Editorial: Keep debate going on ‘Son of Connecting Washington’

A proposal by Sen. Steve Hobbs for $16.3 billion in transportation work deserves more discussion.


Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 23

A sketchy look at the day in politics.


Milbank: Pence makes it clear: Trump, MLK Jr. had same dreams

The vice-president pointed to their similarities; here are a few more he could have included:


Parker: Jumping to a MAGA hat-wearing conclusion

The confrontation shows again we’re too eager to accept a narrative when we don’t have all the facts.

Riverfront development should include low-income housing

With the new construction on Everett’s riverfront, now would be a good opportunity to add low income housing into our city (“The Riverfront area could… Continue reading

TSA agents should go off job to force end to shutdown

Transportation Security Administration agents and all airports nationwide, please shut down all security at all airports until Trump signs an executive order to repay all… Continue reading

Where did students in D.C. confrontation learn bigotry?

I write this letter through tears at how horribly every level of authority and influence has so clearly failed the lost, misguided, hate-filled students shown… Continue reading

Commentary: Democrats’ H.R. 1 offers boost for accountability

The measure would make voting easier, end dark money and ensure integrity of public officials.

Congress and president must end shutdown crisis

The inability of our elected leaders to compromise has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. I am proud of my work as… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 22

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Harrop: Anti-vax crowd spreading a plague of ignorance

As vaccination rates drop where exemptions are allowed measles is literally going viral.

Petri: Enjoying the silver-lining shutdown stories? Read on

Here are more examples of uplifting stories found within the alarming tales of the system’s failures.

Robinson: Who but a bully is cruel for sake of cruelty?

The shutdown, family separations, the attack on Obamacare: All were done without reason.

Pay-per-mile road tax has too many problems

In regard to Melissa Slager’s Jan. 2 column about the”pay per mile” pilot program (“Nine months as a guinea pig for pay-by-the-mile tax study”), there… Continue reading

Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.’s other dream for children

Justice demands not just racially integrated schools, but economically integrated schools.

Milbank: We need some slapstick so, at least, we can laugh

As long as we’re watching Trump’s comedy of errors, lets invite world leaders to join in the hilarity.

Plastic sleeve for The Herald is a waste

Recently The Herald started delivering the paper in a gray plastic sleeve. We have a perfectly good waterproof paper tube on our mailbox post and… Continue reading

Saunders: You want to end shutdown? Turn heat up on own party

Each side has used its supporters to entrench itself. It won’t end until supporters say, ‘Enough!’

This is how the shutdown affects me and many others

I am an Everett resident who is affected by the government shutdown. I am a client of a vocational rehabilitation service because I have a… Continue reading