Freedom Foundation is targeting unions and Democratic Party

Freedom Foundation It targets unions, Democrats A flash of recent editorials from newspapers across Washington including The Herald have lamented a bill making its way… Continue reading

Commentary: Shakira and J-Lo just latest of the power moms

Once invisible, mothers are showing that the skills of motherhood qualify them for high office.

Consider this before voting on Edmonds schools bond, levy

Edmonds school bond, levy Let’s clear up some confusion I have done quite a bit of research into both issues on this ballot and as… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 4

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

Editorial: Fix funding for innovative college grant program

The tax on the state’s largest employers benefits them by assuring educated and trained employees.

Harrop: Donors shouldn’t figure in who’s in the running

Even if Bloomberg buys his own ads, a lack of donors shouldn’t keep him from the debate stage.

Lakewood School District doesn’t need levies

Lakewood School District is again asking voters to take on tax burdens in the Feb. 11 special election. What is not mentioned in the support… Continue reading

Skip the Monroe schools levy and lay off top administrators

Vote no on the proposed Monroe School District’s Proposition No. 1. The main reason is that the Monroe School Board does not do a good… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Feb. 3

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

Burke: How did we get here, and how to we get out?

It seems incomprehensible how Trump has gotten away with it. Let’s hope the way out isn’t as vexing.

Saunders: How did a conman like Parnas get close to Trump?

Parnas and his accomplice are just the type a shrewd aide would want to keep away from a president.

Vote no on Arlington schools $71.5 million bond

For the fourth time in two years, the Arlington School District is proposing a $71.5 million bond to be repaid over 21 years. Homeowners are… Continue reading

We need to vote for the best decision-makers

Politics will not change; people will keep doing what the people giving them money tell them to do. The only way it could change is… Continue reading

Commentary: Use your pen to vote for kids and future

Voting yes for Mukilteo School District’s Feb. 11 bond election will improve schools for all students.

Commentary: What’s at play in drop in timber harvests

It doesn’t make sense to blame the state’s timber plan when companies aren’t bidding on sales.

  • Feb 2, 2020

Editorial: School districts need support of voters by Feb. 11

Marysville and eight other school districts need support for new facilities and supplemental funding.

Glad to see state make animal cruelty a felony

This is to thank Gov. Jay Inslee for signing legislation to make animal cruelty a felony. I am in hopes that every state implements it.… Continue reading

Think ahead, as your elders did to build Marysville schools

A As the Feb. 11 Marysville School District levy approaches, I encourage voters to pause and reflect on a couple of things. Reflect what the… Continue reading

Viewpoints: The homeless that aren’t being counted

Far too many children without stable housing are missed in official counts, masking the problem’s scope.