In Our View

Editorial: Counties should go after state’s unfunded mandates

State lawmakers often require counties to provide new services without the funds to support them.

Editorial: Give voters choice on Everett council districts

Voters should make the final decision on the number of council districts and at-large positions.

Editorial: Reject procedural challenge of gun-control measure

A suit to stop I-1639 on grounds that the petition’s text is too small would deny voters their voice.

Editorial: Why requiring fewer parking spaces makes sense

The move by Everett could make housing more affordable and encourage use of transit and bicycles.

Editorial: Everett would welcome carrier at naval station

As the station nears its 25th year, officials are urging the Navy to again homeport a carrier here.

Editorial: Protect jobs at newspapers and paper mills

A newsprint tariff is a threat to newspapers but also jeopardizes mill workers it seeks to protect.

Editorial: Renew fund key to protecting public lands, parks

If not renewed by Congress this fall, funding that provides parks and outdoor recreation will end.

Editorial: Stepping out of Seattle’s shadow

Former Gov. Chris Gregoire is leading an effort to promote the larger region for economic growth.

Editorial: Gun locks and new city ordianances wins for safety

Free gun locks and two simple firearms ordinances are needed steps for safety in Everett.

Editorial: Trump decision doesn’t end the crisis at border

The president is right that Congress must act. But he was wrong to use children as leverage.

Editorial: State jobs a battlefield in Trump’s trade wars

Tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and its trading partners will be felt sharply in Washington.

Editorial: High school diploma just not enough for a good job

About 740,000 jobs will open by 2021, but too few students have the post-secondary education needed.

Editorial: Quiz candidates on needed Social Security reforms

Social Security is now drawing from its trust funds. We have about 16 years before they run dry.

Editorial: Local governments ignoring law on electric cars

A 2007 law requires state agencies and local governments to buy electric cars. It isn’t happening.

Editorial: Use FAA’s new review of Paine Field terminal wisely

Rather than re-litigate old arguments, continue work to limit the impacts of commercial air service.

Editorial: Canada’s crude oil pipeline threat to our sea, sky

Beyond an increased threat of oil spills, a jump in tanker traffic will harm the San Juan orcas.

Editorial: Who or what to honor with new park’s name?

A new Everett park provides the opportunity to honor the memory of someone important to the city.

Editorial: BPA power kept in public’s hands

Selling off the BPA would have meant higher electricity bills and loss of control of a public asset.

Editorial: Pulling Planned Parenthood funds could backfire

The rate of abortions is falling in part because of the services that the agency and others provide.

Editorial: Find better funding source for charter schools

Rather than wait for a court ruling, lawmakers need to find reliable funding for charter schools.