EVERY DAILY NEWSPAPER in Washington state with an editorial board has endorsed a special session, with the exceptions of the Wenatchee World, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Olympian. (Wenatchee has run several pro-session editorials that appeared in other papers, while the Olympian has carried editorials from its fellow McClatchy paper, the News Tribune.)
Editorial boards endorsing the call for a special session are The (Centralia) Chronicle, The (Vancouver) Columbian, The (Longview) Daily News, The (Everett) Herald, The (Tacoma) News Tribune, the Seattle Times, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, the Tri-City Herald, The (Yakima) Herald Republic and the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.
No newspapers have supported Gov. Jay Inslee’s refusal to call a special session.
Some newspapers have been more emphatic than others. Some made the call very early, others did not address the subject until fall. Some have editorialized more than once. Many newspapers have kept up the pressure by reprinting editorials that have appeared in other papers, along with their own staff-written editorials.
Here is a partial listing of editorials favoring a special session.
The Chronicle (June 12)
The Columbian (May 28)
The Columbian (July 8)
The Columbian (Aug. 14)
The Daily News (Nov. 20)
The Herald (Sept. 3)
The News Tribune (Aug. 22)
The News Tribune (Nov. 18)
Seattle Times (Aug. 14)
Spokesman-Review (April 26)
Tri-City Herald (Sept. 6)
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (May 26)
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Aug. 27)
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Nov. 18)
Yakima Herald Republic (May 20)
Yakima Herald Republic (Sept. 8)