Internet access in remote zone, power of technology concept. Road sign with wifi signal icon on rural environment, includes copy space.

Editorial: Help map county’s internet dead spots

With the possibility growing for infrastructure funding, we need to know where service is weakest.

Internet access in remote zone, power of technology concept. Road sign with wifi signal icon on rural environment, includes copy space.

Comment: Protect state’s new long-term care trust program

The trust program to provide a long-term care benefit faces a threat from the insurance industry.

Comment: Remote working could change the family vacation

With the ubiquity of teleconferencing, mom or dad may take a meeting while the kids are at the beach.

Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, April 6

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

Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee

If you can, share your aid with local charities

For those who have struggled financially through this pandemic, the economic stimulus payments have been a godsend. For those of us who have been fortunate… Continue reading

Addressing global poverty addresses many problems

In life, many people hear the phrase, “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” In just eleven words, one begins to… Continue reading

Comment: Building back better means new green jobs

Biden’s jobs plan would cost some 130,000 fossil fuel jobs but shift workers in a clean energy transition.

Comment: NCAA’s case for amateurism faces a full court press

During questioning before the U.S. Supreme Court, justices seem to echo the plaintiffs’ arguments.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, April 5

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

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GOP needs to reject Trump’s lies

Many elected Republicans are completely afraid of Trump and his ability to destroy their political careers. His lies and the perpetuation of those lies are… Continue reading

Marijuana’s potency linked to psychosis

Putting a cap on marijuana’s THC potency will lessen the rates of schizophrenia. However, Washingtonians should know THC is still an environmental risk factor for… Continue reading

Comment: Flow of plastics into lives, environment must end

With much of plastic unrecyclable, lawmakers need to limit its use to discourage production.

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

Comment: Moms call shots on kids’ vaccines; for some it’s a no

Some, specifically white Republicans, would rather keep their kids home than trust a vaccine.

In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 image from video provided by Duke Health, Alejandra Gerardo, 9, looks up to her mom, Dr. Susanna Naggie, as she gets the first of two Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations during a clinical trial for children at Duke Health in Durham, N.C. In the U.S. and abroad, researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids, to make sure the shots are safe and work for each age. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)

Comment: Robust transportation funding can aid economy, jobs

Funding that addresses the needs of Snohomish County and the state is needed to aid recovery.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, April 4, Easter

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

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Support carbon fee dividend act in Congress

Thank you for publishing the March 14 commentary, “Why we may want to side with Big Oil on carbon tax.” I am 75 years old… Continue reading

Time for wealthy to pay more of the state tax burden

It’s about time Olympia started taxing me and my wealthy friends. For all the progressive values that we proudly tout, Washington is shamefully No. 1… Continue reading

Commentary: To build back better, Biden should be like Ike

Eisenhower, in winning approval of his interstate highway program, faced similar opposition to spending.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, April 3

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

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Nice hat, Mr. Trump; where did you get it?

I read with interest a recet letter to the editor, claiming that the previous president stood up to China. Apparently like he stood up to… Continue reading