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Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Editorial: Trump and his mob have disgraced the nation

Unless the president can be persuaded to resign, he must be removed from office.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
People sit outside of the County Public Meeting Room to fill out and turn in their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Don’t mess with elections; honor will of voters

A GOP challenge in Congress and proposed state legislation are attempts to disenfranchise voters.

People sit outside of the County Public Meeting Room to fill out and turn in their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Amy Ulrich walks her dog Kahlua by the Waterfront Place Apartments at the Port of Everett on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Gov. Inslee ordered construction projects around the state to shut down for two weeks. That pauses several big housing projects at Alderwood and the Port. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: Changes needed to build more middle-income housing

Middle-income families are less able to find affordable housing in Everett, forcing them out of town.

Amy Ulrich walks her dog Kahlua by the Waterfront Place Apartments at the Port of Everett on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Gov. Inslee ordered construction projects around the state to shut down for two weeks. That pauses several big housing projects at Alderwood and the Port. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Editorial: Three resolutions for a safe and prosperous 2021

For yourself and others: Wear a mask, get vaccinated and support local businesses and restaurants.

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Council member Vivian Olson (left), Mayor Mike Nelson (center) and council member Diane Buckshnis practiced social distancing at the Edmonds City Council meeting Tuesday. (City of Edmonds)

Editorial: Edmonds should skip search, hire Lawless as chief

A troubled search for a new police chief should not be delayed further. Hire the acting chief.

Council member Vivian Olson (left), Mayor Mike Nelson (center) and council member Diane Buckshnis practiced social distancing at the Edmonds City Council meeting Tuesday. (City of Edmonds)
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DREAMLINER - The first Boeing 787 is swarmed by the crowd attending the roll out of the plane at the Boeing assembly facilty.

Editorial: A look back at 2020 through an editorial lens

A review on the opinions of The Herald Editorial Board during 2020 and some updates.

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DREAMLINER - The first Boeing 787 is swarmed by the crowd attending the roll out of the plane at the Boeing assembly facilty.
Keaira Johnson, left, and Cedella Dean, of Northside Step Team, dance in front of Seattle City Hall at a protest led by youth activists demanding racial, climate, economic, worker, and social justice Monday, July 20, 2020. The demonstration follows other protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: State CEOs backing reforms against racial inequity

Business leaders, including a former governor, put promises and cash down to foster racial equity.

Keaira Johnson, left, and Cedella Dean, of Northside Step Team, dance in front of Seattle City Hall at a protest led by youth activists demanding racial, climate, economic, worker, and social justice Monday, July 20, 2020. The demonstration follows other protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Democrat Jack Arends (left), a member of Washington’s Electoral College, is comforted by fellow elector Julian Wheeler after Arends became emotional while talking about his failing health and the importance of being able to cast his vote at the state Capitol in Olympia, Monday. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Editorial: Enough with rabble-rousing allegations of a coup

An Everett man’s simple vote in the Electoral College stands in contrast to the actions of others.

Democrat Jack Arends (left), a member of Washington’s Electoral College, is comforted by fellow elector Julian Wheeler after Arends became emotional while talking about his failing health and the importance of being able to cast his vote at the state Capitol in Olympia, Monday. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)

Editorial: Adopt covid relief with pledge for more to come

It won’t meet every need, but Congress must pass funding to help the unemployed and small businesses.

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, an orca leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Habitat protections for an endangered population of orcas would be greatly expanded under a proposal to be advanced by NOAA Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Editorial: Limits for whale watch boats ignore larger problem

Restricting orca excursions won’t help whales unable to find enough salmon in the Salish Sea.

FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, an orca leaps out of the water near a whale watching boat in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Habitat protections for an endangered population of orcas would be greatly expanded under a proposal to be advanced by NOAA Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks toward a chart comparing Washington state's tax system to other western states as he talks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee is proposing a new capital gains tax and a tax on health insurers as part of his two-year budget proposal that seeks to offset the revenue losses the state has seen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to help bolster the state's public health system. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Governor’s menu of taxes looks appetizing

Taxes on capital gains and health insurers and a fee on carbon would achieve important policy goals.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks toward a chart comparing Washington state's tax system to other western states as he talks to reporters, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee is proposing a new capital gains tax and a tax on health insurers as part of his two-year budget proposal that seeks to offset the revenue losses the state has seen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to help bolster the state's public health system. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
CT CEO Emmett Heath (left) and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Washington, tour the Seaway Transit Center across from the main employee parking lot at the Boeing Co.'s Everett plant. The facility is set to open next year as part of the new Swift Green Line to Canyon Park in Bothell. (Noah Haglund / The Herald)

Editorial: Transit agency’s chief leaves it ready for future

Community Transit’s Emmett Heath retires after 16 years of service to riders, county residents.

CT CEO Emmett Heath (left) and U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Washington, tour the Seaway Transit Center across from the main employee parking lot at the Boeing Co.'s Everett plant. The facility is set to open next year as part of the new Swift Green Line to Canyon Park in Bothell. (Noah Haglund / The Herald)
Workers assemble signs for the top of Climate Pledge Arena (shown in the background), the future home of the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team and the Seattle Storm WNBA team, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Seattle. The signs are scheduled to be installed on the roof of the facility by a helicopter on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Getting climate change and the economy right

The crises present the opportunity to address both by building a green economy in the state.

Workers assemble signs for the top of Climate Pledge Arena (shown in the background), the future home of the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team and the Seattle Storm WNBA team, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Seattle. The signs are scheduled to be installed on the roof of the facility by a helicopter on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, file photo, Washington Army and Air National Guard soldiers confer in an operations room at Camp Murray, Wash. The state of Washington is calling in the National Guard to help process unemployment benefit claims as officials grapple with a backlog caused in part by a fraud ring that stole more than half a billion dollars in aid, officials said Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)

Editorial: Take steps to make most of next jobless aid bill

State and federal authorities need to improve delivery of unemployment benefits for covid relief.

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, file photo, Washington Army and Air National Guard soldiers confer in an operations room at Camp Murray, Wash. The state of Washington is calling in the National Guard to help process unemployment benefit claims as officials grapple with a backlog caused in part by a fraud ring that stole more than half a billion dollars in aid, officials said Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
Macro photo of tooth wheel mechanism with imprinted RECEIVE, GIVE concept words

Editorial: We can meet increased need caused by covid

As GivingTuesday nears, consider how you can help nonprofits with the work they do in your community.

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A latte is made at Narrative Coffee on Oct. 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Covid only upped need for Small Business Saturday

Locally owned businesses need your support to survive the pandemic. Here’s how to do so safely.

A latte is made at Narrative Coffee on Oct. 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Tonya Drake is chancellor of WGU Washington. (Courtesy of WGU)

Editorial: Education can build on Native Americans’ heritage

There are obstacles to higher education, but also new opportunities to increase students’ access.

Tonya Drake is chancellor of WGU Washington. (Courtesy of WGU)
Customers place their orders at Sisters on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Our best hope is to cope with covid limits

Restrictions on eateries and shops are painful but can suppress the virus until a vaccine is ready.

Customers place their orders at Sisters on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Fifth grader Vivian Fisher get help setting up a ChromeBook from Jody Urban at Frank Wagoner Elementary on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. Students of Frank Wagoner Elementary School returned on Wednesday to collect computers and other supplies to finish up the rest of the school year at home. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: Monroe schools take safe path on students’ return

Stepping back from a threat to fire teachers, the district paused plans to return students to schools.

Fifth grader Vivian Fisher get help setting up a ChromeBook from Jody Urban at Frank Wagoner Elementary on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. Students of Frank Wagoner Elementary School returned on Wednesday to collect computers and other supplies to finish up the rest of the school year at home. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Volunteers await the next grouping a cars Friday morning at the Faith Food Bank at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on October 9, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Editorial: Food banks need our help especially now

The pandemic’s surge has deepened the demand and complicated efforts to serve those in need.

Volunteers await the next grouping a cars Friday morning at the Faith Food Bank at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett on October 9, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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