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 step back from misguided housing policy, but work remains | Editorial
- Dead Salmon, climate change and Northwest dams | Guest columnist
- China’s naked emperors | Paul Krugman / Syndicated columnist
- Campaign financing: An idea to spur citizen funding | Letter to the editor
- How Seattle can heal Chinatown-ID after Donnie Chin’s death | Editorial
- A helping hand reuniting dads and kids | Guest columnists
Politicians who preside over economic booms often develop delusions of competence. You can see this domestically: Jeb Bush imagines that he knows the secrets of economic growth because he happened to be governor when Florida was experiencing a giant housing bubble, and he had the good luck to leave office just before it burst. We’ve...
The Sightline Institute’s recent report that showed half of Seattle’s campaign money in 2013 came from just 0.3 percent of the city’s adult population is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what’s wrong with the way campaigns are funded . Like Sightline’s Director Alan Durning said, “Seattle isn’t corrupt like the...
- Affordable housing: Rent control hurts small-unit landlords | Letter to the editor
- Planned Parenthood controversy: Adult organ donation is similar | Letter to the editor
- Donald Trump simplifies the Republican platform and makes it easy to understand | Letter to the editor
- Affordable housing: Rent control is urgent | Letter to the editor
- Affordable housing plan: A smoke-screen from the HALA Committee | 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.”