Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, speaks as King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, left, and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim look on during a news conference about Ferguson's lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration practice of ICE arrests at courthouses Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Seattle. Washington state has sued the Trump administration over its practice of arresting people at courthouses for immigration violations, saying it interferes with the state's authority to run its own judicial system. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Editorial: Ferguson clear choice to lead state’s ‘law firm’

The AG has a proven record on issues of criminal justice, Trump’s over-reach and consumer protection.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, center, speaks as King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, left, and Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim look on during a news conference about Ferguson's lawsuit challenging a Trump Administration practice of ICE arrests at courthouses Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Seattle. Washington state has sued the Trump administration over its practice of arresting people at courthouses for immigration violations, saying it interferes with the state's authority to run its own judicial system. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Switching my vote for secretary of state to Tarleton

I voted for Kim Wyman as Washington’s Secretary of State in the past for several reasons, including the endorsements from The Herald. I am not… Continue reading

Trust your local election officials and vote

It’s important to remind voters that neither the president, or the political parties have any direct control over our voting systems. That resides in thousands… Continue reading

Comment: Majority of public losing say in federal courts’ makeup

Jurists are being confirmed by U.S. senators who represent a minority of the American public.

Comment: Trump, senators lack cool — if not candor — of Barrett

While not the judge’s doing, a cloud hangs over her nomination, thanks to Trump and Republicans.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Oct. 15

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

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Editorial: Stanford, Duerr, Kloba for 1st Legislative District

The three Democrats have shown their ability to move useful legislation through both chambers.

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Learn about judicial candidates before voting

I am a 78-year-old retired lawyer. Your Snohomish County ballot will contain three contested judicial races. Do not try to discern which name sounds more… Continue reading

Trump’s allegations of vote rigging are an insult

We are used to President Trump making off-the-cuff and off-the-wall remarks, and this is what some supporters like about him. But his repeated statement, that… Continue reading

Comment: Before passing more covid relief, get it right

Lax oversight meant that billions of aid went to fraudsters or to companies for which it wasn’t meant.

Comment: Why it isn’t as simple as ‘applying the law as written’

Justice Anton Scalia was an ‘originalist,’ but his opinions sure meshed with his political beliefs.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Oct. 14

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

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Graham: Money makes our heads spin around

Our attitudes about money and its influence in our lives are based on class and our experiences.

Saunders: Don’t let Pence’s debate performance slip by you

Overshadowed — again — by Trump, the vice president showed himself to be a huge plus for the ticket.

Vote Jay Inslee out and let him wait for his jobless benefits

There was a recent letter to The Herald praising Gov. Jay Inslee for his response to the covid-19 pandemic. I will continue the “praises.” Let’s… Continue reading

Vote yes on Ref. 90 to address sexual violence

Sexual violence is an all too common serious societal and public health concern with many long-lasting societal and interpersonal impacts. Sexual violence does not discriminate… Continue reading

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Editorial: Project will aid education of homeless students

Housing Hope’s proposal to serve families of homeless students respects the concerns of neighbors.

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Comment: Trump lost the trade war he said was easy to win

Not only did U.S. consumers and producers pay the tariffs, the trade deficit is at its highest since 2006.

Comment: Why feminists can oppose putting a woman on court

It’s simple: They don’t have to back a woman who would use the job to take away rights of other women.

Court nomination is being rushed to protect Trump

After saying that 10 months away was too close to the election to consider a Supreme Court nomination, the GOP now says that with less… Continue reading