Editorial: Give Everett residents say on council districts

A ballot proposal switching the city council to district representation requires a public process.

Harrop: If we’re retrying Bill Clinton, let’s stick to facts

The demand that any woman’s claim of rape be automatically believed can have tragic consequences.

Robinson: In Alabama, is party more important than morality?

Voters will have to decide if Roy Moore’s alleged behavior is a greater sin than being a Democrat.

Trump’s base will get worst of GOP tax reform

Not yet one year into his dictatorship, our phony in chief enjoys historically low approval ratings, even with his loyal base of liberators from reality… Continue reading

Commentary: Legislature hasn’t fixed teacher pay issue

Schools with larger poor and minority populations are still less capable of keeping good teachers.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 20

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

Frontier should keep lifeline payphones in service

The public telephone at the Verlot service ranger station is a service the public demands. At the next public telephone server franchise renewal, demand Frontier… Continue reading

Milbank: Not hearing what they want to, GOP simply ignores

Nonpartisan arbiters of fact are being disregarded on tax law, health care and judicial worthiness.

Saunders: Trump not repeating mistakes he made on ACA repeal

The president is taking care not to alienate Senate Republicans before the vote on tax reform.

Simoneaux: In service of science, a month among icebergs

A NOAA ship takes scientists into an Antarctic ice field, when the path out starts to close in.

Snohomish PUD hydro project will harm salmon

A Nov. 9 article in The Herald focused on declining salmon and orca populations in Puget Sound and how the two are interdependent. The latest… Continue reading

Vote makes it clear: No pot shops in Snohomish

The advisory vote on Proposition 1 in Snohomish on retail marijuana sales was not even a close call. With that result, allow me to remind… Continue reading

Why gut Medicaid to pay for bombs?

Donald Trump, in a fit of pique over not being able to scuttle Obamacare, just arbitrarily cut $7 billion dollars in Medicaid funding by executive… Continue reading

Cocoon House has programs to aid families, teens

I read with deep sadness the Nov. 14 Herald article about the tragic death of David Sandoval and the impact his passing has left on… Continue reading

Commentary: Mental health training for police is saving lives

The training ensures that officers have the tools to deescalate potentially dangerous situations.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Nov. 19

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

Editorial: School funding half-full, half-empty, but not ample

The Supreme Court says the state’s school funding plan won’t meet its deadline. So there’s work to do.

Hatchery steelhead are making returns worse for wild fish

Regarding Wayne Kruse’s column in the Nov. 15 Herald, the reason there are no steelhead to be had this winter in most Puget Sounds rivers… Continue reading

Keillor: A day without a phone allows time for reflection

The opportunity to pretend it’s 1961 again proves that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

Living right is not a cure-all; we need the ACA

This is a response to a Nov. 16 letter to the editor (“Personal responsibility saves money”). I have been a vegetarian for almost 50 years,… Continue reading