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Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Yes on Ref. 90 serves parents’ choice, kids’ health

It assures — at parents’ option — all K-12 students can get age-appropriate sexual health education.

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, speaks as King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, left, and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim look on during a news conference about Ferguson's lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration practice of ICE arrests at courthouses Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Seattle. Washington state has sued the Trump administration over its practice of arresting people at courthouses for immigration violations, saying it interferes with the state's authority to run its own judicial system. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Ferguson clear choice to lead state’s ‘law firm’

The AG has a proven record on issues of criminal justice, Trump’s over-reach and consumer protection.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, speaks as King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, left, and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim look on during a news conference about Ferguson's lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration practice of ICE arrests at courthouses Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Seattle. Washington state has sued the Trump administration over its practice of arresting people at courthouses for immigration violations, saying it interferes with the state's authority to run its own judicial system. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Editorial: Stanford, Duerr, Kloba for 1st Legislative District

The three Democrats have shown their ability to move useful legislation through both chambers.

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Housing Hope Sequoia project

Editorial: Project will aid education of homeless students

Housing Hope’s proposal to serve families of homeless students respects the concerns of neighbors.

Housing Hope Sequoia project
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Editorial: Tested by pandemic, Inslee deserves third term

The governor’s leadership and trust in science has saved lives and ultimately the state economy.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
The candidates for Washington State Treasurer are incumbent Duane Davidson, a Republican; and state Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way.

Editorial: Pellicciotti best choice for state’s treasurer

Current Treasurer Duane Davidson has many accomplishments but a poor committee attendance record.

The candidates for Washington State Treasurer are incumbent Duane Davidson, a Republican; and state Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way.
John Lovick (left) and April Berg

Editorial: Lovick, Berg deserve House seats for 44th district

Both Democrats offer resumes with applicable experience and thoughtful leadership.

John Lovick (left) and April Berg
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Editorial: Wagoner, Joens, Eslick for 39th district

District voters would serve themselves best with a ticket split among two Republicans and a Democrat.

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Denny Heck (left) and Marko Liias

Editorial: Denny Heck best qualified as lieutenant governor

Either Heck or Marko Liias would serve ably, but the out-going congressman offers a deeper resume.

Denny Heck (left) and Marko Liias
Herald staff photo by Michael O'Leary 070807DREAMLINER - The first Boeing 787 is swarmed by the crowd attending the roll out of the plane at the Boeing assembly facilty.

Editorial: Keep the lights on for aerospace in Everett

Boeing’s decision to end production of the 787 here stings, but won’t halt hopes for the region’s future.

Herald staff photo by Michael O'Leary 070807DREAMLINER - The first Boeing 787 is swarmed by the crowd attending the roll out of the plane at the Boeing assembly facilty.
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Editorial: Sells, Wicks, Robinson for 38th Legislative Dist.

Rep. Mike Sells has provided strong leadership on education and workplace issues.

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Editorial: Price Johnson, Homola, Paul for 10th District seats

Each of the three candidates offer experience valuable to district residents and the Legislature.

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Editorial: Reykdal best choice to head state’s schools office

Editorial: Reykdal best choice to head state’s schools office

The former teacher and community college board official has led the office during a challenging term.

Editorial: Reykdal best choice to head state’s schools office
Editorial: Larsen’s experience, acumen needed in 2nd District

Editorial: Larsen’s experience, acumen needed in 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has been a leader on Covid, the economy, transportation and military issues.

Editorial: Larsen’s experience, acumen needed in 2nd District
Editorial: DelBene represents 1st Congressional District well

Editorial: DelBene represents 1st Congressional District well

The Democrat has shown herself as a leader on issues and an ability to work with both parties.

Editorial: DelBene represents 1st Congressional District well
Editorial: Franz’s efforts will assure healthier forestlands

Editorial: Franz’s efforts will assure healthier forestlands

Hiliary Franz, as public lands chief, has led notable gains in forest health and fire prevention.

Editorial: Franz’s efforts will assure healthier forestlands
Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change

Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change

Agreement and commitment is needed to address the causes of wildfires and climate change.

Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change
Editorial: With McCarthy, Auditor’s Office now able watchdog

Editorial: With McCarthy, Auditor’s Office now able watchdog

Pat McCarthy has restored morale and overseen efforts that provide greater access to audit findings.

Editorial: With McCarthy, Auditor’s Office now able watchdog
Editorial: Keep Wyman as defender of state’s election system

Editorial: Keep Wyman as defender of state’s election system

Kim Wyman, a Republican, has helped expand access to voting and improved election security.

Editorial: Keep Wyman as defender of state’s election system
Editorial: Everett 2021 budget seeks something more than cuts

Editorial: Everett 2021 budget seeks something more than cuts

Next year will be different but will allow residents to judge the services and facilities they want.

Editorial: Everett 2021 budget seeks something more than cuts
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