In Our View

Editorial: Expand access to mental health telemedicine

Rural areas are lacking in mental health professionals; telemedicine can deliver care patients need.

Editorial: Making census 2020 count in our communities

An accurate count in the census will factor into representation and funding of vital programs.

Editorial: Give nurses a break and hospitals adequate funding

Lost in a furor over card-playing nurses are the needs of health care workers and rural hospitals.

Editorial: Capital budget funds vital projects in communities

As lawmakers make their final choices on what to include, we’ll make a final pitch for two programs.

Editorial: Protection of this land is up to ‘you and me’

Woody Guthrie’s song implied the duty we have to act as good stewards of our parks and public lands.

Editorial: Investment in supportive housing begins to pay off

The opening of Cocoon House’s Hub marks the first of three projects with the promise to change lives.

Editorial: Try again on safeguarding privacy of personal data

State lawmakers’ last-ditch attempt to pass a bill left consumer advocates out of the conversation.

Editorial: Lifting gillnet ban on Columbia poorly timed move

The return of gillnets would work against state efforts to increase salmon numbers and help orcas.

Editorial: State must cure poor funding of public health

The structure to allocate funds to health districts is in place; now, adequate funding is needed.

Editorial: Start work on regional response to climate change

Everett will soon start work on a local response to curbing global warming and its impacts.

Editorial: Vote yes for Marysville regional fire agency, levy

Voter approval would recognize an effective partnership and provide funds needed for public safety.

Editorial: Lawmakers must loosen school levy restrictions

The “levy swap” lawmakers adopted in 2017 has left some districts facing deep budget shortfalls.

Editorial: Restore prisoners’ access to books, Pell grants

Programs that promote literacy and pay for college courses in prison prepare them for life after.

Editorial: Keep loophole closed in domestic violence act

The House has renewed the Violence Against Women Act, with added protections the Senate should keep.

Editorial: State lawmakers seek greater oil-train safety

Compromise legislation will help set standards for rail cars carrying volatile Bakken crude oil.

Editorial: Lawmakers, be pals and approve J.P. Patches plate

A plate to honor the children’s entertainer and other plates deserve adoption by state lawmakers.

Editorial: State tax proposals will boost revenue, fairness

A capital gains tax and other proposals could make the state’s regressive tax system more equitable.

Editorial: Move will allow public a greater voice in Olympia

Senate and House have agreed to use video-conferencing for public testimony from across the state.

Editorial: Pay up — and run on climate change — Gov. Inslee

If his campaign is to keep a focus on climate issues, Inslee should pay the state for his security.

Editorial: New building needed to keep state’s history safe

Housed in a 1960s-era underground building, state records are under threat from leaks and fire.