Cheaper if we teach our own kids

I, as a taxpayer who has seen his property tax go up 30 percent in the last year, have grown sick and tired of both… Continue reading

Don’t begrudge teachers their pay raise

Following several letters critical of the recent teacher raises and strikes, Ron Fisk of Marysville, follows suit (“Seniors deserve a big pay bump like teachers,”… Continue reading

Should teachers just walk to work?

In regard to the letter to the editor on teacher pay (“Teachers don’t need pay raise,” The Herald, Sept. 10), the author wrote: “Simply drive… Continue reading

Seniors deserve a big pay bump like teachers

With all the teachers demanding pay raises, some as much as 20 percent, how about the seniors who since 2010 have seen their income increase… Continue reading

Don’t compare Trump and McCain

A childlike attack on President Trump by comparing him to Sen. John McCain ignores their entirely different personalities and methods of accomplishing goals. Trump is… Continue reading

Eraticate non-native squirrels humanely

Drowning, live burial and freezing of captured squirrels is considered inhumane, as was reported (“State agrees to tell people not to drown squirrels,” The Herald,… Continue reading

Late filing of McCoy campaign reports my fault as treasurer

The Herald story regarding a fine by the state Public Disclosure Commission against Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, (“McCoy fined for late reporting of thousands in… Continue reading

Alcohol, accidents kill more than guns

In doing some research regarding deaths by firearm, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people killed in mass shootings… Continue reading

Don’t force Medicare Part B on postal retirees

As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am concerned with an attempt to force current U.S. Postal Service… Continue reading

Keep coverage of alcohol off The Herald’s front page

This is in regard to the letter to the editor from James Tobler (“Herald includes too much coverage of alcohol” The Herald, Sept. 4). I… Continue reading

Milbank: Unable to run on issues, GOP group slings lies

Paul Ryan, in raising money for a PAC, is going out on the low road with attack ads.

Teachers don’t need a raise in pay

Enough from the teachers union, protesting the need for an increase in pay. Simply drive through the teachers’ parking lot, look at the cars, and… Continue reading

Can’t see NFL players’ names under all that hair

How come the pro football players have such long hair? They make enough money to get a haircut every day. There should be a law… Continue reading

Trump White House is unraveling at the seams

Never before in my lifetime have I seen a president experience such turmoil on a consistent basis. Besides an economy that is arguably stronger than… Continue reading

Vote yes on Everett ballots for Medic One services

As parents, we strongly support Everett Proposition 3 and Medic One. With young children (and one on the way!) we know the care and protection… Continue reading

We need a Letter Writing Day

Perhaps we need a new holiday called Letter Writing Day. On this holiday, no cards please, everyone has to write a letter to someone. Some… Continue reading

Thanks for help with Brett Jensen Memorial run fundaiser

The Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run 9 was held Aug. 25 at Legion Memorial Park in North Everett. The skies cleared and the smoke… Continue reading

Thanks for story on local actor, Scott Tinsley

I want to commend The Herald’s Julie Muhlstein for her wonderful article regarding local actor Justin Tinsley (“Stage is a passion for local actor fighting… Continue reading

Declining salmon runs recalls quote with good advice for us

The debate about removing some of the dams in rivers to assist our seriously declining salmon population to reach their spawning grounds reminds me of… Continue reading

Everett voters should support five council districts

In two short months, voters in Everett will decide if they want to forego electing all city council members at-large and make a change to… Continue reading