Police, housing top list of issues for City of Everett

Everett is a city that is founded on arts, culture and music. That still remains but Everett is facing homelessness, crime and a housing crisis.… Continue reading

Republicans must condemn siege of U.S. Capitol

As I watch the supporters of our 45th president rush the U.S. Capitol building at his urging, I have to wonder just exactly what constitutes… Continue reading

State’s vaccine delays will cost lives

As of Dec. 31, the state Department of Health had received 357,925 doses of covid-19 vaccine. Of those doses only 69,349 have been administered to… Continue reading

U.S. Capitol riot a self-inflicted wound, threat to democracy

A fortnight before the Nov. 3 general election, you published my letter to the editor, of my concern that Jan. 6 not become a day… Continue reading

Comment: Yes, last week’s attempted insurrection is who we are

The attack on the U.S. Capitol reminds us the anti-democratic and racist strains of our past remain with us.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Jan. 11

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

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Everett mayor’s budget cuts will cost city

I am thinking that the current mayor of Everett has missed the mark. Cassie Franklin seems to think that by shedding some of the city… Continue reading

High-speed rail routes needed throughout the U.S.

The federal freeway system has been finished for decades. States must maintain them. Meanwhile, the progressive nations have not only developed commercial air travel but… Continue reading

Local news is important; support The Herald’s journalism

Thanks to The Herald for its informative reporting on the Bargeen family and the Port crane fiasco. Without local reporting the citizens of Everett would… Continue reading

Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., cleans up debris and personal belongings strewn across the floor of the Rotunda in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Editorial: Regardless of outcome, president must be impeached

If only to allow history to record that members of Congress stood up to Trump’s assault on democracy.

Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., cleans up debris and personal belongings strewn across the floor of the Rotunda in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
First-time voter Melissa Sullivan, 18, drops her ballot into the box during early in-person voting at City Hall, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Somerville, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Viewpoints: What new voters might teach us about politics

College students, new to voting and exposed to a range of views, appeared less divided by politics.

First-time voter Melissa Sullivan, 18, drops her ballot into the box during early in-person voting at City Hall, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Somerville, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Comment: State, county can’t wait for climate change action

Washington Can’t Wait seeks updates to state law that will address climate change and housing needs.

Comment: Three clashing — yet true — views on the Capitol riot

Is it proof the GOP is bent on one-party rule, that institutions held or of the arc of progress?

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Jan. 10

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

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Police must have proper equipment

Both police and sheriff deputies need public support to get the necessary equipment they need. I received a letter from the same and it decried… Continue reading

Snohomish’s pellet gun law is reasonable

I read with interest, the Dec. 24 letter to the editor from John Lorenz regarding the additional restrictions imposed on the discharge of Airsoft (pellet)… Continue reading

Thank Trump for ending ‘American exceptionalism’

Historians, political scientists and philosophers will with passion dissect the epic, toxic tragedy that defines the Donald Trump presidency. Amidst this wreckage that almost destroyed… Continue reading

Comment: Five ways the EPA can resume its intended purpose

More than reversing Trump’s policies, the agency needs to explain why the environment and climate matter.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Jan. 9

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

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Lynnwood High Tri-M raised $9,700 for food bank

Thank you all for supporting the Lynnwood High School Tri-M Virtual Fundraiser for The Lynnwood Food Bank. Tri-M is a national Music Honor Society. Our… Continue reading