Letters

Not just moms scrambling for baby formula; dads worried, too

The recent headline regarding the shortage of infant formula read. “Local moms scrambling to feed babies” (The Herald, May 18) Oh really? So the dads… Continue reading

Some limits to Second Amendment are necessary

I’ve had it! We have mass shooting after mass shooting, usually with military-style weapons, and we do nothing to stop them. It’s time to get… Continue reading

What will it take to end mass shootings?

Another mass shooting; another day in America. We will hear the politicians spout their standard “our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the… Continue reading

It’s not too late to reverse threats to our existence

In recent weeks I’ve met and engaged with some brilliant individuals who’ve succumbed to the belief that the human race has at best 12 years… Continue reading

Not all rights are spelled out in the U.S. Constitution

A real flashpoint, Justice Samuel Alito, Sen. Lindsey Graham and others contend the right to an abortion is not in the Constitution, raising justified fears… Continue reading

Prayer on high school field violates church-state separation

This so-called “freedom of speech” case brought to the U.S. Supreme Court reminds me of an old Bob Dylan song, “With God on Our Side,”… Continue reading

Criticism of Biden is fine, but we need ideas, too

In response to a letter to the editor regarding his decision not to renew his Herald subscription, the author writes that The Herald like most… Continue reading

Electric cars too expensive; I’m keeping my Mustang, SUV

So, our state wants new car sales to be only electric vehicles by 2030. I have never owned an electric vehicle, not even a golf… Continue reading

Marysville School Board should respect wishes of parents

I have a question about the Marysville School Board proposal to require parent permission for students to join a club or after-school activity (“Marysville School… Continue reading

Fed should be careful not to over-correct for inflation

The Federal Reserve and the Biden administration are now forced to deal with emerging stagflation. However, they should not be too hawkish on curbing inflation.… Continue reading

More traffic officers needed to keep U.S. 2 moving

I’ve been traveling across Stevens Pass for over 60 years, mainly to Lake Wenatchee and back, sometimes 10 to 15 times a month. I’ve seen… Continue reading

Rent control could ease homelessness

In the dictionary under “rent control,” it states “government regulation of the amount charged as rent for housing and often also of eviction.” With all… Continue reading

Collective steps necessary to fight covid pandemic

The recent editorial observing we are far from done with covid-19 is certainly correct (“Even after 1 million deaths, covid fight isn’t over,” The Herald,… Continue reading

Herald reporter’s work on housing issues is appreciated

I was disappointed to read of Herald Reporter Katie Hayes’ farewell in Sunday’s Herald. Her final story on the Grand Apartments transition to corporate, market-based… Continue reading

‘My body, my choice,’ doesn’t work with disease

I took a second thinking over a recent letter to the editor regarding the “my body, my choice” phrase. It was the author’s opinion that… Continue reading

Maybe it’s time to use Depression-era tips

It’s obvious we better hunker down into a Depression-era mode under the Biden administration. They knew about a lack of infant formula back in February,… Continue reading

Why a conservative would support Roe v. Wade

I was surprised when my mom, a pretty conservative Lutheran, told me she supported Roe v. Wade and safe, legal abortions. But I shouldn’t have… Continue reading

Big difference between ‘my body, my choice’ camps

Regarding a recent letter to the editor regarding rights regarding abortion and masks and the slogan “My body, my choice,” the writer evidently does not… Continue reading

Problem on Highway 99 isn’t speeders; it’s jaywalkers

The Everett City Council passing a resolution to lower speeds on Evergreen Way and Everett Mall Way is the equivalent of mowing your lawn while… Continue reading

Final authority over LGBTQ clubs rests with parents

Regarding a recent article about LGBTQ clubs in the Marysville School District (“Marysville School Board proposes parental consent to join LGBTQ clubs,” The Herald, May… Continue reading