In Our View

Editorial: Summit in sight for two parks funding bills

One secures full funding for parks grants. The other would fix a maintenance backlog at national parks.

Editorial: Let’s hear Democrats’ plans if ACA is overturned

The Medicare for All debate is informative, but a more immediate concern needs to be addressed.

Editorial: It’s Legislature’s turn to face a legal challenge

Banking groups are suing over a tax increase that was passed quickly and with little public review.

Editorial: Planning a route for transit’s future in Everett

Community Transit has pitched a merger with Everett Transit; that raises issues for the city’s voters.

Editorial: Voters spoke, but I-976 must get court review

Too much is at stake to allow the measure to gut transportation revenue without a constitutional vetting.

Editorial: Ballot numbers better, but still short of half-bad

Voter turnout improved over recent off-year elections but is still below what’s needed for good government.

Editorial: Nursing home closures a threat to state’s elderly

Low Medicaid reimbursement rates are forcing closures and the relocation of elderly residents.

Editorial: State, federal responsibility clearer on vaping

Greater oversight is needed of the ingredients of e-cigarette products and how they are sold.

Editorial: Publisher’s ebook embargo a threat to libraries

Limiting Everett and Sno-Isle libraries to one ebook copy of new titles isn’t publishing.

Editorial: Pave Mountain Loop Highway with good intentions

A new study looks at options other than asphalt paving for the highway’s 14 miles of gravel road.

Editorial: Questions remain after voters demand $30 car tabs

With the state facing an infrastructure debt, how should we pay for the roads and transit we need?

Editorial: Too many could throw their vote away today

There’s too much at stake — in particular I-976 — to be left to just a third of voters in the county.

Editorial: A recap of Herald election endorsements

Grab your ballot, a pen, your voters guides and make sure your voice is heard in this election.

Editorial: Some final thoughts on the general election

You have only a few more days to mark your ballot and return it. Not voting silences your voice.

Editorial: Elect Okoloko, Thompson to Superior Court bench

Appointed following retirements, both have quickly earned the support of peers in the court system.

Where’d the Washington Post columnists go?

Because of a change in The Washington Post’s syndication contract with The Herald, several of the Post’s columnists as of Nov. 1 will not be… Continue reading

Editorial: R-88 will fairly promote racial, gender diversity

It encourages recruitment — not quotas — of underrepresented candidates for college, jobs and contracts.

Editorial: Dunn will add to county council’s balanced skills

Megan Dunn and Anna Rohrbough each have relevant experience, but Dunn’s stand on issues recommends her.

Editorial: Ty Trenary has sheriff’s office, jail on right path

Adam Fortney spurred a useful debate on the response to opioids and crime, but Trenary’s reforms are working.

Editorial: Sullivan well prepared for job of county treasurer

Rob Toyer and Brian Sullivan have relevant experience, but Sullivan offers intriguing proposals.