We should emulate Larry Simoneaux’s approach to discourse

Larry Simoneaux provided such a refreshing dose of common sense in his guest commentary (“Gun owners, we need need to demand changes to firearm laws,”… Continue reading

Comment: 12 new Sea Mar doctors are ready to see you now

Sea Mar’s Marysville Family Medicine Residency Program helps to fill need for primary care providers.

Comment: Inflation ate free lunch, but you’re still better off

Investor speculation gave us $10 Uber rides. That’s over but most of us are still better off than in the past.

Comment: There are heroes among those counting ballots

Wandrea ArShaye Moss was an election worker, until her life and family were threatened by a ‘big lie’ mob.

Comment: U.S. making same testing errors for monkeypox as covid

The test are available, but access to tests is limited and prevents the data needed to track its spread.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, June 23

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

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FILES - Cars line up at a Shell gas station June 17, 2022, in Miami. President Joe Biden on June 22 will call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It's a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

Editorial: Gas tax holiday could end up costing us even more

President Biden’s request to suspend gas taxes offers little benefit and considerable risk.

FILES - Cars line up at a Shell gas station June 17, 2022, in Miami. President Joe Biden on June 22 will call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It's a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

Biden should follow Truman’s advice on where buck stops

I feel sorry for Joe Biden. He has become an angry confused old man. I’m even sorrier for those of the 81 million who voted… Continue reading

Comment: Failed Roman coup offers insight for Jan. 6 probe

Rome failed to balance two senators’ advice, allowing unresolved resentments to lead to more violence.

Comment: Supreme Court erodes wall between church, state

A 6-3 majority have weakened a Washington state case that allowed but didn’t require religious school funding.

Comment: Why you’re seeing more big apartment complexes built

Large multi-unit apartments are being built at a record rate as builders maximize available space.

During Juneteenth, Pride, stand with neighbors

In uncertain times, the most enduring qualities for a community are hope and trust. While people may be battered by the waves of indecency and… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, June 22

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

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Bail should have been set higher in Mariner shooting

A teen has been charged with firing multiple shots at a passing vehicle from the Mariner High School parking lot on June 14 (“Teen, 15,… Continue reading

Comment: Gun owners, we need to demand changes to firearm laws

Our support of the Second Amendment doesn’t keep us from protecting the rights of others to life and safety.

Comment: Insurance required for cars; require for guns, too

Liability insurance for firearms would incentize prevention and resposible gun ownership.

Comment: Never mind if it’s sentient, AI’s still concerning

AI may never become conscious. What should worry us is the power it’s gaining to direct our choices.

Do we have to turn all public spaces into armed fortresses?

For all those people who continue to argue that unfettered access to military-style firearms somehow has a connection to the hundreds of mass shootings regularly… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, June 21

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

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Lawmakers made tough job for police even tougher

I find it hard to believe that state Sen. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, having been a former sheriff, has forgotten how few people who graduate… Continue reading