Rich should allow us better chance at winning lottery

When is enough enough? I watched all the people’s hype over trying to win the Powerball lottery. I saw some of the TV millionaires like… Continue reading

Thank lawmakers for supporting WA Cares Fund

In response to a recent letter attacking state Sen. John Lovick and state Rep. April Berg, I urge our community to support legislators who championed… Continue reading

Thanks to Lake Stevens voters for support of TBD levy

We want to thank the community for its support of the Lake Stevens’ Transportation Benefit District ballot measure in the Nov. 8 General Election. Because… Continue reading

Where’s the outrage over racist taunts at football game?

Really? A week after the Stanwood football players, and the students’ section hurled racist remarks at the players, fans and cheerleaders from the visiting Lakes… Continue reading

Comment: Generation Z really does have it harder than most

Covid and unforgiving social networks have conspired against Gen Z just as they enter the workforce.

Comment: Pence’s meek censure of Trump points to GOP’s problem

At every point when Republicans could have stood up to Trump, they didn’t. Pence is Exhibit 1.

toon

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Nov. 15

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

toon
FILE - This April 29, 2019 file photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.  (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP,File)

Editorial: Give grizzlies chance to return to North Cascades

A shelved proposal to reintroduce the bears to the state’s wilderness has resumed with four hearings.

FILE - This April 29, 2019 file photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows a grizzly bear and a cub along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.  (Frank van Manen/The United States Geological Survey via AP,File)
toon

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 14

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

toon

Comment: Are we watching Twitter implode right on our screens?

The debacles over ‘blue-check’ subscriptions and staff layoffs aren’t instilling confidence among advertisers.

Saunders: Biden — and Trump — should take a pass on running in ‘24

Age is just a number, but numbers that neither should ignore are poll numbers and election results.

Dams’ electricity is not easily replaced

I am writing in response to a recent commentary (“Salmon won’t wait for us to be ready to remove dams,” The Herald, Oct. 2). The… Continue reading

Racism isn’t baked into society; affirmative action unnecessary

The affirmative action debate is one aspect of the question of racial wealth equality. The popular myth is that it stems from “structural racism.” The… Continue reading

Comment: Biden can’t afford to squander lame-duck session

Before the House gavel is handed over to Republicans, here’s what Biden and Democrats must get done.

toon

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Nov. 13

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

toon

State owes Everett, its mayor, transparency on homeless plans

As former mayor of Everett, I understand the unique challenges our city faces and the sometimes disproportionately greater burden that we are asked to bear… Continue reading

Republicans won’t do any better than Democrats on inflation

\It would be funny if it weren’t so serious. Republicans all across the country have campaigned on how terrible inflation is. However, none of them… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood’s health care important to county

Planned Parenthood’s role in the health of the community is unparalleled. In Snohomish County there is currently one Planned Parenthood location in Everett. Our community… Continue reading

Comment: State’s rural areas facing a health care crisis now

A shortage of medical providers is dire in rural communities. Stakeholders are working to resolve it.

Comment: Lack of housing supply is what’s behind homelessness

‘Bad choices’ aren’t the basic problem, but rather too few housing units for the region’s population.