In Our View

Editorial: Ballot’s ‘push polls’ on taxes don’t advise anyone

The tax advisory votes serve no legitimate purpose and should be removed from state election ballots.

Editorial: Bill seeks a compromise on Sound Transit tax

Sen. Marko Liias’ bill would a lower tax on vehicle’s value that funds the ST3 light-rail project.

Editorial: Need grows to aid foster kids, homeless students

State lawmakers must make investments that improve their educational outcomes and futures.

Editorial: State still needs a full ban on vaping flavors

A state Senate bill offers needed provisions but not the ban on flavors that was first intended.

Editorial: Fix funding for innovative college grant program

The tax on the state’s largest employers benefits them by assuring educated and trained employees.

Editorial: School districts need support of voters by Feb. 11

Marysville and eight other school districts need support for new facilities and supplemental funding.

Editorial: Everett council drops tool to resolve homelessness

The council’s decision complicates the review of future supportive housing projects in the city.

Editorial: Allow kids accurate information on sexual health

A bill, now in the House, would set standards for K-12 education on sexual health and safety.

Editorial: End the sales tax on menstrual pads and tampons

The tax is simply unfair to women and can make the products less affordable for low-income families.

Editorial: Climate action needn’t cost us a good economy

The City of Everett can adopt a climate plan that shows the economic benefits of acting on the emergency.

Editorial: MLB needn’t play hardball with minor league teams

A threat to cut 42 teams across the nation isn’t necessary to resolve an inter-league agreement.

Editorial: Lawmakers seeking to claw back secrecy on records

Two bills head the opposite direction of the state Supreme Court’s ruling on the Public Records Act.

Editorial: Allow state’s adults to grow their own marijuana

Legislation would allow adults to grow six plants at home, joining eight other states that allow it.

Editorial: Cutting carbon emissions up to lawmakers — and us

A state Supreme Court decision puts the onus on the Legislature to act to put a price on carbon.

Editorial: Panel does little to quell concerns on Boeing, FAA

A federal report that backs an FAA program of self-regulation by jet makers doesn’t instill confidence.

Editorial: Consumers need smart control over ‘smart’ devices

Bills in the Legislature and Congress would better protect consumers from the abuses of hackers and others.

Editorial: Detention of Iranian-Americans at border troubling

The border agency needs to clarify why U.S. citizens, who had sworn an oath, were detained for hours.

Editorial: 10 minutes on census a benefit to entire state

Complete the 2020 census and you help allocate billions in funding and fair representation in Congress.

Editorial: They represent you; tell them what you want

The Legislature has 60 days to address some weighty issues; lawmakers need to know what your want.

Editorial: Add to state election watchdog’s tools to inform

A revitalized Public Disclosure Commission now needs new policy tools to aid in campaign transparency.