Girls on the Run 5K was our biggest event yet

What has 1,400 feet and a smile that can light up the whole county? Answer: 700 girls and their running buddies crossing the finish line… Continue reading

Story on Twisp’s Black Pine Lake invites overcrowding

It almost broke my heart (“Fire results in bigger, more plentiful fish in Black Pine Lake,” The Herald, June 5). I started going to Black… Continue reading

School uniforms mean less stress for kids and parents

Way to go Hawthorne Elementary, uniforms should be worn in all public schools! (“With money raised, uniforms are a go at Everett elementary,” The Herald,… Continue reading

Tax credit for renters would help close housing gap

Affordable housing across the U.S. is a crisis indeed (“Press officials for affordable housing solutions,” The Herald, June 7). Nationwide, only 37 affordable and available… Continue reading

Commentary: ‘Period poverty’ threat to girls’ health, education

Poor access to menstrual supplies in schools, like Kamiak High, can result in health problems, absences.

Firearms aren’t the problem; prosecute criminals using guns

There are profound and repeated protestations that there are too many guns and they are the cause of so many unnecessary shootings. A lot of… Continue reading

Not buying Trump’s excuses about Vietnam

On June 6 we celebrated the anniversary of D-Day, when Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy. As an American, it was an embarrassment to… Continue reading

Ralph Nader’s right; scrap the Boeing 737 Max

Leave it to Ralph Nader to tell it like it is when everyone else pussyfoots around Boeing mismanagement (“Ralph Nader thinks the Boeing 737 Max… Continue reading

Save the Mountlake Terrace trees from Sound Transit

Thanks to The Herald for its recent story about the sacrifice of thousands of I-5 trees for Sound Transit (“To make room for light rail,… Continue reading

Trump tries to hide tax failure with tariffs

President Trump is trying to make up for his tax cuts by putting tariffs on everyone. It’s funny to listen to his excuses. The tariffs… Continue reading

Cut down on plastic by skipping kitchen garbage bags

There is much talk and letter writing these days regarding recycling and minimizing the use of plastics. There is one thing that nearly everyone does… Continue reading

Early morning police standoff disturbing

Sad and angry Monday morning, after being awake much of the night. After a lovely day at home, we were awakened Sunday night by bullhorns… Continue reading

Fox News often contradicts itself

After I read a letter to the editor I often try to guess from which network or radio station the writer acquired his or her… Continue reading

Who’s responsible for alcohol addiction? Makers or users?

If Big Pharma is going to settle out of court and is found guilty for opioid addictions, then there is absolutely no reason why big… Continue reading

Abortion decision must be left to each woman

Access to family planning and safe abortion services is a basic human right and should be available to all woman. Choosing to have an abortion… Continue reading

Barr has the final say on Mueller report

I watched Mueller’s short resignation speech and was quite amazed by his demeanor. It looked like he was on the final 13th step onto the… Continue reading

Letter writer must have read different Mueller report

I know that 448 pages is a long read; Patrick Rainsberger in his May 29 letter to the editor (“Mueller report shows no collusion, no… Continue reading

We’ve lost a good legislator — Palumbo — to Amazon

Sad that state Sen. Guy Palumbo gave up the fight (“Guy Palumbo quits state Senate to become lobbyist for Amazon,” The Herald, May 25). I… Continue reading

RSVP appreciates support in recognizing volunteers

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County sponsored by Catholic Community Services thanks all of the businesses and individuals that helped to make… Continue reading

Herald shouldn’t write around ‘homeless’ term

I appreciate The Herald’s work reporting on matters of interest to Snohomish County, but the newspaper’s insistence on referring to the homeless as “people living… Continue reading