Port of Everett parking fee has hurt market attendance

I am adding my voice of displeasure regarding the Port of Everett…


Putin wants to see American in decline

In his book “Bad Stories” Steve Almond writes about how American believed…


Trump’s Iran tweets shows U.S. as threat to peace

Donald Trump’s recent tweet gloating about the “official end” of Iran if…


Question the fear-mongering over immigration

President Trump talks a lot about fake news and witch hunts. This same person tries to scare us with speculative tales about all the bogymen… Continue reading

Rep. Larsen duped into noise study of Growler jets on Whidbey

I am a constituent disappointed with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s priorities for the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Seems as if Congressman Larsen and staff… Continue reading

Reader critical of commentaries on presidents, periods

This is in response two recent commentaries in The Herald: first to Alexandra Petri’s June 10 column, “Men just aren’t suited to serve as president”;… Continue reading

Vaccinations are a societal norm; they should be followed

When I attended school several decades ago, getting vaccinated before the start of classes in the fall was just considered a societal norm. If one… Continue reading

Voting security act seeks paper record of ballots

The For the People Act, introduced on March 27 in the U.S. Senate after passing in the U.S. House of Representatives, will improve American elections… Continue reading

Democrats want to pack polls with immigrants

The Democrats, in an effort to win more elections, have sunk to new lows. Having given up on working Americans, who by and large don’t… Continue reading

We’re hastening our own extinction through climate change

Many decades ago, Albert Camus made an obvious observation: “Man cannot do without beauty, and this is what our era pretends to want to disregard.… Continue reading

Inclusion Jam Project thankful for help making music

I want to express my gratitude to The Herald’s staff, specifically writer Evan Thompson and photographer Olivia Vanni for the article they put together on… Continue reading

75 years after D-Day, Tolkien quote serves as warning

The stirring ceremonies that recently took place in Normandy, France, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, remind us that at one time, the United States… Continue reading

Are we spoiling for war with Iran?

The attacks on tankers in the Persian Gulf invoke shades of the Gulf of Tonkin! (In 1964; Google it.) This has the big thumb print… Continue reading

Edmonds mayoral candidate Mike Nelson supports strong unions

I am proud that my union, SEIU, consistently stands up for working people, including fighting to raise the minimum wage, protect health benefits, and win… Continue reading

Now Boeing has problems with 787 engine fire switch

Now there’s a possibility of a critical fire extinguisher switch failing on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Boeing says only about 1 percent of the switches could… Continue reading

Readers need update on weekend U.S. 2 trestle closures

Just exactly how and where will the U.S. 2 traffic be able to get around the weekend closure when the so-called trestle is closed for… Continue reading

Mukilteo city council’s vote correct on city government

On May 20, four Mukilteo City Council members voted in favor of changing the city government (“Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November,”… Continue reading

Gun sales about to come to halt because of I-1639

July 1 is when Initiatve 1639 begins exactly as planned. What people don’t realize is gun sales throughout the state will come to a screeching… Continue reading

Mariners management should step back now

Last year the Seattle Mariners had their best season in 15 years winning 89 games and just missing the playoffs. Management almost completely dismantled the… Continue reading