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Herald columnist Julie Muhlstein received this card, by mail at her Everett home, from the Texas-based neo-Nazi organization Patriot Front.  The mail came in June, a month after Muhlstein wrote about the group's fliers being posted at Everett Community College and in her neighborhood.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)





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Editorial: Treat violent extremism as the disease it is

The state Attorney General urges a commission to study a public health response to domestic terrorism.

 

Photo Courtesy The Boeing Co.
On September 30, 1968, the first 747-100 rolled out of Boeing's Everett factory.

Editorial: What Boeing workers built beyond the 747

More than 50 years of building jets leaves an economic and cultural legacy for the city and county.

 

Marysville School District Superintendent Zac Robbins, who took his role as head of the district last year, speaks during an event kicking off a pro-levy campaign heading into a February election on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at the Marysville Historical Society Museum in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Editorial: Voters have role in providing strong schools

A third levy failure for Marysville schools would cause even deeper cuts to what students are owed.

 

Vivian Dong, the founder of Safe Lynnwood, leads a group of protesters from the future site of a methadone clinic to the nearby Alderwood Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Editorial: Don’t let fear foil answers to opioid, other crises

A methadone clinic and mental health facility deserve communities’ support, not their opposition.

Vivian Dong, the founder of Safe Lynnwood, leads a group of protesters from the future site of a methadone clinic to the nearby Alderwood Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: Boot meaningless tax ‘advisory’ measures from ballots

The public needs better transparency on taxes; not an opaque push poll that serves no purpose.

Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Washington Future Fund

Editorial: Fund could break inequitable cycle of poverty

State version of ‘baby bonds’ would provide capital for low-income young adults’ economic success.

Washington Future Fund
An alleged drunken driver hit a bicyclist and crashed into a Marysville home, killing a 97-year-old woman Saturday. (Marysville Police Department) 20200829

Editorial: Slow roll on changes to state’s police pursuit law

The new law may have resulted in a decrease in fatalities, but more data on its effects are needed.

An alleged drunken driver hit a bicyclist and crashed into a Marysville home, killing a 97-year-old woman Saturday. (Marysville Police Department) 20200829
Clyde Shavers

Editorial: Shavers should step down from House veterans panel

His false claim, before his election, of serving on a Navy sub should keep him off a veterans committee.

Clyde Shavers
Photo caption: Composting is a great way to reduce waste because it keeps food scraps and yard waste out of the landfill.

Editorial: Limit food waste to feed more, pollute less

Food waste tossed into landfills adds to greenhouse gases and does nothing to address hunger.

Photo caption: Composting is a great way to reduce waste because it keeps food scraps and yard waste out of the landfill.
Messages are left at a memorial in the parking lot of Kamiak High School Sunday, July 31, 2016, after a community vigil for the victims of a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning at a house in Mukilteo, Wash., killing three teenagers and wounding one.  (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)

Editorial: Adopt assault weapons ban, license requirement

To address mass shootings, gun violence and suicides, lawmakers should pass gun safety measures.

Messages are left at a memorial in the parking lot of Kamiak High School Sunday, July 31, 2016, after a community vigil for the victims of a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning at a house in Mukilteo, Wash., killing three teenagers and wounding one.  (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
FILE - In this June 11, 2019 file photo, Justice Charles Johnson, left, Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, center, and Justice Barbara Madsen, right, listen as Michele Earl-Hubbard, an attorney for a media coalition led by The Associated Press, speaks during a hearing before the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia, Wash., regarding a case that will determine whether state lawmakers are subject to the same disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials under the voter-approved Public Records Act. The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Dec. 19 that the Public Records Act does fully apply to state lawmakers by a 7 to 2 decision. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Editorial: Lawmakers seek privilege that doesn’t exist

The potential for lawmakers’ embarrassment is no reason to withhold public records from the public.

