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Editorial: Treat violent extremism as the disease it is
The state Attorney General urges a commission to study a public health response to domestic terrorism.
Editorial: What Boeing workers built beyond the 747
More than 50 years of building jets leaves an economic and cultural legacy for the city and county.
Editorial: Don’t let fear foil answers to opioid, other crises
A methadone clinic and mental health facility deserve communities’ support, not their opposition.
Editorial: Boot meaningless tax ‘advisory’ measures from ballots
The public needs better transparency on taxes; not an opaque push poll that serves no purpose.
Editorial: Fund could break inequitable cycle of poverty
State version of ‘baby bonds’ would provide capital for low-income young adults’ economic success.
Editorial: Slow roll on changes to state’s police pursuit law
The new law may have resulted in a decrease in fatalities, but more data on its effects are needed.
Editorial: Shavers should step down from House veterans panel
His false claim, before his election, of serving on a Navy sub should keep him off a veterans committee.
Editorial: Limit food waste to feed more, pollute less
Food waste tossed into landfills adds to greenhouse gases and does nothing to address hunger.
Editorial: Adopt assault weapons ban, license requirement
To address mass shootings, gun violence and suicides, lawmakers should pass gun safety measures.
Editorial: Lawmakers seek privilege that doesn’t exist
The potential for lawmakers’ embarrassment is no reason to withhold public records from the public.
Editorial: State lawmakers’ to-do list chock-full of issues
Along with basic budget work, the Legislature must address education, safety, health care and taxes.
Editorial: Use drug possession charge as leverage for treatment
Marysville will use a misdemeanor law to address addiction. State lawmakers should follow suit.
Editorial: A look back at select Herald editorials for 2022
The board addressed issues including a classic book, a captured orca, Juneteenth, dams and salmon and more.
Editorial: Yes, Virginia, The Herald will keep publishing
The newspaper will keep printing because of its subscribers and advertisers, says the Jolly Old Elf.
Editorial: Health district retirees were owed earlier notice
The state, county and health district delayed notice regarding 65 retirees’ expiring insurance.
Editorial: Boost funding to fight covid’s drag on students
The pandemic’s effect on learning requires a further investment to fund tutoring and support for kids.
Editorial: Veto of Everett union ordinance offers second chance
Mayor Franklin is correct to seek further discussion regarding an ordinance that will effect union workers and residents.
Editorial: Stanwood schools’ prompt reponse to racial slurs
The school district has taken action that includes a broader equity efforts for its students.
Editorial: Dire nursing shortage needs range of efforts, stat!
State lawmakers have work to do, but local hospitals and nurses can work toward solutions sooner.
Editorial: Facebook’s bluff ends hopes for local news support
A threat helped scuttle legislation to pay local newspapers for the news social media profits from.