Letters

State shouldn’t give licenses to those here illegally

I watched the people who feel the state Department of Licensing was wrong in some of its actions (“Demonstrators: Stop giving immigrants’ info to ICE,”… Continue reading

Marysville Strawberry Festival too important to let end

It would be a very sad day for Marysville and Tulalip citizens if the Strawberry Festival was cancelled (“State: Secret deal endangers Marysville Strawberry Festival,”… Continue reading

Parents should heed common-sense advice of John Rosemond

In response to Teresa Rugg’s April 18 letter to the editor (“Replace John Rosemond’s out-of-touch column on parenting”), I have deep empathy and sadness for… Continue reading

Rosemond’s parenting advice is archaic

There have been numerous letters regarding John Rosemond’s parenting column but it continues to be run in this paper. Teresa Rugg, in her April 18… Continue reading

Thanks for South County Fire and Rescue’s help

As a customer of The Herald, I’d like to share with you and your readers what the wonderful people at the South Snohomish County Fire… Continue reading

Advocates of gun control laws need to do research

It’s too bad that so many people only believe what someone tells them! The whole gun control march is a perfect example. So, for all… Continue reading

Fired FBI director James Comey shows courage

Thank you, James Comey. Thank you for having the courage to speak in your “loud voice” knowing that you would take immense criticism from all… Continue reading

High cost of medications makes no sense

I wrote once before about this outrageous problem, but it seems nothing can be done. I need to share a real experience with all of… Continue reading

Vote yes for Sno-Isle Libraries levy and get ballot in

Democracy at its best: the right to vote. Don’t ignore the ballot sitting on your kitchen counter. Just fill in the “yes box,” insert in… Continue reading

Libraries connect us to community; support Sno-Isle levy

I am a lifelong Washingtonian, Mukilteo resident, community volunteer, and avid library user. I am writing to urge voters to join me in supporting our… Continue reading

More gun control laws won’t stop shootings in schools

On April 7, I attended Rep. Rick Larsen’s forum and spoke. I too feel there is not enough being done to make our schools safe… Continue reading

Reject changes to food stamp program

As millions of families struggle just to get by, yet another proposal to make life even harder is circulating on Capitol Hill. Some members of… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries are a money-saver

Been a lot of pro and some con about the Sno-Isle Libraries levy. We are in our 70s, on a fixed income, and were slapped… Continue reading

Replace John Rosemond’s out-of-touch column on parenting

I felt total empathy and sadness for the families who have lost a child or teen through suicide while reading the condescending, blaming article by… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries deliver great deal to communities

By now you have your ballot for the Sno-Isle levy election. Sno-Isle makes a compelling argument for a yes vote. I’ve calculated my cost, based… Continue reading

Torture unreliable as an interrogation tactic

The writer of the letter to the editor regarding CIA director nominee Gina Haspel (“CIA nominee’s actions were justified after 9-11,” The Herald, April 6)… Continue reading

Tax levy helps Sno-Isle Libraries provide services

Sno-Isle Libraries provides exceptional service to our community. When I came to Darrington 28 years ago I was especially impressed that this small community had… Continue reading

Two situations show differences in use of force by police

For those who believe that any black man shot and killed by police deserved it, only needs to read the April 11 Herald story “Man… Continue reading

Was Sinclair’s TV news promo meant as satire?

In a 1973 dystopian science fiction film, there was this healthy, rationed protein food product, called Soylent Green, which was distributed to an unsuspecting and… Continue reading

Fix campaign finance abuse by supporting 28th Amendment

In November of 2016, Washington became the 18th state to call for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supereme Court’s Citizens United decision… Continue reading