SW Editorial Board

Seattle’s Turn Toward An Income Tax Is Sudden. And Welcome.

When it comes to making our tax system more fair, there’s no time like the present.

It’s Time to Talk About Restorative Justice

The Red Square shooting raises important questions about how the judicial system can serve victims.

HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.

The idea of halting development in Seattle is delusional.

A Lawsuit Won’t Determine the Fate of Ed Murray. The Electorate Will.

Voters become jurors in cases like this. It’s a job that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

The GOP Wants to Relitigate ST3, Voters Be Damned

The region voted for a badly needed mass transit system. Car tabs don’t change that fact.

For Republicans Backing Trumpcare, Ignoring Is Bliss

Rep. Dave Reichert and his cohort haven’t been listening to concerns raised by the flawed Republican health care plan, but we have.

Don’t Like Poop In the Sound? Don’t Cut the EPA

The federal agency, now facing cuts, helped bring an end to a filthy local practice.

A Badly Needed Conversation About Homeless Spending

In considering a homeless tax levy, Seattle must avoid the typical pro-tax/anti-tax battle lines.

Meet the People, Mr. Reichert

Members of Congress seem to be ducking the public when they should be hearing them.

Washington’s Senators Must Do More to Stand Up to Trump

The state is resisting the president’s agenda; we expect Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to do the same.

The Republicans Have Promised Everyone Health Care. Let’s Hold Them to It.

As they rush to destroy Obamacare, the GOP has insisted no one will lose their insurance. 500,000 Washingtonians depend on them keeping their word.

Seattle Should Break Ties With Wells Fargo, and Embrace Socially Responsible Investing

With a council so willing to pass resolutions on issues, anything less verges on duplicitous.

Going Old School to Solve McCleary

As the session gets underway, lawmakers need a history lesson.

Yeah, 2016 Definitely Sucked, But At Least…

The Sounders won! Light-rail expanded! And even Bertha had an OK year.

What Seattle Will Lose, and What it Could Gain, After Burgess

The council stalwart won’t run for re-election next year, almost assuring another leftward shift at City Hall.

How Microsoft Can Resist, or Assist, Trump

Tech companies could have an outsized role in how far the president-elect gets with his destructive agenda.