Herald Forum

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: The self-redeeming privilege of claiming victimhood

When we deny our ‘privileged’ situation we’re claiming the ironic power of being seen as a victim.

Dan Hazen
Sid Roberts, mayor of Stanwood

Sid Roberts: Cheer people from the sidelines of their lives

Encouragement can mean so much to us; we should look for moments when we can be cheerleaders.

Sid Roberts, mayor of Stanwood

Ken White: What a divided America might learn from ‘Belfast’

The Oscar-nominated movie, set during Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles,’ provides a warning and hope.

Marilyn Jacobson: Region needs EvCC’s Early Learning Center

Along with much-needed child care services, the center also trains those who work with children.

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Footloose observations from 90-mile roadside trek

The world between Marysville, Mukilteo, Clinton and Anacortes look different when you’re not in a car.

Dan Hazen
Ed Glazer (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Ed Glazer: Work remains for Mukilteo schools on ‘Mockingbird’

Removing the book from ninth-graders’ reading list is a start, but other issues need to be addressed.

Ed Glazer (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Juan Peralez

Juan Peralez: State must join work against domestic terrorism

The FBI and other federal efforts are confronting the threat; state officials need to join in the effort.

Juan Peralez
Kathy Solberg (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kathy Solberg: Turn Great Resignation into Great Recruitment

As workers consider their options, local employers need to consider how to retain and attract employees.

Kathy Solberg (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Cory Armstrong-Hoss

Cory Armstrong-Hoss: It’s a Wonderful School; keep it that way

The pandemic showed us what life is like without schools and their staffs. Feb. 8’s levies continue that.

Cory Armstrong-Hoss
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.

Dan Hazen
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.

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

Juan Peralez
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.