City of Snohomish mayor: Redmon has qualities of leader

In the Summer 2020 Snohomish publication, Mayor John Kartak writes that his job is not to lead and goes on to define “leadership” as “some… Continue reading

Mother Goose comic helped lighten Herald’s gloom and doom

The Herald is all gloom and doom and no fun anymore without Mother Goose and Grimm. I’m starting to feel like leaving it in the… Continue reading

Cancer kills more than covid, yet cigarettes are legal, taxed

Covid and cancer Cancer kills more, yet cigarettes legal Recently published, the No. 1 cause of death in Washington state is cancer. The newest annual… Continue reading

Don’t dump; dispose of items properly

My wife and I took delivery of a new bed frame and mattress this last weekend. What became of the decrepit old box spring and… Continue reading

Norton Avenue’s blind hill needs speed bump nowx

I am writing to express my outrage at the City of Everett for ignoring the dangerous blind hill on Norton Avenue. Just days ago, there… Continue reading

Snohomish City Council, Pos. 6: Burke can serve city’s needs

I have known and respected Lea Anne Burke for many years. We’ve worked together on various environment and sustainability related projects, including: creation of a… Continue reading

Mill Creek council, Pos. 3: Briles knows residents’ concerns

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives of all candidates in Mill Creek’s upcoming November election.… Continue reading

Orca’s death sad, but part of life cycle

It is always sad when a Southern resident orca dies. However, it is part of the nature of life and death. And she was near… Continue reading

Snohomish officials shoud explain units’ building permits

In 2014 Snohomish Mayor John Kartak along with a cousin and Snohomish City Council member Larry Countryman, also a relative, purchased a building at 618… Continue reading

Boarding school atrocities not ancient history

Growing up in Marysville, I heard racism and hate toward the members of the Tulalip Tribes all my life. The more I learned of the… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 4: Mead not resposive to emails, phone

Beginning in early July of this year, my husband has made three attempts to contact Snohomish County Council member Jared Mead, two via email and… Continue reading

Encouraging girls hasn’t hurt boys’ education

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s column “It’s no wonder boys aren’t going to college” on Monday, Oct. 4, we disagree with Parker’s theory that feminist advances have… Continue reading

Mukilteo Schools, Dist. 2: Schwab key to students’ interests

I support Judy Schwab’s experience, dedication and commitment to the Mukilteo School District. Schwab has effectively served our Mukilteo School District community for a number… Continue reading

Lake Stevens Council, Pos. 6: Wadhams supports police, safety

Lake Stevens’ small-town politics has shifted into the big league; the nasty fear-mongering and negative campaigning that make so many people “hate politics.” I support… Continue reading

More information necessary on issues at Lord Hill county park

In response to a recent letter to the editor in regard to use of Snohomish County’s Lord Hill Regional Park, we the undersigned would like… Continue reading

You can find your favorite comics online

Let me make this short and sweet: Of course, it wouldn’t be in The Herald’s interest to print this for publication, so I’ll be surprised… Continue reading

Harrop: Democrats’ progressives work against actual progress

A minority in the party, they’re dragging down moderates and making it harder to pass the party’s agenda.

Unvaccinated are affecting care for all at our hospitals

I’m hoping you’ll print my thoughts on how the covid-19 virus effects innocent victims in the hospital like my mom. The covid-19 virus touches everyone… Continue reading

Arlington Council, Pos. 3: Nelson makes informed decisions

I have known Debora Nelson for many years and support her for Arlington City Council, Position 3. For the last several years I have attended… Continue reading

Gifts by Cymbaluks, others vital to hospital’s care

I was pleased to read the article recognizing the Cymbaluk family for the recent $5 million gift to Providence General Foundation (“‘Everyday people’ transofrm care… Continue reading