County Council, Dist. 1: Nehring program training workers

I am so impressed with County Council member Nate Nehring and his initiative to help create the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways Program at Marysville Pilchuck High… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Donaghy brings diversity, experience

Please vote for Brandy Donaghy for Snohomish County Council Position 5. Brandy will bring a fresh diversity of experience to the council that currently has… Continue reading

Deniers of covid and climate prompt pessimism

Regarding the commentary “Does too strong a message turn some from vaccine?” The Herald, Sept. 19) is well-intended but maddening. Professor S. Shyam Sundar seems… Continue reading

Everett Council, Dist. 1: City needs Roberts’ experience

We have known Paul Roberts as a neighbor and friend in Everett’s District 1 for 30 years. He is a man with intelligence and integrity.… Continue reading

Cities in region aren’t protecting livability for residents

Residents from cities north of Seattle are feeling the pressure to expand. Once-held notions of quaint quiet communities are being pushed aside by the cities’… Continue reading

‘My body, my choice’ ought to be followed equally

I find it fascinating that the Democrats who proudly proclaim a woman’s right to choose to have an abortio, are fine with punishing her if… Continue reading

GOP complaining about prison closures balked at funding

Regarding the article documenting Republican state senators’ concerns about prison closures (“GOP senators want prison closures, early release halted,” The Herald, Sept. 19): It took… Continue reading

Should have asked readers about switching out comics

I fully agree with the seeming multitude of readers who object to the loss of terrific strips such as Zits and Baby Blues. Why don’t… Continue reading

Cymbaluks’ gift to Providence building even better hospital

As Everett’s mayor from 2003 to 2017, I had a unique vantage point to observe the growth and development of our local hospital, Providence Regional… Continue reading

Everett Council, Dist. 2: Rhyne has worked for her neighbors

Paula Rhyne is the best candidate for our first District 2 Everett City Council member. Paula has been actively engaged in local civics and issues… Continue reading

Long-term care tax unfair to older workers

I was informed that I will be paying 58 cents for every $100 earned on my paycheck to fund the Washington State Long-Term Services and… Continue reading

Regarding natural covid immunity and vaccines

“Follow the science,” says our president, plus our governor and various health officials. Mandates are emphasized as following the science. Yet there are an estimated… Continue reading

Thanks for adding Tundra to Herald comics

I love Tundra! I think it is hilarious and relates to the PNW. I missed it when it was pulled from the daily paper a… Continue reading

Young reader wants Zits, Baby Blues back on comics page

This decision to switch comics in The Herald has been very frustrating! I spent a lot of time reading comics, specifically Zits and Baby Blues.… Continue reading

County’s plans for Lord Hill park must respect wishes of all

I read the recent guest commentary from Rick Reed concerning the Snohomish County Parks plans for bike-only trails at Lord Hill park (“County plans for… Continue reading

Eugene Robinson columns foment racism

While The Herald is deleting and rearranging the comic strips, can it do something with Eugene Robinson’s columns, please? Like delete them? I assure you… Continue reading

Hospital should reserve space for noncovid patients

Here in Snohomish County and all across the country, hospitals are overflowing with covid-19 patients, most of whow are unvaccinated. This leaves many who may… Continue reading

Justice for Jan. 6 rioters should be served

Sept. 18 there was a rally in Washington, D.C. and other locations called “Justice for J6.” Organizers called for justice of the Jan. 6 defendants,… Continue reading

Military suppliers will get billions more in ICBM contract

I enjoyed a recent letter to the editor on last September’s $13.3 billion sole-source contract to Northrop Grumman for the U.S.’s ICBM system, built on… Continue reading

No reason to make mask-wearing political; just wear them

I was in Ivar’s recently picking up an order for dinner. A young couple came in without masks on and were told by an employee,… Continue reading