Fasting, diets are fads that fail most people

In A 24/7 diet culture, we should all just say no to…


Need for new schools, bond passage in Snohomish is clear

Did you know that 1 out of 4 students in Snohomish School…


Congress must reclaim authority to declare war from president

The U.S. and Iran are poised at the edge of war. President…


Animosity between U.S. and Iran goes back before 1979

In a recent Herald, David Ignatius discussed hostilities between the U.S. and Iran, which he claims began in 1979, with the takeover of our embassy… Continue reading

Plenty of blame to go around in Iran air disaster

Regarding the recent news about the accidental downing of the Ukraine airlines passenger flight, a TV consultant said that airline disasters are not generally due… Continue reading

Safety of portables a concern for Snohomish school bond

“There’s not much of a plan if they come out here.” These words spoken by a safety officer to a teacher friend are chilling. The… Continue reading

Theft from bank account warrants more restitution

Regarding the story about the a Bellingham bank employee and another woman who stole more than $350,000 from the account of an elderly lady: They… Continue reading

Immigration policy should be election issue

Listen up, America. In this day and age what with drones, border patrols and modern technology, extending the steel barrier that already exists isn’t practical… Continue reading

Replace old Marysville schools through levy passage

Marysville voters, show that you care for students here in our fine town! You will be mailed your ballot very soon for the upcoming Feb.… Continue reading

Should shareholders share in blame for deadly corporate error

Regarding what 737 Max documents have revealed on how intensely Boeing focused on cost: It’s hard to imagine any passenger willingly fly on a 737… Continue reading

Voters made a wise choice with Fortney as sheriff

I would like to thank the voters of Snohomish County for overwhelming choosing Adam Fortney as sheriff! Adam is a longtime sheriff’s office supervisor and… Continue reading

Number, services of county cold-weather shelters insufficient

As of Jan. 14, as night temperatures are in the teens, our Snohomish County website lists five “cold weather shelters.” Five shelters with a part-time,… Continue reading

Tree huggers should live in small towns that depend on timber

That is all we need. Someone who does not understand the timber industry, making decisions over our towns future. I wonder how long state Public… Continue reading

Word ‘war’ implies a serious national commitment

I want to suggest a change to the War Powers Act: Congressional approval is required any time a president describes a major action by the… Continue reading

Buttigieg offers inclusive agenda for Democratic nomination

I am voting for Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States when my Snohomish… Continue reading

Commentary: Bullet holes in my home shouldn’t be tolerated

Sheriff’s deputies have played down the seriousness of apparently errant bullets at my Stanwood home.

Nuclear energy could be a solution if we can deal with waste

I agree with much of Frank Baumann’s Dec. 16 letter to the editor in which he advocated we curtail our use of fossil fuels, and… Continue reading

Progressive are the ones fighting for the will of the people

In a confused, hypocritical Jan. 3 letter to the editor, John Branthoover criticized Washington’s Legislature for denying “the will of the people” by not accepting… Continue reading

Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan has earned our thanks

After reading state Rep. John Lovick’s tribute to Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan, I felt compelled to add my appreciation as well. I met Chief… Continue reading

Show you care for Snohomish students by approving bond vote

As a proud graduate of Snohomish High School (Class of ’94), I feel very blessed to have been a part of the Snohomish School district… Continue reading