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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Dec. 2

A sketchy look at the news of the day.

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, file photo, Washington Army and Air National Guard soldiers confer in an operations room at Camp Murray, Wash. The state of Washington is calling in the National Guard to help process unemployment benefit claims as officials grapple with a backlog caused in part by a fraud ring that stole more than half a billion dollars in aid, officials said Thursday, June 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)

Editorial: Take steps to make most of next jobless aid bill

State and federal authorities need to improve delivery of unemployment benefits for covid relief.

 

Most voters prefer to leave religion out of politics

According to Sherwood Sage in his Nov. 13 letter to the editor,…

 

Professionalism, competency matter for president’s Cabinet

When Joe Biden started to assemble his more competent cabinet I had a sense of relief. I have to admit in 2016 I was watching… Continue reading

Saunders: Remote learning is widening the achievement gap

The longer kids are kept out of school, the less they’ll learn, particularly those from low-income families.

SNAP benefits should be part of Congress’ covid relief bill

I am very concerned about the increase in hunger during this pandemic. Less than half of families with children are “very confident” they can afford… Continue reading

Comment: What World AIDS Day tells us about this pandemic

There have been successes and failures with AIDS, as we dealt with structural racism and gender.

Arlington voters will decide on fire department annexation

Arlington Firefighters want to thank the City Council for placing annexation of the Arlington Fire Department to North County Regional Fire Authority on the February… