It’s our civic duty to vote, then get behind the winner

I am 89 and have served, supported and been so thank for America, the land of my birth. But saddened and disappointed to see the… Continue reading

Schwab’s columns are political bigotry

As I watch the letters fly back and forth, I notice that most, in my humble opinion, seem to be missing the real point. How… Continue reading

Voters must demand better to end Trump’s divisive rhetoric

The president repeatedly uses language about people of color that stokes fear, hatred and division. His words in recent rallies about the “invasion,” and a… Continue reading

Voters should consider cuts if I-976 passes

Initiative 976 is another of Tim Eyman’s initiatives that people better think really hard about before they vote. Sure, it would help many people save… Continue reading

Blame Dr. Spock? Gun-lobby theories don’t hold water

Wow. Dr. Spock, huh? Coddling all those generations of babies has led to mass shootings? (“Don’t blame guns for mass shootings; blame Dr. Spock,” The… Continue reading

Democratic candidates wrong on health care, immigration

As our Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls align themselves with the issues of today, they should concentrate on staying believable and aware of reality. All… Continue reading

State’s Congress members should back carbon legislation

Our Puget Sound and global ecosystems are about to suffer a “heart attack.” Every day a person with heart disease who delays a healthy lifestyle… Continue reading

Snohomish needs more low-income housing

Regarding Norm Colbert’s letter in the Aug. 1 Herald, “Snohomish good site for SHAG”: I agree with Mr. Colbert that the Snohomish County-owned site shouldn’t… Continue reading

What’s behind the right’s fervor over gun rights?

In his Aug. 8 letter, David Martson of Marysville claimed that Second Amendment gun rights are God-given. It seems like over the years as our… Continue reading

Ag secretary Perdue leaves out details on farmers, trade

The Associated Press in the Aug. 7 Herald, “Perdue: U.S. farmers will regain markets lost in trade wars,” fails to fill in missing presuppositions. What… Continue reading

Rohrbough will make difference on county council

Regarding Anna Rohrbough’s recent finish in the primary election: Thane Walkup of Mukilteo in his July 30 letter to the editor complained that Rohrbough had… Continue reading

Keep growth in its place and out of rural areas

Put the Southwest Urban Growth Area Study on the shelf. A couple hundred people came to a public meeting about the Southwest Urban Growth Boundary… Continue reading

Legion Memorial’s third hole should be restored to original

Legion Memorial golf course is losing one of the most memorable par-5s in the county and state. During the remodel, due to the water capture… Continue reading

Paine Field disturbs peace of nearby neighborhoods

Returning home after just two days in Eastern Washington, I realize even more how my life living in Mukilteo for 25 years has changed. It… Continue reading

Pray the nation can overcome its hatred, violence

My heart breaks and my soul weeps for my country. There is so much hatred among us. There is so much violence among us. Our… Continue reading

Thanks to garage sale volunteers for 10 years of success

My wife and I very much enjoyed reading Julie Muhlstein’s article about the Mother of All Garage Sales Aug. 3 (“Antiques to tamales, up for… Continue reading

A limerick for the majority leader

The Senate won’t hear of protections​ Concerning upcoming elections.​​ Nor assault rifle bans; They all wash their hands.​​ Still bloody, upon closer inspection. Jean Lightburne… Continue reading

Fire District 4 levy yes vote was permanent tax increase

Fire District 4, having their EMS levy approved by the voters, must be dancing in the streets of Snohomish. Didn’t these voters understand they have… Continue reading

Godless society is responsible for mass shootings

Ronald Reagan once said, “We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty, rather than the lawbreaker.” I disagree… Continue reading

Lake Stevens mayoral candidate exploits loophole on signs

Wouldn’t it be great if, during every election season, candidates put up huge campaign signs everywhere for months on end, endlessly trying to outdo their… Continue reading