Yarkut, left, and COET social worker Kelli Roark, center, chat with Chris Portner, right, and his dog Gizzy at his encampment near I-5 and Marine View Drive during the annual Point in Time count on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Friction provides no warmth to homeless in county

A public dispute among state agencies and local governments can only delay solutions for homelessness.

Everett Police officer Inci Yarkut, left, and COET social worker Kelli Roark, center, chat with Chris Portner, right, and his dog Gizzy at his encampment near I-5 and Marine View Drive during the annual Point in Time count on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - The U.S. Social Security Administration office is seen in Mount Prospect, Ill., Oct. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Editorial: Drain on Social Security’s solvency isn’t easing

Unless Congress makes changes soon, benefits could be reduced by 23 percent as early as 2034.

FILE - The U.S. Social Security Administration office is seen in Mount Prospect, Ill., Oct. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
FILE - This April 29, 2019 file photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.  (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP,File)

Editorial: Give grizzlies chance to return to North Cascades

A shelved proposal to reintroduce the bears to the state’s wilderness has resumed with four hearings.

FILE - This April 29, 2019 file photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.  (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP,File)
A demonstrator holds a sign reading "climate justice" at a Fridays for Future protest calling for money for climate action at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Editorial: What 1.5 degrees means for climate change fight

It’s a warning and a goal that we and our leaders must meet with a balance of alarm and optimism.

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "climate justice" at a Fridays for Future protest calling for money for climate action at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Some produce was plentiful at the Safeway store at 4128 Rucker Ave., in Everett, but not bananas, during heavy snow in Feburary, 2019. A proposed merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, which owns Safeway stores, is raising concerns about possible sales or closures of some stores. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald file photo)

Editorial: Grocery giants’ merger raises concerns for shoppers

Sales or closures of stores could bring higher prices, loss of jobs and wider ‘food deserts’ for many.

Some produce was plentiful at the Safeway store at 4128 Rucker Ave., in Everett, but not bananas, during heavy snow in Feburary, 2019. A proposed merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, which owns Safeway stores, is raising concerns about possible sales or closures of some stores. (Ben Watanabe / The Herald file photo)
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Editorial: Your ballot is your civics exam; turn it in today

You have access to the information you need; use it to cast your ballot and practice democracy.

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Vector of a business man hand holding a dollar banknote bridging the gap in primary education for children passing by

Editorial: State fund an investment to exit poverty cycle

The state treasurer wants to invest funds now for children to use later for financial stability.

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With the Smile Makeover promotion from Om3 Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery and Schmidt Advanced Dentistry, Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Peter Kim and Dr. Serv Wahan, and dentist and prosthodontist Dr. Kyle Schmidt, will provide a full set of dental implants to someone who has lost their own teeth.

Editorial: County needs a school to train dental hygienists

There’s a cavity to fill in Snohomish County. Too few hygienists are available to fill open jobs.

With the Smile Makeover promotion from Om3 Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery and Schmidt Advanced Dentistry, Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Peter Kim and Dr. Serv Wahan, and dentist and prosthodontist Dr. Kyle Schmidt, will provide a full set of dental implants to someone who has lost their own teeth.

Editorial: Herald now endorses Gilday for 10th District House seat

Because of misrepresentations made by Clyde Shavers on his resume, his endorsement is rescinded.

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Editorial: Final thoughts in the week before the election

Some advice to help you choose your candidates, submit your ballot and learn about elections.

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Editorial: A recap of The Herald’s election endorsements

As you consider your vote in the Nov. 8 election, the editorial board makes these recommendations.

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Editorial: Gilday in 10th, Cortes in 38th House districts

The editorial board begins its endorsements with two state House races in newly redrawn districts.

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Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., talks with officials from the Issaquah Police Dept., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at a community event on Election Day in Issaquah, Wash., east of Seattle. Schrier, who represents Washington state's 8th Congressional District, is facing a number of Republican challengers, including Jesse Jensen, Reagan Dunn, and Matt Larkin. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Schrier has built a record of success for 8th

Schrier has a record of working for practical solutions and will represent the eastern county well.

Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., talks with officials from the Issaquah Police Dept., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at a community event on Election Day in Issaquah, Wash., east of Seattle. Schrier, who represents Washington state's 8th Congressional District, is facing a number of Republican challengers, including Jesse Jensen, Reagan Dunn, and Matt Larkin. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
House Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Editorial: Larsen best choice for large, diverse 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Larsen’s two decades of service have informed and prepared him to serve a changing district.

House Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A firefighter with Sky Valley Fire sprays water on a hotspot Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, along U.S. 2 as the Bolt Creek fire continues to burn between Index and Skykomish. (Peter Mongillo / Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue)

Editorial: County’s new district needs experienced lawmakers

The 12th Legislative District race introduces new but veteran lawmakers to Snohomish County.

A firefighter with Sky Valley Fire sprays water on a hotspot Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, along U.S. 2 as the Bolt Creek fire continues to burn between Index and Skykomish. (Peter Mongillo / Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue)
Jake Shimabukuro, a renowned ukulele player, shows students how to strum an open chord with one hand at Frank Wagner Elementary on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. The school started a ukulele program last year and recently got grant money for new instruments. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: After addressing turmoil, Monroe schools seek levy

Voters should consider changes in leadership the district has undertaken as it seeks to avoid cuts.

Jake Shimabukuro, a renowned ukulele player, shows students how to strum an open chord with one hand at Frank Wagner Elementary on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. The school started a ukulele program last year and recently got grant money for new instruments. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)