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Editorial: Retain Sen. Liias, Rep. Peterson in 21st district

The long-serving Democrats’ record of legislative success has earned leadership posts for both.

 

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Editorial: Return Duerr, Kloba to 1st District House seats

The two Democrats have been effective in passing legislation that serves residents’ needs.

 

Cassie Franklin, Mayor of Everett, delivers the annual state of the city address Thursday morning in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Washington on March 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Editorial: Everett’s budget crunch points to larger tax issue

The city’s deficit and a need for more revenue calls attention to reforms to the state’s tax structure.

 

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Editorial: Cummings best choice for next county prosecutor

Rogers offers a fresh outlook, but Cummings’ tenure in the office is now needed to meet challenges.

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Editorial: Shavers in 10th, Cortes in 38th House districts

The editorial board begins its endorsements with two state House races in newly redrawn districts.

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A display at the Everett Public Library's downtown branch shows books that have been banned or removed from shelves at other public and school libraries in the country over the years (Jon Bauer / The Herald)

Editorial: Everett, Sno-Isle libraries protect right to read

Both library systems strive to offer a selection of books and match readers with the right book.

A display at the Everett Public Library's downtown branch shows books that have been banned or removed from shelves at other public and school libraries in the country over the years (Jon Bauer / The Herald)
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Editorial: Start studying now for 2022’s big ‘civics exam’

Voters have a wealth of resources as they begin evaluating candidates for the Nov. 8 general election.

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Vern Van Winkle was one of the first residents of Clare’s Place, a supportive housing building which opened in July. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Editorial: Clare’s Place shows success of supportive housing

The apartments’ residents have a stable home and are using it to improve their lives.

Vern Van Winkle was one of the first residents of Clare’s Place, a supportive housing building which opened in July. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Editorial: Google, Facebook ought to pay for news they use

Legislation would allow newspapers and others to bargain for producing news big tech profits from.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo, a pressman pulls a copy of one of the final editions of the Rocky Mountain News off the press in the Washington Street Printing Plant of the Denver Newspaper Agency in Denver. A survey by Gallup and the Knight Foundation released on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, finds Democrats much more willing than Republicans to see government funding help local news sources. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
A Volvo XC40 electric vehicle is shown Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, following a news conference in Olympia, Wash. where Gov. Jay Inslee announced several climate-related proposals for the 2022 legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates on the purchase of new and used electric vehicles for qualified buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Rebates, rules and the road to electric vehicles

Barring the sales of new gas vehicles and offering tax credits for EVs are key to the climate fight.

A Volvo XC40 electric vehicle is shown Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, following a news conference in Olympia, Wash. where Gov. Jay Inslee announced several climate-related proposals for the 2022 legislative session, including a plan to offer rebates on the purchase of new and used electric vehicles for qualified buyers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Gina Anderson (left-right) and Rae Dorcas light vigil candles as Shana Morcom gets a kiss from Tamara Cooper Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Campus Plaza in Everett on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Editorial: Follow Tulalips’ lead on opening methadone clinics

A new clinic will offer medication-assisted treatment to confront a rise in deaths from overdoses.

Gina Anderson (left-right) and Rae Dorcas light vigil candles as Shana Morcom gets a kiss from Tamara Cooper Tuesday afternoon at the Snohomish County Campus Plaza in Everett on August 31, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  There’s no single policy or action that will alleviate America’s $1.74 trillion student loan debt crisis while simultaneously preventing students from taking on unaffordable amounts of future debt. Higher education financing experts are divided on the exact combination of solutions, but all agree it will require a multipronged approach.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Editorial: Forgive debt, yes, but increase aid to lower costs

Along with forgiving loans, increase Pell grants and make tuition free at community colleges.

FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  There’s no single policy or action that will alleviate America’s $1.74 trillion student loan debt crisis while simultaneously preventing students from taking on unaffordable amounts of future debt. Higher education financing experts are divided on the exact combination of solutions, but all agree it will require a multipronged approach.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Gavel with copy space area - the glow of computer laptop monitor screen.

Editorial: What’s keeping people away from jury service?

Municipal court trials have been canceled over a lack of jurors. Jury pay of $10 a day may be a reason.

Gavel with copy space area - the glow of computer laptop monitor screen.
Cars drive by a homeless encampment at 3217 Rucker Avenue on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Everett, Wa. The camp has relocated from the country courthouse plaza to Rucker Ave.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: Don’t mandate treatment at county homeless shelters

Requiring addiction treatment risks keeping people on streets, which could cost taxpayers more in the end.

Cars drive by a homeless encampment at 3217 Rucker Avenue on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Everett, Wa. The camp has relocated from the country courthouse plaza to Rucker Ave.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump scale the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Two Seattle police officers who were in Washington, D.C., during the January 6 insurrection were illegally trespassing on Capitol grounds while rioters stormed the building, but lied about their actions, a police watchdog said in a report released Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Editorial: Electoral Count Act needs bipartisan reforms now

Changes to the 135-year-old law may prevent future attempts to overturn elections.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump scale the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Two Seattle police officers who were in Washington, D.C., during the January 6 insurrection were illegally trespassing on Capitol grounds while rioters stormed the building, but lied about their actions, a police watchdog said in a report released Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
The COVID-19 ward at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in May 2020. (Andy Bronson / Herald file) 20200519

Editorial: Nurses and hospitals need our care, support now

The pandemic has taken a toll on Providence and its nurses. Changes are needed to restore all.

The COVID-19 ward at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in May 2020. (Andy Bronson / Herald file) 20200519
Melinda Parke sits inside her Days Inn motel room as her son, Elijah, sleeps on his chair behind her Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Editorial: Purchase of hotel as shelter can be effective tool

The county’s investment of federal aid will serve those who need shelter and supportive services.

Melinda Parke sits inside her Days Inn motel room as her son, Elijah, sleeps on his chair behind her Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Teresa Reynolds sits exhausted as members of her community clean the debris from their flood ravaged homes at Ogden Hollar in Hindman, Ky., Saturday, July 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Editorial: How many billion-dollar disasters will it take?

A tally of climate disasters shows an ever-increasing toll of costs and lives. Congress must act.

Teresa Reynolds sits exhausted as members of her community clean the debris from their flood ravaged homes at Ogden Hollar in Hindman, Ky., Saturday, July 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Editorial: Today’s the day; mark and get your primary ballot in

For several races, primary voters will determine which two candidates will move to the Nov. 8 election.

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A group of Volunteers of America crisis counselors and workers meet with Gov. Jay Inslee, left, after the governor toured their facility and gave a brief address about mental health services on Thursday, July 28, 2022, outside the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Editorial: Our support makes sure lifeline is there in crises

The new 988 crisis line is seeing an increase in calls that speaks to the need for mental health care.

A group of Volunteers of America crisis counselors and workers meet with Gov. Jay Inslee, left, after the governor toured their facility and gave a brief address about mental health services on Thursday, July 28, 2022, outside the VOA Behavioral Health Crisis Call Center in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)