Comment: $250 million lawsuit against Trump may be only start

The civil lawsuit alleges fraud, but it could lead to an IRS investigation and criminal charges.

 

Seth McCoard, of Townshend, Vt., gets a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot during a vaccine clinic held by Rescue Inc. at Leland & Gray Middle and High School, in Townshend, Vt., on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Comment: Is covid-19 pandemic over? The answer is yes, but …

A health expert, an economist and an education professor walk into the question of where covid has left us.

 

Comment: State must allow civic engagement at its prisons

Before covid, prisoners could meet politically. Closure of the Monroe reformatory ended that ability.

 

Comment: When government sets prices, innovation suffers

The IRA’s provision regarding Medicare’s drug prices will discourage the development of new medications.

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 25

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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Cassie Franklin, Mayor of Everett, delivers the annual state of the city address Thursday morning in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Washington on March 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Editorial: Everett’s budget crunch points to larger tax issue

The city’s deficit and a need for more revenue calls attention to reforms to the state’s tax structure.

Cassie Franklin, Mayor of Everett, delivers the annual state of the city address Thursday morning in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Washington on March 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

February vote for Marysville schools levy important

Our kids. Our future. The Marysville School District will have a very important levy election on the ballot in February 2023. The students need all… Continue reading

Keep you cats in at night, safe from coyotes

Recently, our beloved cat was killed by coyotes. When we found his remains we were horrified. After talking with others in our north Everett neighborhood,… Continue reading

Was county’s grant for Marysville sports fair use of fund?

The Herald recently reported that the Marysville community will be given money from Snohomish County to help finance a school sports programs (“Failed levies slashed… Continue reading

Comment: How do we judge the nuclear threat posed by Putin?

There are reasons Putin would or wouldn’t use his arsenal. We are relying on the judgment of someone who has shown little.

Comment: One vote shows little seperates GOP and its fringe

Only eight House Republicans voted for electoral count reforms. Why? Because Liz Cheney backed it.

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Sept. 24

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Forum: Sarcastic anonymous call about column makes my point

What I heard in a voicemail after asking people to listen to each other and not respond with vitriol.

Handmade signs along U.S. 2 thanked firefighters for the efforts to control the Bolt Creek wildfire. (Edie Everette)

Forum: What we took with us and what we left for the fire

An evacuation from wildfire focuses the mind on how life might change and who you’re thankful for.

Handmade signs along U.S. 2 thanked firefighters for the efforts to control the Bolt Creek wildfire. (Edie Everette)

10th LD, Pos. 1: Shavers will protect women’s health care

I am a registered nurse, working years at Providence Hospital in Everett in labor and delivery. There is one fact about women’s health care that… Continue reading

Comment: If Congress won’t, states should police Big Tech firms

States have been willing to adopt privacy laws, but often Facebook and Google offer up their own draft bills.

Comment: It’s not deserved, but allow Putin a face-saving out

Ukraine might push Russia to its pre-2014 borders, but at what cost? A deal avoids greater catastrophe.

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Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 23

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Equating Biden, Hitler in online editorial cartoon reprehensible

I understand that The Herald is a pretty conservative paper, but I read it every day online as the paper of my local region. There… Continue reading

Inflation, border are what matters to most voters

The author of a recent diatribe letter to the editor relies on The Hartman Report. Who is Thom Hartman? According to various web sites, he… Continue reading