Comment: How Senate can keep filibuster but break gridlock

A return to ‘regular order’ would move legislation forward that has bipartisan support in committees.

 

Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton

Comment: Why Amanda Gorman’s poem at inaugural soared

Forced to overcome a speech impediment, the young poet has excelled at performance of the spoken word.

 

We have to confront white supremacy in our own communities

In June of last year, after the killing of George Floyd and…

 

Suggested names for groups at the Capitol siege

To the lexicon of names for groups like a plague of Llocusts or an intrusion of cockroaches we can add new ones as a result… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 25

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

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Children from the Children's Workshop, an arts and science preschool, pause in a sculpture after walking their neighborhood with flags they made in celebration of the inaugurations of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Comment: After four years, a president suitable for children

It’s not just knowing they aren’t likely to hear vulgarities but that a president will heed their needs.

Children from the Children's Workshop, an arts and science preschool, pause in a sculpture after walking their neighborhood with flags they made in celebration of the inaugurations of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Comment: New mothers need care for child’s sake and theirs

The Legislature must try again to provide a full year of health care following the birth of a child.

Comment: Planning for change by changing how we plan

We need reform of our state’s growth and planning laws to better address sprawl and climate change.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 24

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

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Brian Henderson, of Renton, plugs in his Kia Soul EV electric vehicle at a charging station in Sultan on Wednesday, June 7. Henderson and a group of fellow electric car drivers made the trip from Everett's City Hall to Spokane's City Hall late last week in an effort to raise awareness about convenient charging locations along U.S. Highway 2.

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Editorial: Yes to gas tax hike, but this has to be the last

Transportation needs must be funded, but the gas tax is dwindling as a sustainable revenue source.

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Brian Henderson, of Renton, plugs in his Kia Soul EV electric vehicle at a charging station in Sultan on Wednesday, June 7. Henderson and a group of fellow electric car drivers made the trip from Everett's City Hall to Spokane's City Hall late last week in an effort to raise awareness about convenient charging locations along U.S. Highway 2.

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Trump, Republicans culpable for Capitol riots

Following the storming of our nation’s capitol by Trump cult followers, a number of Republicans announced their withdrawal of objections to Joe Biden’s electoral victory.… Continue reading

Where was the concern during this summer’s riots?

I just love it! Now many people are concerned and revolted by the riots, looting, deaths and actions of the Washington D.C. protesters, as well… Continue reading

Comment: D.C. rioters were clowns, militants and our neighbors

Biden is in office and order is restored, but too many seem comfortable with subversion of democracy.

Comment: Would a visit to D.C. as students headed off riot?

Too few have benefited from a civics trip to the capital; we should make that happen for all students.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Jan. 23

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

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Herald reporter wrote of Everett’s 1920 championship well

Kudos to Zac Hereth for his wonderful front-page story about the 1920 Everett High School national champion football team (“They were the kings of prep… Continue reading

Schwab: A shift from ‘I alone can fix it’ to a plea for unity

More than a study in contrasts, Biden’s inauguration called for a return to truth and cooperation.

Airliner captain handled rowdy passengers well

I think this American Airlines captain deserves special recognition (“This is your captain speaking: Settle down,” The Herald, Jan. 13). He quickly, and with a… Continue reading

Boeing’s statement after D.C. riot misses the mark

I am a former employee of Boeing. As a company with a powerful national and global platform, I was anxious to see how Boeing would… Continue reading

Comment: News media shouldn’t lulled by a return to normal

While reporters and pundits should avoid grandstanding, they must hold the Biden White House to account.