Burke: In a few words Twitter delivers news, opinion, snark

It’s not meant to be one’s entire news diet, but tweets are good for spicing up the your info feed.

Comment: Hollywood’s gun use should be honest about carnage

When filmmakers use firearms they should portray the bloody results so people understand what guns do.

Comment: Jan. 6 hearings attest that the threat isn’t over

The testimony makes clear that should Trump and allies lose in 2024, they won’t hesitate to try again.

Comment: Spell out risks, benefits of covid vax to parents

What does it mean that fewer than 20 percent of parents of kids 5 and younger intend to vaccinate against covid?

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, June 20

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

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Saunders: Biden should decry mobs harassing court justices

Though they try, there’s no justification for harassing jurists — and their neighbors — at their homes.

Comment: Public safety crisis requires legislative action

With crime statistics rising and a loss of officers, lawmakers need to correct recent legislation.

Comment: Single-family zoning limits affordable housing

Such zoning limits duplex and other multi-family housing, driving up costs and hurting communities.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, June 19

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

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A person taking part in a Juneteenth march in Seattle holds a sign that reads "This the new 4th of July," Friday, June 19, 2020. Thousands of people marched to honor the Juneteenth holiday and to protest against police violence and racism. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Editorial: Bridging the gap between two days of independence

A forum will discuss what Juneteenth means for the Fourth of July and its promise to all Americans.

A person taking part in a Juneteenth march in Seattle holds a sign that reads "This the new 4th of July," Friday, June 19, 2020. Thousands of people marched to honor the Juneteenth holiday and to protest against police violence and racism. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Snake River dams’ energy is replaceable; salmon species isn’t

In response to Marc Sullivan’s recent commentary (“Don’t fall for TV ads’ climate case for Snake dams,” The Herald, June 5), regarding NW RiverPartners’ ongoing… Continue reading

Sullivan: The man who told Trump he lost Arizona

Chris Stirewalt lost his job at Fox over his call of Arizona for Biden. Being right was vindication.

Use the Juneteenth holiday to create a better history

June 19, 1865 — is a remarkable one. To quote New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie: ”Juneteenth may mark just… Continue reading

Artist Enkone works on a mural during a Juneteenth commemoration at Leimert Park Plaza on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Viewpoints: Emancipation of Juneteenth wasn’t absolute

Such emancipations spanned 1780 until 1865, but freedom was limited and had to be won through work.

Artist Enkone works on a mural during a Juneteenth commemoration at Leimert Park Plaza on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Worth remembering boarding schools on parental rights

I find the current controversy in the Marysville School District regarding asking parental consent for their children to be involved in non-curricular school activities fascinating,… Continue reading

Comment: Celebrate Juneteenth, but see it also as a challenge

It marks emancipation from slavery, but that freedom for Black Americans remains incomplete.

Commentary: For Father’s Day, dads reflect on what makes a man

Fathers talk about their hopes for their kids and grandkids and what they learned from their dads.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, June 18

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

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Jeremy Steiner: At end of one journey, graduates start next

Some advice for young adults from four great minds and a bit of difficult wisdom for parents, too.

Lois Langer Thompson speaks during a reception at the Coupeville Library. (Sno-Isle Libraries)

Lois Langer Thompson: Libraries offer a thriving community

Whether times are good or tough, libraries are a gathering place that meets the needs of all.

Lois Langer Thompson speaks during a reception at the Coupeville Library. (Sno-Isle Libraries)