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

Returning grizzlies to North Cascades will restore our awe

In response to the April 3 editorial on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the grizzlies (“Zinke an unexpected ally for Cascade grizzlies,”) I submit the… Continue reading

This is what Sno-Isle Libraries provide to our communities

I just received my ballot for the Sno-Isle Libraries levy. As people are contemplating the vote, I want to share with readers the value I’ve… Continue reading

Libraries are more than just something nice to have

I’ve read with interest the community’s letters and opinion pieces published recently in The Herald. I don’t reside in the Sno-Isle Libraries’ taxing district so… Continue reading

Panel discussion on gun violence rose above sound bites

I recently attended a town hall panel discussion meeting at Mariner High School with our U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen. If you watch the news, then… Continue reading

PUD made right decision to end Sunset Falls hydro project

The Snohomish PUD Commissioners deserve a big thank you from all of us for their wisdom in halting the Sunset Falls Hydro Project (“PUD scraps… Continue reading

Thanks for help with Providence Chidren’s Guild fundraiser

Guild 21 of Providence General Children’s Association hosted its 14th annual Bunco night on March 24 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. Guests enjoyed… Continue reading

Thanks from retiring employee to all at Totem Falls school

Schools are only as great what we do to support them. Working 16 plus years at Totem Falls Elementary in the Snohomish School District as… Continue reading