Commentary: Everett Central Lions Club marks 100th year

The service club, the first in the Northwest, continues its vital service work locally and globally.

Editorial: If not for yourself, wear face masks for others

Masks aren’t perfect, but studies are showing they can help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Harrop: Biden’s best option for VP? Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Picking Cuomo would go against his pledge to pick a woman, but Cuomo has too many upsides to ignore.

Schwab: Trump is ‘transparent,’ just not how he believes so

Except for his base, most can see his actions for what they are: protection of his own interests.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, May 22

A sketchy look at the day in the coronavirus pandemic (and politics).… Continue reading

Comment: Trump’s attacks on vote-by-mail could hurt his voters

The president’s more concerned with preparing to argue voter fraud if he fails to win the election.

Commentary: ‘60 Minutes’ proves time isn’t up for newsmagazine

The venerable program has survived past chaos to enjoy record ratings through solid journalism.

Commentary: Trump’s firings meant to silence the watchdogs

More than dismissing valued inspector generals, he’s sending a chilling message to those who remain.

Electoral College delegates should honor their pledge

I couldn’t believe the article regarding Electoral College delegates who were chosen to represent Americans and took it upon themselves not to follow the votes… Continue reading

Medical opinion supports stay-home orders

To the people who think that we can reopen this state for business immediately, a word of caution. I would like to see life normal… Continue reading

Provide funding for global health efforts

The House of Representatives failed to include any real international response to coronavirus in its new bill. This is a gaping hole. In dozens of… Continue reading

Reject the tyranny imposed on us this November

I am amazed at how many residents of Snohomish County, indeed the entire state and the nation, are blindly willing to go along with the… Continue reading

Commentary: CDC is a national treasure; it must be reformed

As expert as its staff is, underfunding and bureaucracy hobbled its response to this pandemic.

Don’t discount the economic impacts of stay-home orders

Let us have more respect for those who disagree with the pandemic precautions. People are facing loss of their livelihood, hunger and despair. The evidence… Continue reading

Don’t trade my safety for a hair cut

Earlier this year I retired after 40 years serving communities as a public transit professional. Bus and paratransit operators are unsung essential workers during communicable… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, May 21

A sketchy look at the day in the coronavirus pandemic (and politics).… Continue reading

Let boomers make own decision on when it’s safe to go out

As a person over 65 who used to be active and involved in the community until Gov. Jay Inslee’s draconian chart of four phases went… Continue reading

Commentary: Flocking back to the office may not be right move

It may be healthier — and cheaper — for those who can work from home to continue to do so.

Saunders: Barr’s actions on Flynn case sought to curb abuse

The former prosecutors criticizing the AG are guilty of the overreach they assign to him.

Harrop: Pandemic has complicated end-of-life care

Even for a non-Covid patient, the precautions have added a level of difficulty to providing comfort.