More reporting necessary about methane at Riverfront

Kudos and thanks to The Herald’s excellent reporter, Julia-Grace Sanders, for her frequent good coverage of environmental and climate issues impacting our area. However, I… Continue reading

More security patrols needed on CT Swift buses

I am a daily bus rider in Snohomish County and I ride Community Transit’s Swift bus quite frequently. I notice when I ride the Swift… Continue reading

Rhetoric of the county GOP leadership harmful, frightening

In a recent article, I was dismayed to see the chair and vice chair of the Snohomish County Republican Party engaging in rhetoric that is… Continue reading

Are U.S. Capitol riots example of our democracy?

Does the attack on American democracy represent America? Is the violence, racism and authoritarianism of Trump’s rioters the “real” America? The spirit of American Exceptionalism… Continue reading

Biden will grovel to China on trade

So now we follow a buffoon obliged to meet the demands of China, a human rights violator bar none. Trump gave his middle finger to… Continue reading

Comment: Police training didn’t cover what happened at Capitol

Because of a lack of official preparation, officers had to repeat to themselves: ‘Shoot? Don’t shoot?’

Comment: Trump, at last, has lost Mitch McConnell’s support

Trump will admit to no regrets, but few — including McConnell — will regret seeing him leave Washington.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 14

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

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Why no arrests after gate breached at governor’s mansion?

I was appalled to read that no one was arrested when several broke through an entry gate on the grounds of the governor’s mansion, following… Continue reading

Comment: For time being, Democrats are the pro-business party

The business sector wants to see higher levels of spending and investment to spur on economic growth.

Comment: The terror threat from within we hadn’t planned for

Putting energy into security that may thwart obvious threats ignores the ones in our blind spots.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 13

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

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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign warns travellers to maintain social distance in the terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver.  Two airline passengers who got into disturbances after allegedly not wearing face masks now face potential fines. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Dec. 18,  that it is seeking civil penalties of $15,000 and $7,500 over two separate incidents. Both happened in August.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Editorial: ‘This is your captain speaking: Settle down!’

Unruly and unmasked passengers are a threat to flight safety and risk spreading the pandemic.

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, an electronic sign warns travellers to maintain social distance in the terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver.  Two airline passengers who got into disturbances after allegedly not wearing face masks now face potential fines. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Dec. 18,  that it is seeking civil penalties of $15,000 and $7,500 over two separate incidents. Both happened in August.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

GOP gives up on democracy with state electoral college plan

State Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, wants to propose an in state electoral college at a time when the entire sane part of our country wants… Continue reading

Inslee has no excuse for vaccine delays

A few weeks ago Gov. Jay Inslee was throwing stones at the federal government for not delivering all of the covid-19 vaccine doses promised. What… Continue reading

Restaurant rules need more sense, flexibility

I follow all of the covid mandates and restrictions. I can live with most but it bothers me in that how some things violate mandates… Continue reading

Saunders: ‘Victory’ for MAGA crowd would lead to civil war

If the mob had gotten it’s way, it wouldn’t have ended with a second Trump term but with deaths.

Harrop: The GOP is dead; long live a new center-right party

America needs a party of moderates to drown out far-right radicals and rein in Democratic excesses.

Comment: U.S. Capitol riot was no propaganda gift to Putin

Every crisis of the Trump reign has only ended up demonstrating the resilience of U.S. institutions.

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 12

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

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