In Our View

Editorial: Trump, Sessions surrendering to opioids

Jeff Sessions’ decision to go after legal marijuana ignores the greater threat of opioid addiction.

Editorial: State lawmakers have lot to prove and get done

Much was left undone after last year. With elections this year, voters will be looking for results.

Editorial: Time’s up on distracted driving law’s grace period

Drivers stopped for holding their phone while driving now can be fined $136 for the first offense.

Editorial: Amtrak derailment a train wreck of factors

A final report is years off, but it’s not hard to ascertain what contributed to the Dec. 18 wreck.

Editorial: Time to pass on Discover Pass for state parks

A report recommends ending the pass program, and instead levying a fee on all vehicle license tabs.

Editorial: Community thanks two leaders for their service

Mayor Ray Stephanson and EdCC President Jean Hernandez are honored by those who worked with them.

Editorial: State must spend more on anti-smoking programs

The state enjoys a windfall from a 1997 settlement but uses very little of it as intended.

Editorial: Investment needed now for U.S. 2 trestle, I-405

Traffic on the county’s major corridors is getting worse, and improvements — and funding — are needed.

Editorial: Public comments on grizzlies’ return ignored

The decision to halt review of the bears’ return to the North Cascades disregards a public process.

Editorial: Open internet now up to Congress, Legislature

With the FCC vote to end net neutrality, federal and state officials need to restore the rules.

Editorial: Coordinated effort a good cure for opioid crisis

Agencies are using their response to emergencies to guide their work in fighting an epidemic.

Editorial: Congress must renew children’s insurance program

Some 9 million children depend on CHIP for health care. Not renewing it would be costly and cruel.

Editorial: Don’t reverse rule on oil train brakes

The Trump administration, in its haste to reverse an Obama-era rule, is jeopardizing public safety.

Editorial: Yet another owner for The Everett Clinic

After its brief time with DaVita, uncertainty returns for the clinic with its sale to an insurer.

Editorial: Of wedding cakes, bikini baristas and free speech

Two court cases examine our respect for rights when they appear to be in conflict with each other.

Editorial: Low turnout points to a failure in civic lives

Low voter turnout is a result — but also a cause — in the decline in civic engagement.

Editorial: Our gifts make a difference in community and world

The Herald’s Snohomish County Gives shows where your gift of time and money can help.

Editorial: DACA’s protections must be made law now

Public support for Dreamers — immigrants brought here as children — is clear.

Editorial: FCC should delay decision because of fake comments

The agency should reopen comments on net neutrality after it failed to verify submitted comments.

Editorial: Barring firearms from Senate galleries right move

Legislative leaders should follow the lead of Lt. Gov. Habib and extend the ban to hearing rooms.