Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Feb. 3

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Feb. 2

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Editorial: No need to conceal state employees’ birthdates

A bill drafted to stop release of state workers’ birthdates could hamper media investigations.

Harrop: If Washington won’t fix health care, maybe Amazon can

Amazon and two corporate partners think they can economically deliver coverage to their employees.

Headline in Herald print edition expressed opinion, not news

Trump hammers immigrants? I was appalled at the headline on the front page of the Wednesday’s Herald, “Trump hammers immigrants.” This is not what I… Continue reading

Milbank: Democrats misplay their response to State of Union

Worse than the Democrats’ petulance over Trump is their inability to get behind a coherent message.

Saunders: Can Trump’s friendship with Wynn endure allegations?

Trump and Steve Wynn, once rivals, grew to respect each other. Wynn now faces charges of harassment.

State should provide school funding, not levies

Once again Marysville School District is asking for approval of levies. The first is actually illegal. The state constitution requires the state to fully fund… Continue reading

Thiessen: Attacked from left, right, Trump looks presidential

It’s a mistake for Democrats to reject Trump’s immigration deal and its path for Dreamers.

Which State of the Union speech did The Herald hear?

Wall Street Journal: “Trump hails new American moment: President promotes infrastructure plan, says he sees room for work on immigration;” “Different role for president: optimist”… Continue reading

Why you ought to vote yes for Everett schools bond and levy

I would like to share a conversation my wife and I had over morning coffee: Hap: Have you filled out your ballot for the Everett… Continue reading

Supporting Mayor Franklin’s work on homelessness

I am a very compassionate person and refuse to demonize the poor or the homeless. I know many put themselves in that unfortunate situation with… Continue reading

Editorial: County council should step back from hiring review

A new ordinance adds bureaucracy that will make timely hires difficult for department heads.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 1

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Milbank: Trump’s State of Union emphasized divisions not unity

Trump drowned out his own call for bipartisanship with barbs aimed at Democrats and immigrants.

Monroe school levy bridges the funding gap

Citizens of Monroe, please vote yes for the upcoming replacement levy on the Feb. 13 ballot. Our students are our future and supporting them is… Continue reading

Parker: It was a good speech. Can we hope for more?

Admittedly, the bar was set low, but Trump seemed “normal.” The trick now is to not mess it up.

Rather than build new schools, teach students in shifts

Having read the articles in the papers and seen the photos of all the portable classrooms at Jackson High, I can’t help but ask if… Continue reading

State can’t tax tribal casinos because they are sovereign

Regarding Wednesday’s letter to the editor about why the state doesn’t tax Angel of the Winds Casino: To answer the question, there is a nice… Continue reading

Change to Medicare Part B threatens useful drug therapy

The federal government recently made the dangerous and unprecedented move to link doctors’ reimbursements for Part B drugs to their performance under Medicare’s new quality… Continue reading