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Editorial: Cut capital budget’s tie to water rights dispute

which took negotiations within hours of a partial state government shutdown — is… Continue reading

Editorial: Public records are public, regardless of request

By The Herald Editorial Board Washington state Secretary of State Kim Wyman is doing what she and every other public official in the state ought… Continue reading

Editorial: We have a state budget, but at what cost?

By The Herald Editorial Board It’s all over. Except for the unintended consequences. With only hours to spare before triggering a partial state government shutdown… Continue reading

Editorial: National Parks budget cuts won’t go unnoticed

By The Herald Editorial Board A year after a record 323.6 million visitors helped the National Parks Service celebrate its centennial, proposed budget cuts of… Continue reading

Editorial: 747 passing the torch to new generation of jets

By The Herald Editorial Board The news last week from the Paris Air Show was hardly unexpected, but it made it certain: Boeing was no… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tueday, June 27

Editorial cartoons for Tueday, June 27… Continue reading

Editorial: Lawmakers must come to terms on school funding

By The Herald Editorial Board As the Legislature slid from the end of a second special session Wednesday into a third, Gov. Jay Inslee warned:… Continue reading

Editorial: Senate GOP’s bill more ‘bitter pill’ than ‘Better Care’

By The Herald Editorial Board Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s apparent preference is to put legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act —… Continue reading

Editorial: ‘Bathroom’ initiative plays on unwarranted fears

By The Herald Editorial Board A little more than two weeks remain before supporters of Initiative 1552 must submit the signatures of at least 260,000… Continue reading

Editorial: Why offensive speech requires protection

By The Herald Editorial Board Long before and long after 1977 when neo-Nazis sought to march in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in Skokie, Illinois, Americans… Continue reading

Editorial: Deal could deliver paid family leave in state

and Mother’s Day, for that matter — if they’re… Continue reading

Editorial: State, Darrington team on making most of resources

By The Herald Editorial Board “Rural issues are hot right now,” said Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin, as an evening meeting finished up June 8 at… Continue reading

Editorial: Light hand needed on tax changes for light rail

with a second 30-day special session now concluded, a third session certain and a… Continue reading

Editorial: In teaching students, EvCC built a community

By The Herald Editorial Board There were some hard feelings among neighbors when Everett voters directed the city school board in 1941 to turn the… Continue reading

Editorial: Poor attendance, not tests, denying kids diplomas

By The Herald Editorial Board Starting last week and continuing through this week, thousands of members of the class of 2017 will hear their names… Continue reading

Editorial: Looking forward on state’s trade in Trump era

By The Herald Editorial Board The new head of the Washington Council on International Trade, the nonprofit agency that advocates for the state’s businesses and… Continue reading

Editorial: Pay what’s owed to keep kids fed, ready to learn

By The Herald Editorial Board In a couple of weeks, parents of school-age children will begin their own summer vacation, taking a break from filling… Continue reading

Editorial: What losing the ACA could mean for two families

By The Herald Editorial Board The numbers are sobering, but they don’t tell the whole story. When the Congressional Budget Office, the nonpartisan scoring agency… Continue reading

Editorial: If Trump won’t, state can keep climate commitments

By The Herald Editorial Board Now that President Trump has pulled the United States from working with 195 other nations as part of the Paris… Continue reading

Editorial: Sale of BPA lines would bring higher power bills

By The Herald Editorial Board With every payment over the years, customers of the Snohomish Public Utility District have helped build and maintain the electrical… Continue reading