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Editorial: Congress, let’s not do the time warp again; ever
Support may be growing in Congress to end our twice-yearly time change and adopt DST for good.
Editorial: Give last captured Salish Sea orca shot to return
The orca, taken from Penn Cove in 1970 to a Miami aquarium, should live out her days in home waters.
Editorial: Nursing home residents need volunteer advocates
The pandemic has depleted the number of volunteers who look out for long-term care residents.
Editorial: Fill ‘pothole’ in state’s transportation package
Having to fill a $2 billion gap in the $16.8 billion plan, lawmakers should avoid cutting projects.
Editorial: Chance to slow, adapt to climate change dwindling
A United Nations panel report warns that climate change is speeding up, making it harder to adapt.
Editorial: Our part in helping Ukraine and Ukrainians
Its citizens are determined to fight for their freedom; we can assist by aiding refugees and others.
Editorial: Legislature, Congress must update cannabis rules
Ten years after state voters legalized marijuana, the industry and public need more protection.
Editorial: The work to restore the confidence of voters
Election offices have seen a jump in records requests, while lawmakers consider election reforms.
Editorial: State’s redistricting panel needs more than tweaks
Proposals for public and official review of its maps are a start, but the commission needs a revamp.
Editorial: Those caring for disabled need better compensation
Better pay elsewhere has discouraged some from working to care for those with disabilities.
Editorial: Students best use of state’s unexpected revenue
For the sake of families and the state economy, bolster K-12 schools and post-secondary education.
Editorial: Report offers surprises in our medical care costs
A Washington Health Alliance report finds wide differences in what care costs across the state.
Editorial: Local health officials should set mask policy
The state schools chief says local health district policy should replace the state’s mask mandate.
Editorial: Transportation plan can move Washington ahead
The $16.8 billion, 16-year plan makes needed investments for roads, transit, bikes and pedestrians.
Editorial: Celebrating our partners in ‘defense of democracy’
The Herald’s honor by the League of Women Voters is one we share with many in the community.
Editorial: Kids need a week in the woods for outdoor learning
Camp Silverton is gone, but a bill in the Legislature may provide outdoor education to students.
Reminder: Ballots due today for school levy elections; vote yes
Ballots are due today for the special election, which includes levies for most of Snohomish County’s school districts. Ballots returned by mail must be sent… Continue reading
Editorial: Taxpayers deserve down-payment on tax reforms
Surplus revenues should allow lawmakers to provide relief through a sales tax holiday or reduction.
Editorial: Governor’s emergency powers need legislative review
Gov. Inslee’s covid orders have saved lives but should be subject to better checks and balances.
Editorial: The importance of pickleball and a dinosaur bone
‘Fun’ bills to name a state sport and a state dinosaur are no less important than ‘serious’ issues.