Granite Falls development plans need attention

This is how Snohomish County turns farmland into houses. An old barn with a curved roof sits on the corner of 163rd and Goebel Hill… Continue reading

Let Congress hear your concerns on pandemic relief bill

Renters and landlords face a dire situation after the CARES Act protection runs out. (“Eviction moratorium uncertainty means preparing for anything,” The Herald, July 12)… Continue reading

Reiter Foothills logging: State puts harvest before recreation

I noticed there aren’t non-motorized recreation photos in the article about Reiter Foothills Forest (“2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas,” The Herald,… Continue reading

Law enforcement rally disregarded mask mandate

A new subscriber to the Herald, I asked myself about a recent article, “Is this pandering article reflective of the Herald’s editorial perspective or is… Continue reading

10th LD, House, Pos. 2: Dave Paul a leader on education

Dave Paul is a champion of education. He is the father of a teenage daughter and son and has dedicated his life to the education… Continue reading

Commentary: No good choices for gown or town

The outcomes from colleges going online or in-person will be felt by the cities that rely on them economically.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, July 30

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

Relief package must offer help to child care providers

As a parent, I am concerned about other parents who have to go out and work and they can not get child care due to… Continue reading

Those at law enforcement rally should have worn masks

I was shocked to see the recent photos of the very important rally to support law enforcement and first responders, but so many without masks?… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, July 28

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

10th LD, House, Position 1: Homola will represent us best

I have known and worked with Angie Homola for a number of years since moving to Coupeville. She worked tirelessly during the last financial downturn… Continue reading

Comment: John Lewis’ conscience should weigh on Congress

Rep. Lewis fought for decades to strengthen the Voting Rights Act. Congress should finish his work.

Covid has made things tough for high school students

Last year was hard for students of all grades. Yet, as I read The Herald and watch the news the focus is on two groups,… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, July 29

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

Saunders: There’s little to laud on the streets of Portland

Not the vandals, not the ‘wall of moms,’ not the mayor and not Trump; no one is a shining example.

10th LD, House, Pos. 1: Homola is qualified and experienced

Primary ballots are due Aug. 4 and we will make important choices for many elected officials. Pay particular attention to District 10, State Representative, Position… Continue reading

44th LD, House, Position 2: Berg’s experience is impressive

I fully support April Berg for the 44th Legislative District. As a public school teacher in Lake Stevens for the last 25 years, I respect… Continue reading

Comment: GOP respect for local rule ends at Portland’s border

Why the double standard? The answer turns on partisan concerns, not ideological conviction.

Commentary: Governors must work together on Covid response

Presenting a united front, they can push action on testing, supply production and a mask mandate.

Everett Schools bond: Are portables really that bad?

So here we are again with the Everett School Board’s hands out. Not the best of times for that. I suppose it is needed. On… Continue reading