Commentary: Sno-Isle depends on voter-approved tax levy

The library system, which last went to voters in 2009, seeks a 9-cent increase in its levy rate.


Editorial cartoons for Saturday, March 17

A sketchy look at the day in politics.


Providence Children’s guild’s candy sale a sweet success

I always look forward to February and the opportunity to reconnect with…


Schwab: A good surgeon knows how to ‘nooger’ well

Among medicine’s multi-syllabic and fun to pronounce words, let me introduce you to noogering.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, March 16

A skechy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: FDA should limit nicotine in cigarettes, tobacco

The proposal could save millions of lives by helping smokers quit and keeping kids from starting.

False narratives about women and Islam must be challenged

This year, International Women’s Day has made a strong call to action to #PressforProgress on gender parity. Fueled by movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp,… Continue reading

Ignatius: Unified response needed to Putin’s ‘So what?’

If the U.S. hopes to influence Russian behavior, it must organize a new coalition of the willing.

Milbank: Kudlow shouldn’t pick stocks, much less advise Trump

The TV pundit has a history of bad predictions about economic issues, including the 2008 collapse.

No. 1-ranked UW women’s softball team deserves coverage

In The Herald’s sport pages, we hear endless stories about the so-so UW Huskies men’s basketball team, local high school teams, meaningless Mariners pre-season games,… Continue reading

Problem isn’t product; it’s behind the wheel or trigger

Who am I? Think of our Congress, and how lobbyist influences their decisions. I represent a large number of people and businesses and I lobby… Continue reading

Thiessen: Trump should know Kim won’t surrender his nukes

But they should still meet so Trump can tell Kim directly he is serious about military options.

Toys should be for all kids and offered in all colors

This is Lucy and Sophia from Girl Scout Troop No. 45096. We think there is a major stereotype that affects many children. This stereotype is… Continue reading

We must come together on issue of gun violence

Traumatized children, social isolation and access to guns: Can you imagine a more volatile recipe for disaster? The competitive, hyper-individualism that has characterized much of… Continue reading

Commentary: State’s new law could reduce incidence of suicide

Washington state’s law, creating a voluntary ‘do not sell’ firearms list, can be a national model.

County money for loop highway study better spent on trestle

Jerry Cornfield’s March 4 Herald article, “Taming the traffic-troubled U.S. 2 trestle,” points out the critical need to address traffic problems in the Puget Sound… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, March 15

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Governor should respect life and veto Reproductive Parity Act

Gov. Jay Inslee should be applauded for his decision to suspend the death penalty. The death penalty has been explained as costly and unnecessary. I… Continue reading

Ignatius: Pompeo a better match for Trump — for better or worse

Pompeo may work better with Trump than Tillerson did, but how will he handle an impulsive president?

Milbank: Trump’s ‘Purge’ ousts those who disagree with him

Here’s how the Trump administration reseembles a ‘squalid B-movie political horror film.’