February vote for Marysville schools levy important

Our kids. Our future. The Marysville School District will have a very…


Keep you cats in at night, safe from coyotes

Recently, our beloved cat was killed by coyotes. When we found his…


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

The Herald recently reported that the Marysville community will be given money…


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

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

MAGA Republicans are voting against their own interests

When will the Make America Great Again supporters realize that Donald Trump and the Republicans are treating them as patsies? Trump and his Trumpublicans don’t… Continue reading

Sid Schwab backs his statements with citations, facts

Sid Schwab’s column each Friday is my favorite. He is highly intelligent, very well spoken, and backs-up his statements with cited sources. I greatly appreciate… Continue reading

Trump’s agenda: Warning: Letter contains sarcasm

I join in with the ad hominem attacks on Donald Trump. He is from Queens and, even worse, a businessman. He is not to be… Continue reading

Why many Democrats win in Washington state

It’s interesting to me that so many Republican voters in this state can’t understand why Democrats win almost all state wide elections. Men in my… Continue reading

Navy League has overstated its case for NAS Whidbey Growlers

The Navy League has widely propagandized its rosy notions about the EA-18G Growlers stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The League’s missives are an… Continue reading

Seahawk fans, this is the thanks that Russel Wilson deserves?

So, a young man comes to Seattle to play for the Seattle Seahawks and works his tail off for 11 years, amasses a 112-63-1 record,… Continue reading

Why are letters to the editor missing on some days?

I have started my mornings with The Herald (and a mug of coffee) for decades. I want the local news, local perspective and local viewpoints.… Continue reading

Compare parties if you think Democrats have a problem

Always amazed at the delusional nature of the conservative mind. Case in point a recent letter critical of Democrats in Washington state and the nation.… Continue reading

Why vote when choices limited to two parties?

Letters to The Herald have become a good reflection of the political divisiveness of our times. Two sides only; which mathematicians tell us cannot define… Continue reading

1oth LD, House Pos. 1: Shavers has education, experience

I strongly support the candidacy of Clyde Shavers for Position 1 in the State Legislature’s 10th District for the following reasons: Education: He is a… Continue reading

Newspapers can stop tech companies from scraping content

Regarding the recent editorial (“Google, Facebook ought to pay for news they use,” The Herald, Sept. 7), the editorial board bemoaned technology’s scraping of publishing… Continue reading

Seattle teachers should blame Democrats for cost of living

Seattle teachers are striking for more pay. One protester was interviewed asking why they are protesting. The teacher says cost of living in Seattle keeps… Continue reading

10th LD, House, Pos. 1: Call with Shavers convinced me

As a citizen who fought against a sprawling rural city fifteen years ago in the Seven Lakes region, I am grateful we killed the code… Continue reading

Why would we copy Australia on newspaper content compensation?

Fascinating to read the editorial (“Google, Facebook ought to pay for the news they use,” The Herald, Sept. 7). The Herald Editorial Board supports Google… Continue reading