Commentary

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

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

Commentary: Azerbaijan a partner for economy, peace for state

By Elin Suleymanov It’s a long way from Puget Sound to the Caspian Sea, bordering Europe and Asia and sitting astride huge reserves of oil… Continue reading

Commentary: Koster settlement a tax on political correctness

By Jeff Rhodes Call it a “political correctness tax.” Snohomish County last week agreed to pay a settlement of nearly $600,000 for trying to deny… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Why Trump’s White House leaks

By Frederic Lemieux For The Conversation According to the Washington Post, President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov… Continue reading

Commentary: AT&T outsourcing a problem for workers, customers

By Carissa Moore I’m a call center auditor at AT&T in Bothell, and every day I review thousands of customer interactions all over the country.… Continue reading

Viewpoints: ‘Handmaid’s’ isn’t metaphor liberals are looking for

By Charlotte Allen Los Angeles Times I’ve lost count of the articles I’ve read about Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”… Continue reading

Commentary: Bring back Carnegie building’s original look

By Warner Blake Snohomish’s 1910 Carnegie building with its attached 1968 addition was closed this April because the addition’s flat roof is waterlogged and unsafe.… Continue reading

Commentary: Lawmakers work together to protect seniors

someone vulnerable — being taken advantage of or abused and not knowing… Continue reading

Commentary: GOP lawmakers using Trump tactics on state budget

By John McCoy For the fourth time in the last five years, the Legislature is taking more time to complete its work. It’s disappointing, but… Continue reading

Viewpoints: There’s a better way than the wall

By Sonia Nazario Los Angeles Times This may surprise you: The U.S. already has programs in place that are dramatically reducing the number of immigrants… Continue reading

Comment: Importing Canadian drugs could harm HIV patients

By Scott Bertani Congress recently introduced a bill that would permit pharmacists and patients to import prescription drugs from Canada. The policy could harm vulnerable… Continue reading

Commentary: Aerospace tax breaks aid our employers, community

By Dave Somers and Leonardo Baldacinni When we are out in the community, many people ask: What have the aerospace tax incentives done for us?… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Judging the value of Meals on Wheels

By David Campbell and Kristina Lambright To justify President Donald Trump’s aim to spend less on social services, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick… Continue reading

Commentary: A victory for gun violence victims and the state

By Rory Graves Whenever another gun violence tragedy makes headlines, the same question inevitably surfaces: How could it have been prevented? The conversation has become… Continue reading

Commentary: Help your community prevent child sexual abuse

By Scott Washburn April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and youth-serving organizations across the country have been working this month to raise awareness and understanding… Continue reading

Commentary: Attitudes about opioids contribute to their abuse

By S. Guinn In regard to Sharon Sayler’s article in the April 13 Herald, “Opioid abuse an issue for elderly,” I would like to make… Continue reading

Commentary: State’s upside-down tax system needs reforms

By Kerrie McLaughlin Washington state is known for many things: beautiful scenery, delicious apples, rain … and the most upside-down state tax system in the… Continue reading

Viewpoints: Did the March for Science risk public’s trust?

By Emily Vraga Following Saturday’s March for Science, questions about whether scientists can and should advocate for public policy become more important. On one hand,… Continue reading

Commentary: Gov. Inslee should reject license bill on REAL ID

By Juan Peralez UNIDOS of Snohomish County, a Latino advocacy organization since the 1990s sent the following Governor the following to Gov. Jay Inslee to… Continue reading