Commentary: Reduce pollution for our climate and our health

Reliance on fossil fuels leaves ourselves and our children to suffer from asthma and other diseases.

Commentary: Oil trains need big enough crew for safety

Legislation would ensure trains carrying hazardous materials have workers ready if a problem arises.

Commentary: On climate, hope for the best, prepare for worst

As sea levels rise, low-lying cities will be inundated. By 2100, 300 million could be displaced.

Commentary: We knew what Barr would do as AG; he told us

The Senate knew Barr would use the Justice Department as a political cudgel. Yet, he was confirmed.

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 19

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

Rehiring fired deputies appears political, divisive

I am a lot more worried about Sheriff Adam Fortney bringing back fired deputies that have already caused way more cost to the taxpayers than… 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

Blame Democrats for tax increases

I just took a look at my property taxes for 2020. They are going up $513. What do I get for being fleeced? Nothing. We… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 18

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

Editorial: Insurance fee could limit wildfire risk, damage

A modest tax would fund $63 million each year for forest health and fighting wildfires in the state.

Harrop: Next president will have to go back to move forward

Before pursuing a progressive agenda, a Democratic president will have to restore what’s been lost.

State of the Union is not as strong as Trump claims

In his State of the Union address, President Trump proclaimed “The state of our union is stronger than ever before.” I respectfully disagree. Our country… Continue reading

Why are nurses so overworked at Providence Everett?

In the last 17 years my husband and I have had to be patients at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett at different times. The wonderful… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Feb. 17

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

Burke: Look between budget’s line items shows Trump priorites

Trump’s budget was dead on arrival, but it reveals the truth about his broken promises to Americans.

Sauders: Trump’s tweets gave cover to prosecutorial overreach

If Trump had kept quiet, Barr could have made the case the sentence recommendation for Stone was unjust.

Buttigieg’s service warrants support of state’s voters

Feb. 21 and presidential primary ballots will soon be here; a day for Washington state citizens to have the opportunity to pick the next Democratic… Continue reading

Why would we want to ‘turn the country around’?

Regarding Herald columnist Tom Burke’s column on how all Republicans in Congress are corrupt and “what’s going to help us turn the country around;” our… Continue reading

Burke’s column was spot on about Trump

Oh, my gosh! I always read Tom Burke’s columns, but the one on Feb. 3 was stellar! It really explained how despots like Trump have… Continue reading

Appreciate U.S. Rep. Larsen’s support in funding disease fight

In the midst of what seems a broken democracy, with partisan tribal wars amidst the hunger, poverty,and dangers of disease, there is a glimmer of… Continue reading