Herald Forum

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

Forum: Hang-ups about ‘right’ things for girls, boys more toxic

My band students understood girls could play any instrument. Why are boys still forced into certain roles?

Edie Everette

Forum: What a writer sees and hears of summer in her small town

It’s swimmers in the river, decorated golf carts, snippets of music, butterflies and sudden realizations.

Edie Everette
Sid Roberts

Forum: Our words, how we say them matter more than we admit

For some reason, talking “without a filter” is venerated as truthful. Not when rudeness was the point.

Sid Roberts
Dan Hazen

Forum: The sum of all the parts and our place among them

We can strip down an engine to understand how it works, yet often see ourselves as apart from a whole.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Our patriotic duty to demand what’s due or demand change

The nation’s founders made their grievances clear. Our grievance over education requires action.

Kathy Solberg

Forum: What we should remember about our freedoms and rights

As we enjoy our freedoms we must work to protect those of others. As the saying goes, it’s not pie.

Kathy Solberg
Matthew Leger

Forum: Hugs For Ghana, started at Kamiak, has grown worldwide

Started in 2007, the nonprofit charity has expanded across the U.S. to aid many countries in Africa.

Matthew Leger
Nate Nehring

Forum: Local lawmakers helped expand youth training in trades

Everett legislators helped secure continuing support for the Regional Apprenticeship Program for county students.

Nate Nehring

Forum: Thoughts from retired teacher on what kids need to learn

Here’s the most successful skills and values I saw parents teaching their children over the years.

Still early in his baseball career, Cole Armstrong-Hoss suits up as catcher. (Brittany Armstrong-Hoss)

Forum: Baseball is my son’s love language; we speak it fluently

Even when baseball is the only language spoken between father and son, it still manages to say a lot.

Still early in his baseball career, Cole Armstrong-Hoss suits up as catcher. (Brittany Armstrong-Hoss)

Forum: For 179 years, YMCA has been every fathers’ kid helper

On Father’s Day, you can thank Dad for all he does; and you can thank the Y for giving him his day.

Ron Friesen

Forum: We seem locked in cycle where we allow wealth to rule

Twice in America’s history we’ve allowed greed to lead at great cost to society. It’s happening again.

Ron Friesen
Dan Hazen

Forum: When pink slips go out, why can’t the best be kept on?

Union rules about who stays and who goes don’t seem to benefit students, schools or teachers.

Dan Hazen
Kathy Solberg. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Forum: Confronting our loneliness to build a Common Good

Familiar themes in a 32-year-old article provoke thoughts about how we can cultivate relationships.

Kathy Solberg. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Forum: Government needs to get out of the way of business

Regulations and high taxes are preventing business from providing the goods and services we need.

Forum: Especially at time of peace, U.S. must honor its fallen

As diplomacy takes precedence over military action, Memorial Day reminds us of our duty to history.

Forum: Imagine our losses without Endangered Species Act

Marking its 50th year, the act has saved numerous species of animals and plants and their habitats.

Forum: Groups help to place pets without homes after pandemic

Red Waggin’ Rescue and its volunteers work to find new homes for dogs and cats who have lost their homes.

Nicole Piedrahita is a 2023 graduate of Everett High School and plans to study aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington.

Forum: Watching a Mars rover land launched my STEM studies

More students like me should be pursing college and career training, especially in the STEM fields.

Nicole Piedrahita is a 2023 graduate of Everett High School and plans to study aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington.