In Our View

Editorial: Measuring the costs of preparing for rising seas

A new report estimates the costs of seawalls. They’re not a good fit for Puget Sound, but what is?

Editorial: County council should put fireworks vote on ballot

An advisory vote on a fireworks ban would give the council useful feedback as it considers a decision.

Ignatius: Democrats can’t just wait for Trump to beat himself

As candidates scramble to keep left of each other, Trump is benfiting from a strong economy.

Editorial: Go ahead, call us ‘Seattle NorthCountry’

If it helps visitors find us — and boosts our local economy — we’ll adjust to the new name.

Editorial: Report details earthquake risks to older schools

Among the buildings with the highest risks to safety were those in Marysville and Darrington schools.

Editorial: Bikini barista ruling protects public, free speech

An appellate court found Everett’s ordinances were neither vague nor a violation of free speech rights.

Editorial: Congress, agencies move to shut down robocalls

Recent actions should help, but there are steps you can take to limit your exposure to scams.

Editorial: Getting the best out of growth for next 30 years

With nearly 2 million new neighbors on the way, we have to have a plan that serves all our needs.

Editorial: The health care question that wasn’t asked

While candidates discussed Medicare for All, a Senate committee advanced bills that can lower costs.

Editorial: Give nation’s parks, public lands funding intended

The Land and Water Conservation Fund needs full and permanent funding to serve our needs for parks.

Editorial: Too many grads leaving financial aid untouched

About half of high school graduates fail each year to complete the federal financial aid form.

Editorial: Sun setting on attempts to fan coal’s embers

Enthusiasm for Snohomish PUD’s solar project offers hope for a 100 percent clean power future.

Editorial: Edmonds should reconsider waterfront overpass

Rejecting the project does nothing to resolve a public safety problem for emergency vehicle access.

Editorial: Heed south county fire officials on fireworks ban

A fireworks ban could limit damage and injuries that occur too often this time of year.

Editorial: Use 6-month review to strengthen housing efforts

An Everett review that has put a Housing Hope project on hold needs the public’s participation.

Editorial: Air Force One can’t be improved with new paint job

President Trump should honor the history of the aircraft and abandon his red, white and blue paint scheme.

Editorial: Don’t excuse state lawmakers from transparency law

The argument they’re already exempt is easily refuted and defies the intent of the Public Records Act.

Editorial: Google, Facebook should pay for news they use

Both have made billions selling ads linked to news stories but without paying those who produce the news.

Editorial: A tragedy compounded by lack of attention

Cases involving missing and murdered tribal women in the state have gone under-reported and unresolved.

Editorial: B.C., Canada should block mining on upper Skagit

Plans for test mining for gold and copper in British Columbia poses a threat to the Skagit River.

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