When it comes to climate change policy, Americans can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good any longer. That’s why The News Tribune Editorial Board is somewhat reluctantly endorsing Washington state Initiative 1631.
In the 8th Congressional District, The News Tribune Editorial Board endorses Dr. Kim Schrier in the November general election. Incumbent Derek Kilmer gets the nod in the 6th CD, Adam Smith in the 9th and Denny Heck in the 10th.
The Legislature wisely voted this year to expand two taxes that provide money for oil-spill prevention and cleanup preparedness. State law requires legislative-tax increases to be confirmed by a vote of the people.
For the 27th Legislative District, The News Tribune Editorial Board endorses a pair of Tacoma Democratic incumbents in the November general election: Reps. Laurie Jinkins for Position 1 and Jake Fey for Position 2.