Letters

Support the work of libaries; approve Sno-Isle levy

Not surprising that our libraries have overachieved with our tax dollars, as noted in Candace Jarret’s April 6 letter to the editor (“Sno-Isle Libraries have… Continue reading

PUD invites disasters with Sunset Falls project

Regarding Snohomish Public Utility District’s Sunset Falls fish death-trap and money-sucking project, it is astonishing to review audio tapes of the PUD board meetings and… Continue reading

Dr. Sarno’s treatment of chronic pain largely ignored

The opioid crisis has shown just how little the medical industrial complex knows what it’s doing. Dr. Gary Franklin, a faculty member at the University… Continue reading

Tax break for Snohomish neighborhood means increase for rest

Your real estate taxes are going up. If the Snohomish City Council adopts a tax moratorium for multi-family developers in their “Pilchuck District” (roughly Sixth… Continue reading

Trash, other waste a recurring problem at Everett library

A library offers many services to the public, but the diverse population that utilizes these services makes for some problems. On March 20, I went… Continue reading

What was outcome of Legislature’s $100,000-a-day fine?

After reading the April 4 Herald story, “Lawmakers tell court they’ve met their school-funding mandate,” it brought back the memory of watching the $100,000-a-day fine… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries levy increase isn’t needed

Do we need a Sno-Isle Libraries levy increase? Washington spends more per person for public libraries than 44 other states. Sno-Isle is very near this… Continue reading

Delay in gun violence legislation is not acceptable

I am inspired by the students from Parkland, Florida, and other communities around the country who have changed the conversation around gun violence. Many citizens… Continue reading

Guns not the crisis that media say it is

Gun control has become the new catch phrase for politicians and activists alike. The media seemingly exacerbates the issue by frequently passing misinformation in attempt… Continue reading

Mandatory PIN use would deter thefts of credit, debit cards

Recently the Everett Police Department issue a warning about a gang of pickpockets who have been working in the Puget Sound area (“Police seek well-traveled… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries system has used taxpayer funds well

If it’s April, it’s tax season. No one enjoys paying taxes, and yet I write in support of the April 24 Sno-Isle Libraries operating levy.… Continue reading

Teamsters union supports health of families but not soda tax

In response to a March 27 letter (“Teamsters should support soda tax and families’ health”) calling into question the Teamsters Union’s commitment to the health… Continue reading

Tom Burke ignoring Trump’s accomplishments

Regarding Tom Burke’s March 5 column, “Let’s have a parade,” in which Burke says that he loathes everything Donald Trump stands for: It’s hard to… Continue reading

Opioid abuse response has consequences for pain patients

The guest commentary by Rick Carlson (“Opioid abuse is serious, but so is chronic pain,” The Herald, March 18), struck a similar chord. I also… Continue reading

Forums set regarding levy funding of Lake Steves Fire

Lake Stevens Fire is holding two public meetings to share information about a possible fire levy lid lift. I want to encourage our community to… Continue reading

It’s in Trump’s power to fix DACA problem

Columnist Marc A. Thiessen thinks Democrats should vote for $25 billion for immigration security, including a border wall with Mexico, as part of a deal… Continue reading

Evergreen Health medical facilities provided expert care

I recently went to the Evergreen Health Monroe Emergency Care and then spent two nights at Evergreen Health Monroe Hospital. This was followed up by… Continue reading

Thanks for supporting the work of Homage Senior Services

I am writing to your again to praise our Homage Senior Services here in Everett. They could not continue to help all of us seniors… Continue reading

Washington Oakes AOK Club raises $700 for charities

A group of residents at Washington Oakes Retirement Home have an Acts of Kindness Club, or AOK Club. We recently had a raffle of a… Continue reading

CIA nominee’s actions were justified after 9-11

I disagree with Eugene Robinson’s opinion piece on Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA director and the derogatory cartoon that accompanied it (“Don’t reward the authors… Continue reading