There is a distinction regarding ‘My body, my choice’

Regarding the letter regarding the “My body, my choice” slogan applied to pro-choice and vaccination campaigns, I have a difficult time understanding how a woman’s… Continue reading

Generosity of many to Greater Providence Campaign saving lives

I was happy to see Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk recognized in The Herald for their family’s generous $5 million donation to support our local hospital… Continue reading

Unvaccinated risking others’ lives by flooding hospitals

The unvaccinated are the people most likely to contract the covid virus and then put a disproportionate demand on emergency care and oxygen supplies. If… Continue reading

Check PDC website to see who’s giving to candidates

One factor I use when determining who to support for public office is campaign contributions using the Public Disclosure Commission website, www.pdc.wa.gov. A strong campaign… Continue reading

Marysville schools’ rule on Thin Blue Line Flag inconsistent

In a letter to parents on Sept. 27, Dr. Chris Pearson, Marysville School District interim superintendent stated that all “Thin Blue Line” flags must be… Continue reading

Arlington City Council, Pos. 3: Nelson responsive to citizen concerns

Debora Nelson and her husband Bob were the first neighbors to welcome us when we moved to Arlington four years ago. Debora has since become… Continue reading

City of Snohomish mayor: Redmon has qualities of leader

In the Summer 2020 Snohomish publication, Mayor John Kartak writes that his job is not to lead and goes on to define “leadership” as “some… Continue reading

Mother Goose comic helped lighten Herald’s gloom and doom

The Herald is all gloom and doom and no fun anymore without Mother Goose and Grimm. I’m starting to feel like leaving it in the… Continue reading

Cancer kills more than covid, yet cigarettes are legal, taxed

Covid and cancer Cancer kills more, yet cigarettes legal Recently published, the No. 1 cause of death in Washington state is cancer. The newest annual… Continue reading

Don’t dump; dispose of items properly

My wife and I took delivery of a new bed frame and mattress this last weekend. What became of the decrepit old box spring and… Continue reading

Norton Avenue’s blind hill needs speed bump nowx

I am writing to express my outrage at the City of Everett for ignoring the dangerous blind hill on Norton Avenue. Just days ago, there… Continue reading

Snohomish City Council, Pos. 6: Burke can serve city’s needs

I have known and respected Lea Anne Burke for many years. We’ve worked together on various environment and sustainability related projects, including: creation of a… Continue reading

Mill Creek council, Pos. 3: Briles knows residents’ concerns

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives of all candidates in Mill Creek’s upcoming November election.… Continue reading

Orca’s death sad, but part of life cycle

It is always sad when a Southern resident orca dies. However, it is part of the nature of life and death. And she was near… Continue reading

Snohomish officials shoud explain units’ building permits

In 2014 Snohomish Mayor John Kartak along with a cousin and Snohomish City Council member Larry Countryman, also a relative, purchased a building at 618… Continue reading

Boarding school atrocities not ancient history

Growing up in Marysville, I heard racism and hate toward the members of the Tulalip Tribes all my life. The more I learned of the… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 4: Mead not resposive to emails, phone

Beginning in early July of this year, my husband has made three attempts to contact Snohomish County Council member Jared Mead, two via email and… Continue reading

Encouraging girls hasn’t hurt boys’ education

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s column “It’s no wonder boys aren’t going to college” on Monday, Oct. 4, we disagree with Parker’s theory that feminist advances have… Continue reading

Mukilteo Schools, Dist. 2: Schwab key to students’ interests

I support Judy Schwab’s experience, dedication and commitment to the Mukilteo School District. Schwab has effectively served our Mukilteo School District community for a number… Continue reading

Lake Stevens Council, Pos. 6: Wadhams supports police, safety

Lake Stevens’ small-town politics has shifted into the big league; the nasty fear-mongering and negative campaigning that make so many people “hate politics.” I support… Continue reading