Herald Forum

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)
Brian Evans

Brian Evans: Don’t discount the value of a college education

Young adults should consider careers that suit them, but don’t rule out college as a poor investment.

Brian Evans
Mary Towes

Mary Toews: Work remains to vaccinate our community

Most of us know someone lost to the pandemic. Let’s roll up our sleeves and defeat covid-19.

Mary Towes
Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts: What a new ‘normal’ from NOAA means for world

The agency’s 30-year assessment will inform our planning for climate change and its importance.

Paul Roberts
Joel Kohlstedt

Joel Kohlstedt: Covid couldn’t stop vital learning partnership

Waste Management’s program for waste reduction and recycling lessons took to Zoom in county schools.

Joel Kohlstedt

Juan Paralez: Our leaders must confront domestic terrorism

Leaders at federal and state levels must take seriously the threat we face from domestic extremists.

Cory Amstrong-Hoss’ 9-year-old son, Sammy, had some fun at Dad’s expense by altering his dad’s image on Zoom for a work meeting. (Photo reprinted here with permission from Cory’s work colleagues at Volunteers of America, Western Washington)

Cory Armstrong-Hoss: A dad’s work and school Zoom adventures

This is how one father balanced — or did the best he could — remote learning and an office meeting.

Cory Amstrong-Hoss’ 9-year-old son, Sammy, had some fun at Dad’s expense by altering his dad’s image on Zoom for a work meeting. (Photo reprinted here with permission from Cory’s work colleagues at Volunteers of America, Western Washington)
Dan Hazen

Dan Hazen: Hurrying isn’t how we should face even urgent needs

We can be busy in our daily lives, but hurrying about can blunt or erase the impact of our actions.

Dan Hazen
3D Character standing on top of a lectern and speaking on microphone. Isolated on white.

Editorial: Welcome The Herald’s newest writers, your neighbors

Herald Opinion launches a new weekly feature, essays from local community members.

3D Character standing on top of a lectern and speaking on microphone. Isolated on white.
Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards: What a simple shower means when you’re homeless

A Lynnwood hygiene center allows those who are homeless to shower, wash clothes and face a new day.

Lisa Edwards
Sid Roberts

Sid Roberts: Fixing democracy starts with fixing discourse

Angry words and zero-sum politics are keeping us from finding solutions that work for everyone.

Sid Roberts