In Our View

Editorial: State should act to limit teens’ e-cigarette use

Lawmakers should raise the smoking age to 21 and tax vaping products the same as all tobbacco.

Editorial: Cavities to fill in state corporate dentistry law

A 2017 state law made chains of dental clinics legal, but one now faces allegations of violations.

Editorial: Help newsrooms fulfill watchdog role — subscribe

New research finds there’s a cost to government — and taxpayers — when communities lose newspapers.

Editorial: Our resolutions for state and federal lawmakers

Democrats and Republicans at the state and federal level have much to prove to voters.

Editorial: New paths toward confronting climate change

Voters rejected a fee on carbon, but support is strong for addressing climate change. Here’s how:

Editorial: Counting on economic power of creativity

Edmonds is the first city in a state program to establish a district to promote creative businesses.

Editorial: Study shows later start to school day helps teens

Research of Seattle schools’ later start shows students are sleeping more and doing better in class.

Editorial: How to fill 740,000 job openings in the state

A state investment of $110 million will help guide students’ paths to fulfilling and well-paid jobs.

Editorial: State lawmakers should heed advice on transparency

A task force report should guide legislators on greater compliance with the Public Records Act.

Editorial: Think before you toss items into a recycling bin

Things that can’t be recycled are making recyclables more difficult and expensive to handle.

Editorial: Ban sale of high-capacity firearm magazines

It wasn’t included in legislative proposals by a state work group, but lawmakers should discuss it.

Editorial: Navy should return to talks on Growlers’ impacts

The effects of a four-fold increase in flights at a Coupeville field warrant an agreement.

Editorial: Change school bond passage to simple majority

Requiring 60 percent approval to pass bonds shortchanges students and isn’t fiscally responsible.

Editorial: Yes, voters passed I-940; now it should be changed

A collaboration improves the state law on police shootings and prepares the ground for future work.

Editorial: A duty to speak up when we hear hate speech

Recent incidents invoving students’ use of hate speech play against a rise in hate crimes in the U.S.

Editorial: State must make own path to address climate change

A plan to take statewide actions to address climate change doesn’t require presidential leadership.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Statewide plastic bag ban a good place to start

Plastic bags are only a small part of the pollution problem, but it’s a simple and inexpensive fix.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: State can help refinance student loan debt

Reducing the cost of loans would help young families and provide a boost to the state’s economy.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Nov. 27

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Editorial: Weigh in on Everett high schools’ boundaries

Until a fourth high school is built, the district needs to rebalance its high school enrollments.