Herald Forum

Forum: How much do we really know about ‘bus stop people’?

Our assumptions about people, often fall short of accuracy, yet we justify our divisions based on them.

 

Forum: Port of Everett’s Prop 1 adds bureaucracy and new tax

Its yes campaign claims jobs and projects, but its tax and authority will diminish local control.

 

Forum: For 123 years, community has counted on The Herald

A retired teacher and coach has nothing but praise for the newspaper’s staff for its work and reporting.

 

Forum: CHC strengthening to deliver care its patients need

As a new board member for the nonprofit, I see a organization navigating challenges to deliver care.

Sports Dad: Short game of long toss prompts thoughts on aging

When feeling your age, or older, consider the vitality and wisdom of baseball great Satchel Paige.

Forum: Herald can’t continue its service with half a newsroom

The newspaper’s owners should reconsider proposed cuts that will diminish the journalism it provides.

Forum: Snohomish County depends on Herald’s prep sports coverage

Its stories and photos make a difference in the lives of students and brings the county together.

Forum: Summit on policing will start ongoing conversation on reforms

The June 29 event in Everett offers panel discussions and interviews with law enforcement and others.

Forum: Congress could aid health with better nutrition data

Lobbyists in Congress are influencing how we eat. We need better information to make good choices.

Forum: Solving homelessness helped by having a hunter’s compassion

I talked to a man who once found a pheasant near death from the cold; he revived it to watch it fly off.

Forum: What an office manager learned after 30 years in school

Allen Creek Elementary’s office manager reflects on aha moments, co-workers, school funding and the kids.

Sports Dad: For some kids, trial runs help find right sport

Every activity has its drawbacks, like playing in the rain or scratchy uniforms. But then there’s riding horses.

Forum: If Everett were an employee, would it get a 44% raise?

If Everett voters are the employers in the Aug. 6 election, this request for a raise won’t fly with many.

Forum: National debt risks leaving financial mess to children

Every 100 days we add another $1 trillion to the national debt; that’s unsustainable and dangerous.

Forum: As goes Boeing, so goes state funding for schools

Boeing tried to update the 737 on the cheap. The state has done the same in funding schools.

Forum: How we employ hope in our work toward what we hope for

When reaching goals takes time, do we use hope to sustain us or to redefine what we sought in the first place?

Amtrak Cascades train 517 from Vancouver to Portland arrives at Everett Station Thursday, March 9, 2023, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Forum: Taking the train must be made better travel alternative

State officials need to make the Amtrak Cascades route faster, increasing its value as an option to I-5.

Amtrak Cascades train 517 from Vancouver to Portland arrives at Everett Station Thursday, March 9, 2023, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Forum: A come-backer line drive no match for the Comeback Kid

There’s no scarier moment for a parent than to see your child injured, except for the thoughts that follow.

Forum: You get one shot at ‘first reaction’ to a song; enjoy it

As good as music was in the ’70s, and as much as I listen again and again, it can’t match your first time.

Sauk-Suiattle Chief Jim Brown, a young granddaughter, and daughter Ellen near Packwood, Wash., circa 1910. (Photo courtesy of Kara Briggs)

Forum: Setting record straight on Sauk-Suiattle chief’s daughter

A recent Herald article misstated a dowry paid for my great-grandmother as her being sold into slavery.

Sauk-Suiattle Chief Jim Brown, a young granddaughter, and daughter Ellen near Packwood, Wash., circa 1910. (Photo courtesy of Kara Briggs)