Herald Forum

Forum: Electric suppliers, utilities need to upgrade transmission grid

The transition to clean energy will require Grid-Enhancing Technologies for more capacity and efficiency.

Forum: Biden can serve his legacy by not running in 2024

He’s made the wise decision before not to run for president. It’s best he make that choice again.

Forum: Voters, don’t repeat mistakes of Seattle, King County

They’ve pushed their problems into our communities. Now their policies threaten to follow this election.

Matthew Leger

Forum: Amenian festival shows global reach of vounteers

A Kamiak student helped organize a festival and fundraiser for the people of a troubled region.

Matthew Leger
Dan Hazen

Forum: Things aren’t OK, boomers; but maybe the kids are

Older generations wrote the rules to fit their desires, but maybe there’s hope in their grandchildren.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Hospital waiting rooms shouldn’t be patient warehouses

Why are hospitals, like Providence, understaffed with nurses, leaving patients to wait for hours for care?

Forum: Our climate change efforts need to include NW’s grid

With a shared electrical grid, the Northwest needs a cooperative effort on energy production and use.

Forum: Community needs to stand with nurses for safe staffing

Nurses at Providence’s Everett hospital are warning of threats to patient safety because of poor staffing levels.

Forum: Layoffs at Everett Clinic point to for-profit problem

Optum’s control over providers, hospitals, medicines and health insurance is staggering.

Forum: County’s environment losing out to unchecked development

The county’s natural beauty has been clear-cut, leaving behind impacts to habitat and communities.

Dan Hazen

Forum: If we want Trumpers to turn from him, show them grace

If we allow his supporters a chance to save face, to avoid shame, we can work together again.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Tragedy of Tokitae started in 1970 with orcas’ capture

My aunt watched from her Whidbey cabin, remembering a calf caught in a net after the roundup.

Forum: It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature or American people

We need to confront climate change denial and Trump’s lies but accept those who were lied to.

Forum: Providence must work with nurses to ensure patient safety

The hospital should bargain in good faith to ensure better staffing, resources and accountability.

Mark Arneson, a Department of Natural Resources district manager, looks down Stimson Hill, near Bryant in August 2017, where the Grandview Unit 1 timber sale was logged in 2009 and replanted a year later. (Andy Bronson / The Herald file photo)

Forum: Managed forests can provide broad range of advantages

We shouldn’t ignore the expertise of foresters regarding how best to manage forests.

Mark Arneson, a Department of Natural Resources district manager, looks down Stimson Hill, near Bryant in August 2017, where the Grandview Unit 1 timber sale was logged in 2009 and replanted a year later. (Andy Bronson / The Herald file photo)
Carly Lloyd (left) shows volunteers with the Center for Responsible Forestry how to calculate the diameter of trees. (Photo provided by Julie Titone)

Forum: Storing carbon among benefits of century-old forests

The best carbon sequestration comes from mature, living trees, not from harvesting them for lumber.

Carly Lloyd (left) shows volunteers with the Center for Responsible Forestry how to calculate the diameter of trees. (Photo provided by Julie Titone)
Ron Friesen

Forum: Rungs being removed from society’s ladder of advanacement

Education has long allowed us to climb to economic success but that ladder is being dismantled.

Ron Friesen
Matthew Leger

Forum: Volunteers build, maintain trails that let us explore

For a mountain bike rider, the work allows him to ride, make friends and pass the interest to his kids.

Matthew Leger

Forum: County plan for Lord Hill park works, except for parking

Fixes are working for horse riders, cyclists and hikers, but plans for parking need to be reconsidered.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Innovative programs add to our toolbox to help homeless

Two programs — MESH and co-housing — are keyed to helping in the transition to stable housing.

Dan Hazen