I-1621 would mean more protection for schools

Citizens Initiative 1621 is gathering signatures and it merits your consideration. I-1621 needs to gather 259,000 signatures by July and it has no billionaire backers… Continue reading

Sound Transit’s director needs to be removed

Get out your wallets. Peter Rogoff, the Sound Transit director has a plan to squeeze even more money out of taxpayers and commuters. First, transit… Continue reading

Vehicles from impromptu car repair a parking problem, too

The city of Everett should expand its study regarding vehicle parking (“After ruling, police are cautious about towing vehicle-homes,” The Herald, May 7). Living in… Continue reading

International exchange student appreciates host mom

My name is Johannes, I’m from Germany and an exchange student at Snohomish High School with AFS. This Mother’s Day I want to celebrate my… Continue reading

Thanks to Herald, publishers for local journalism

Way to go, Herald Publisher Emeritus Larry Hanson! I appreciated your statement in Sunday’s The Daily Herald (advertisement on Page B3) about your commitment to… Continue reading

Missing a family dog that fetched the daily Herald

I lost my best friend on Monday. She was a smart and loyal yellow Labrador that loved to run out to the driveway each morning… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries levy brings bookmobile to Oso

It was a big win for all of us in Snohomish and Island counties when we passed the Sno-Isle Libraries levy. Thanks Sno-Isle! On Saturday… Continue reading

Everett should allow more retail marijuana shops

I have followed the events regarding the expansion of marijuana retail establishments to the number of ten, which was outlined by the state last year.… Continue reading

How we can confront anxiety and depression

Regarding Paul Schoenfeld’s May 5 column (“Anxiety and depression are flooding our society”) to lower anxiety and depression, I suggest the following: Blue laws: Get… Continue reading

Silvertips need to see fans’ support at Friday game

After seeing the low attendance numbers for the last two home playoff games for the Everett Silvertips, I felt compelled to write a letter to… Continue reading

County members on Sound Transit board ineffective

Please spare me the CYA commentary in the May 6 Herald (“Sound Transit ‘equity’ not serving greatest needs”). Paul Roberts, Dave Somers and Dave Earling… Continue reading

Democrats get a free pass on issues of morality

A letter in the May 9 Herald refers to President Trump’s “indecency.” Isn’t it amazing that both Presidents Kennedy and Clinton entertained their bimbos in… Continue reading

Commentary on single-payer health care didn’t inform issue

The pros and cons of single-payer health care are not as black and white as some would have us believe, and in order for us… Continue reading

More concern for comic’s ‘indecency’ and not the president’s?

I had to laugh at a May 3 letter to the editor. Titled, “Speech was vile, mean-spirited,” the writer was appalled that Michelle Wolf’s act… Continue reading

Quote about earning respect was from Smith Barney ad

Regarding a May 1 letter to the editor (“Has Trump earned respect of Democrats that writer desires?”), the correct quote from the ad campaign was:… Continue reading

Allow readers to decide value of John Rosemond’s column

As a parent of six children ages 4-14, I enjoyed reading John Rosemond’s parenting column. Every time. With Sid Schwab and Eugene Robinson and others… Continue reading

Should we judge nation’s greatness by number of billionaires?

Lately in The Herald and on Facebook the Rambos with their machine guns and the selfish greedy capitalists are screaming victory again. The April 27… Continue reading

Was canine couture story worthy of front page?

What’s up with that? Andrea Brown’s not-worthy-of-front-page news, hit readers with another witty story that belongs in the back pages, not upfront and center (“You,… Continue reading

Why isn’t Congress worried about rising price for gas?

How about if Congress quits worrying about the possible collusion between Trump and the Russians and gets on to what really concerns everyone in America.… Continue reading

Wolf’s sarcasm at D.C. dinner was on target

Michelle Wolf showed at the Washington press charity event that we need to further divide as a nation. Some of her jokes were dumb. But… Continue reading