Thanks for adding Tundra to Herald comics

I love Tundra! I think it is hilarious and relates to the PNW. I missed it when it was pulled from the daily paper a… Continue reading

Young reader wants Zits, Baby Blues back on comics page

This decision to switch comics in The Herald has been very frustrating! I spent a lot of time reading comics, specifically Zits and Baby Blues.… Continue reading

Comment: Business need not wait for Biden’s vaccine mandate

Implentation of the federal mandate will be slow, which is why businesses should move on their own.

Comment: Ending Roe v. Wade could backfire on abortion foes

A 1989 Supreme Court decision cost support for Republicans. A similar move now could do the same.

Comment: Men losing out on jobs, but it’s transition, not end

By rejecting college, young men are hurting themselves. Here’s how to help them move to the new economy.

County’s plans for Lord Hill park must respect wishes of all

I read the recent guest commentary from Rick Reed concerning the Snohomish County Parks plans for bike-only trails at Lord Hill park (“County plans for… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Sept. 21

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

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Eugene Robinson columns foment racism

While The Herald is deleting and rearranging the comic strips, can it do something with Eugene Robinson’s columns, please? Like delete them? I assure you… Continue reading

Hospital should reserve space for noncovid patients

Here in Snohomish County and all across the country, hospitals are overflowing with covid-19 patients, most of whow are unvaccinated. This leaves many who may… Continue reading

Justice for Jan. 6 rioters should be served

Sept. 18 there was a rally in Washington, D.C. and other locations called “Justice for J6.” Organizers called for justice of the Jan. 6 defendants,… Continue reading

Comment: Inflation has turned growth in wages into a setback

Workers likely have noticed their higher pay; they may not realize it’s been eaten up by inflation.

Comment: Milley’s concerns were justified; his actions weren’t

Gen. Milley could have done what Gen. Mattis did before him: publicly resign to make his point.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 20

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

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Military suppliers will get billions more in ICBM contract

I enjoyed a recent letter to the editor on last September’s $13.3 billion sole-source contract to Northrop Grumman for the U.S.’s ICBM system, built on… Continue reading

No reason to make mask-wearing political; just wear them

I was in Ivar’s recently picking up an order for dinner. A young couple came in without masks on and were told by an employee,… Continue reading

Saunders: California passes on chance to solve its problems

Gov. Newsom won by essentially campaigning against Trump; how does that solve the state’s many woes?

State’s members of Congress must protect abortion rights

I, like so many other voters in Washington state am appalled at the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to address the Texas restrictions on abortions. The fact… Continue reading

Comment: Climate solution requires removing carbon from air

Along with limiting emissions, work must progress on solutions that remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Comment: Courts rule for fairness of fines, civil forfeitures

State justices recently held that a $500 fine can be egregious for some if they are unable to pay.

FILE - A person toting a sign from a demonstration against mandatory vaccinations passes a man wearing a face mask by the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.  Across the country, anti-vaccine and anti-mask demonstrations are taking scary and violent turns, and educators, medical professionals and public figures have been stunned at the level at which they have been vilified for even stating their opinion.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Comment: Does too strong a message turn some from vaccine?

For those who put a high value on freedom, mandates and directives can push them even further away.

FILE - A person toting a sign from a demonstration against mandatory vaccinations passes a man wearing a face mask by the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.  Across the country, anti-vaccine and anti-mask demonstrations are taking scary and violent turns, and educators, medical professionals and public figures have been stunned at the level at which they have been vilified for even stating their opinion.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)