Editorials

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing

Editorial: A message to the unvaccinated and unmasked

We know you’re frustrated with mandates and advice, but consider our frustrations and, yes, our anger.

 

In a three-day event ahead of the November 2020 elections, the voting center at Federal Way’s Performing Arts and Event Center saw 1,433 voters, which included 466 newly registered voters. File photo

Editorial: Baseless claims of fraud threaten voter confidence

Without evidence of fraud, it’s those alleging irregularities who are a threat to election integrity.

 

A Sept. 10, 2020, satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

Editorial: The UN climate report, ‘The Lorax’ and us

The report and the Dr. Seuss classic offer a dire warning — and hope — for responding to climate change.

 

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Lifting restrictions doen’t mean pandemic is over

We have work to do to increase the number of vaccinations.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Editorial: Act now to save salmon, regardless of dams’ fate

With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Parents have decision to make on vaccinating kids

With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change

Agreement and commitment is needed to address the causes of wildfires and climate change.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t wait to start budget work

Making tough choices on cuts and revenue can’t wait until next year and hopes for better news.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
The Washington Equal Suffrage Association places posters in Seattle in 1910 to promote women’s suffrage. (Washington State Archives)

Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot

Women’s right to vote was recognized 100 years ago; we need to use the ballots women fought for.

The Washington Equal Suffrage Association places posters in Seattle in 1910 to promote women’s suffrage. (Washington State Archives)
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

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.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix

TeenTix Fosters the Next Generation of Arts Critics

Youths are engaging in critical arts thinking via the local nonprofit’s Press Corps Intensive.

Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix
Stripping the Mariners for Parts

Stripping the Mariners for Parts

How Jerry Dipoto’s radical rebuild feels like an emotionless venture capital operation.

Stripping the Mariners for Parts
Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.                                 Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson

The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.                                 Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson
Jerry Cornfield

Even $50 Billion Can’t Pay Washington’s Bills

Fifty billion dollars. It will soon be the subject of many conversations in hallways, hearing rooms, and other Capitol hangouts in Olympia as the amount… Continue reading

Jerry Cornfield
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
Activists rally at the I-1639 ballot drop even on July 6. Photo courtesy Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Does Washington Need a ‘Surgeon General’s Warning’ for Guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Activists rally at the I-1639 ballot drop even on July 6. Photo courtesy Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com

Newsprint Tariff Is a Threat to Jobs and Information

The Trump administation’s policy jeopardizes newspapers and mill workers.

Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com
No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez

A New Youth Jail Would Be a Public Health Problem

King County claims a new youth jail would improve public health. Experts in the field strongly disagree.

No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez
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