Herald Forum

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Political labels set fight, leave out the middle

‘Conservative’ and ‘liberal’ don’t address each sides’ true motivations and ignore collaboration we need.

 

Jeremy Steiner: Look again; you might see reason to celebrate

Despite our worries, Americans have a lot to celebrate as the nation marks its 246th birthday.

 

Beverly Hoback: Abortion debate is back; let’s take a new path

The old slogans and stances fall on deaf ears. Let’s turn to respect for beliefs and stick with facts.

 

Sid Roberts: We’ll need to meet in the middle to get work done

Many of us find comfort on the fringes with those we agree, but it’s keeping us from reaching accord.

Jeremy Steiner: At end of one journey, graduates start next

Some advice for young adults from four great minds and a bit of difficult wisdom for parents, too.

Lois Langer Thompson speaks during a reception at the Coupeville Library. (Sno-Isle Libraries)

Lois Langer Thompson: Libraries offer a thriving community

Whether times are good or tough, libraries are a gathering place that meets the needs of all.

Lois Langer Thompson speaks during a reception at the Coupeville Library. (Sno-Isle Libraries)

Nate Nehring: We need to recommit to nonviolence in politics

As MLK told us, we can overcome oppression and violence without turning to oppression and violence.

Juan Peralez

Juan Peralez: White supremacy’s threats present clear danger

White supremacy has plagued us since before the nation’s founding. It can’t be ignored by anyone.

Juan Peralez

Ron Friesen: Marysville must bridge fault lines dividing it

‘Quakes’ have rattled the community for years, but there is hope to come together and rebuild.

Kathy Solberg (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kathy Solberg: Keeping life’s ‘bubble’ centered takes diligence

Our work, time, family, self and identity make constant demands. Balance is key to the big picture.

Kathy Solberg (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Richard Emery

Richard Emery: If now is not time to end gun violence, when?

We have solutions that can limit gun violence. Now we need to demand action from our leaders.

Richard Emery
Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: We can speak our minds but can we learn to listen?

Our opinions are only half of the discussion. We have learn to accept when we’ve lost an argument.

Dan Hazen
Garry Clark is CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

Garry Clark: Black parents can only prepare kids for racism

We couldn’t shield our teen daughter from hateful words. But we prepared her and she relied on her strength.

Garry Clark is CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Fred Rubatino (left), an unidentified worker and Tom Rubatino in front of one of the company's garbage trucks in 1944.  (Rubatino Family)

Rubatino family: There’s more to family’s trash-collection story

Two members offer additional information about more than a century of ownership for the Everett family.

Fred Rubatino (left), an unidentified worker and Tom Rubatino in front of one of the company's garbage trucks in 1944.  (Rubatino Family)
Shriley Kaikai, a graduating senior at Kamiak High School, plans to attend WSU to study nursing. She recently participated in STEM Signing Day to honor students studying in STEM fields.

Shirley Kaikai: Family inspired nursing dream; STEM laid path

Running Start courses in anatomy, biology and chemistry have prepared further studies at WSU.

Shriley Kaikai, a graduating senior at Kamiak High School, plans to attend WSU to study nursing. She recently participated in STEM Signing Day to honor students studying in STEM fields.
Kathernine Schiffner is director of public relations for Everett Community College.

Katherine Schiffner: Hope isn’t a refuge; it’s a starting point

A visit to Pearl Harbor prompts thoughts about the hope that pushes us to work toward our goals.

Kathernine Schiffner is director of public relations for Everett Community College.

Ken White: Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ still screams worldwide warning

The mural, back on display at the U.N., tells of horrors now being relived in Ukraine and elsewhere.

Cory Armstrong-Hoss

Cory Armstrong-Hoss: Hey, parents of ‘quiet’ kids, we see you

Patience, parents; it takes time for some kids to find their interests and ‘their people.’ But they will.

Cory Armstrong-Hoss
Edie Everette

Edie Everette: Rather than curse the darkness, pick up a book

A recent power outage offered a chance for an older, simpler pursuit: reading a book in one night.

Edie Everette
Cydney Gillis

Cydney Gillis: Will my Bartell Drugs survive corporate owner?

Once locally owned, its well-stocked drugstores are now in the less-sure hands of the Rite Aid chain.

Cydney Gillis