Island County not responsible for wreck on Camano Island

A recent lawsuit settlement will be struck down by the state Supreme…


Support for 988 suicide hotline needed in state

May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize…


Making choices isn’t about cancel culture

If I am a voter interested in not electing a terrible person…


Snohomish magazine used for political purposes

I just received the latest glossy-print City of Snohomish Quarterly Magazine which is subsidized with city tax dollars. In reality, the magazine is nothing more… Continue reading

Tell Congress you support Medicare for All Act

People are waking to the possibility of Medicare For All, a transformative health care reform that would provide quality care to all people, regardless of… Continue reading

Does GOP require belief in Trump’s lies?

It is amazing to me that only people who support various serious lies told by former President Trump are to be considered real Republicans. I… Continue reading

Positive attitude can help during crises

During the covid crisis people have lost jobs and businesses, and some couldn’t even feed their family. Alcoholism and suicide have increased. When people start… Continue reading

Snohomish city newsletter being used for electioneering

My quarterly issue of the City of Snohomish newsletter arrived in my mailbox recently and as usual Mayor John T. Kartak spent more than half… Continue reading

Space exploration’s benefits are worth our investment

Space exploration has led to the development of new technology that benefits everyone. The science discovered is valuable as knowledge, which may or may not… Continue reading

Protests at Planned Parenthood have been less than peaceful

I am writing in response to a letter to the editor I read recently concerning the newly implemented protection being offered to patients seeking health… Continue reading

Why would Providence take away nurses’ benefits?

I was born at Everett General Hospital, which later became the Colby Campus of Providence. In 2002 the staff there saved my life. We’ve been… Continue reading

Are these examples of what the GOP stands for?

I’m still writing letters and still 90 years old. Now that the ex-president, who has dragged this country down, is gone, I guess it is… Continue reading

Declining value of Pell Grants is harming students

There’s a kid who’s a senior in high school. She’s a track athlete, a choir member, an actress in school plays, a volunteer and, oh… Continue reading

Inflation figures don’t square with real costs

Just curious how the government mathmaticians calculate inflation. Fuel prices are up 30 percent and climbing. The price of beef is through the roof. Building… Continue reading

Frizzell has experience to be Lynnwood’s next mayor

Lynnwood mayor’s race Frizzell has experience for post In a coming weeks, the residents of Lynnwood will once again have the opportunity to vote their… Continue reading

Marijuana’s THC levels shouldn’t be limited

In response to two recent letters to the editor calling to reduce the content of THC in marijuana, I agree that minors should not be… Continue reading

Use cameras to issue traffic fines, not police

Regarding the recent commentary (“It’s time to take police off the traffic beat,” The Herald, April 20): The police are over taxed, mis-trained and scared.… Continue reading

Ask senators to end time switch

Please help this out. The state Legislature voted sometime ago (and it passed) to get rid of the twice yearly time switch. Please call Sens.… Continue reading

Chauvin’s guilty verdict was justice but not victory

Regarding the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd: Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Grief. Relief. Sorrow. Joy. Gianna, you were right: Your… Continue reading

Those in Congress voting to overturn election violated oath

Along with many Americans, I was horrified at the insurgence encouraged by our former president, Donald Trump, who on Jan. 6 at an event near… Continue reading