In Our View

Editorial: In face of outbreak, many show resolve, dedication

The early days of the Covid-19 outbreak have been met with measured steps and hard work on the front lines.

Editorial: Protect critical salmon streams from dredge mining

Suction dredge mining disturbs stream beds where salmon spawn, wasting efforts to restore habitat.

Editorial: Keep calm and wash your hands to fight covid-19

The outbreak in Washington state is serious, and it requires a rational response from everyone.

Editorial: We’re going to need a bigger supply of housing

A housing task force’s report recommends steps to boost the supply that will meet the county’s needs.

Editorial: Lawmakers should adopt ban on firearm magazines

A revived proposal would limit the devices to 15 rounds and would set up a buy-back program.

Editorial: Path toward clean fuels and transportation funding

House Democrats have offered a deal to win Senate support for the clean fuels bill and road projects.

Editorial: Bit of insurers’ reserves can support public health

A modest tax of insurance companies’ mounting reserves would help fund needed public health services.

Editorial: Avoid damaging trade war over Boeing tax break

At the jetmaker’s request, state lawmakers are considering suspension of a lucrative tax incentive.

Editorial: Your presidential primary ballots are in the mail

But if you’re voting for a Democrat, you might want to wait before marking your choice.

Editorial: Insurance fee could limit wildfire risk, damage

A modest tax would fund $63 million each year for forest health and fighting wildfires in the state.

Editorial: Our county’s dubious distinction on school funding

The failure rate for levies and bonds in the county is in contrast to 90 percent approval statewide.

Editorial: Ballot’s ‘push polls’ on taxes don’t advise anyone

The tax advisory votes serve no legitimate purpose and should be removed from state election ballots.

Editorial: Bill seeks a compromise on Sound Transit tax

Sen. Marko Liias’ bill would a lower tax on vehicle’s value that funds the ST3 light-rail project.

Editorial: Need grows to aid foster kids, homeless students

State lawmakers must make investments that improve their educational outcomes and futures.

Editorial: State still needs a full ban on vaping flavors

A state Senate bill offers needed provisions but not the ban on flavors that was first intended.

Editorial: Fix funding for innovative college grant program

The tax on the state’s largest employers benefits them by assuring educated and trained employees.

Editorial: School districts need support of voters by Feb. 11

Marysville and eight other school districts need support for new facilities and supplemental funding.

Editorial: Everett council drops tool to resolve homelessness

The council’s decision complicates the review of future supportive housing projects in the city.

Editorial: Allow kids accurate information on sexual health

A bill, now in the House, would set standards for K-12 education on sexual health and safety.

Editorial: End the sales tax on menstrual pads and tampons

The tax is simply unfair to women and can make the products less affordable for low-income families.