Consultant report argument against City of Snohomish rezone

The City of Snohomish planning director has released a project update on…


Disease screening should be required for imported dogs

More than one million dogs are imported into the U.S. each year…


State action on dams is good news, but more action needed

In response to the recent editorial (“State gains keener watch of dams…


Herald Homework: Some riddles for readers

Here’s some jokes that I was hoping you’d put in the paper. Question: What’s a plumber’s favorite food? Answer: A plum! Q: Why are popular… Continue reading

Home Depot ignore advice on masks

To ask a rhetorical question, why did I see during my last and recent visit to Home Depot, mostly unmasked employees not only not social… Continue reading

Stylists, other personal services should be in Phase 4

I am a cosmetology instructor currently working as a stylist is Seattle. Currently, Washington is set to reopen personal services in Phase 2 possibly on… Continue reading

Constitution not a suicide pact, allowing us to ignore duties

In 1949, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson asserted that “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.” His perspective reflected concerns of government officials… Continue reading

We don’t want a resurgence of COVID-19

I was appalled by the 200 protesters regarding Gov. Inslee’s stay-home orders (“200 Snohomish County protesters rally against COVID order,” The Herald, May 16). They… Continue reading

Dam on Chehalis River would harm salmon, orcas

The Southern Resident orcas have captivated us for decades. To many of us, they feel like family. Yet, we have poisoned their waters and destroyed… Continue reading

Mount St. Helens’ eruption offers COVID parallel

Recently I saw a TV interview with a woman from May 17, 1980, who was saying how ridiculous the government regulations were that were keeping… Continue reading

Snohomish barber has no right to threaten others’ health

It amazes me the intellectual ignorance of the citizens of our country and county. Our sheriff says he will not enforce law, a barber says… Continue reading

Don’t want to wear a mask? Don’t shop at Costco

I am responding to a recent letter to the editor from a couple who want to go mask-free. To them I say, “ I claim… Continue reading

Snohomish barbershop could be superspreader of Covid

I find it ironic that recently in The Herald, the article about the barber who opened for business against the Covid restrictions was on the… Continue reading

State, local leaders have priorities correct

I am the wife of a severely immune-compromised husband, the daughter of a beloved grandmother and daughter-in-law of another wonderful grandmother (both 80-plus), sister-in-law to… Continue reading

True patriots aren’t defying law, risking lives to cut hair

This is a thank-you to the real patriots out there. The ones that, through their sacrifice and intelligence, their sense of community and their vision,… Continue reading

Costco mask policy protects shoppers, employees

Bravo to Costco for requiring their members to wear masks! I was happy to read that some Herald readers are not renewing their memberships because… Continue reading

I’ll take long hair over getting Covid-19

Marine (“once a Marine, always a Marine”) barber Bob Martin in Snohomish isn’t going to put up with this “crap” and is going to violate… Continue reading

If you want to keep businesses open, wear a mask

I know that this “stay home, stay healthy” order from our governor has been difficult for many people, but things are beginning to open back… Continue reading

Sheriff Fortney’s problem was stating the implied policy

I have long known that right and wrong are views that can be subject to a persons’ political viewpoint. Case in point: Sheriff Adam Fortney.… Continue reading

Commentary: Everett Central Lions Club marks 100th year

The service club, the first in the Northwest, continues its vital service work locally and globally.