In Our View

Editorial: Paine Field can prove itself second to none

It was a bumpy ride getting here, but the first airline flights serve as a point of pride for all.

Editorial: Making quality child care affordable, accessible

Two proposals, one by Sen. Patty Murray, seek to lower child care costs to help working families.

Editorial: Minor violations shouldn’t close cannabis growers

State legislation would emphasize compliance over violations that are closing responsible growers.

Editorial: 100 percent clean electricity in state achievable

Utilties, such as Snohomish PUD, are showing we can get all our electricity from renewable sources.

Editorial: Career Link seeks to pair students, employers

The Everett School District and city are looking to match students and employers in internships.

Editorial: Problem is Electoral College, not ‘faithless electors’

A movement by state legislatures to elect the president by popular vote continues to add support.

Editorial: Splitting state takes liberties with representation

Frustrated by state politics, two state lawmakers are back with their bid to split the state in two.

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.