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Editorial: What good is that new payroll deduction?
Along with a modest benefit for long-term care needs, it should prompt family discussions and planning.
Editorial: Get back in (or start) your habit of giving blood
The pandemic’s effects and fewer younger donors too often leave blood supplies dangerously low.
Editorial: What it will require to bring Tokitae home
Bringing home the last captive orca requires expanded efforts to restore the killer whales’ habitat.
Editorial: Set your muscle memory for work zone speed cameras
Starting next summer, not slowing down in highway work zones can result in a $500 fine.
Editorial: Warning label on social media not enough for kids
The U.S. surgeon general has outlined tasks for parents, officials and social media companies.
Editorial: Birders struggle with legacy, name of Audubon
Like other chapters, Pilchuck Audubon is weighing how to address the slaveholder’s legacy.
Editorial: With law passed, make it work to address addiction
Local jurisdictions, treatment providers, community members and more have a part in the solutions.
Editorial: Ballot measure isn’t about parental rights
A measure to repeal a state law regarding homeless youths would work against kids and families.
Editorial: Honing our skills on discourse and democracy
The second meeting of the Building Bridges Tour, Tuesday in Arlington, is a workshop in dialogue.
Editorial: In defense of pickleball, its birthplace and its ‘Pwock!’
A national writer mocks the state’s official sport as a dull and less-elegant imitation of tennis.
Editorial: Pride event should work with Arlington on safety
If background checks are required for the Pride event, that condition should be met for all events.
Editorial: Lawmakers can reach accord on drug possession law
A version of legislation passed out of the Senate should be the focus of a special session.
Editorial: Ease path to hire farmworkers for state agriculture
State growers rely on visas for some 33,000 farm jobs. The U.S. immigration system needs reform.
Editorial: Only strong candidates need apply for governor
With Gov. Inslee deciding not to seek a fourth term, both parties should put forward their best.
Editorial: Assault weapons ban can withstand legal challenge
Lawsuits filed against the state’s new law seem more focused on fundraising than on success.
Editorial: Drug bill’s failure leaves law to cities, counties
Rejection of a compromise may result in a confusing hodge-podge of local laws on drug possession.
Editorial: Make the most of Earth Day with meaningful action
Simple steps — planting a tree, reading a book, learning more — can bring a better world, now and in the future.
Editorial: Second look for major airport can skip Paine Field
Paine Field provides the state’s largest base for jobs and economic activity and cannot be displaced.
Editorial: Lawmakers’ focus on housing must bring efforts home
Legislation on density issues and funding sources must be resolved before the session’s end.
Editorial: Four failed bills that merit second shot next year
If the state dinosaur can make it, so should bills on extremism, a per-mile fee, baby bonds and aiding boys.