Herald Forum

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Thing about virtues is that one strengthens others

When you start paring away one virtue in favor of another it’s like removing the strands of a net.

 

Tonya Drake is chancellor of WGU Washington. (Courtesy of WGU)

Tonya Drake: For mentor and mentee, exchange deepens learning

In higher education and after, mentoring offers guidance, encouragement and a fresh perspective.

 

Juan Peralez

Juan Peralez: Courts, lawmakers should end qualified immunity

The doctrine provides blanket immunity to officers and others who should face trial for abuses.

 

Zsofia Pasztor

Zsofia Pasztor: The joy of cooking what you’ve grown, raised

A rainy evening is when you bring out a trusted pot, a troublesome rooster and 16 varieties of paprika.

Zsofia Pasztor

Ken White: We have work ahead to restore and keep democracy

Through the smallest of actions we can show Ben Franklin we’ve kept the democracy given us.

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Finding ‘magic’ of Christmas requires knowing Hope

A G.I. Joe Space Capsule made the Christmas of ‘69 magical. It represented Hope made incarnate.

Dan Hazen
Garry Clark, president and chief executive of Economic Alliance of Snohomish County

Garry Clark: Grandma Shirley’s gift was words of perseverance

Through stories of North Carolina, my grandma taught me to speak up and to bounce back to tackle more.

Garry Clark, president and chief executive of Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
Kathy Coffey Solberg (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kathy Coffey Solberg: In midst of tasks, what lies ahead?

Especially when you can’t see light at the tunnel’s end, remind yourself a miracle may lie ahead.

Kathy Coffey Solberg (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Sid Roberts

Sid Roberts: Humility still a virtue; it’s just harder to see

Too many of our leaders and athletes believe they have to disgrace others to show their strength.

Sid Roberts

Soren Eden and Dillan Wirsching: Monroe schools must be safer

As students, we’ve faced and witnessed harassment and worse. The district must provide more training.

Steven Watson: A plea for consideration for the unvaccinated

Regarding those who decline vaccinations, you can question our choice, but don’t question our motive.

Cory Armstrong-Hoss

Cory Armstrong-Hoss: Postcards from out-of-town Thanksgiving

A holiday with parents and siblings means plenty of food, family, games and, of course, gratitude.

Cory Armstrong-Hoss
Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Climate migration gets thoughts moving on cause

We’re watching plants and animals head to healthier climes, but should corporations get the blame?

Dan Hazen
Kathy Coffey Soberg

Kathy Coffey Solberg: Holidays can be source, fix to pressure

The season can add to our sense of being overwhelmed, but it also offers ways to cope with that feeling.

Kathy Coffey Soberg
Fires on the stovetop or oven most often happen when cooks get distracted, like this recent fire at a Marysville home. (Marysville Fire Department)

Christie Veley: Watched pots don’t cause kitchen fires

If you’re frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food, don’t let distractions led to a costly fire.

Fires on the stovetop or oven most often happen when cooks get distracted, like this recent fire at a Marysville home. (Marysville Fire Department)

Scott Morris: Retired Herald editor, reporter deserves thanks

Eric Stevick practiced a difficult craft and maintained his good humor. He’ll be missed by readers.

Zsofia Pasztor, middle, receives a check from Mill Creek Garden Club President Lyndal Kennedy, left, and the club's grants chairwoman Kathi Zehner. (Mill Creek Garden Club)

Zsofia Pasztor: Even self-care seems another pandemic chore

Taking time for ourselves can seem like a task on to-do lists. But it is good to sit with a friend.

Zsofia Pasztor, middle, receives a check from Mill Creek Garden Club President Lyndal Kennedy, left, and the club's grants chairwoman Kathi Zehner. (Mill Creek Garden Club)
Juan Peralez

Juan Peralez: Third party needed to represent those ignored

If the two major parties are not interested in the BIPOC community’s issues, an alternative is needed.

Juan Peralez
Sid Roberts

Sid Roberts: We need to be our own online content moderators

The speed and breadth of news from Facebook and other sources requires greater care for what we read.

Sid Roberts
Megan Wolfe is executive director of Girls on the Run of Snohomish County. (Girls on the Run of Snohomish County)

Megan Wolfe: A kinder society, yes, but we need justice, too

More civility and kindness is necessary, but true kindness can’t ignore injustice and oppression.

Megan Wolfe is executive director of Girls on the Run of Snohomish County. (Girls on the Run of Snohomish County)