Renters need limits placed to prevent gouging by landlords

I own a manufactured home in the Twin Creeks manufactured housing Park. When I moved here in 2019 the monthly rent for space in the… Continue reading

What would road-usage charge mean for different drivers?

The Herald’s editorial on road usage fee was interesting (“Start on road to replace gas tax with per-mile fee,” The Herald, Feb. 25). It would… Continue reading

Boosters, others sent Everett High students to cheer teams at tourney

As any basketball fan knows, magic happens in March, and our community’s magic happened a little early this year. Two weeks ago, Everett High’s boys… Continue reading

Burke: Where has all the poetry gone in our lives?

It really never left. Our state’s poet laureate says it’s more accessible now than it ever was.

Comment: ‘Peak fossil fuel emissions’ doesn’t mean we’ve won yet

Reducing emissions from fuels is key, but we’ve got other emission sources that have to be addressed.

Comment: Quakes are inevitable; huge death tolls are not

What we can’t predict, we can prepare for. That requires a dedicated effort to seismic strengthening.


Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, March 1

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


Governments should audit, find savings before raising taxes

It’s no surprise the state of Washington is becoming one of the least affordable places to retire. Everything under the sun is being taxed. Folks… Continue reading

Does small town where letter writer live have homeless shelters?

A letter from an Oroville resident on the cost of regulation on housing refers to a study conducted and paid for by the National Association… Continue reading

Comment: Scott Adams and right-wing claim of white victimhood

Using a questionable poll on race, Dilbert’s creator justifies and takes advantage of racist views.

Comment: Trump weakened safety rules; none tied to train wreck

None of the regulations that Trump rolled back appear to have played a role in the Ohio train derailment.


Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Feb. 28

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


Editorial: Creator’s racist rants earn ‘Dilbert’ a pink slip

The Herald, like other papers, is pulling Scott Adams’ strip from its weekend comics section.


State’s nonprofit hospitals ignoring duty to charity care

The “big business”-like behavior of nonprofit hospitals doesn’t get enough attention in Washington state. Nonprofit hospitals are exempt from paying most taxes. In exchange, they… Continue reading

USDA using agriculture to grow better state, nation

During his State of the Union speech, President Biden highlighted how the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to rebuild our economy, minimize impacts of… Continue reading

Comment: Jimmy Carter has one last lesson to teach his country

In sharing his entry into hospice care, Carter has us consider the meaning of a good life and its end.

Comment: Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are too nice for the base

Both have great background stories and conservative values, but they play too well with others.

Comment: Ohio train wreck can’t yet be dismissed as a one-off

A preliminary NTSB report is only four pages long. It will take much longer to outline proper fixes.


Editorial cartoons for Monday, Feb. 27

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


Saunders: Fox hosts’ texts show dangers of audience pandering

In playing to former President Trump’s MAGA base, Fox felt obliged to report what they wanted to hear.