Marysville tax request is for police, jail facility only

We respect the viewpoints of all our residents and want to correct some inaccuracies in a letter to the editor published Thursday. If Marysville voters… Continue reading

Rocket J. Squirrel wouldn’t have been fooled

What I know for sure from my extensive TV watching as a youth: Rocket J. Squirrel was never fooled by Boris and Natasha. Roberta Jonnet… Continue reading

Thiessen mischaracterizes Obama decisions to defend Trump

Marc A. Thiessen’s column of July 18 was given the disturbing title “Put weight on Trump’s actions, not his words,” and the rest of the… Continue reading

Thanks to Everett Police for response to false alarm

Last week I was moving heavy bags of bark in my backyard. I usually garden with headphones on and was completely unaware that my home… Continue reading

Thanks to those who helped with Veterans Stand Down event

On June 25 the community came together to serve those who served our country at Snohomish County’s Veterans Stand Down event. Over 75 homeless veterans… Continue reading

Considering nation’s direction, how will this generation rate?

The American men and women who fought overseas and sacrificed at home during World War II became known as the Greatest Generation. Following generations made… Continue reading

Marysville’s public safety building will aid police department

A recent letter to the editor stated Marysville should hire police officers, not “waste” money on buildings. This negative opinion requires a rebuttal. First, Mayor… Continue reading

Rourke has vision, talent Everett needs on city council

As a 50-year resident of Everett, I’ve seen two or three generations of leadership step up to elected or volunteer positions out of a sense… Continue reading

Marysville needs more traffic police, not city offices

The Marysville Mayor and City Council want to increase our sales tax to build a new city government complex for police, city offices, mayors office… Continue reading

Presidents’ clemency for ranchers aids extremists

I want to thank The Herald for its editorial regarding the Hammonds (“Ranchers’ clemency threat to justice, public lands,” The Herald, July 13). Not only… Continue reading

State Senate candidate Overstreet light on details

Bruce Overstreet is running for state Senate, 38th Legislative District. I checked his campaign info online to get a sense of what he would like… Continue reading

Commentary: County official wrong on grizzly bear effort

Nate Nehring is late with his objections to a plan to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades.

Paper’s plastic sleeves a necessity for some customers

As a subscriber to The Herald for over 60 years I must respond to the July 12 letter to the editor from Nancy Rice over… Continue reading

Thiessen column on Trump, NATO refreshing perspective

Kudos to The Herald for featuring Marc A Thiessen’s column on Trump and NATO (“Trump is right; NATO isn’t prepared to defend itself,” The Herald,… Continue reading

Everett council needs Rourke’s intelligence, civic-mindedness

Tyler Rourke is running for the Everett City Council, Position 4. This young man from central Everett is as intelligent as he is tall. And… Continue reading

If Germany is a puppet, what of Ivanka?

In my house, gasoline (oil), and natural gas are consumer products. If Germany is a Russian puppet because it gets the majority of it oil… Continue reading

Mill Creek paper unfairly maligns former officials

The city of Mill Creek is one of the most desirable areas to live in Snohomish County. This did not happen by accident. Many of… Continue reading

Vogeli would be strong voice for people on Everett council

I am endorsing Liz Vogeli for Everett City Council, Position 4 and would like everyone to know why. As a councilmember, Liz Vogeli will be… Continue reading

Art Thiel column spot on about late Sonic great Shelton

Thanks for the spot-on-as-usual article by the great Art Thiel on former SuperSonic muscular mammoth forward Lonnie Shelton (“Shelton was genuine ‘presence’ for Sonics,” The… Continue reading

Consider what happened after Roe vs. Wade

With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973 has been prominent in the news. I decided to… Continue reading