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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, July 17

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

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Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Editorial: Hobbs edges Anderson for Secretary of State

Both candidates have proven abilities to protect election integrity and assure voter confidence.

Catherine Berwicks loads ballots into a tray after scanning them at the Snohomish County Elections Ballot Processing Center on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Everett, Wa.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Harrop: Enough with ‘pregnant people’; it’s the wrong fight

Trans men and women have bigger concerns than dictionary definitions. Stick to real battles.

Hog, prairie dog theat justifies military-style firearms?

Only by addressing the concerns of assault-weapon lovers can we have a ban on weapons of war. Those in opposition want the right to have… Continue reading

State should move to ranked-choice voting

We all do better when our government is accountable to us. While we’re proud here in Washington of how civically engaged our residents are, if… Continue reading

Sullivan: Worst of Trump’s minions, Bannon, may get jail time

More than selling the lies of his boss, Bannon encouraged the worst behavior from Trump and his supporters.

This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)

Viewpoint: What scientists see in Webb’s first stunning images

More than fantastic views of ancient galaxies, the telescope’s data can reveal the presence of life.

This image released by NASA on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, shows the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals previously obscured areas of star birth, according to NASA. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI via AP)

Both parties’ fringes only concerned with own rights

Excellent essay from Marysville’s Ron Friesen (“If this doesn’t feel like America, what do we do?” The Herald, July 9). I would add that too… Continue reading

Comment: Graceland’s default means fans have left the building

A drop in attendance has led the municipally owned tourist attraction to default on some bonds.

Comment: Mann Act showed dangers of states mandating morals

Until it was reformed, the 1910 law was used to prosecute consensual acts. We may be repeating that history.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, July 16

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Herald’s food writer is a great addition to paper

Three cheers and a tiger to Herald food writer Taylor Goebel. She’s really hit the ground running: Lots of content, great local feel, and honesty… Continue reading

Make penalties tougher when guns involved in crimes

Since Congress has shown no interest in meaningful gun violence control, and since the Supreme Court apparently is unable to understand the words “a well-regulated… Continue reading

Patricia Therrell: Issue not just abortion, but women’s rights

Women bear the responsibilities for birth control and still suffer inequalities on the job.

Studies show removing Snake River dams can aid salmon

It’s true there are several factors affecting salmon and steelhead populations (“Editorial: Waiting could force bad choice on dams, salmon,” The Herald, July 3). The… Continue reading

Two other dams on Snake River are the problem, not lower dams

The Herald Editorial Board needs to be applauded for its recent editorial about the lower Snake River dams and salmon (“Waiting could force bad choice… Continue reading

Comment: A pre-Civil War lens on coming abortion fights

The battles among states regarding fugitive slaves may have some bearing on those seeking abortions.

Comment: Democrats should focus on rights laws likley to pass

Bills that are only good for messaging will make little difference in the midterms. Only success can.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, July 15

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Focus on more than guns to address mass shootings

Mass shootings have become tragically common these days, accompanied by much impassioned debate about the gun culture and what should be done about it. It… Continue reading