Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: What we got wrong about ‘first responders’

We’ve allowed police and others to be defined by our emergencies, the things we’ve allowed to fail.

 

A few things the Republian Party doesn’t support

Republican Party What the GOP doesn’t support I cannot speak to the…

 

Prisons seem to have room for repeat offenders

Convictions Prisons seem to have room now Seems like every time I…

 

Cuban protests a good lesson for young people

Cuban protests A good lesson for young people I hope our younger generation is paying attention to what is happening in Cuba. This is their… Continue reading

Stop sale of catalytic converters to end their thefts

Catalytic converter thefts Stop sales to end thefts Our state legislators could stop thefts of catalytic converters by simply enacting legislation that makes it illegal… Continue reading

Legal immigration only solution to DACA ruling

DACA ruling Legal immigration only solution Recent news reported President Biden his administration would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the DACA program protecting hundreds… Continue reading

Comment: Biles has exposed blurred lines for medicine, abuse

The history of pelvic exams shows practices that often denied women consent and dignity.

Burke: Terminal stupidity is anti-vax, anti-mask comorbidity

Here’s all you need to know: Covid is real. Masks and vaccines work. This isn’t hard to understand.

Comment: ‘Telling truth shouldn’t be hard.’ So let’s be honest

We’ll always have political spin, but even partisans be able to agree to facts that really can’t be denied.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Aug. 2

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

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City of Snohomish TBD: Two cents on the tax’s value

The residents of Snohomish fund many government services. One of the most successful government programs in the City of Snohomish is the Transportation Benefit District… Continue reading

Comment: In our community, leadership matters more than ever

Leadership Snohomish County is looking for a new class of leaders to engage, train and build right here.

Commentary: Put yourself on the map as state redistricts

Every decade, congressional and legislative districts are redrawn. You can have a say in that process.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Aug. 1

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

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FILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.  New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, Friday, July 30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Editorial: Our covid battle isn’t over; we must again mask up

The delta variant spreads even among whose who are vaccinated, meaning a return to masking indoors.

FILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.  New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, Friday, July 30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Seniors could use a boost in income, too

First of all I must admit I voted for Joe Biden. Not because I thought he would be a great president but I couldn’t stomach… Continue reading

Trump’s big lie that he won is a threat to democracy

I know we’re all getting tired of reading or hearing about it but the conspiracy theories abound. Fraudulent election results rumors are rampant. As soon… Continue reading

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)

Viewpoints: Why we’re being asked to mask up again

While those fully vaccinated are protected from serious illness, the delta variant is highly transmissible.

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)

Comment: Athletes are changing Olympics’ soft-power politics

The prestiege of nations’ medal counts may be shifting to a focus on agendas set by the athletes.

Comment: Shrinking population can only hurt U.S., its economy

More than just fewer workers to support retirees, a lower birth rate has wider consequences for the nation.