Herald Forum

Vildan Kirby: Let’s return to grace we showed others after 9/11

A Turkish immigrant, who volunteered at Ground Zero, found appreciation for her new home by serving.

Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: What’s on your list of your city’s best attractions?

Recent additions to Marysville give a boost to pride and instill a desire to look what we have.

Dan Hazen
Hazel Miller Hall at Edmonds College.

Jean Hernandez: Hall great benefit to STEM, nursing students

Generous donations have made Edmonds College’s Hazel Mill Hall a foundation for education.

Hazel Miller Hall at Edmonds College.
Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman

Dan Templeman: Drug possession law will take some adjustment

The new law can effectively address addiction, but the public will notice a change in procedure.

Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman

Ival Salyer: Take it from a Polio Pioneer, vaccines save lives

The polio vaccine protected millions of kids. Adults need to take the covid vaccine to protect kids.

Kathy Coffey is executive director of Leadership Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Kathy Coffey: ‘Resilience’ is good; is ‘regenerative’ better?

How we talk about our response to challenges, such as covid, can influence the scope of outcomes.

Kathy Coffey is executive director of Leadership Snohomish County. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)
Zsofia Pasztor

Zsofia Pasztor: Our leaders can reflect community’s diversity

We have a county of increasing cultural diversity. Slowly our leadership is reflecting that.

Zsofia Pasztor

Andy Braca: Can we call a ceasefire to verbal gun battles?

If we’re going to solve a problem like gun violence each side must ease its entrenched positions.

Lisa LaPlante

Lisa LaPlante: Your self-care needs a philosophy of care

Doctors approach patient care with a lot of thought; how you care for yourself deserves focus, too.

Lisa LaPlante
Cory Armstrong-Hoss

Armstrong-Hoss: Prescription painkillers’ grip tough to break

With my family’s love and a doctor’s help I was able to break my dependence and regain my health.

Cory Armstrong-Hoss
Nate Nehring

Nehring: If adults don’t always, youths know need for civility

Discussions with students showed they understand the duty to ‘take the high road’ in public discourse.

Nate Nehring
Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: What we got wrong about ‘first responders’

We’ve allowed police and others to be defined by our emergencies, the things we’ve allowed to fail.

Dan Hazen

Ken White: Crtical Race Theory isn’t being taught in schools

It should. It could give students a better grasp of the role that race has played in U.S. history.

Cydney Gillis

Cydney Gillis: Land mine tripped in covid’s office battlefield

An office policy that allowed those vaccinated to remove masks intensified the pandemic’s politics.

Cydney Gillis

Ken White: Analogies are useful tools but they can be misused

Comparing mask mandates and vaccine rules to the oppression of the Holocaust is pure propaganda.

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts: For some, masks and restrictions must remain

Those with compromised immune systems and caregivers remain in harm’s way. They still need our help.

Paul Roberts
Ed Petersen

Ed Petersen: Everett Station could be vibrant community hub

A report envisions the district as a mixed-use neighborhood of residences, commerce and transit.

Ed Petersen
Jon Nehring

Jon Nehring: ‘Hidden Life’ shows power of quiet defiance

The film, about an Austrian farmer during World War II, celebrates the power of ‘unhistoric acts.’

Jon Nehring
Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Let’s build bridges by building our selves, society

We can’t expect the homeless and addicts to ‘rejoin society’ if we aren’t prepared to make it welcoming.

Dan Hazen
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: Finding community in the sharing of food

In the midst of crisis, we gathered to share produce and glimpse into the eyes of our neighbors.

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)