Ferry system’s reduced sailings affect commutes of many

I live in Clinton and work at the library in Mukilteo. My commute had been walking aboard the ferry, riding across, and taking the bus… Continue reading

Legislature should protect farmers from stream buffers

Kudos for publishing the commentary about buffers around streams and rivers (“Ineffective waste of land, stream buffers are back,” The Herald, Jan. 9) Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Schwab: Mitch, GOP, fearing voters, hide behind filibuster

A Senate rule, absent in the Constitution, offers an escape from being held accountable on democracy.

Vote yes for Mukilteo School District levies

When I tell people that we have an election for Mukilteo School District levies coming up on Feb. 8, they always ask “didn’t we already… Continue reading

Comment: If not to sway votes, why speak on voting rights?

Biden’s speech is unlikely to change any votes in Congress, but such addresses do serve purposes.

Comment: Our certainty in our own beliefs may be our downfall

We’ve made being right a high-stakes game that doesn’t allow others the space to consider other points of view.

Comment: Our response to covid must change with each variant

What worked — and what didn’t — changes as the virus mutates; our response must adapt, too.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 13

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

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FILE - Elementary school teacher Carrie Landheer protests for stronger COVID-19 safety protocols outside Oakland Unified School District headquarters on Jan. 7, 2022, in Oakland, Calif. Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows weary of pandemic-related restrictions. Much of the debate centers around the nation’s schools, some of which closed due to infection-related staffing issues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Editorial: Keep guard up against covid’s omicron variant

As much as half of the county could be infected by the variant; and hospitalizations are surging.

FILE - Elementary school teacher Carrie Landheer protests for stronger COVID-19 safety protocols outside Oakland Unified School District headquarters on Jan. 7, 2022, in Oakland, Calif. Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows weary of pandemic-related restrictions. Much of the debate centers around the nation’s schools, some of which closed due to infection-related staffing issues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Many still question outcome of 2020 election

Regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed bill to silence questioning of election results (“Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime,” Jan. 6, The Herald):… Continue reading

Mukilteo needs to show how federal covid aid being used

We now have the city’s 2022 preliminary budget online and it does not include covid-19 federal relief monies. The only entry is in EMS for… Continue reading

Those unvaccinated need to be considerate of others, too

Steve Watson asks me to be considerate of his unvaccinated status (“A plea for consideration for the unvaccinated,” The Herald, Dec. 11). I realize that… Continue reading

Cartoon about Jan. 6 anniversary was unfair criticism

I find the editorial cartoon, regarding the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol misleading and divisive (Editorial cartoons for Saturday,… Continue reading

Comment: Going to take more than laws to defend democracy

Here’s what those concerned for America’s republican form of government can do to protect it.

Comment: Time to make N95 masks the standard for covid fight

New versions of the N95 offer better breathability and more protection against virus transmission.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 12

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

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Responsibility for hate, racism in schools lies with parents

The recent article about the father being charged with a hate crime (“Monroe father charged with hate crimea t high school,” Jan 6, The Herald)… Continue reading

State’s budget surplus should go back to the people

With plenty of surplus revenue in the state budget, elected officials should pass on some savings to the working class by cutting the gasoline tax.… Continue reading

Trump, not Biden, responsible for Jan. 6 Capitol attack

To read on a recent letter to the editor that “Trump Doesn’t Look So Bad” was appalling. Joe Biden could never match the horrible, deadly… Continue reading

Trump’s ‘patriots’ attacked Constitution on Jan. 6

One of the tactics of dictators and would-be dictators is to call things and people the exact opposite of what they actually are. Former president… Continue reading