Editorials

Sonics Fans Are Skeptical of the City’s KeyArena Plans, and That Could Be a Good Thing

The pressure is on for the city to ink a KeyArena deal that’s good for taxpayers. That’s usually not the case with sports arenas.

 

Silencing Protests Gives Bad Ideas An Upper Hand

Shutting down this weekend’s anti-Sharia rally would give it more credence than it’s worth.

 

In Mayor’s Race, ‘Progressive’ Isn’t One Size Fits All

Seattle’s next leader will be liberal. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t important policy differences between the candidates.

The Sugar Industry Is No Friend to the Poor

Efforts to paint a proposed soda tax as an attack on low-income Seattleites ignores food history.

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.

In Its Very Tone, Ed Murray’s State of the City Address Rebuked Trump

Where many see gloom, the mayor pointed out the good.

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.