Why did county allow Frognal logging in December?

On Friday, a King County Superior Court judge allowed for a temporary stay on the logging on the steep slopes of Picnic Point watershed (“Judge… Continue reading

Ban of single-use plastic bags a win for Everett, residents

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Everett City Council voted unanimously to pass a reusable bag ordinance to be effective September, 2019. I applaud the Everett… Continue reading

Can’t orcas be taught to switch from salmon to sea lions?

Is the agenda of the people who want to tear out the Snake River dams really saving the orcas or something else (“Solutions for saving… Continue reading

Commentary: State’s paid family leave law will aid families

The law will allow workers to bond with infants and care for themselves and family during illness.

Congress has carbon pricing bill to address climate change

I read with interest the The Herald editorial calling for more work in Washington state to address climate change in the absence of federal leadership… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 9

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

Editorial: Navy should return to talks on Growlers’ impacts

The effects of a four-fold increase in flights at a Coupeville field warrant an agreement.

Ignatius: Control of information motive in Khashoggi’s death

The slaying by Saudis has revealed a high-tech spy network aimed at extremism and dissent.

Milbank: In praising George H.W. Bush, Trump is renounced

The eulogists’ comparisons of the two presidencies were not explicit but could not be missed.

Parker: Justice due victims of billionaire sex-offender

A newspaper has exposed who helped Jeffrey Epstein get a light sentence for child sexual abuse.

Robinson: Why a black man can’t be NRA’s ‘good guy with a gun’

Black men still are being killed by police without reason, especially when they’re legally carrying.

Schwab correct on results of Trump, GOP economic policies

I whole-heartedly agree with Sid Schwab’s thoughts (“The silver lining in Trump’s and the GOP’s cloud,” The Herald, Dec. 1) on the malignant bent to… Continue reading

Viewpoints: What would G.H.W. Bush do about climate change?

What he did for cleaner air was to use market forces to encourage industry to reduce emissions.

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Dec. 8

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

Schwab: Must be getting uncomfortable for true conservatives

The bad news — and refuted lies — continue to pile up against Trump. It’s not too late to join the fight.

Thanks to organizer of Snohomish Candlelight Riverwalk

As we enjoy the Christmas season in Snohomish, I would like to recognize and commend Karen Guzak and her volunteers for creating the annual Snohomish… Continue reading

The Buzz: Can’t say for sure, but here’s what Mueller redacted

Too bad about the bear spray and that Amazon robot; and it was up for Employee of the Quarter, too.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Dec. 7

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

Editorial: Change school bond passage to simple majority

Requiring 60 percent approval to pass bonds shortchanges students and isn’t fiscally responsible.

Even with a tax increase, ‘socialism’ is a good deal

In James McCusker’s column this week (“Will ‘free stuff tempt Americans to try socialism?” Dec. 1), he mentioned that “American families earning the average wage… Continue reading