Tax levy helps Sno-Isle Libraries provide services

Sno-Isle Libraries provides exceptional service to our community. When I came to Darrington 28 years ago I was especially impressed that this small community had… Continue reading

Thiessen: Syria strike ‘just muscular enough not to get mocked’

By pulling its punches against Syria, the U.S. sends a dangerous message to Assad and North Korea.

Two situations show differences in use of force by police

For those who believe that any black man shot and killed by police deserved it, only needs to read the April 11 Herald story “Man… Continue reading

Was Sinclair’s TV news promo meant as satire?

In a 1973 dystopian science fiction film, there was this healthy, rationed protein food product, called Soylent Green, which was distributed to an unsuspecting and… Continue reading

Burke: What’s our move if Trump moves against Mueller?

Being ready for a constitutional crisis requires some planning. Get ready to march and vote.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, April 16

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

Fix campaign finance abuse by supporting 28th Amendment

In November of 2016, Washington became the 18th state to call for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supereme Court’s Citizens United decision… Continue reading

Parker: In Trump’s mind, what’s gained by attack on Syria?

He earlier mused about a “major event” pulling people together. World War III would be unifying.

Returning grizzlies to North Cascades will restore our awe

In response to the April 3 editorial on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the grizzlies (“Zinke an unexpected ally for Cascade grizzlies,”) I submit the… Continue reading

Saunders: Trump’s Cabinet churn comes with political costs

Along with filing positions with benchwarmers, Trump is wasting political capital on confirmations.

This is what Sno-Isle Libraries provide to our communities

I just received my ballot for the Sno-Isle Libraries levy. As people are contemplating the vote, I want to share with readers the value I’ve… Continue reading

Editorial: Reliable source needed for national park funding

That national park fees won’t triple is good news, but it doesn’t solve the problem of park funding.

Commentary: State court should protect the initiative process

Lawmakers were “too cute by half” in how they handled I-940, regarding policies on police shootings.

Commentary: Take 5 days of action to stop child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse can be prevented if adults learn how to protect the kids in their daily lives.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, April 15

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

Libraries are more than just something nice to have

I’ve read with interest the community’s letters and opinion pieces published recently in The Herald. I don’t reside in the Sno-Isle Libraries’ taxing district so… Continue reading

Milbank: Trump has turned Cabinet hiring into a Tinder search

Acting on his latest impulses, Trump is swiping right for Mr. Right Now to fill Cabinet vacancies.

Panel discussion on gun violence rose above sound bites

I recently attended a town hall panel discussion meeting at Mariner High School with our U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. If you watch the news, then… Continue reading

Petri: Why Zuckerberg needn’t worry about Congress

Senators would have been better served if Facebook’s CEO had walked them through a software update.

PUD made right decision to end Sunset Falls hydro project

The Snohomish PUD Commissioners deserve a big thank you from all of us for their wisdom in halting the Sunset Falls Hydro Project (“PUD scraps… Continue reading