Changes needed to testing schedule at Lake Stevens schools

Standardized testing is controversial for many different reasons, but in the Lake Stevens School District, it is the timing of these tests that is controversial.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, June 13

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

If disarming works for nations, why not people?

If the world would be a safer place by disarming a couple of countries led by unstable leaders, why would the U.S. be safer if… Continue reading

Ignatius: In deal with Trump, Kim artfully gives up little

Trump wanted the summit so badly, Kim won legitimacy in trade for his own unanchored promises.

Milbank: At last, a president who opposes Canada’s tyranny

If Canada and its cronies aren’t going to put America first, Trump should form a new G-8.

Mukilteo teachers should abide by current contract

The Mukilteo teachers union is spitting in wind by asking the Mukilteo School District to increase teacher pay. The current labor agreement provides a $1… Continue reading

Personal contact a point of pride for law enforcement

I read with interest the commentary reprinted on June 6 from The Yakima Herald-Republic regarding saving 911 calls for real emergencies. I applaud and appreciate… Continue reading

Rampell: Republicans take coward’s way out on health care law

Rather than pass a law, the GOP is using a backdoor to end protections for pre-existing conditions.

Thiessen: Krauthammer has been my friend, mentor, guide

Having read him for years, I want to think and write just as Krauthammer has in his long career.

Safe-injection sites would be safer for all involved

I recently saw a story about a young child getting poked with a heroin needle at Garfield Park. I learned about the story not from… Continue reading

Why difference in convictions for Oso murder victims?

It was no surprise that John Reed was found guilty in the Oso murders based on what we have been reading the past year. However,… Continue reading

County can do more to preserve farmland

Thank you to reporter Lizz Giordano for The Herald’s May 30 article, “Expanded program protects even more farmland from sprawl.” Snohomish County’s Transfer of Development… Continue reading

Commentary: Drug discount program aiding profits not patients

Reforms are needed to a 1992 law intended to keep medication costs low for low-income patients.

Commentary: Give voters a voice on fighting climate change

Signatures are now sought to place a carbon-tax initiative on the ballot for November.

Congress must protect safety net — or face upheaval

Medicare and Social Security are on a quicker pace to become insolvent than previously thought. Already at retirement age and working, I cannot fathom getting… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Critic may not understand role of the Opinion page

In regard to the June 9 letter to the editor concerning Eugene Robinson: Judging from his comment about Mr. Robinson’s lack of objectivity, it seems… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, June 12

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

No Trump tweets on two ‘achievements’

Congratulations to Donald Trump on all of his accomplishments during his first 500 days in office. There were several we would have never known about… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Quebec debacle shows Trump will sink the economy, too

At least one person is enjoying every minute of the president’s disgraceful antics: Vladimir Putin.

Trump’s foreign policy: Embracing Russia and bashing Canada

The cowardly Republican Party does absolutely nothing to constrain a rogue president.

  • Jun 12, 2018