Harrop: Having horse sense doesn’t mean taking their medicine

Do we really have to explain that a safe and effective vaccine is better for humans than a horse dewormer?

Hazel Miller Hall at Edmonds College.

Jean Hernandez: Hall great benefit to STEM, nursing students

Generous donations have made Edmonds College’s Hazel Mill Hall a foundation for education.

Hazel Miller Hall at Edmonds College.

$13.3 billion of ICBM nukes increases threat to world

The rich, glorious and lethal history of corporate criminality and wholesale disregard for human life can never ever be overstated. However, the predatory profit driven… Continue reading

Comment: Activism behind 1965’s Civil Rights Act needed now

It took a committed, steady effort to pass the landmark law. That same effort can again be made.

Comment: Roe v. Wade not overturned, but it’s dead in Texas

The Supreme Court, in allowing a controversial law to stand, needs to explain why it is avoiding the issue.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 3

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

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Public health takes precedence; get vaccinated

I rarely agree with Sid Schwab, who cannot compose a sentence without somehow working in blame for everything wrong in the world on Donald Trump,… Continue reading

Comment: Congress poised to give local news a needed boost

Support is growing for the Local Journalism Sustainability Act, with a tax credit for local subscriptions.

Comment: Finding a measure of order out of Afghanistan’s chaos

In brief remarks and in meeting the families of fallen troops, Biden took steps toward order.

Comment: Ida shows climate’s threat to global food supply

Drought, hurricanes and floods put food production and distribution at increasing risk for disruption.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Sept. 2

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

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Harrop: With remote work’s benefits may come some trade-offs

Among advantages, there’s less time spent in commute, but it may also mean less chance for promotion.

Is opposition to masks, vaccines any way to win a war?

Regarding the article in the Aug. 25 Herald, regarding a poll finding majority support for school masks and vaccine mandates: Among the findings the poll… Continue reading

People have a right to answers from its government

Regarding Loren Killgore’s recent letter to the editor, raised questions that are not only direct and to the point, they are also questions that we… Continue reading

Members of the Marysville School Board leave a meeting on Aug. 18 as anti-mask protesters heckle them. (Jeremy Milam via Facebook) 20210818

Editorial: Mob’s actions at school board meeting unacceptable

Protesters’ verbal abuse and disruption of a Marysville School Board meeting should not be tolerated.

Members of the Marysville School Board leave a meeting on Aug. 18 as anti-mask protesters heckle them. (Jeremy Milam via Facebook) 20210818

Comment: There is no silver bullet that can defeat covid-19

As effective as vaccination is, it must be paired with masks, good ventilation and other steps.

Comment: Why statistics can mislead on vaccination’s efficacy

Israel’s higher rate of covid hospitalizations among the vaccinated doesn’t necessarily reflect what’s happening.

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 1

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

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Recent police reforms don’t keep police from doing job

I spent a considerable amount of time working on police reform bills that our state Legislature passed last session. I couldn’t agree more with the… Continue reading

Vaccines and public health about more than individual

I am old enough to remember the furious anger of many drivers when the car seat belt was made mandatory and we were all told… Continue reading