Farmers need to see more support from Rep. Rick Larsen

Our longtime representative in Congress, Rick Larsen, represents many farmers who steward…


Gov. Inslee a threat to my wallet

Gov. Jay Inslee’s comment and concerns about President Trump being chaotic, unbalanced…


Gun violence figure cited in letter is absurd and bizarre

An assertion by the author of a letter to the editor in…


Many reasons for low voter turnout

I think we should consider the following issues may have also contributed to low voter turnout “Editorial: Low voter turnout points to failure in civic… Continue reading

Trump presidency best shot at strong economy

A recent letter opined that our economic growth over the past year was due, not to the election of President Trump but instead was simply… Continue reading

Methadone clinic shouldn’t be located in downtown Everett

In mid-January, the Everett City Council will vote whether to allow a methadone clinic to locate in the city’s Central Business District. While people with… Continue reading

What about threat to others when police end chases?

The recent article on the chase involving the State Patrol going after a speeding motorcycle was unbalanced (“Parents of man who died during WSP chase… Continue reading

How can sexual harassment fund in Congress be kept secret?

How can Congress justify making secret payments to settle claims of sexual harassment? According to the article “Harassment cases remain confidential” published in the Dec.… Continue reading

Welcome home to the sailors of Kidd and Shoup

What a beautiful and inspiring picture on the front page of the Drew family, along with the mention of a large sign for Samantha “Outta… Continue reading

Are different standards used regarding sexual misconduct?

Recently news people have been fired as a result of sexual misconduct allegations. We elect a president in spite of sexual misconduct allegations. Senators are… Continue reading

Count freight train vibrations trigger mudslides?

I was lying awake during the 3 a.m. hour recently, when I became aware of an intense shaking throughout my entire house. I had enough… Continue reading

Much hinges on keeping Iran-U.S. nuclear deal in place

Donald Trump has long been an opponent of the nuclear deal with Iran. His impending decision to de-certify the deal contradicts the international consensus that… Continue reading

Snohomish PUD should heed its values on hydro project

Two recent letters to the editor in The Herald on Nov. 20 and Dec. 3 referenced the plight of Puget Sound because of diminishing orca… Continue reading

State’s gas tax is high because we don’t pay state income tax

Regarding the Dec. 7 letter to the editor asking why gas taxes are so high in Washington state: Seven states don’t have a state income… Continue reading

What’s Republican voters response to attacks on environment?

I have to wonder how rank-and-file Republicans and Trump supporters who claim to value the natural environment feel about Trump’s proclamation reducing the Escalante Grand… Continue reading

Join Lake Stevens Aquafest Royalty for holiday events

For the past nine months as the 2017 Miss Aquafest, I’ve done so many things. My royalty sisters and I have volunteered at many events… Continue reading

Teddy Bear Breakfast raised $20,000-plus for kids health care

Thanks to an extraordinary group of volunteers representing Providence General Children’s Association and an amazing venue filled with gorgeous trees and lovely red poinsettias, over… Continue reading

Herald coverage played favorites in Snohomish

The Herald was happy printing an article praising Snohomish mayoral candidate Karen Guzak’s tolerance for the “cranky outsiders” who were actually concerned citizens that have… Continue reading

Increasing income not as simple for county taxpayers

Am I the only one who picked up on the Dave Somers’ Rule of Prudent County Finances? (“County exec dislikes county budget, but what can… Continue reading

Reconsider Trump’s ‘accomplishments’

When I come across misstatements and exaggerations by Trump supporters, I want to throw my hands in the air and yell “foul” with the loudest… Continue reading