Changes in culture explain recent shootings

Why? Why did he do it? They all ask about the Las…


Everett mayoral race: Franklin best on homelessness issue

Regarding the Oct. 8, 2017 letter concerning the Everett mayoral election, I…


Some limits would stem nation’s bloodshed from guns

Words can’t quantify or describe the horror of what unfolded in Las…


A liberal’s appreciation of consistent conservative thought

I was so pleased to read George Will’s comments about our local barista controversy (“Exposing the free speech arguments of bikini baristas,” The Herald, Oct.… Continue reading

Sultan candidates forum was informative, helpful

The Candidate Forum on Monday, October 9, at the Sultan High School was an informative activity for Sky Valley voters. The forum was supported and… Continue reading

Trump owes security guard in Las Vegas shooting an apology

Remember the Mexican rapists and drug smugglers Donald Trump said were invading our country son we needed a huge wall? Well, Jesus Campos is the… Continue reading

Commentary: What you need to know about service animals

Service animals are a medical necessity for many. Passing a pet off as one is an insult.

Answer to gun violence is discipline, respect for law

For years we have payed to watch crime and killing on just about every news media you can think of, on video games as well.… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Low an asset to council, district

One can certainly appreciate that Snohomish County has a divided government that works well for our citizens. We have a County Council made up of… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Franklin can inspire action

As a young professional, I see a lot of potential for Everett with Cassie Franklin’s leadership. Seven years ago, after graduating from Western Washington University,… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Franklin a high-level leader

I have worked with Cassie Franklin for six years. I have been able to see her lead and learn from her staff, while growing the… Continue reading

Questioning the safety of concealed firearms

I was thinking about guns and how I do not believe the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a person’s right to own an… Continue reading

Restore federal support for public transit projects

I hope our congressional delegation will reject the Trump administration’s proposals to cut federal funding for public transportation and instead renew our nation’s commitment to… Continue reading

Why give young shooting suspect a platform?

I was sickened upon reading of yet another gang-related death of a 14-yr-old by a 13-yr-old boy (“Boy, 13, charged with murder,” The Herald, Oct.… Continue reading

County council races: Sound leadership from Low, Nehring

It is commendable when someone steps forward to serve their community, especially when it is done with an unselfish attitude and a desire to do… Continue reading

County Council, District 1: Nehring dedicated to constituents

When considering who to vote for I look not only at where a candidate stands on the important issues but also at character. Watching County… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Franklin is leader city needs

The upcoming election is an important one for Everett; we are electing a new mayor. We need a mayor who is passionate about serving the… Continue reading

Gun violence should be addressed as public health crisis

Las Vegas. Oct. 1, yet another mass shooting in the USA. A tragedy yes, but a surprise no. Actually as American as apple pie. Depending… Continue reading

Mukilteo’s Proposition 1 will improve safety for children

We urge Mukilteans to vote yes on Proposition 1, in the Nov. 7 election. Proposition 1 proposes to increase the Mukilteo sales tax by 0.01… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Kelly will make county better place

Kristin Kelly is the obvious choice for County Council, District 5. Snohomish County needs decisions made in a careful, thoughtful, commonsense manner. Kristin Kelly has… Continue reading