Liias has direct, recent experience for lieutenant governor

Regarding The Herald’s Oct. 4 editorial regarding the lieutenant governor’s race: “Denny Heck best qualified as lieutenant governor”: Your readers deserve a competing view on… Continue reading

Sexual health education hasn’t worked in other states

Referendum 90 is a well-intentioned alteration of the social education of our children. Designed for bullying prevention, gender identity inclusion and rape prevention, it seeks… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 19

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

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Commentary: Debunking 5 myths about mail-in ballots

For starters, they don’t favor either party and the process isn’t rife with fraud.

Graham column on stuggles with depression was helpful

Thank you for bringing Ciera Graham to The Herald’s opinion page. I appreciate her thoughtful insights and learning about her experiences as a woman of… Continue reading

Comment: Who loses from the rush to confirm a 9th justice?

Take your pick: Democrats, Republicans, the Supreme Court and the American people, for starters.

As secretary of state, Tarleton will protect elections

Kim Wyman, as Secretary of State, has a right-wing record on voting that does not match the progressive policies of Gael Tarleton. In our state,… Continue reading

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue stand on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016, as the court announced several decisions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Comment: Court-packing a bad idea but shouldn’t be ruled out

Just the threat of adding justices can promote moderation among the Supreme Court’s membership.

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue stand on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016, as the court announced several decisions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Comment: Enrolling in Medicare? These 3 tips make it easier

It’s open enrollment time. Here’s how to get the information you need online, by phone or video chat.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 18

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

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Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Yes on Ref. 90 serves parents’ choice, kids’ health

It assures — at parents’ option — all K-12 students can get age-appropriate sexual health education.

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

State auditor isn’t doing her job

Bloomberg published on Sept. 27th “Hackers Have Infiltrated Many of Washington State’s Agencies.” Pat McCarthy in 2017 supposedly was amping up cybersecurity efforts. If cyber-security… Continue reading

Trump and GOP not fit to serve as dogcatcher

The infection of Donald Trump with covid-19 is a clear indication that he and the Republican Party in general are focused on the wrong threat.… Continue reading

Disgusted by The Herald’s one-sided nonsense

How can The Herald even call itself a newspaper? Your blatant hatred of President Trump is appalling. Never ever have you written a positive article… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Oct. 17

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

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Schwab: If you can’t persuade the voters, suppress their votes

Unsatisfied with gerrymandering, Republicans have turned to more direct methods of suppression.

October 18, 2020: Town halls

Comment: Town halls show Trump, Biden same as they ever were

In their competing appearances, Biden explained — at length — and Trump boasted and sidestepped.

October 18, 2020: Town halls

Comment: Herd immunity requires a vaccine or killing millions

We can’t reliably protect the vulnerable if we allow the disease to spread freely among young adults.

Comment: NBC caved to ratings with Trump counter-programming

The network could have scheduled a town hall at any time; it chose to drown out ABC’s Biden town hall.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Oct. 16

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

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