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Forum: Protector or predator? How we react to weakness matters
A thought experiment: What reaction and response does seeing ‘weakness’ in a person prompt from you?
Forum: Making Marysville stronger takes investment in schools
Citizen participation in the city’s problems has turned things around. Now, the schools need our support.
Forum: Putting words in mouths of giants grabs mic from truth
Deliberate misquotes of Jefferson, King and others attempt to use their stature to twist their beliefs.
Forum: A 1960 Herald article set her on track to a wonderful life
Bea Randall saw an article that girls would compete at a district track meet. A 100-yard dash became a much longer run.
Forum: Jan. 6 should serve as annual reminder of Capitol attack
The events were ugly and disturbing but should serve as a testament to our democracy’s resilience.
Forum: Solving problems not always choice between ‘either, or’
Too often different camps are locked into their solutions and don’t see a way forward that embraces “and.”
Forum: Worst damage done by Trump was to the people’s trust
He has shaken confidence in our country’s institutions. Americans must continue to oppose these actions.
Forum: My last day with Uncle David, the family’s ‘grumpy bear’
I remember my uncle for our ski trips, but two bouts with cancer offered lessons for me and my family.
Forum: Thanks from across the aisle for Mike Sells’ dedication
Sells, retiring this year from the state House, has always worked for the best interests of all.
Forum: What I’ve learned about myself from my Tulalip neighbors
Our cultures value different priorities, down to the exchange of truth, honor and respect.
Comment: State homeless audit loses sight of who’s being served
A state audit faults county programs that aid the homeless because they aren’t ‘data-driven’ enough.
Forum: Maps help us find our way but have to reflect our world
As our worlds change, we have to make sure the courses we plot reflect the habitats where we live.
Forum: Abuse of guns and words could cost Americans both
Refusal to accept limits to violent use of speech and firearms are threat to 1st, 2nd Amendments.
Forum: My smartphone ruined my attention span and reading list
Where I once read Capote, Proust, Flaubert, Woolf and Stein, now I endlessly scroll PeopleOfWalmart.com.
Forum: Congress will have to reach across aisle; how about us?
With Congress split between the parties, legislation requires cooperation. We can do the same.
Forum: Education builds dreams, but not necessarily for refugees
A talk by a Rohingya refugee in Malaysia explains why a country’s legal status is key to fair shot.
Forum: Whether you voted or not, here’s what you can do next
Satisfied or not with election results, you can always turn your energy into action you support.
Forum: Politics only goes so far; some solutions are up to us
Voting is important, but so is living lives in ways that would solve a lot of what we complain about.
Forum: Honoring fallen at France’s ‘other’ U.S. military cemetery
A trip to a less-visited World War I cemetery left a lasting impression, recalled each Veterans Day.
Forum: Squeezing the toothpaste tube to reveal what’s inside
The pressure created by crises can reveal people’s true selves. We can use that as we vote this election.