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

Comment: ‘Why is this a thing, Mom?’

Why, for the antimask and antivax crowd, is this a political battle that ignores the needs of children?

Comment: Founders began fight on who pays for infrastructure

Then, it was canals. And it was James Monroe’s interpretation that has prevailed in funding decisions.

Comment: Some schools see dress codes as way to mandate masks

Dress codes have been challenged on free-speech arguments, but they’re seen as part of schools’ authority.

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Aug. 31

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

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There are reasons why some are skeptical of vaccines

I recently spent four hours in an ER. I was fortunate to get a bed in the hallway. Most of the patients had non-covid related… Continue reading

We need to do our part for the vulnerable and get vaccinated

Greetings, and one more plea to the unvaccinated. Ned is a college professor with four young children who has been fighting brain cancer for more… Continue reading

Comment: Don’t end successful program for affordable legal aid

A program that allowed legal technicians to provide limited family law advice should be continued.

Two protests in Snohomish threat to us, democracy

Two groups appeared in Snohomish on Aug. 15. The first endangered our children and responsible citizens. The second aimed to destroy democracy. And while both… Continue reading

Denying science of vaccines can be deadly

Getting vaccinated is not your right, it’s a choice. Maybe you don’t care about others, including your own friends and family, but it’s not your… Continue reading

Too many masks on the ground in Snohomish

I have counted dozens of masks walking around my block. Downtown dozens more in the street, sidewalk, river walk. Oceanic Asia reports 1.5 billion masks… Continue reading

Comment: Tragedy of Indian boarding schools must be faced

Often dressed in humanitarian language, the schools were used to destroy culture and take land.

Harrop: As Florida’s DeSantis proves, ignorance is expensive

Against $40 for vaccine, the Florida governor asks taxpayers to pony up $2,100 for Regneron doses.

Burke: Would American heroes survived scrutiny of 24/7 news?

George Washington, who had his own failures, never faced the din of criticism directed at Biden.