Help with shopping bags was in spirit of holiday

Many thanks to the kind customer and her daughter and sales staff at Bartell’s on Broadway and 19th in Everett. They helped me with bags… Continue reading

Herald carrier made it through the snow; thanks

A big thank you to our paper carrier who has consistently delivered our newspaper on our treacherous back country roads. So far they have not… Continue reading

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Juan Peralez: Courts, lawmakers should end qualified immunity

The doctrine provides blanket immunity to officers and others who should face trial for abuses.

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Teen’s tech help appreciated by many

How refreshing to see some good news about something, especially when it involves others (“Need to Ring or Zoom? Edmonds teen comes to the rescue,”… Continue reading

Three generations score a bingo with family Scrabble game

Last Saturday my son brought my 9-year-old grandson over for a visit. He asked me if I had a Scrabble board. So I brought out… Continue reading

Comment: Filibuster showing cracks but could prove resilient

For moderates in both parties, the filibuster remains useful in providing them political influence.

Comment: Supreme Court invites chaos if lawsuit model spreads

States are lining up to copy Texas’ abortion law, applying it to other constitutional protections.

Comment: West is right to deny Russia a ‘sphere of influence’

It may be unsuccessful, but the West must resist a destabilizing return to ‘might makes right’ politics.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 14

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

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Ferry system’s reduced sailings affect commutes of many

I live in Clinton and work at the library in Mukilteo. My commute had been walking aboard the ferry, riding across, and taking the bus… Continue reading

Legislature should protect farmers from stream buffers

Kudos for publishing the commentary about buffers around streams and rivers (“Ineffective waste of land, stream buffers are back,” The Herald, Jan. 9) Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Schwab: Mitch, GOP, fearing voters, hide behind filibuster

A Senate rule, absent in the Constitution, offers an escape from being held accountable on democracy.

Vote yes for Mukilteo School District levies

When I tell people that we have an election for Mukilteo School District levies coming up on Feb. 8, they always ask “didn’t we already… Continue reading

Comment: If not to sway votes, why speak on voting rights?

Biden’s speech is unlikely to change any votes in Congress, but such addresses do serve purposes.

Comment: Our certainty in our own beliefs may be our downfall

We’ve made being right a high-stakes game that doesn’t allow others the space to consider other points of view.

Comment: Our response to covid must change with each variant

What worked — and what didn’t — changes as the virus mutates; our response must adapt, too.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 13

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

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FILE - Elementary school teacher Carrie Landheer protests for stronger COVID-19 safety protocols outside Oakland Unified School District headquarters on Jan. 7, 2022, in Oakland, Calif. Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows weary of pandemic-related restrictions. Much of the debate centers around the nation’s schools, some of which closed due to infection-related staffing issues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Editorial: Keep guard up against covid’s omicron variant

As much as half of the county could be infected by the variant; and hospitalizations are surging.

FILE - Elementary school teacher Carrie Landheer protests for stronger COVID-19 safety protocols outside Oakland Unified School District headquarters on Jan. 7, 2022, in Oakland, Calif. Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows weary of pandemic-related restrictions. Much of the debate centers around the nation’s schools, some of which closed due to infection-related staffing issues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Many still question outcome of 2020 election

Regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed bill to silence questioning of election results (“Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime,” Jan. 6, The Herald):… Continue reading

Mukilteo needs to show how federal covid aid being used

We now have the city’s 2022 preliminary budget online and it does not include covid-19 federal relief monies. The only entry is in EMS for… Continue reading