High costs of timber sales discourage many bidders

The Feb. 2 guest commentary by George Winters on unsold timber sales was extremely misleading. There are myriad reasons timber sales go unsold, mostly due… Continue reading

Republicans violated oath in acquitting Trump

The impeachment trial of President Trump was a sham from the beginning. It wasn’t a sham because Trump didn’t deserve to be impeached, convicted, and… Continue reading

Socialist countries don’t have it that great

Unfortunately, I saw two very slanted letters from the same anti-Trump and anti-conservative usual suspects I have seen frequently in The Herald. I must admit… Continue reading

Commentary: Support for affordable housing should continue

A bill in Congress would keep a fee that raises funds to assist construction of affordable housing.

Commentary: You can debunk conspriacy theories; with right source

Attempts to convince people often backfire, unless you cite a source of information that’s trusted.

  • Feb 13, 2020

Despite Trump’s State of Union speech, nation on wrong track

I did not watch the president’s State of the Union address, as all he would talk about was how “great” he has made America, even… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 13

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Former sheriff’s new post slap in the face to voters

County Executive Dave Somers’ surprise decision to hire former Sheriff Ty Trenary to a high-paying, made-up position as “senior policy analyst” is a slap in… Continue reading

Profit motive wins over air quality in Mukilteo

Let’s talk air quality in Mukilteo. I live a mile away from Boeing and Paine Field, close to Mukilteo Elementary School. The last five days… Continue reading

Are housing report’s statistics out-dated?

In a recent Herald front page article “Report: Housing costs, supply are getting dire in Snohomish County”, it was referenced,“at $1,889 per month, nearly half… Continue reading

Commentary: How T-Mobile-Sprint merger makes inequality worse

There’s plenty of evidence to show how past consolidations have increased prices for consumers.

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 12

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Pay for Running Start for students who need it most

n his Jan. 26 guest commentary state schools superintendent Chris Reykdal says we should provide College in the High School and Running Start courses to… Continue reading

Sen. Romney acted on his conscience

However you feel about the impeachment of Donald Trump, it must be clear that Mitt Romney could have made his remaining political career a great… Continue reading

The Herald clearly has a pro-Trump bias

Ignoring the partisan rant by one reader of The Herald who apparently forgot to read the Constitution but readily spews right-wing media propaganda, I’d like… Continue reading

Doctor, not educator, deserved honor of Everett park name

I am responding to the Everett City Council’s naming the new park on Colby Avenue after one of Everett’s first teachers that lived and taught… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 11

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Ballot’s ‘push polls’ on taxes don’t advise anyone

The tax advisory votes serve no legitimate purpose and should be removed from state election ballots.

Harrop: Latest inequity is a dressed-up woman out with a slob

What does it say on Valentine’s Day when a woman is dressed well and the man is in a sweatshirt?

  • Feb 11, 2020

Seattle Seawolves rugby deserves coverage

I am glad you put the Seattle Dragons on your sport calendar. I hope the XFL makes a go of it. Can you acknowledge and… Continue reading