In Our View

Editorial: Navy should return to talks on Growlers’ impacts

The effects of a four-fold increase in flights at a Coupeville field warrant an agreement.

 

Editorial: Change school bond passage to simple majority

Requiring 60 percent approval to pass bonds shortchanges students and isn’t fiscally responsible.

 

Editorial: Yes, voters passed I-940; now it should be changed

A collaboration improves the state law on police shootings and prepares the ground for future work.

 

Editorial: A duty to speak up when we hear hate speech

Recent incidents invoving students’ use of hate speech play against a rise in hate crimes in the U.S.

Editorial: State must make own path to address climate change

A plan to take statewide actions to address climate change doesn’t require presidential leadership.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Statewide plastic bag ban a good place to start

Plastic bags are only a small part of the pollution problem, but it’s a simple and inexpensive fix.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: State can help refinance student loan debt

Reducing the cost of loans would help young families and provide a boost to the state’s economy.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Nov. 27

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Editorial: Weigh in on Everett high schools’ boundaries

Until a fourth high school is built, the district needs to rebalance its high school enrollments.

Editorial: ‘Justice-4-Alyssa’ demands change to sentencing law

A light sentence in a woman’s death and rape is inadequate. It calls for a change in sentencing law.

Editorial: Shop Small and support local businesses

Small Business Saturday, along with helping with gift shopping, supports local shops and downtowns.

Editorial: Work ahead to protect, carry out I-1639

The voters’ demand for stronger gun laws needs the courts’ protection and sufficient state resources.

Editorial: Solutions for saving our salmon and orcas

A task force report makes 36 suggestions to restore the health of state waters and save the whales.

Editorial: Invest now to limit destruction from wildfires

State and federal officials must increase funding to prevent and fight the growing wildfire threat.

Editorial: Keeping Washington’s voter rolls safe from hackers

A new report warns that the state’s voter registration system could be vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Editorial: Sound Transit CEO can show he’s earned raise

Snohomish County needs the agency chief’s skills to work with a board focused on Seattle projects.

Editorial: Clearing the air after I-1631’s rejection

The carbon fee measure’s loss does not represent a rejection of the need to address climate change.

Editorial: Enough with springing forward and falling back

Washington and Oregon should adopt year-round daylight saving time, as California just did.

Editorial: Winning election comes with expectations

Both parties at state and national levels must deliver more than status quo to build on their wins.

Editorial: Be a part of history and get your ballot in

Voter turnout is expected to reach 75 percent or better for today’s election. Be a part of it.