In Our View

Editorial: What history is owed through our monuments

The decisions regarding whom we honor in our public squares require deliberation and consensus.


Editorial: It’s not just baseball that we may have to wait for

The AquaSox season is canceled. But if we don’t get a grip on COVID, we risk losing much more.


Editorial: Everett police reforms a template for others

The department’s response to an on-camera arrest shows the value of its recent reforms in policing.


Editorial: YMCA, Boys & Girls keeping campers happy this summer

Summer camp is back, with some changes and a new program to help kids cope with the pandemic.

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Editorial: DACA preserved, but the ‘Dream’ remains deferred

Congress and president must still act to make its protections for young immigrants permanent.

Editorial: Better grasp of history can aid discussion on race

That better understanding can begin with Juneteenth and the often bitter history that has followed.

Editorial: Want to keep Safe Start going? Wear your mask

New research reinforces the importance of face masks in limiting the spread of coronavirus.

Editorial: What do we want police, deputies to do?

The ‘Defund Police’ slogan should lead us to discuss our expectations for law enforcement and justice.

Editorial: Congress nears breath of fresh air on park funding

The Senate is expected to pass funding next week key to creating and maintaining America’s parks.

Editorial: Our advice to the Class of 2020: Avoid the hornets

Graduates are entering adulthood in profoundly difficult times. Do they know how lucky they are?

Editorial: Where we go from here after Floyd’s death, protests

We can welcome the work underway, but bad policy and poor decisions on policing must be challenged.

Editorial: Hard to see now, but we walked reform path before

In Initiative 940, we have an example of how to confront the issues that preceded ongoing unrest.

Editorial: Work ahead even if county can move to Phase 2

While easing restrictions would be welcome, there’s much to be done to get the economy going again.

Editorial: State officials’ pay raises poorly timed

Set by a citizen panel a year ago, the raises begin just as the state needs to make deep budget cuts.

Editorial: If not for yourself, wear face masks for others

Masks aren’t perfect, but studies are showing they can help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Editorial: State gains keener watch of dams to protect salmon

The state can now require federal dam operators to maintain cooler river temperatures to aid salmon.

Commentary: Pandemic’s painful truth; we don’t value elders

Our ageism is seen in our lack of support for nursing homes and in how we allocate resources.

Editorial: More than buyer must beware in opening too soon

That businesses are eager to open is understandable, but the risks to safety and the economy remain.

Editorial: Extend protections for domestic violence victims

At the state and national levels, Republican leaders have balked at extending necessary protections.