Nothing wrong with home-schooling; students are successful

A recent letter to the editor proposed that homeschooling should be a punishment for irate parents over the mask mandates in schools; and that their… Continue reading

Port’s Collins Building would have been good fit for plans

I spent most of my morning being sad and angry while the article about the Port of Everett’s waterfront plans (“The Port of Everett hlopes… Continue reading

Comment: During pandemic we’ve seen ‘union difference’ in action

Labor in Washington state was key to assuring worker protections, vaccinations and hazard pay.

Comment: Supreme Court majority has dealt blow to rule of law

Allowing a clearly unconstitutional law to stand threatens the right to the Constitution’s protections.

Comment: There is free lunch for students; it must be better

Universal free school lunches have great potential for student health; if the program’s flaws are fixed.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day

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

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Saunders: Where’s Biden’s consoling ‘superpowers’ when needed?

In attempting to comfort the families of fallen troops, Biden seemed focus on his own losses.

Comment: BPA’s part in infrastructure bill aids clean energy

Sen. Cantwell deserves support for a proposal to increase the hydropower agency’s borrowing authority.

President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley watch as a Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Biden embarked on a solemn journey Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S. soil from Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Comment: Counting Afghanistan war’s costs in blood, treasure

Numbers can’t tell the entire story of 20 years of war, but they provide a basis for understanding.

President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley watch as a Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Biden embarked on a solemn journey Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S. soil from Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Comment: County plans for Lord Hill park won’t serve all users

A plan to build bike-only trails would shut out other users and seeks to ‘monentize’ a treasured park.

Coverage of protest at school meeting omitted racist acts

The Herald Editorial Board missed a very important and disturbing aspect of what happened during and after the Marysville school board meeting on Aug. 18… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 5

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

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An artist's illustration shows an aerial view of the Twin Lakes Landing II development in Marysville. Housng Hope's affordable-housing development will have 60 units of two- and three-bedroom apartments. (Dykeman Architecture + Design)

Editorial: Efforts for affordable housing need our support

Housing Hope’s latest development will house 60 county families. Hundreds more are waiting.

An artist's illustration shows an aerial view of the Twin Lakes Landing II development in Marysville. Housng Hope's affordable-housing development will have 60 units of two- and three-bedroom apartments. (Dykeman Architecture + Design)

Lake Stevens Costco can be built to help environment

Regarding a recent letter to the editor critical of complaints regarding the new Costco in Lake Stevens: Why can’t buildings be more sustainable? Example, permeable… Continue reading

Maybe school mask protesters should home-school their kids

One of the protesters from the Marysville School Board anti-mask protest carries a sign that read: “We don’t co-parent with the government.” I would suggest,… Continue reading

Acknowledge good and bad of our racial history

The discussion in the political arena of late has centered on race, including but not limited to Critical Race Theory. When issues such as this… Continue reading

Comment: Afghanistan’s girls need eyes of America on them

The secret to a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is no secret at all: It is educated girls.

Comment: Court’s inconsistent shadow-docket use threat to itself

The procedural short cut is often necessary, but recent court justifications have been contradictory.

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Dan Hazen: What’s on your list of your city’s best attractions?

Recent additions to Marysville give a boost to pride and instill a desire to look what we have.

Dan Hazen
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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Sept. 4

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

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