Since May, Seattle Times editorial board members have been interviewing candidates in select races in our region – from Issaquah City Council to Seattle School Board to Snohomish County executive. Here are our recommendations for selected races in King and Snohomish counties.
- A No Child Left Behind outcome worth saving | Editorial
- Undercover videos mislead, distort Planned Parenthood’s work | Guest columnist
- Looking away from abortion | Ross Douthat / Syndicated columnist
- How to reclaim Seattle’s shared spaces? Westlake Park a shining example | Jonathan Martin / Times editorial columnist
- Housing affordability: Where’s the evidence for the mayor’s housing plan? | Letter to the editor
- Rent control is not the answer (just look at SF) | Guest columnist
In an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber...
- Zombies against Medicare | Paul Krugman / Syndicated columnist
- The minimum-wage muddle | David Brooks / Syndicated columnist
- GOP’s condemnation of Trump is pure hypocrisy | Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
- A buffoon leads GOP pack, and a quality candidate languishes | Ann McFeatters / Syndicated columnist
- The Times recommends: Teri Hickel for 30th Legislative District | Editorial
- A worthy investment by the Schultz Family Foundation in youth job training | Editorial
- Legislature needs to escape traditional thinking on criminal justice policy | Editorial
- Keep pressure on state lawmakers to fund basic education | Editorial
The guest column by the Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) Committee’s co-chairs makes many assertions about the panel’s affordable-housing plan for Seattle without offering evidence that the plan would produce its desired results . Saying that “deliberate planning is required to ensure that Seattle’s housing market is accessible now and in the future” isn’t...
- Planned Parenthood opponents are using the ‘yuck’ factor | Letter to the editor
- Death of Donnie Chin: A heartfelt thanks from a first responder | Letter to the editor
- Campaign financing and how to fix local elections: Pass I-122 | Letter to the editor
- HALA’s proposal: Readers weigh in on housing affordability plan | Letters to the editor
- Earthquakes: Hard to prepare for the months after a disaster | Letter to the editor
“Whether it’s ideology or political expediency that keeps Republicans dancing around the elephant in the room, party time is over.”