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…


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

One can certainly appreciate that Snohomish County has a divided government that…


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

County Council, District 5: Low an asset to district, county

Sam Low has proven over the last year that he is the candidate for Snohomish County Council District 5. Among Sam’s accomplishments this last year… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Franklin the strong leader city needs

We live in a great community. There have been some remarkable changes in the last few years improving the quality of life in Everett. New… Continue reading

Rest stop near Smokey Point not being maintained

What the heck is going on with our rest stops along I-5? I was just on a road trip and the state Transportation Department needs… Continue reading

Donations by gun groups preventing firearms laws

Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; and San Bernardino, Calif., now share a disturbing characteristic: They were all sites of mass shooting involving automatic weapons. I… Continue reading

Everett mayoral race: Tuohy backs council districts

Judy Tuohy has invested in our community through decades of leadership and community involvement. She has broad experience in administration, budget oversight and program management.… Continue reading

Guns aren’t the cause of mass shootings

The problem is not guns. It’s hearts without God, homes without discipline, schools without prayer and courts without justice. Don Williamson Arlington… Continue reading