Prosecuting low-level drug offenders wong emphasis

County Council Chairman Terry Ryan and Prosecutor Adam Cornell’s announcement that they want to “re-start” the prosecution of low-level drug cases in the county, in… Continue reading

Commentary: 2020 election will depend heavily on economy

The particulars of the Trump economy present challenges for the Democratic candidates.

Commentary: HeraldNet’s ‘sponsored content’ ads misleading

The campaign ads are made to resemble the newspaper’s journalism, raising concerns for fairness.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Nov. 14

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

Editorial: Nursing home closures a threat to state’s elderly

Low Medicaid reimbursement rates are forcing closures and the relocation of elderly residents.

I-976 passed because of state’s poor spending priorities

Hello Washington state Department of Transportation: Maybe with the passage of Initiative 976 the state will finally get the message that we want them to… Continue reading

I-976’s cheaper car tabs are going to increase costs elsewhere

There is something to be said for a jack-o-‘lantern-headed man coming along so soon after Halloween with an initiative that scares the hell out of… Continue reading

Comment: Argue Constitution, not laws, in impeachment

The framers chose broad language to cover any conceivable abuse of power.

Comment: College newspaper’s apology was lesson learned

Student journalists erred by apologizing for basic journalism, but they don’t deserve derision.

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Nov. 13

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

Government should listen to results of I-976

I was brought up believing that I lived in a democracy, that the people voted on things, and that the person or issue that received… Continue reading

How Boeing should apologize for the 737 Max

Dear Boeing, it’s long past time for you to issue a mea culpa regarding the crashes of the 737 Max. Here, I’ve drafted the press… Continue reading

Sheriff-elect should continue policies that are working

Many of us who have been working in various ways to help house the homeless, treat addicts and care for the mentally ill are pleased… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Nov. 12

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

Editorial: State, federal responsibility clearer on vaping

Greater oversight is needed of the ingredients of e-cigarette products and how they are sold.

Harrop: New York turned its back to Trump long before he left

Trump’s name has literally come down in the Big Apple; it’s no wonder he’s moving to Mar-A-Lago.

Rubin: Why GOP witness wish list shows they can’t defend Trump

All Republicans have are distractions, claims of unfairness and threats aimed at the whistleblower.

Why was Veterans Day ceremony not observed in Everett?

Just wondering why there were no Veterans Day ceremony at the Eternal Flame located next to the Snohomish County Courthouse? The six of us who… Continue reading

Commentary: State farmers need quick passage of trade deal

Congress should act soon to ratify the trade pact with Mexico and Canada; many farms are counting on it.

Burke: What’s worse than a lie? Not caring you’ve been lied to

Trump continues to lie because he get away with it; and his supporters have encouraged those falsehoods.