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A SWAT team responds during an 8-hour standoff between police and a man brandishing a knife at a home in south Edmonds on Sunday night. (Edmonds Police Department)

Edmonds man barricaded in house arrested after 8-hour standoff

Police said he was brandishing a knife and threatening “homicidal violence” on his family.

 

Comment: Omicron will pass. but hospitals’ deficiencies won’t

Hospital ERs were always a challenging place; the latest surge may leave long-lasting wounds.

 

Comment: Will pro-life supporters now march for kids, moms?

If Roe v. Wade is overturned can we count on their support for birth control, child care and more.

 

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 24

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Learn about Northshore school levies, bonds before voting

On Feb. 8, all registered Northshore School District voters in King and Snohomish counties will have the opportunity to vote on three ballot measures for… Continue reading

Russia’s Ukraine buildup has to do with WWII

Russia’s buildup at Ukraine’s border is a reaction to Adolf Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa of WW II. Germany sent 3.5 million troops into the USSR killing… Continue reading

Snohomish’s former mayor made many missteps

A recent letter to the editor asked proper credit be given to those who saved Snohomish’s Carnegie building. I understand the emotion the letter writer… Continue reading

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) looks on as Kraken center Calle Jarnkrok (19) clears the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Appleton, Grubauer lead Kraken to 5-3 win over Panthers

Seattle scored three goals in the second period and knocked off the NHL’s points leaders.

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) looks on as Kraken center Calle Jarnkrok (19) clears the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares (11) makes a pass against Washington guard Terrell Brown Jr. (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

Huskies go down big in loss to rival Oregon

UW fell behind 37-8 and never came close in a blowout loss to the Ducks.

Oregon guard Rivaldo Soares (11) makes a pass against Washington guard Terrell Brown Jr. (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)
FILE - Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band The Ventures, has died. He was 88. The News Tribune reports Wilson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded by his four children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Don Wilson, guitarist with The Ventures, dies at 88

The band’s hits included “Walk, Don’t Run” and the theme song for “Hawaii Five-O.”

FILE - Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band The Ventures, has died. He was 88. The News Tribune reports Wilson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded by his four children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Comment: Allow optometrists to provide care they trained for

State law should be updated to allow doctors of optometry to provide care that other states allow.

Comment: Full commission needed for best wildlife management

To manage a vital resource, a commission vacancy must be filled and its testimony rules changed.

Covid response is causing a breakdown and division

I am writing this letter because I am really finding it difficult living in this new reality of covid with the mask and vaccine mandates… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 23

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Jeff Thoreson cheers with his students after his class wins a tug-o-war game on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Editorial: School levies an investment in kids, communities

Voters in several county school districts are asked to approve levies in a Feb. 8 special election.

Jeff Thoreson cheers with his students after his class wins a tug-o-war game on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Help! My Expedia tour credit is about to expire

Kent York cancels his tour package in Norway that he booked through Expedia after the pandemic outbreak. But the hotel won’t offer a refund or extend his credit. Is he about to lose $1,875?

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Kibo Eclipse Review | TESTIMONIALS and The Truth You Haven’t Heard

If you’ve ever considered starting an eCommerce business, you’ve probably heard about Kibo Eclipse. Kibo Eclipse is an online e-commerce course that promises to help… Continue reading

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Lake Stevens students need resources from two Feb. 8 levies

Our students are a massive part of our community. They are what make up a big chunk of our schools. Another big part of their… Continue reading

Sam Low deserves support for House seat in 39th district

Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low has announced that he is running for a Washington state House seat in the 39th Legislative District (“GOP duel: County… Continue reading

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“Dragnet,” about Los Angeles Police Department detectives Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan), was broadcast on NBC from 1967 to 1970, following an earlier run on TV in the 1950s. Though he never quoted the line verbatim, Webb’s character was known for asking witnesses for “Just the facts, ma’am.” (NBC)

Viewpoints: We need more than ‘Just the facts’ to span divides

Fact-checking has its place, but Americans need a better way to understand their disagreements.

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“Dragnet,” about Los Angeles Police Department detectives Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan), was broadcast on NBC from 1967 to 1970, following an earlier run on TV in the 1950s. Though he never quoted the line verbatim, Webb’s character was known for asking witnesses for “Just the facts, ma’am.” (NBC)