In Our View

Editorial: State ready to take on student loan watchdog role

With a federal agency hamstrung, it’s lucky the state passed a student loan bill of rights this year.

Editorial: Health district should adopt needle exchange

Run in Everett for decades, the program’s harm reduction benefits the public and those using drugs.

Parker: Hurrah for freed hostages, but there’s long path ahead

Not to let the facts rain on Trump’s parade, but North Korea hasn’t given up its nukes yet.

Editorial: Senate vote first step to protect an open internet

It may get no further, but it offers a starting point for legislation to restore net neutrality.

Editorial: Verdict’s in on left-lane camping; move over

A state appeals court has clarified that left-lane dawdling on highways is a traffic infraction.

Editorial: State should pay postage of returned ballots

The governor and Legislature need to provide the same access that King County just gave its voters.

Editorial: ‘Do no harm’ with wasteful medical procedures

A new report finds nearly half of common medical tests prone to overuse in the state are unnecesary.

Editorial: Makers of vaping liquid aiming sales at teens

The FDA sent out warnings this week because of packaging that resembles kids’ juice and other treats.

Editorial: The one about a priest, a rapper and a comedian

Why we need to listen to the Rev. Pat Conroy, Kanye West and Michelle Wolf, even when we don’t agree.

Editorial: The work that remains for state’s ‘paramount duty’

With more funding secured for learning, the state needs to take a greater share in building schools.

Editorial: Teens need more than abstinence-only education

Courts have rebuked an agency’s decision to pull funding for teens’ comprehensive sex ed programs.

Editorial: Make DACA’s protections for Dreamers permanent now

Three court decisions have given President Trump and Congress a second chance to make this right.

Editorial: Honor former congressman by returning your ballot

Al Swift, who represented the 2nd District, from 1979 to 1995, championed the motor-voter bill.

Editorial: Work for Everett schools before next bond vote

The district needs a temporary fix at overcrowded Jackson as it tries again for a new high school.

Editorial: Take a look at your tax dollars at work

Three Snohomish County mayors point to the work being done because of recent state funding.

Editorial: What if the IRS did our taxes for us?

The IRS gets the same tax forms we do. Under a bill in Congress, it could send a filled-out return.

Editorial: Reliable source needed for national park funding

That national park fees won’t triple is good news, but it doesn’t solve the problem of park funding.

Editorial: Help direct Everett’s city council districts plan

What district representation will look like depends on the guidance that residents can provide now.

Editorial: How a lightbulb saved Sunset Falls

A hydropower project on the Skykomish River is not needed, says the PUD, thanks to conservation.

Editorial: A growing threat to local coverage of news

Local news consumers need to resist a Borg-like assimilation of print, broadcast and online news.