Be wary of Russia’s retreat in Ukraine

This is Russia’s oldest trick: They retreat in the end of summer.…

 

City of Snohomish’s failed housing tax break wasn’t ‘progressive’

Regarding the recent Herald article, “Snohomish Council rejects tax break on housing…

 

Comment: Far-right lurking in policing a constant in history

Laws regarding segregation changed in the 1950s, but the fight Edwin Walker and others went carried on.

 

Comment: Martha’s Vineyard’s generosity should surprise no one

While the history isn’t spotless, church communities across the nation have welcomed refugees.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 30

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

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Schwab: GOP’s ‘Commitment’ left out its vow of cruelty, denial

Or, they’re there, but you have to read past the platitudes and think beyond the vague statements.

Stanwood’s Purple Heart declaration could have gone further

Recently the Stanwood City Council declared its town a Purple Heart city. It joined Snohomish County and individual cities in the county in this declaration.… Continue reading

Comment: $55 billion only a drop of what water systems need

The federal infrascture plan is spending more on Amtrak than to upgrade failing water and sewer systems.

Comment: Free school lunches, yes, but how else to end hunger

A White House conference is considering steps, but control of Congress may determine what’s adopted.

Comment: Progress on vaccination for HPV too vital to lose

Vaccination for the disease, which can lead to various cancers, faced an uphill climb, even before covid.

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Editorial cartoons for Thusday, Sept. 28

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

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Editorial: Retain Sen. Liias, Rep. Peterson in 21st district

The long-serving Democrats’ record of legislative success has earned leadership posts for both.

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Just too many cats and dogs for vets to serve

Two years ago, this retired nurse went to work in a veterinarian clinic just for the pure joy of it. At that time, cats and… Continue reading

Carin Chase best choice to fill county council vacancy

The Salish Sea Chapter of the Federation of Democratic Women is proud to recommend the appointment of Carin Chase to the vacant District 3 seat… Continue reading

Comment: In our blurt-it-out age, try some rural reticence

Being quick with an opinion — rather than sitting on the fence to watch and listen — may not be working for us.

Comment: Norman Rockwell’s economy is never coming back

Both Presidents Trump and Biden vowed to bring back manufacturing. There’s a better way for better jobs.

Comment: U.S. policy is responsible for Venezuelan refugees

Trump’s and Biden’s economic sanctions created the refugee crisis. The onus is on the U.S. to fix this.

County council job too demanding to split with legislative job

I am shocked that there is a possibility that two Snohomish County council members could serve on the council and the state Legislature at the… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 28

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

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State that opposes abortion but not death penalty is not pro-life

Currently 17 of the 21 states with highly restrictive or near total bans on abortion have the death penalty. Six of those states have performed… Continue reading