Commentary: Pandemic is hurting Trump’s 2020 campaign

All he and his team can manage is to wish the virus away and tell Americans that things are getting better.

Commentary: Why we’re so uncomfortable with wearing masks

They make it hard to breathe, yes, but masks also obscure what we can see — and learn — from others’ faces.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, May 8

A sketchy look at the day in the coronavirus outbreak (and politics).… Continue reading

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell inspects the testing of ballot-counting equipment prior to the March 10 presidential primary. (Rachel Riley / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Pandemic forces some changes for 2020 election

What the coronavirus hasn’t changed is the need for good candidates and for informed voters.

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell inspects the testing of ballot-counting equipment prior to the March 10 presidential primary. (Rachel Riley / Herald file photo)

Everett city budget cuts and effects need more dicussion

I worked for the City of Everett Parks for many years and I’ve been a Herald subscriber for almost 30 years, just to keep up… Continue reading

Readers are free to read a balanced media diet

I subscribe to The Herald, not because I agree with its editorial opinion or its liberal bias and columnists, but because I seek its coverage… Continue reading

Sheriff has demonstrated poor judgment

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney has a right as a citizen to question the governor and to encourage civil disobedience. But there is no justification… Continue reading

Sheriff should be a partisan position on ballot

I am also disappointed that our new sheriff is making his office so political. It’s bad enough nationaly with the “We hate you, you hate… Continue reading

Sheriff’s statement was, at least, clear, compared to Inslee’s

Sheriff Adam Fortney recently made a public statement of policy regarding intent to not enforce state orders against assembly. Although I disagree with allowing assembly,… Continue reading

Allow barbers, hair salons to open with conditions

I understand Gov. Jay Inslee’s wife cuts his hair. Who cuts his wife’s hair? The barbers and beauticians should be allowed to do like the… Continue reading

Comment: The jobless number we should really keep an eye on

Not often reported, but still counted, are those who are officially unemployed but working part-time.

Comment: What your post-lockdown office could look like

Expect more distance between desks, plenty of sanitizer and continued working from home.

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, May 7

A sketchy look at the day in the coronavirus pandemic (and politics).… Continue reading

Forest Park pool has been a drain on Everett’s budget

In a recent Herald editorial (“Everett faces painful cuts to survive downturn,” April 21) it was announced that Forest Park pool was to be closed… Continue reading

Should we distance ourselves from sheriff’s paranoia?

I am concerned that the recent outbreaks of delusional paranoia, largely restricted to everyday citizens, has now spread to our public officials. The recent display… Continue reading

State will have to adapt to loss of gas tax revenue

Several days ago there were reports of the professional thieves we call politicians decrying the fact that the dearth of gasoline sales was costing them… Continue reading

Closure of Everett senior center cuts vital services to many

The Everett City Council has voted to close the Carl Gipson Senior Center for the rest of this year and possibly for all of next… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, May 6

A sketchy look at the day in the coronavirus pandemic (and politics).… Continue reading

Harrop: There’s comfort — and insight — in ‘Golden Girls’ reruns

The classic sit-com has some good lines, but also provides a glimpse of the future that’s encouraging.

Saunders: A deafening silence from feminists, media on Biden

With few exceptions, both have stashed the pitchforks they happily turned on Brett Kavanaugh.