In Our View

Editorial: Compromise respects housing needs and neighbors

Last week’s vote by the Everett City Council could have benefits beyond a project serving homeless students.

 

Editorial: Everett takes a careful step on police body cams

But the six-month study may not gather enough data to judge the effectiveness of the cameras.

 

Editorial: Cuts to SNAP would disadvantage those seeking jobs

The Trump administration’s proposed rules would frustrate efforts to aid families seeking steady work.

 

Editorial: Extend gift-giving to charities that do good work

Charitable giving is down slightly, so Giving Tuesday is a timely reminder of what we can do.

Editorial: Everett should keep supportive housing as a tool

A proposal to limit where it is used could exclude it from neighborhoods where it can be a good fit.

Editorial: Shopping small can have big impact locally

Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to patronize independent shops and aid the local economy.

Editorial: At Thanksgiving, have a helping of family history

If politics is off the menu at the table, keep the conversation going by delving into family stories.

Editorial: Summit in sight for two parks funding bills

One secures full funding for parks grants. The other would fix a maintenance backlog at national parks.

Editorial: Let’s hear Democrats’ plans if ACA is overturned

The Medicare for All debate is informative, but a more immediate concern needs to be addressed.

Editorial: It’s Legislature’s turn to face a legal challenge

Banking groups are suing over a tax increase that was passed quickly and with little public review.

Editorial: Planning a route for transit’s future in Everett

Community Transit has pitched a merger with Everett Transit; that raises issues for the city’s voters.

Editorial: Voters spoke, but I-976 must get court review

Too much is at stake to allow the measure to gut transportation revenue without a constitutional vetting.

Editorial: Ballot numbers better, but still short of half-bad

Voter turnout improved over recent off-year elections but is still below what’s needed for good government.

Editorial: Nursing home closures a threat to state’s elderly

Low Medicaid reimbursement rates are forcing closures and the relocation of elderly residents.

Editorial: State, federal responsibility clearer on vaping

Greater oversight is needed of the ingredients of e-cigarette products and how they are sold.

Editorial: Publisher’s ebook embargo a threat to libraries

Limiting Everett and Sno-Isle libraries to one ebook copy of new titles isn’t publishing.

Editorial: Pave Mountain Loop Highway with good intentions

A new study looks at options other than asphalt paving for the highway’s 14 miles of gravel road.

Editorial: Questions remain after voters demand $30 car tabs

With the state facing an infrastructure debt, how should we pay for the roads and transit we need?

Editorial: Too many could throw their vote away today

There’s too much at stake — in particular I-976 — to be left to just a third of voters in the county.

Editorial: A recap of Herald election endorsements

Grab your ballot, a pen, your voters guides and make sure your voice is heard in this election.

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