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Editorial: A recap of the editorial board’s endorsements

The Herald Editorial Board has made endorsements in select races for the Nov. 2 general election.

 

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Editorial: Endorsements for Everett, Marysville school boards

Everett voters should reelect Mason and Mitchell; Marysville voters should back Sheldon and Edwards.

 

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Editorial: Edmonds, Mukilteo school board endorsements

For Edmonds, Melissa Stepp is endorsed; for Mukilteo, Judy Schwab and Jayme Lee Vail.

 

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Editorial: Gregerson for Mukilteo; Redmon for Snohomish

Mukilteo voters should return Gregerson as mayor. Redmon should be promoted from the council.

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Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)

Editorial: Franklin merits second term as Everett mayor

In her first term, she made difficult cuts but kept essential services going during the pandemic.

Mayor Cassie Franklin delivered her 2022 budget address at Wednesday's virtual city council meeting. (City of Everett)
The A-8 proposal for Everett City Council districts, which were approved by voters in 2018, will be presented for public input in six virtual meetings over a week starting Thursday, Sept. 10. (City of Everett)

Editorial: Everett’s future depends on voters’ council choices

With five seats on the ballot, and at least three new members, voter participation is key.

The A-8 proposal for Everett City Council districts, which were approved by voters in 2018, will be presented for public input in six virtual meetings over a week starting Thursday, Sept. 10. (City of Everett)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, a voter turns sideways as he eyes the opening of a ballot drop box before placing his ballot inside it in Seattle. A record number of voters participating in November's election was among Washington state's top stories for 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Editorial: Ballots are in the mail; mark ‘em and get ‘em in

Your vote in the Nov. 2 election will determine who represents your voice regarding local issues.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, a voter turns sideways as he eyes the opening of a ballot drop box before placing his ballot inside it in Seattle. A record number of voters participating in November's election was among Washington state's top stories for 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Editorial: Nehring, Mead, Low for Snohomish County Council

The incumbents for Districts 1, 4 and 5 have worked together effectively for county residents.

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Sign painter Mack Benek created this design to replace the existing Edmonds welcome sign. It is one of four designs that will be reviewed at an open house on Wednesday. The other three designs were by Clayton Moss, whose firm was hired by the city to create a sign.
(Mack Benek)

Editorial: Crank, Chen, Fraley Monillas for Edmonds council

The Edmonds City Council can benefit from the election of two new-comers and an incumbent.

Sign painter Mack Benek created this design to replace the existing Edmonds welcome sign. It is one of four designs that will be reviewed at an open house on Wednesday. The other three designs were by Clayton Moss, whose firm was hired by the city to create a sign.
(Mack Benek)
Downtown Everett, looking east-southeast. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20191022

Editorial: Done with cuts, Everett mayor seeks to move ahead

Her proposed budget outlines investments, but residents will need to consider two major decisions.

Downtown Everett, looking east-southeast. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20191022
Interior of Tulalip Indian School with students demonstrating learning procedures.  Possibly taken May 13, 1914 for a photo exhibit shown at the Panama Exposition. (J.A. Juleen / Everett Public Library's Northwest History Room)

Editorial: Getting to the truth of Tulalip boarding school

As with other Indian boarding schools in the U.S., a local school left an equally disturbing legacy.

Interior of Tulalip Indian School with students demonstrating learning procedures.  Possibly taken May 13, 1914 for a photo exhibit shown at the Panama Exposition. (J.A. Juleen / Everett Public Library's Northwest History Room)
Pamela Propeck works on an assignment at the Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center Wednesday morning at Everett Community College on June 3, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Editorial: Students, economy need boost of free college

EvCC canceled students’ debt, showing what free community college can deliver to students and employers.

Pamela Propeck works on an assignment at the Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center Wednesday morning at Everett Community College on June 3, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Murphy can bring more transparency to port board

Voters will choose between two strong candidates for Everett’s port board, each with years of service.

The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A houseboat rests in a cove at Lake Powell Friday, July 30, 2021, near Page, Ariz. This summer, the water levels hit a historic low amid a climate change-fueled megadrought engulfing the U.S. West. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Editorial: Summer of extremes calls for climate change action

The significant investments now considered by Congress are our best chance to limit climate change.

A houseboat rests in a cove at Lake Powell Friday, July 30, 2021, near Page, Ariz. This summer, the water levels hit a historic low amid a climate change-fueled megadrought engulfing the U.S. West. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Vector People Map of Washington, US State. Stylized Silhouette, People Crowd in the Shape of a Map of Washington. Washington Population. Illustration Isolated on White Background.

Editorial: Put yourself on the map for your representation

The state’s redistricting commission is drawing lines for legislative and congressional districts.

Vector People Map of Washington, US State. Stylized Silhouette, People Crowd in the Shape of a Map of Washington. Washington Population. Illustration Isolated on White Background.
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Editorial: Return James, King to Marysville City Council

Both face knowledgable challengers but have proved their abilities by helping the city move forward.

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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. checks on a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 7.  (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)

Editorial: A message to the unvaccinated and unmasked

We know you’re frustrated with mandates and advice, but consider our frustrations and, yes, our anger.

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Ann Enderle R.N. checks on a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 7.  (AP Photo/Kyle Green, File)
Firefighters work beneath the destroyed mullions, the vertical struts, of the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Editorial: Unforgettable stories ensure we will ‘Never Forget’

On 9/11’s 20th anniversary, we can set aside our debates to honor the day’s heroes and those who died.

Firefighters work beneath the destroyed mullions, the vertical struts, of the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect an increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. The government announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 percent on Thursday. That would mean an extra $39 a month for the average retired worker. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)

Editorial: There’s time to fix Social Security, but less now

Covid’s economic impacts have shaved a year from when funds run out. Benefits could be cut by 2033.

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2005 file photo, trays of printed social security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia. Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect an increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. The government announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8 percent on Thursday. That would mean an extra $39 a month for the average retired worker. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, second from left, listens to a question, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Seattle, as he stands near a chart detailing increases in overdoses and hospital stays relating to opioid use in Washington state. Ferguson said Thursday that the state and the city of Seattle are filing lawsuits against several makers of opioids, including Purdue Pharma, seeking to recoup costs incurred by government when the drugs -- which many officials blame for a national addiction crisis -- are abused. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Purdue opioid settlement far short of justice

Washington AG Bob Ferguson is correct to appeal the Sackler family’s bankruptcy settlement.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, second from left, listens to a question, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Seattle, as he stands near a chart detailing increases in overdoses and hospital stays relating to opioid use in Washington state. Ferguson said Thursday that the state and the city of Seattle are filing lawsuits against several makers of opioids, including Purdue Pharma, seeking to recoup costs incurred by government when the drugs -- which many officials blame for a national addiction crisis -- are abused. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)