It's encouraging to see a Seattle Times editorial columnist acknowledging that we are systematically underinvesting in crucial social services:

Washington has more mentally ill patients in jail than in hospitals. It ranks last in the country in community psychiatric beds per capita, with ward after ward closing because reimbursement rates don’t come near to their costs.

Now if only the editorial board would stop fighting every effort to raise the tax revenue necessary to pay for the services they acknowledge we need.