Commentary: No longer the season for seasonal workeers?

Higher wages and automation may mean more retailers will opt to hire fewer seasonal workers.

Commentary: Removing Snake’s dams won’t save orca whales

Taking down the dams would divert money needed elsewhere to improve habitat and build salmon runs.

Consumers want Congress to act on health care concerns

As the dust from the elections settles, it’s apparent that Americans had health care on their minds when they marked their ballots. A recent survey… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 2

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

Editorial: State must make own path to address climate change

A plan to take statewide actions to address climate change doesn’t require presidential leadership.

Even $50 billion isn’t enough for Inslee, Democrats?

Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield in his Nov. 21 column (“State revenues to reach $50B but new fees or taxes loom”) states “The state has never… Continue reading

How does granting asylum to migrants benefit us?

The media claimed that it was mostly woman and children that were making their way up through Mexico to the U.S. border. The media were… Continue reading

Kalama methanol refinery would be bad for environment

As a young person, I believe that we need to keep the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery from being built in our wonderful Washington in… Continue reading

Parker: So many liars, so many pants, so many fires

Even though legal experts see no grounds for criminal charges (yet), it’s clear Trump (again) lied.

Robinson: Drumbeat of charges and pleas grows around Trump

Expect to hear Trump’s usual defense repeated often: I didn’t do it, and if I did, it wasn’t a crime.

Viewpoints: Local journalism best bet to restore public trust

Local reporters can put a public face on media that’s more difficult to dismiss as ‘fake news.’

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Dec. 1

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

Lake Stevens education group thankful for $14,000 for its work

We are in the season of thanks and giving, we on the board of the Lake Stevens Education Foundation wish to offer our sincere thanks… Continue reading

Schwab: The silver lining in Trump’s and the GOP’s clouds

Assuming it’s not too late, we’re getting a clear look at the failings of their brand of capitalism.

The Buzz: Deck the halls with guilty pleas and indictments

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Stephen King movie at the White House.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Statewide plastic bag ban a good place to start

Plastic bags are only a small part of the pollution problem, but it’s a simple and inexpensive fix.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on in October in Everett. Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. And two state lawmakers are proposing bills for a statewide ban. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Commentary: Even in Apple Cup defeat, WSU band was a winner

After a bus accident sidelined the Husky band, the Cougar band honored the annual game’s traditions.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Nov. 30

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

Harrop: What’s gained by comparing risks of alcohol, opioids?

Calling one worse than the other ignores the differences in how each is used and abused.

Ignatius: U.S. needs to learn to win wars without fighting

China makes its military gains with stealth, while others rely on belligerence and disruption.