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Editorial: Frizzell best choice for mayor of growing Lynnwood

Of three closely matched candidates, Frizzell is the best choice to succeed the current mayor.

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Editorial: Nehring’s record warrants return to county council

The District 1 council member has led constructive efforts and sought out bipartisan consensus.

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Detail of Sound Transit Link light rail route in Everett.

Editorial: Delay for Everett light rail disappointing reality

Cost increases mean a delay past 2036 but closer financial tabs could help Sound Transit speed arrival.

Detail of Sound Transit Link light rail route in Everett.
With other officials behind her, u.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) speaks at a press conference underneath the US 2 trestle on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. The elected officials gathered  to make their case for how an injection of federal funds into the nation’s transportation infrastructure could lead to less congested and safer commutes for Snohomish County residents. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: Don’t let compromise water down vital investments

A deal among Congress and Biden still must make bold investments for our economy, jobs and climate.

With other officials behind her, u.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) speaks at a press conference underneath the US 2 trestle on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. The elected officials gathered  to make their case for how an injection of federal funds into the nation’s transportation infrastructure could lead to less congested and safer commutes for Snohomish County residents. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A Swift bus and an Everett Transit bus travel north on Rucker Avenue on Saturday in Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Editorial: City can’t miss bus on future for transit services

Everett officials are right to move forward on proposals for the future of bus service in the city.

A Swift bus and an Everett Transit bus travel north on Rucker Avenue on Saturday in Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015 file photo, a tanker airplane drops fire retardant on a wildfire burning near Twisp, Wash. Three firefighters were killed battling the blaze. The story was a top Washington state news item in 2015. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has proposed a plan to strengthen the ways that Washington can prevent and respond to wildfires. Franz released the 10-year plan last week as part of her $55 million budget request to the Legislature to improve the state's firefighting abilities (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Editorial: We are the first line of defense against wildfires

With record highs and drying vegetation, great care is needed heading into wildfire season.

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2015 file photo, a tanker airplane drops fire retardant on a wildfire burning near Twisp, Wash. Three firefighters were killed battling the blaze. The story was a top Washington state news item in 2015. Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has proposed a plan to strengthen the ways that Washington can prevent and respond to wildfires. Franz released the 10-year plan last week as part of her $55 million budget request to the Legislature to improve the state's firefighting abilities (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Seattle Mariners' Taylor Trammell is greeted at home by J.P. Crawford after hitting a solo home run on a pitch from Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez during the sixth inning a baseball game, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Editorial: Lifting restrictions doesn’t mean pandemic is over

Yes, let’s get back to our lives, but we have work to do to increase the number of those vaccinated.

Seattle Mariners' Taylor Trammell is greeted at home by J.P. Crawford after hitting a solo home run on a pitch from Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez during the sixth inning a baseball game, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Jim Martin, owner of Espresso Connection, feels the heat from a vent at one of his Marysville coffee stands, closed for the afternoon due to excessive heat, on Monday, June 28, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)

Editorial: Record heat stark reminder of climate action need

Recent high temperatures should dry up our complacency regarding the effects of climate change.

Jim Martin, owner of Espresso Connection, feels the heat from a vent at one of his Marysville coffee stands, closed for the afternoon due to excessive heat, on Monday, June 28, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)
Boeing workers walk outside of Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Counting the costs of Boeing-Airbus trade battles

Government subsidies and the tariffs that resulted hurt trade and allowed a competitor to rise.

Boeing workers walk outside of Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Joel Gardiner, left, embraces his new bride Mandi Gardiner as officiant Brooke Bakogeorge steps away after marrying the couple at the arch separating the U.S. from Canada at Peace Arch Historical State Park Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Gardiner, of Canada, walked across the border at the park into the U.S. earlier in the day to wed his American sweetheart. The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020, but Canadians have been allowed to walk over a ditch into the U.S. park and weddings have become routine there. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Allow fully vaccinated to cross U.S.-Canda border

The recent extension of the border’s closure is unnecessary for those protected by covid vaccines.

