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In Our View / Measles outbreak
With vaccines available, it's dangerous in Fantasyland

Just how contagious is measles? Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected,... [Read the editorial]

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Charles Krauthammer
Dana Milbank: GOP stumbles in early days of its control of Congress  Jan. 30
David Ignatius: Yemen shows why U.S. shouldn’t arm weak states  Jan. 30
Froma Harrop: Devices’ prying eyes let corporations keep tabs on you  Jan. 30
Kathleen Parker: Sarah Palin’s fall comes at hands of GOP  Jan. 29
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Commentary highlights

Deflating our trust
Deflating our trust: Viewpoints: Why you should care about NFL's latest scandal
Voting with your remote
Voting with your remote: Viewpoints: Your news source may influence your politics
Pope and politics
Pope and politics: Viewpoints: Heed Francis's words on global warming?
5 myths about gas taxes
5 myths about gas taxes: Viewpoints: Misconceptions and politics cloud the debate

Herald Editorial Board

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Guest commentary / Cascade High cross country coach: Controversy over coach’s contract offers some valuable lessons for all   Jan. 31
Guest commentary / County comprehensive plan: Transportation planning crucial to meet county growth   Jan. 31
Guest Commentary / Marysville Pilchuck shooting: Finding solace by reaching out to others   Jan. 28
Viewpoints: Along with footballs, New England Patriots deflated our trust  Jan. 25
First Person: Sentimental value doesn’t quite explain loss of violin   Jan. 25
Commentary / Obama's tax proposals: Just who’s waging class warfare on whom?   Jan. 25
Guest commentary / Feb. 10 school bus levy: Arlington School District explains bus-buying practices   Jan. 24
Guest commentary / U.S. 2 traffic safety: Limiting access to U.S. 2 would ease congestion  Jan. 24
Guest commentary / MLK Jr. Day: Remember King with service to humanity   Jan. 19
Viewpoints: What you watch may influence how you vote  Jan. 18

More editorials

In Our View / 2015 Legislature: A few tweaks to election laws   Jan. 27
In Our View / YMCA fundraising: Support Y's building projects   Jan. 26
In Our View / State transportation budget: Getting officials on same path   Jan. 25
In Our View / Cascade High cross country coach: Reconsider Bertrand decision   Jan. 23
In Our View / Adressing prostitution: Building a home for new lives   Jan. 22
In Our View / Disaster preparedness: Apply the lessons learned from Oso slide  Jan. 21
In Our View / Rep. Larsen's transportation bill: Road help for mid-sized cities   Jan. 20
In Our View / MLK Jr. Day: Civil discourse honors King   Jan. 19
In Our View / Obama's community college plan: Free tuition good investment   Jan. 18
In Our View / Alleged rapes at party: Talk with teens about sexual assault   Jan. 16

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A community of kindness
A community of kindness: Seahawks home a display of affection for couple's daughter
Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (7 new photos)
Super snacks
Super snacks: Best finger-food recipes to make for the big game