In Our View

Editorial: Floodplains projects worth state’s investment

Projects, including two in Snohomish County, will reduce the risk of flood losses and aid habitat.

Editorial: Boost funding to help more foster kids graduate

A program that has quickly increased graduation rates for youths in foster care should be expanded.

Editorial: State should recommit to electric vehicle fleets

But more discussion is needed on how to help local governments make the transition to electric cars.

Editorial: FAA, U.S. aviation needn’t be hostage in shutdowns

Legislation in Congress would keep air traffic controllers and others on the job — and paid.

Editorial: Auto-enroll IRA can help more save for retirement

Legislation would sign up those whose employers don’t offer a savings plan but allow them to opt out.

Editorial: Bill falls short holding lawmakers to records act

It fails because it tries to make a distinction between state lawmakers and other public officials.

Editorial: Hope for public lands in Senate package of bills

Among the bills is permanent renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund that expired last year.

Editorial: End personal exemption for measles vaccine

The exemption has aided an outbreak of measles in Clark County, one that endangers children.

Editorial: Extend ‘right to repair’ to phones, other devices

A bill would allow independent repair shops to make affordable repairs to phones, tablets and more.

Editorial: Plan now on how best to use opioid settlements

Any financial settlement will need to avoid the mistakes made after the deal with Big Tobacco.

Editorial: Act keeps Social Security solvent, boosts benefits

The Social Security 2100 Act would make sure full benefits could be paid for at least 75 years.

Editorial: Increase state grant funding for parks, wildlands

The state wildlife and recreation program provides vital funding for parks and the environment.

Editorial: Bill would allow the composting of human remains

Washington State University used six donated bodies to evaluate the procedure. It takes about 30 days.

Editorial: McCoy bill would aid voting rights of Indians

The Native American Voting Rights Act would improve access to registration and voting.

Editorial: Help county food banks meet need during shutdown

Furloughed workers are now using food banks, and uncertainty over food stamps has increased need.

Editorial: Keep debate going on ‘Son of Connecting Washington’

A proposal by Sen. Steve Hobbs for $16.3 billion in transportation work deserves more discussion.

Editorial: County council’s bipartisanship an example for D.C.

Recent work by county officials reflects a renewed effort toward collaboration, regardless of party.

Editorial: Shutdown’s impacts are hitting hard and broadly

For now, President Trump is on the hook for the blame, but Congress can’t allow this to continue.

Editorial: Congress must join appeal to defend the ACA

A judge has declared Obamacare unconstitutional, threatening protections for millions of Americans.

Editorial: Everett teacher led students in free-speech fight

Kay Powers, who died this month, showed the need for a law protecting student journalists’ rights.