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Jim Martin, owner of Espresso Connection, feels the heat from a vent at one of his Marysville coffee stands, closed for the afternoon due to excessive heat, on Monday, June 28, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)

Editorial: Record heat stark reminder of climate action need

Recent high temperatures should dry up our complacency regarding the effects of climate change.

Jim Martin, owner of Espresso Connection, feels the heat from a vent at one of his Marysville coffee stands, closed for the afternoon due to excessive heat, on Monday, June 28, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)
Boeing workers walk outside of Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Counting the costs of Boeing-Airbus trade battles

Government subsidies and the tariffs that resulted hurt trade and allowed a competitor to rise.

Boeing workers walk outside of Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Joel Gardiner, left, embraces his new bride Mandi Gardiner as officiant Brooke Bakogeorge steps away after marrying the couple at the arch separating the U.S. from Canada at Peace Arch Historical State Park Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Gardiner, of Canada, walked across the border at the park into the U.S. earlier in the day to wed his American sweetheart. The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020, but Canadians have been allowed to walk over a ditch into the U.S. park and weddings have become routine there. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Allow fully vaccinated to cross U.S.-Canda border

The recent extension of the border’s closure is unnecessary for those protected by covid vaccines.

Joel Gardiner, left, embraces his new bride Mandi Gardiner as officiant Brooke Bakogeorge steps away after marrying the couple at the arch separating the U.S. from Canada at Peace Arch Historical State Park Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Gardiner, of Canada, walked across the border at the park into the U.S. earlier in the day to wed his American sweetheart. The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020, but Canadians have been allowed to walk over a ditch into the U.S. park and weddings have become routine there. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, uses her gavel to begin a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to examine the COVID-19 response and recovery and how to support students in higher education and safely return to campus. Ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Editorial: Court secures ACA but work remains for Congress

Congress still must deliver on Obamacare’s promises. A public option could complete the ACA’s goals.

Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, uses her gavel to begin a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021, to examine the COVID-19 response and recovery and how to support students in higher education and safely return to campus. Ranking member Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Scenes from Everett High School graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, June 15, 2018 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Investment in foster youths offers path to diploma

Treehouse’s Graduation Success hopes to help more foster youths to continue to college and careers.

Scenes from Everett High School graduation at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, June 15, 2018 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as Washington state Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments inside — but using remote video technology — in a case that addresses the safety of prison inmates during the coronavirus outbreak. Justices used remote video technology to conduct the court business and distance themselves from each other while broadcasting the arguments to viewers. During the hearing, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and crime victims held a news conference to protest the release of some offenders. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Courts, lawmakers shouldn’t make call on who’s media

Denying public records to a YouTube channel could risk the people’s access to what belongs to them.

The Temple of Justice is shown Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as Washington state Supreme Court justices hear oral arguments inside — but using remote video technology — in a case that addresses the safety of prison inmates during the coronavirus outbreak. Justices used remote video technology to conduct the court business and distance themselves from each other while broadcasting the arguments to viewers. During the hearing, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and crime victims held a news conference to protest the release of some offenders. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Medical assistant Andreea Marian, right, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Gabina Morales at a clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways during the month of June that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Lottery may be ticket to get more vaccinated

A vaccine’s protection should be enough, but to get more vaccinated, incentives can and do work.

Medical assistant Andreea Marian, right, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Gabina Morales at a clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Bellingham, Wash. Washington is the latest state to offer prizes to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announcing a series of giveaways during the month of June that includes lottery drawings totaling $2 million, college tuition assistance, airline tickets and game systems. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Five years after Washington launched its pioneering legal marijuana market, officials are proposing their most ambitious overhaul yet of the way the industry is regulated, with plans for boosting minority ownership of pot businesses, spreading out oversight among a range of state agencies, and letting the smallest cannabis producers increase the size of the operations in an effort to help them become more competitive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Editorial: State’s cannabis industry needs fair, focused rules

Marijuana growers, processors and shops see the value in state regulation, but it must be effective.

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. Five years after Washington launched its pioneering legal marijuana market, officials are proposing their most ambitious overhaul yet of the way the industry is regulated, with plans for boosting minority ownership of pot businesses, spreading out oversight among a range of state agencies, and letting the smallest cannabis producers increase the size of the operations in an effort to help them become more competitive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
3D Character standing on top of a lectern and speaking on microphone. Isolated on white.

Editorial: Welcome The Herald’s newest writers, your neighbors

Herald Opinion launches a new weekly feature, essays from local community members.