Joel Gardiner, left, embraces his new bride Mandi Gardiner as officiant Brooke Bakogeorge steps away after marrying the couple at the arch separating the U.S. from Canada at Peace Arch Historical State Park Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Gardiner, of Canada, walked across the border at the park into the U.S. earlier in the day to wed his American sweetheart. The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020, but Canadians have been allowed to walk over a ditch into the U.S. park and weddings have become routine there. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, uses her gavel to begin a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to examine the COVID-19 response and recovery and how to support students in higher education and safely return to campus. Ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Editorial: Court secures ACA but work remains for Congress

Congress still must deliver on Obamacare’s promises. A public option could complete the ACA’s goals.

Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, uses her gavel to begin a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to examine the COVID-19 response and recovery and how to support students in higher education and safely return to campus. Ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Scenes from Everett High School graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, June 15, 2018 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Investment in foster youths offers path to diploma

Treehouse’s Graduation Success hopes to help more foster youths to continue to college and careers.

Scenes from Everett High School graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, June 15, 2018 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as Washington state Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments inside — but using remote video technology — in a case that addresses the safety of prison inmates during the coronavirus outbreak. Justices used remote video technology to conduct the court business and distance themselves from each other while broadcasting the arguments to viewers. During the hearing, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and crime victims held a news conference to protest the release of some offenders. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Courts, lawmakers shouldn’t make call on who’s media

Denying public records to a YouTube channel could risk the people’s access to what belongs to them.

The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as Washington state Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments inside — but using remote video technology — in a case that addresses the safety of prison inmates during the coronavirus outbreak. Justices used remote video technology to conduct the court business and distance themselves from each other while broadcasting the arguments to viewers. During the hearing, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and crime victims held a news conference to protest the release of some offenders. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Medical assistant Andreea Marian, right, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Gabina Morales at a clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways during the month of June that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Lottery may be ticket to get more vaccinated

A vaccine’s protection should be enough, but to get more vaccinated, incentives can and do work.

Medical assistant Andreea Marian, right, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Gabina Morales at a clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways during the month of June that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Five years after Washington launched its pioneering legal marijuana market, officials are proposing their most ambitious overhaul yet of the way the industry is regulated, with plans for boosting minority ownership of pot businesses, spreading out oversight among a range of state agencies, and letting the smallest cannabis producers increase the size of the operations in an effort to help them become more competitive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Editorial: State’s cannabis industry needs fair, focused rules

Marijuana growers, processors and shops see the value in state regulation, but it must be effective.

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Five years after Washington launched its pioneering legal marijuana market, officials are proposing their most ambitious overhaul yet of the way the industry is regulated, with plans for boosting minority ownership of pot businesses, spreading out oversight among a range of state agencies, and letting the smallest cannabis producers increase the size of the operations in an effort to help them become more competitive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
3D Character standing on top of a lectern and speaking on microphone. Isolated on white.

Editorial: Welcome The Herald’s newest writers, your neighbors

Herald Opinion launches a new weekly feature, essays from local community members.

3D Character standing on top of a lectern and speaking on microphone. Isolated on white.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Inslee’s recent vetos may prove costly to his goals

Climate legislation wins may have come at the cost of support from fellow Democrats and tribes.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Editorial: Covid, other pressures shouldn’t stop the presses

Sen. Maria Cantwell is seeking to help local journalism continue its work coverings its communities.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.  (Dan Baker/Idaho Fish and Game via AP, File)

Editorial: Act now to save salmon, regardless of dams’ fate

With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.  (Dan Baker/Idaho Fish and Game via AP, File)
FILE - In this April 11, 2021, file photo, residents wearing masks walk in downtown Lake Oswego, Ore. Even as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved earlier this month to ease indoor face mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, states like Oregon and Washington are still holding on to certain longtime coronavirus restrictions (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

Editorial: Trusting a mask ‘honor system’ for unvaccinated

Covid-19 is on the decline generally, but not so for the unvaccinated, even as mask rules are relaxed.

FILE - In this April 11, 2021, file photo, residents wearing masks walk in downtown Lake Oswego, Ore. Even as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved earlier this month to ease indoor face mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, states like Oregon and Washington are still holding on to certain longtime coronavirus restrictions (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)