In Our View

Editorial: Low turnout points to a failure in civic lives

Low voter turnout is a result — but also a cause — in the decline in civic engagement.

Editorial: Our gifts make a difference in community and world

The Herald’s Snohomish County Gives shows where your gift of time and money can help.

Editorial: DACA’s protections must be made law now

Public support for Dreamers — immigrants brought here as children — is clear.

Editorial: FCC should delay decision because of fake comments

The agency should reopen comments on net neutrality after it failed to verify submitted comments.

Editorial: Barring firearms from Senate galleries right move

Legislative leaders should follow the lead of Lt. Gov. Habib and extend the ban to hearing rooms.

Editorial: Don’t put citizen highway panel on road to nowhere

Unofficial advice to dead-end the state Transportation Commission could limit the public’s voice.

Editorial: Lawmakers should end their public record exemption

By court decision or legislation, state lawmakers should be subject to the state’s transparency act.

Editorial: Save some shopping for Small Business Saturday

Patronizing businesses in your hometown promotes the local economy and supports jobs. And it’s fun.

Editorial: State’s VW windfall should electrify transportation

With nearly $113 million from the settlement, the state plans to switch buses and more to electric.

Editorial: Give Everett residents say on council districts

A ballot proposal switching the city council to district representation requires a public process.

Editorial: School funding half-full, half-empty, but not ample

The Supreme Court says the state’s school funding plan won’t meet its deadline. So there’s work to do.

Editorial: Senate Republicans make bigger mess of tax bill

Senate Republicans are using repeal of an Obamacare mandate to win votes for their tax reform bill.

Editorial: Don’t cut Verlot payphones’ 911 lifeline

The payphone at the Verlot ranger station is vital to protecting public safety in the area.

Editorial: Slap-dash tax reform goes all in for corporations

To afford tax relief for corporations, Republican bills eliminate deductions that help families.

Editorial: Democrats’ control in Olympia comes with a duty

The Democrats’ majorities in the Legislature could be short-lived if they don’t work with Republicans.

Editorial: GET college plans better option than student loans

The program has resumed, allowing parents to pay in advance for a child’s college education.

Editorial: Imagine museum a vital resource for families

Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum fosters the play that is crucial to childhood development.

Editorial: A recap of Herald editorial board endorsements

Get our your ballot and make your choices for local races in your community. Ballots are due Nov. 7.

Editorial: Local issues should be driving voter turnout

The irony is that off-year elections, where the races are local, often have the greatest impact.

Editorial: Fee increase would do little to aid national parks

But an act in Congress would allocate needed funds for 30 years. And it won’t cost taxpayers a dime.