FILE - In this June 11, 2019 file photo, Justice Charles Johnson, left, Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, center, and Justice Barbara Madsen, right, listen as Michele Earl-Hubbard, an attorney for a media coalition led by The Associated Press, speaks during a hearing before the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia, Wash., regarding a case that will determine whether state lawmakers are subject to the same disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials under the voter-approved Public Records Act. The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Dec. 19 that the Public Records Act does fully apply to state lawmakers by a 7 to 2 decision. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The sun appears through cloudy skies Thursday, March 10, 2022, above the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington lawmakers were wrapping up their work Thursday with final votes on a supplemental state budget and a transportation revenue package before planning to adjourn the legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: State lawmakers’ to-do list chock-full of issues

Along with basic budget work, the Legislature must address education, safety, health care and taxes.

The sun appears through cloudy skies Thursday, March 10, 2022, above the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington lawmakers were wrapping up their work Thursday with final votes on a supplemental state budget and a transportation revenue package before planning to adjourn the legislative session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Eric Brossard displays his commemorative Drug Court graduation coin that reads, "I came with hope, worked and learned. I have a new life. A life that I've earned." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Use drug possession charge as leverage for treatment

Marysville will use a misdemeanor law to address addiction. State lawmakers should follow suit.

Eric Brossard displays his commemorative Drug Court graduation coin that reads, "I came with hope, worked and learned. I have a new life. A life that I've earned." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - In this March 9, 1995 file photo, trainer Marcia Hinton pets Lolita, a captive orca whale, during a performance at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The new owners of the Miami Seaquarium will no longer stage shows with its aging orca Lolita under an agreement with federal regulators. MS Leisure, a subsidiary of The Dolphin Company, said in a news release it completed acquisition of the Seaquarium on Thursday, March 3, 2022.    (Nuri Vallbona/Miami Herald via AP, File)

Editorial: A look back at select Herald editorials for 2022

The board addressed issues including a classic book, a captured orca, Juneteenth, dams and salmon and more.

FILE - In this March 9, 1995 file photo, trainer Marcia Hinton pets Lolita, a captive orca whale, during a performance at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami. The new owners of the Miami Seaquarium will no longer stage shows with its aging orca Lolita under an agreement with federal regulators. MS Leisure, a subsidiary of The Dolphin Company, said in a news release it completed acquisition of the Seaquarium on Thursday, March 3, 2022.    (Nuri Vallbona/Miami Herald via AP, File)
Father christmas reading newspaper on the couch at home in the living room

Editorial: Yes, Virginia, The Herald will keep publishing

The newspaper will keep printing because of its subscribers and advertisers, says the Jolly Old Elf.

Father christmas reading newspaper on the couch at home in the living room
The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is prepared for injection Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (Snohomish Health District) 20210305

Editorial: Health district retirees were owed earlier notice

The state, county and health district delayed notice regarding 65 retirees’ expiring insurance.

The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is prepared for injection Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (Snohomish Health District) 20210305
Students get off the school bus at Highland Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: Boost funding to fight covid’s drag on students

The pandemic’s effect on learning requires a further investment to fund tutoring and support for kids.

Students get off the school bus at Highland Elementary School on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cassie Franklin

Editorial: Veto of Everett union ordinance offers second chance

Mayor Franklin is correct to seek further discussion regarding an ordinance that will effect union workers and residents.

Cassie Franklin
Lakes High School’s Aslan Fraser cuts through the secondary on a reception against Stanwood on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Editorial: Stanwood schools’ prompt reponse to racial slurs

The school district has taken action that includes a broader equity efforts for its students.

Lakes High School’s Aslan Fraser cuts through the secondary on a reception against Stanwood on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Trevor Gjendem addresses a gathering a hospital staff members, supporters and elected officials Wednesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on August 24, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Editorial: Dire nursing shortage needs range of efforts, stat!

State lawmakers have work to do, but local hospitals and nurses can work toward solutions sooner.

Trevor Gjendem addresses a gathering a hospital staff members, supporters and elected officials Wednesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on August 24, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)