Comment: America needs a reparation plan; H.R. 40 isn’t it

While well-intentioned, it’s program of redress for descendants of slaves could be easily co-opted.

 

Comment: Elon Musk taking Henry Ford’s path; that’s a bad idea

Henry after initial success focused less on cars and more on publicity. Musk seems to be doing the same.

 

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, May 21

A sketchy look at the news of the day.

 

Fred Rubatino (left), an unidentified worker and Tom Rubatino in front of one of the company's garbage trucks in 1944.  (Rubatino Family)

Rubatino family: There’s more to family’s trash-collection story

Two members offer additional information about more than a century of ownership for the Everett family.

Fred Rubatino (left), an unidentified worker and Tom Rubatino in front of one of the company's garbage trucks in 1944.  (Rubatino Family)
Shriley Kaikai, a graduating senior at Kamiak High School, plans to attend WSU to study nursing. She recently participated in STEM Signing Day to honor students studying in STEM fields.

Shirley Kaikai: Family inspired nursing dream; STEM laid path

Running Start courses in anatomy, biology and chemistry have prepared further studies at WSU.

Shriley Kaikai, a graduating senior at Kamiak High School, plans to attend WSU to study nursing. She recently participated in STEM Signing Day to honor students studying in STEM fields.

‘My body, my choice,’ doesn’t work with disease

I took a second thinking over a recent letter to the editor regarding the “my body, my choice” phrase. It was the author’s opinion that… Continue reading

Comment: ‘Great replacement theory’ not just racist; it’s wrong

Less restrictive immigration policies are sought for a number of reasons, but the votes haven’t materialized.

Comment: Supporters of abortion access must get on same page

Haggling over words and demanding policy purity will end up ceding the advantage of public support.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, May 20

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

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Maybe it’s time to use Depression-era tips

It’s obvious we better hunker down into a Depression-era mode under the Biden administration. They knew about a lack of infant formula back in February,… Continue reading

Schwab: Deadly mix of denial, racist fear-mongering and guns

Ten dead in Buffalo and the right jumps to defend easy access to guns and a racist appeal to voters.

Why a conservative would support Roe v. Wade

I was surprised when my mom, a pretty conservative Lutheran, told me she supported Roe v. Wade and safe, legal abortions. But I shouldn’t have… Continue reading

Big difference between ‘my body, my choice’ camps

Regarding a recent letter to the editor regarding rights regarding abortion and masks and the slogan “My body, my choice,” the writer evidently does not… Continue reading

Comment: Laws aimed at trans kids make everyone less safe

Using laws as a weapon against trans kids and families will undermine trust in the justice system.

Comment: What Trump’s election scorecard says about GOP voters

His mixed record on primary endorsements means GOP voters aren’t zombies, but Trumpism isn’t dead.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, May 19

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

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Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Editorial: Up to graduates to take us where we want to go

A lack of workers has limited Amtrak and the state ferry system. Graduates need to train for those jobs.

Ferries pass on a crossing between Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

Problem on Highway 99 isn’t speeders; it’s jaywalkers

The Everett City Council passing a resolution to lower speeds on Evergreen Way and Everett Mall Way is the equivalent of mowing your lawn while… Continue reading

Comment: Expect more pandemics as climate crisis worsens

Loss of habitat is forcing more wildlife and human interactions, and opportunity for disease transmission.

Comment: Sending abortion to states won’t bring compromise

It may be the right thing to do, but the issue will only further divide Americans, 50 times over.