Comment: What World AIDS Day tells us about this pandemic

There have been successes and failures with AIDS, as we dealt with structural racism and gender.


Arlington voters will decide on fire department annexation

Arlington Firefighters want to thank the City Council for placing annexation of…


Climate activists and others supporting the Indigenous group "Protectors of the Salish Sea" march with signs and drums outside the Capitol at Olympia, Wash., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., on the first day of the 2020 session of the Washington legislature. The group was at the Capitol to call attention to environmental issues including their demand that Gov. Jay Inslee declare a climate emergency and halt fossil fuel expansion projects in the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Comment: States serving as laboratories for climate action

The Biden administration can look to programs pursued by Washington and other U.S. states.



Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Dec. 1

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


Harrop: How will we describe pandemic life in years to come?

Comparisons to World War II come close, but there are significant differences between then and now.

Those not following covid restrictions to blame for surge

A couple of recent letters are decrying the re-election of Gov. Jay Inslee. They blame him for the restrictions placed on some businesses, stay-at-home orders… Continue reading

Values belong to people of both parties

After reading Mr. Sage’s letter in the Nov. 13 Herald regarding “Trump support was about values,” I was compelled to answer. What about the values… Continue reading

Who’s the sore loser now, Mr. President?

Imagine, if you will, the howls of protest from the right if Donald Trump had won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College. In… Continue reading

Comment: 5 myths about crime, criminal justice and reforms

Recent data is being cherry-picked to make dubious claims about crime rates and efforts to reform policy.

Comment: Progressives paid price to be rid of Trump: Biden

It’s not that progressives ought to sit down and shut up. But they do need to choose their battles.


Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 30

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


Keep an eye out for vandals at Snohomish parks

I was concerned about the closure of Hill Park in Snohomish and upon inquiring I received a startling reply from the Parks Department. Vandals have… Continue reading

This is why I voted for Trump

My dad served this country for 45 years, 30 years in the Navy, and 15 as a postal clerk. I was drafted into the Army… Continue reading

Comment: Election showed desire for justice in many areas

Our needs for climate, public health, racial justice and more are connected. Our response must be too.

Comment: Our trust and confidence in science can save lives

The elimination of bias is at the very core of science; it’s key to good results and good medicines.

Each state’s chosen electors must be recognized on Dec. 8

‘I would appreciate attention to the coming media blitz regarding the “stolen election” in 20 states with Republican governors and assemblies who may ignore the… Continue reading


Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Nov. 29

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

Macro photo of tooth wheel mechanism with imprinted RECEIVE, GIVE concept words

Editorial: We can meet increased need caused by covid

As GivingTuesday nears, consider how you can help nonprofits with the work they do in your community.

Macro photo of tooth wheel mechanism with imprinted RECEIVE, GIVE concept words

Electoral College is unjust and inequitable

Believers in the deeply unfair and undemocratic Electoral College need to answer some simple questions. If their beloved system is so fair and democratic then… Continue reading

GOP challenge of election is embarrassing

Isn’t it strange that Joe Biden isn’t mounting his own embarrassing attempt to overturn votes in the “red” states? The fact that 74 million people… Continue reading