3D Character standing on top of a lectern and speaking on microphone. Isolated on white.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Inslee’s recent vetos may prove costly to his goals

Climate legislation wins may have come at the cost of support from fellow Democrats and tribes.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks before signing a bill into law in Tukwila, Wash., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that levies a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets for some residents of Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Editorial: Covid, other pressures shouldn’t stop the presses

Sen. Maria Cantwell is seeking to help local journalism continue its work coverings its communities.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.  (Dan Baker/Idaho Fish and Game via AP, File)

Editorial: Act now to save salmon, regardless of dams’ fate

With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, provided by Idaho Fish and Game, Snake River sockeye salmon that returned from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho over the summer swim in a holding tank at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in southwestern Idaho. A meager return of sockeye salmon to central Idaho this year despite high hopes and a new fish hatchery intended to help save the species from extinction has fisheries managers trying to figure out what went wrong.  (Dan Baker/Idaho Fish and Game via AP, File)
FILE - In this April 11, 2021, file photo, residents wearing masks walk in downtown Lake Oswego, Ore. Even as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved earlier this month to ease indoor face mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, states like Oregon and Washington are still holding on to certain longtime coronavirus restrictions (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

Editorial: Trusting a mask ‘honor system’ for unvaccinated

Covid-19 is on the decline generally, but not so for the unvaccinated, even as mask rules are relaxed.

FILE - In this April 11, 2021, file photo, residents wearing masks walk in downtown Lake Oswego, Ore. Even as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved earlier this month to ease indoor face mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, states like Oregon and Washington are still holding on to certain longtime coronavirus restrictions (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
This Dec. 16, 2017 photo shows passengers lounging in the observation car of Amtrak's Coast Starlight on the way from Los Angeles to Seattle. The scenic 35-hour route travels from southern California to Seattle. (AP Photo/Nicole Evatt)

Editorial: Time to get on board with infrastructure package

Amtrak’s return to daily service in Everett shows what can follow for transportation and more.

This Dec. 16, 2017 photo shows passengers lounging in the observation car of Amtrak's Coast Starlight on the way from Los Angeles to Seattle. The scenic 35-hour route travels from southern California to Seattle. (AP Photo/Nicole Evatt)
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill, SB 1050 of the Climate priorities package, HB 1050, SB 5126 and HB 1091 at Shoreline Community College, Monday, May 17, 2021, with supporters surrounding him. The triple bill signing lays out the state's strategy for combating carbon emissions in the 21st century. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)

Editorial: Inslee’s partial vetoes threat to lawmakers’ work

The governor’s desire for due speed on climate issues is laudable; his executive overreach is not.

Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill, SB 1050 of the Climate priorities package, HB 1050, SB 5126 and HB 1091 at Shoreline Community College, Monday, May 17, 2021, with supporters surrounding him. The triple bill signing lays out the state's strategy for combating carbon emissions in the 21st century. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)
Zoe Charlebois, 10, left, and Makayla Goshen, 10, laugh as they make their friendship first aid kits during the InspireHER event at Snohomish Boys & Girls Club on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: For 75 years a safe place to hang out and more

The Boys Girls Clubs of Snohomish County have served the needs of kids and families for 75 years.

Zoe Charlebois, 10, left, and Makayla Goshen, 10, laugh as they make their friendship first aid kits during the InspireHER event at Snohomish Boys & Girls Club on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

Editorial: Parents have decision to make on vaccinating kids

With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)
Craig Jacobsen, a technician at Everett Transit, demonstrates how the electric buses are charged. The new system takes about four hours to charge the batteries. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Editorial: Get shovels ready for Biden’s transportation plans

The state and Sound Transit have work to do to benefit from Biden’s infrastructure investments.

Craig Jacobsen, a technician at Everett Transit, demonstrates how the electric buses are charged. The new system takes about four hours to charge the batteries. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
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Editorial: What Mom really wants is help for her family

For Mother’s Day, how about backing proposals for equal pay, child care and family tax credits?

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Rep. John Lovick is sworn in at his home Friday afternoon in Mill Creek on January 8, 2021.  (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Editorial: Seeking justice after the murder of George Floyd

Rep. John Lovick saw no justice in Chauvin’s verdict alone, but hopes for a path in lawmakers’ work.

Rep. John Lovick is sworn in at his home Friday afternoon in Mill Creek on January 8, 2021.  (Kevin Clark/The Herald)