In Our View

Editorial: Trade war would have casualties in this state

Tariffs against U.S. trading partners will mean lost exports for the state’s agricultural industry.

Editorial: Students’ lesson in civics offers advice for all

‘Write, call, email,” Rep. Suzan DelBene tells Lake Stevens High students regarding gun legislation.

Editorial: State needs to begin paying down its bond debt

The state has used bonds to pay for needed infrastructure, but its debt has built to $19 billion.

Editorial: Tax break could bring more data centers to state

Currently, the state is losing potential IT construction and maintenance jobs to Oregon.

Editorial: Inslee must veto attempt at records runaround

And lawmakers may regret hasty passage of a bill that largely exempts them from the Public Record Act.

Editorial: Gun laws can make a difference; they already have

Several bills in the Legislature can have a part in reducing gun violence and saving lives.

Editorial: Lawmakers again exempt themselves from records act

Lawmakers are trying to avoid a court ruling on state law that applies to all others in government.

Editorial: Bill would give state initiative law needed tweak

The bill would require paid signature gatherers to provide names and other information to the state.

Editorial: ‘Harvest Box’ hides deep cuts to families’ food aid

The Trump administration’s suggested changes to SNAP are intended to starve a successful program.

Editorial: Capital gains tax could offer property tax relief

A bill would use tax revenue to keep seniors in their homes and lower the state’s property tax rate.

Editorial: County’s emergency radio system due for replacement

After 2020, parts will be hard to come by for the system used by the police, fire and EMS agencies.

Editorial: Support your schools and more; get your ballot in

Ballots are due today for most Snohomish County school districts and the Lake Stevens Library.

Editorial: Relief and anxiety following federal budget deal

The budget’s military and domestic spending may please many, but not deficit hawks or Dreamers.

Editorial: Cooperate for low-income pet owners’ vet care

Shelters and veterinarians need to work together to help low-income families meet their pets’ needs.

Editorial: A unified ‘no’ to Northwest offshore oil drilling

If Florida warrants an exemption from oil leases, other states deserve the chance to get the same.

Editorial: An opioid settlement presents some concerns

Settling a suit against the opioid industry demands a significant award to those who have suffered.

Editorial: Students deserve yes vote on school levies, bonds

A temporary spike in property taxes should not keep voters from supporting school levies and bonds.

Editorial: No need to conceal state employees’ birthdates

A bill drafted to stop release of state workers’ birthdates could hamper media investigations.

Editorial: County council should step back from hiring review

A new ordinance adds bureaucracy that will make timely hires difficult for department heads.

Editorial: Reject Trump cuts of EPA programs in state

Every state relies on a vital EPA, but its work is especially clear here and throughout our state.