Letters

Covid response is causing a breakdown and division

I am writing this letter because I am really finding it difficult…

 

Lake Stevens students need resources from two Feb. 8 levies

Our students are a massive part of our community. They are what…

 

Sam Low deserves support for House seat in 39th district

Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low has announced that he is running for…

 

Everett School District deserving of support for levies

As a graduate of Everett Public Schools and a parent of three graduates as well as having served eight years on the Everett School Board,… Continue reading

Provide more detail on covid numbers

It might be nice to have a few more details about hospitalizations, regarding covid infections. Some reports have broken out the details as vaccination levels… Continue reading

Was commentary meant to be funny?

University of Virginia professor Ken Hughes in his recent commentary mounts his soapbox unencumbered by any sense of contradiction (“Watching for the coup by a… Continue reading

What’s to come when some can’t accept a loss?

Growing up hundred years ago (or so it seems) it was always impressed on me the importance of being a gracious winner and, when required,… Continue reading

Better for individuals to invest that rely on WA Cares

Typical Olympia; no one really thought through the WA Cares legislation (“A delay in long-term care payroll tax,” The Herald, Jan. 17). Did no one… Continue reading

U.S. is a republic, not a democracy

The word democracy does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States of America. In a republic a constitution… Continue reading

Vote yes on levies for deserving Marysville students

Many of us live here in our fine city of Marysville, many who are retired, and many of us who taught happily here in Marysville… Continue reading

Change filibuster to put senators’ votes on record

I was taught in school that the six-year term of a U.S. senator is supposed to shield them from highly emotional current events. They can… Continue reading

Fans should support Seattle Kraken as the team builds

When it comes to the Seattle Kraken and their first year in the National Hockey League, we as fans need to have realistic expectations of… Continue reading

Strong schools mean strong community; vote for Everett levies

We are proud parents of two students in the Everett Public Schools. When we decided to raise a family, we were drawn to Everett because… Continue reading

Biden not responsible for inflation; it’s supply and demand

I received an economics degree from a top-20 business college and an MBA. After reading the letter from a writer blaming President Biden for high… Continue reading

Lawmakers should restore public employees COLA

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) system and Teachers Retirement System (TRS) covers state, county, most local government employees, teachers and other school employees. The… Continue reading

Media must offer balanced news

This is a cry for balanced news. More voices need to be heard and represented. Having a radical political agenda is not in the historic… Continue reading

Boeing, other companies still donating to ‘Sedition Caucus’

It’s been one year since the frightening and shameful Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C. Appropriately, many companies cut off donations to unscrupulous Republicans in… Continue reading

Voting rights bills needed to defend democracy

One year ago, we witnessed an attack on our country: an insurrection by political extremists at the U.S. Capitol. A mob of violent rioters defaced… Continue reading

Trump, others responsible for Jan. 6 should be prosecuted

What a sad morning to wake up on Jan. 6 and realize it was the one year anniversary of the horrible attack on the U.S.… Continue reading

MPHS Tomahawk mascot meant to honor Tulalip people

In recent articles on the topic of retaining the Marysville Pilchuck High School Tomahawks mascot, I cast my vote “yes” to the Marysville School Board… Continue reading