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Editorial: Nehring, Mead, Low for Snohomish County Council

The incumbents for Districts 1, 4 and 5 have worked together effectively for county residents.

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Comment: Acknowledging Indigenous land often achieves opposite

Too often what is meant to honor misrepresents the past and only aknowledges the current ownership.

Boarding school atrocities not ancient history

Growing up in Marysville, I heard racism and hate toward the members of the Tulalip Tribes all my life. The more I learned of the… Continue reading

Burke: Great thing about high tech? Getting it a la carte

Yes, much of it — smartphones, streaming and playlists — is great, but there’s a lot I just don’t need.

Comment: Goodbye, Columbus; hello, Indigenous Peoples Day

Why and how the holiday has shifted from honoring the explorer to recogizing the land’s Native people.

County Council, Dist. 4: Mead not resposive to emails, phone

Beginning in early July of this year, my husband has made three attempts to contact Snohomish County Council member Jared Mead, two via email and… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Oct. 11

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

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Encouraging girls hasn’t hurt boys’ education

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s column “It’s no wonder boys aren’t going to college” on Monday, Oct. 4, we disagree with Parker’s theory that feminist advances have… Continue reading

Mukilteo Schools, Dist. 2: Schwab key to students’ interests

I support Judy Schwab’s experience, dedication and commitment to the Mukilteo School District. Schwab has effectively served our Mukilteo School District community for a number… Continue reading

Saunders: Facebook is a problem, but the fix has to be fair

Too often social media’s past attempts to manage itself have favored the left over the right.

Comment: Help small businesses continue their community role

The pandemic and supply chain issues have made it tough for local shops. They need your support.

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Viewpoints: Putting Facebook back in human control

The network’s algorithms promote users’ ugliest comments. Here’s what Congress can do to change that.

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Oct. 10

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

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Ann Morgan: Ancient virus returns to wreak havoc on society

While serious, the I-Me-Me-MyWay virus is cured by avoiding contagions and getting over yourself.

Comment: Facebook has data, ability to rein in Instagram

Whether its Facebook, itself, or Congress, teens can be protected from Instagram’s exccesses.

Comment: It’s doesn’t have to be a burning cross to be racism

A Black family in Virginia has been harrased by a neighbor’s racist noise. Why is a ‘bad actor’ allowed to continue?

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Oct. 9

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

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Hennie Slotemaker: A lifetime of vaccinations made difference

With one exception when I was a child, vaccines have kept me and my family healthy.

Comment: Armed police shouldn’t be part of regular school day

School districts in the county continue to use SROs. At the least, districts should require training.

Comment: Facebook has research to reform itself, but won’t

Social media companies’ data can be released to scholars — while protecting privacy — to improve regulation.