Without switch to standard time, kids go to school in dark

Recently The Herald published an editorial advocating the permanent year-round setting of…


After I-1631’s failure, start work for all-renewable energy

Let’s be honest about why Initiative 1631 failed. Out-of-state fossil fuel companies,…


Bring line-dancing back to Mill Creek Senior Center

So good to see fellow line-dancers highlighted in The Herald along with…


Letter on Democrats and socialism misstated facts

I had a good chuckle over the Oct. 8 letter to the editor accusing “liberal democrats” of being “democratic socialists.” How many Democrats, liberal or… Continue reading

‘Migrant’ is correct term for those coming north

I have to correct Herald letter writer Linc Libby on the use of the word “migrant.” Webster’s Dictionary defines migrate as “to move from one… Continue reading

Passage of I-1639’s gun safety law will alienate moderates

This note is to all of the do-gooders that voted in Washington’s new and illegal gun law, Initiative 1639. You have now succeeded in peeing-off… Continue reading

Enough already with the Navy’s ‘giant voice’

I agree wholeheartedly with Steven Thorn’s Nov. 9 letter to the editor, regarding the noise from warning tests at Naval Station Everett. These constant “emergency”… Continue reading

Honduran invaders will take over if they cross border

As the caravans of invading migrants march unhindered to our southern border, few understand the significance of what is likely to soon take place there.… Continue reading

More scrutiny of abortion clinics needed

I saw the movie “Gosnell” about the convicted murderer, Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The Philadelphia abortionist was found guilty in May of 2013 of three counts… Continue reading

Republican voters bought their party’s lies

Now the election is done, it’s time to reflect on a few realities germane to Republican’s loyalty to their “good” side. Steve King’s re-election in… Continue reading

There’s a difference between a lie and a misstatement

A recent letter writer attempted to make the point that politicians on both sides of the aisle tell lies, using three examples of Democratic politicians… Continue reading

Aberdeen man a hero for stopping man’s suicide

Centuries ago a young man uttered the simple words, “Love one another.” Alex Lebbert of Aberdeen recently personified these words when he stepped forward to… Continue reading

Everett neighbors’ haunted house made for fun Halloween

A big big thank you to our neighbors on 18th Street and Hoyt Avenue. Your Haunted House brought so much joyous, scary, perfect Halloween fun.… Continue reading

Democrats guilty of lying, too

I want to start by saying that I am an independent. I don’t have an affiliation with any political party. I was amazed to see… Continue reading

Navy warning tests in Everett too frequent and upset many

Navy warning tests Too frequent, upsetting to many I am a home-care aide in Everett. I am tired of having to soothe the fears of… Continue reading

Rubin commentary was right about Trump’s lack of empathy

Jennifer Rubin’s commentary (“A president incapable of comforting a nation in grief,” The Herald, Nov. 3) was measured in tone and accurately reflected the tone-deaf… Continue reading

Time for Democrats to start thinking about 2020 race

The Democrats better start looking for someone to run against President Trump pretty soon. The person with the best perspective on what issues Democrats should… Continue reading

Words matter in news coverage; use correct terms

I continue to read in The Herald incorrect terminology. It isn’t Obamacare; it’s the Affordable Care Act or ACA. The people heading to the U.S.… Continue reading

Herald should follow call to tone down rhetoric

The commentary in Sunday’s Herald smacks of hypocrisy (“Flame of our rhetoric threatens to consume us,” The Herald, Nov. 4). I find it strange that… Continue reading

I may be around for the world’s end after all

I am older than most people on this planet. Though I am not ready to cash in my chips just yet, I am at an… Continue reading