Burke: Facts don’t lie, but just try to get some to admit them

By numerous metrics, Biden’s doing well, yet Republicans insist on denying him and his proposals.

Comment: Eviction ban helpful, but it isn’t in CDC’s authority

The judge’s decision leaves the door open for Congress to pass a law that would grant that power, however.

Comment: Why its hard to explain April’s weak job numbers

Thanks to the pandemic and responses to it, the labor market could be hard to judge for some time.

Frizzell has experience to be Lynnwood’s next mayor

Lynnwood mayor’s race Frizzell has experience for post In a coming weeks, the residents of Lynnwood will once again have the opportunity to vote their… Continue reading

Marijuana’s THC levels shouldn’t be limited

In response to two recent letters to the editor calling to reduce the content of THC in marijuana, I agree that minors should not be… Continue reading

Use cameras to issue traffic fines, not police

Regarding the recent commentary (“It’s time to take police off the traffic beat,” The Herald, April 20): The police are over taxed, mis-trained and scared.… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, May 10

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

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Ask senators to end time switch

Please help this out. The state Legislature voted sometime ago (and it passed) to get rid of the twice yearly time switch. Please call Sens.… Continue reading

Chauvin’s guilty verdict was justice but not victory

Regarding the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd: Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Grief. Relief. Sorrow. Joy. Gianna, you were right: Your… Continue reading

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 28, 2016, a man does maintenance work between razor wire-topped fences at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to all Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, saying the men had lost an average of more than 20 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Comment: It’s time to reform state’s sentencing reforms

Ending parole in favor of rigid sentences has been inequitable and hasn’t made communities safer.

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 28, 2016, a man does maintenance work between razor wire-topped fences at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash. A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to all Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, saying the men had lost an average of more than 20 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Comment: STEM students get own day to sign and shine

Take a cue from athletics, local students are signing letters of intent to study STEM fields in college.

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Editorial: What Mom really wants is help for her family

For Mother’s Day, how about backing proposals for equal pay, child care and family tax credits?

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Those in Congress voting to overturn election violated oath

Along with many Americans, I was horrified at the insurgence encouraged by our former president, Donald Trump, who on Jan. 6 at an event near… Continue reading

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Viewpoints: Facebook’s ‘court’ declines to give it an easy out

The social media giant’s oversight board refused responsibilities that belong to Facebook alone.

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Comment: When women sought independence they got Mother’s Day

Women’s suffrage leaders wanted recognition of their rights. They soon soured on a empty holiday.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, May 8

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

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Harrop: Biden’s policies more aligned with Truman than FDR

On issues related to economic equity and civil rights, Biden’s plans recall Truman’s Fair Deal.

New owners reopen Marysville tea shop

Attic Secrets re-grand opening is here! Many hours, sweat, blood and tears have gone into the re-vitalization of this iconic and beloved cafe in the… Continue reading

Schwab: Do Republicans intend to take nation down with them?

When they’re not attacking fair proposals for good government, they’re nodding off like Ted Cruz.