In Our View

Editorial: Your mileage may vary on Trump’s emissions rollback

A plan to roll back vehicle standards is meant to help oil companies, not automakers or citizens.

Editorial: Don’t delay reforms to shore up Social Security

We have about 15 years before its reserves run dry and benefits are cut. There are options to fix it.

Editorial: A new problem with paid signature gathering

An unpaid bill for signatures could cloud voter support for a change to the state’s affirmative action law.

Editorial: FDA needs to go beyond planned vaping flavor ban

That’s a good move, but a spate of lung illnesses shows the need for closer review of vaping products.

Editorial: Need, resources make for tough call on opioid deal

A settlement could bring money sooner, but some say a drugmaker is hiding money from plaintiffs.

Editorial: Need for aid mounts in Bahamas, U.S. after Dorian

Here’s where to look for advice on which charities will put donations to their most-effective use.

Editorial: State needs to help local districts build schools

A land swap could add to state school construction funds, but it’s a far cry from what’s needed.

Editorial: Shuffling money to wall threatens future abuses

Money has been diverted, perhaps unconstitutionally, from vital military projects to fund Trump’s wall.

Editorial: Kids need more than 13 minutes for lunch

A state audit recommends more time for school lunches and moving recess before lunch, rather than after.

Editorial: How best to pay for national parks’ upkeep

Park fee increases, advertising and selling land won’t do. Another funding model offers promise.

Editorial: Nation needs campaign finance watchdog on the job

A resignation leaves the Federal Election Commission unable to do its work ahead of the 2020 race.

Editorial: Rolling on to future of 100 percent clean energy

Snohomish PUD and the BPA are working to meet a mandate for electricity from all-renewable sources.

Editorial: Meetings canceled over threats show broken process

Online threats regarding the state’s wolf management plan limit the public’s voice in those decisions.

Editorial: Lungs or not, Amazon needs better protection

The metaphor fails, but the South American rainforest is vital to maintaining climate and biodiversity.

Editorial: State makes right move by funding Title X services

Replacing funding a federal agency has pulled will save money and assure better health for women.

A female grizzly bear surveys her surroundings within national forestland, near Camas in northwestern Montana. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Plan for grizzly bears’ return reemerges from den

Plans to reintroduce the bear to the North Cascades would return an important part of the ecosystem.

A female grizzly bear surveys her surroundings within national forestland, near Camas in northwestern Montana. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks / Associated Press file photo)

Editorial: Is there a good work-around to Electoral College?

‘Faithless electors’ and the National Popular Vote seek an easier path than amending the Constitution.

Editorial: High school’s period club seeks adult discussion

The Kamiak club wants to end the stigma around menstruation and ease access to a basic necessity.

Editorial: A slow farewell as a North Cascades glacier melts

A scientist says a county glacier has only decades before it disappears. Here’s why that should concern us.

Editorial: State AG’s suit respects law and immigrants

The Trump administration’s policy forces a unfair choice on immigrants between aid and a future here.

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