Commentary

Comment: After 50 years of sacrifices, two-state plan remains

By Ron Young Fifty years ago this summer, the third Arab-Israeli War started with Arabs declaring and Israelis dreading the imminent destruction of Israel, but… Continue reading

Commentary: Trump’s cuts to education a threat to freedom

By Kristi Ranta Education is the gateway to many things here in the United States. The right to education is the best gift that one… Continue reading

Commentary: Compromise needed now on state water rights bill

By Maralyn Chase Water is life. Plants, animals, people and cities depend on water to survive. In 2016, the state Supreme Court ruled in Whatcom… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Congress, set health-care course that covers more

By Ralph W. Muller The Philadelphia Inquirer The doors of America’s teaching hospitals are open to all, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.… Continue reading

Commentary: Trumpcare will leave millions without care

By Rick Larsen If there were a book on common sense for Congress, I am sure it would include a chapter on holding public committee… Continue reading

Comment: While Congress stumbles, state has a health care fix

By Brendan Williams Enormous proposed 2018 increases for health insurance premiums are causing a great deal of partisan finger-pointing. Yet beset consumers care little about… Continue reading

Commentary: Putting a price on carbon buys a healthier state

By Francine Gaillour and Jeanine SanClemente While the current federal administration has pledged to backtrack on climate change mitigation and lift regulations on dangerous air… Continue reading

Commentary: How Snohomish County hopes to step up opioid fight

By Snohomish County officials Since May 2015, 82 lives in Snohomish County have been saved using the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone. The complexity and… Continue reading

Viewpoints: 6 essential reads on the opioid crisis

By Aviva Rutkin and Jessie Schanzle The Conversation The opioid crisis appears to be getting worse, not better. According to The New York Times, drug… Continue reading

Comment: Trump budget would hurt state, community libraries

By Kim Wyman Libraries play a vital role in our communities. Thanks to the many services and programs they provide, local libraries help transform lives… Continue reading

Comment: Work with traumatized Marysville students continues

By Becky Berg A recent letter to the editor by Dawn Williams, (Waive test for students affected by Marysville shooting,” May 17, The Herald), prompted… Continue reading

Commentary: Alaska Air flights from Paine a welcome link

By Reid H. Shockey Since 1983 the Snohomish County Committee for Improved Transportation has brought together public and private partners in a non-partisan effort to… Continue reading

Commentary: Help caregivers provide care for seniors, others

First Choice In-Home Care — provides in-home direct care services to 1,400 vulnerable seniors and… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Trump’s education cuts will hold back economy

By Shaun M. Dougherty The Conversation The Trump administration has some ambitious goals that include trillions in tax cuts, a significant military buildup and a… Continue reading

Commentary: Test your Memorial Day knowledge

By Dan Monroe InsideSources.com Memorial Day is a national holiday that honors the men and women of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives while… Continue reading

Commentary: Carnegie’s annex is a historical structure, too

By Bill Betten I am the founder and registered agent of the newly formed 105 Cedar Avenue Foundation. Our goal is to preserve and protect… Continue reading

Commentary: State Senate’s budget makes increases, not cuts

By Liv Finne A guest column in the May 7 Sunday Herald by state Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, says the Senate-passed budget, “includes cuts to… Continue reading

Viewpoints: With the circus gone, what’s next for activists?

the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — closed for good Sunday… Continue reading