This editorial will appear in Sunday’s print edition.
Human needs, education should be top priorties
Yes, The News Tribune’s editorial board does have an agenda. And here it is.
The guiding principles behind our editorials are no secret. We publish them at the beginning of January, each and every year.
This civic agenda is our way of emphasizing priorities we consider essential to the health of the South Sound’s communities.
It evolves each year to reflect changing circumstances, but the underlying principles largely remain the same: educational opportunity, responsive and responsible government, the protection of natural resources, help for the hurting. No region can prosper if such fundamentals are neglected.
The dawn of a new year is a fitting occasion to take stock of the progress made in the last 12 months and set sights for the coming year.