10th LD, Senate: Ron Muzzall is who we need

I’ve known Helen Price Johnson for a long time, yet I’m throwing my complete support to Ron Muzzall for state Senate. Helen is a nice… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Aug. 12

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

Commentary: Improper spending has left NRA out of ammo

Having to draw from its foundation to keep its doors open, the now-diminished gun lobby faces its end.

Commentary: TV has reinforced ambition as bad trait for women

Criticisms of women on Biden’s veep list echo scripts that insist women must deny presidential hopes.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Aug. 11

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

Harrop: Every country made mistakes; we didn’t learn from ours

While European nations took a bigger hit economically, they’re better able to recover now than the U.S.

Mask scofflaws are encouraging spread of virus

Covid is spreading faster than the lies and misinformation coming out of what used to be the White House. As we see the worst rate… Continue reading

Rules confusing for objections on county planning commission

For residents of the county who are interested in land use issues, a key player is the advisory Snohomish County Planning Commission. This group discusses… Continue reading

Comment: Was Japan’s surrender worth the cost of bombings?

Even if both bombings could be linked to Japan’s surrender, were the mass killings of civilians “right”?

Let’s keep behavior civil during competing rallies

I’m a county resident and I attended a gathering to raise awareness to recall Sheriff Adam Fortney on June 27 in Lake Stevens. I met… Continue reading

Invest more in training for police

As I have been hearing of the events across this country that involve relationships between citizens and our local law enforcement officers and how people… Continue reading

What was purpose of ‘pig’ headline regarding slain officer?

The killing of a police officer in Bothell was a tragic senseless event. I believe that The Herald generally takes responsible positions on the news,… Continue reading

Have respect for all as we rebuild after pandemic

It is going to be interesting to see how the next presidential election plays out and see who wins. It will also be interesting to… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Aug. 10

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

Commentary: State must do more to protect farmworkers’ health

State health and labor agencies must do more to enforce laws meant to protect workers during the pandemic.

Commentary: Wildlife killing contests aren’t good management

Competitions, such as those for killing coyotes, can work against the interests of ranchers and others.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Aug. 9

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

Editorial: Debate regarding Snake River dams is far from over

If we are to avoid the extinction of salmon runs and orcas, talks regarding the dams should continue.

How does assessor come up with home values for taxes?

I recently received my notice of property assessed value. The average tax increase for Snohomish county was 6 percent. I live in Lynnwood and mine… Continue reading

Legitimate visa requests are ignored by State Department

As we work through this pandemic, one group of people being largely ignored by the federal government are in the visa process, Americans trying to… Continue reading