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Editorial: Capital budget delay costs money, opportunities

By The Herald Editorial Board Schools aren’t getting built. Roofs aren’t being repaired. And wells aren’t being drilled. No one’s getting what they want. And… Continue reading

Editorial: Repeal, replace is over; bipartisan fix is needed

By The Herald Editorial Board The predominate attitude among Democrats in the U.S. Senate was not celebration but relief, said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, following… Continue reading

Editorial: Recap of Herald endorsements for primary races

By The Herald Editorial Board Tuesday is the deadline to return your ballot for a primary election that will determine the two candidates for a… Continue reading

Editorial: Elect Cassie Franklin as Everett’s next mayor

By The Herald Editorial Board Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, leading Snohomish County’s largest city since November 2003, will leave office in January as its longest… Continue reading

Editorial: Roberts, Moore, Murphy for Everett City Council

By The Herald Editorial Board Along with electing a new mayor, Everett voters also are considering candidates for three positions on the city council. Each… Continue reading

Editorial: Nehring and Low for Snohomish County Council

By The Herald Editorial Board Three of the five seats on the Snohomish County Council are up for election this year. And each of the… Continue reading

Editorial: Editorial board picks for Snohomish mayor, council

By The Herald Editorial Board The city of Snohomish faces many of the same issues as any other local government in the county, but following… Continue reading

Editorial: Lack of capital budget, deal on wells a poor end

By The Herald Editorial Board “Whiskey’s for drinking; water’s for fighting over.” Although Mark Twain is often credited with that observation, there’s no evidence the… Continue reading

Editorial: Primary picks for Stanwood, Lynnwood councils

By The Herald Editorial Board Continuing with The Herald Editorial Board’s recommendations and endorsements for the Aug. 1 primary: Because of the number of races… Continue reading

Editorial: Lawmakers, back away from capital budget cliff

By The Herald Editorial Board Once again, to the brink at the state Capitol. This time the consequence of not forging a last-minute agreement among… Continue reading

Editorial: Get used to leaving the phone alone when driving

By The Herald Editorial Board Now would be a good time to start developing your phone-ignoring skills while driving. As of July 23, holding your… Continue reading

Editorial: State right to join suit on EPA pesticide approval

By The Herald Editorial Board In the face of uncertainty, there’s reason to err on the side of caution, especially when the issue involves our… Continue reading

Editorial: With schools funded, let’s fix tax system next

By The Herald Editorial Board In resolving one crisis, the Legislature has complicated the solution to another. The state Supreme Court will have the final… Continue reading

Editorial: Cut capital budget’s tie to water rights dispute

which took negotiations within hours of a partial state government shutdown — is… Continue reading

Editorial: Public records are public, regardless of request

By The Herald Editorial Board Washington state Secretary of State Kim Wyman is doing what she and every other public official in the state ought… Continue reading

Editorial: We have a state budget, but at what cost?

By The Herald Editorial Board It’s all over. Except for the unintended consequences. With only hours to spare before triggering a partial state government shutdown… Continue reading

Editorial: National Parks budget cuts won’t go unnoticed

By The Herald Editorial Board A year after a record 323.6 million visitors helped the National Parks Service celebrate its centennial, proposed budget cuts of… Continue reading

Editorial: 747 passing the torch to new generation of jets

By The Herald Editorial Board The news last week from the Paris Air Show was hardly unexpected, but it made it certain: Boeing was no… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tueday, June 27

Editorial cartoons for Tueday, June 27… Continue reading

Editorial: Lawmakers must come to terms on school funding

By The Herald Editorial Board As the Legislature slid from the end of a second special session Wednesday into a third, Gov. Jay Inslee warned:… Continue reading