Story about orca birth deserved better play in paper

All I can say is: WOW. The Herald isn’t very interested or caring about our iconic Southern Resident Orcas, huh? There was only a 3-inch tall mini article in the June 1 paper about the wonderful news of a new orca baby born to our J-Pod in the middle of page A4! How pathetic!

The Seattle Times hoorayed this great news with a front page, half-page article with photo! This clearly shows who gives a darn, when the front page “news” in the Herald is about a delay in a trial of a murder from 32 years ago!

The orcas are much more important, and drastically currently relevant, than the fact that the lousy murderer got another delay in trial. Sad! I have been a subscriber throughout my life, and I am very disappointed by your obvious disinterest in our orcas. You were, in my opinion, very misguided to consider that trial delay of more importance. Our orcas are our treasures! Please get your priorities straight, Herald. After all, the orcas might go extinct! Isn’t that of importance?

Janet Waite


More in Opinion

Commentary: The man who counseled King

Howard Thurman, like King a Baptist minister, influenced the civil rights leader’s thoughts on nonviolence.

Commentary: Continuing King’s final campaign against poverty

MLK Jr. was killed just as he was launching the Poor People’s Campaign. It’s needed more than ever.

Editorial: Cutting carbon emissions up to lawmakers — and us

A state Supreme Court decision puts the onus on the Legislature to act to put a price on carbon.

Harrop: If GOP used caucuses, it’d be called voter suppression

Caucuses used to allot Democratic delegates leave out too many voters, compared to presidential primaries.

Editorial: Panel does little to quell concerns on Boeing, FAA

A federal report that backs an FAA program of self-regulation by jet makers doesn’t instill confidence.

Editorial: Consumers need smart control over ‘smart’ devices

Bills in the Legislature and Congress would better protect consumers from the abuses of hackers and others.

Editorial: Detention of Iranian-Americans at border troubling

The border agency needs to clarify why U.S. citizens, who had sworn an oath, were detained for hours.

Viewpoints: Can a woman win the White House? It all depends

Sexism is a factor in voters’ perceptions of candidates, but it’s just one of many variables to consider.

Most Read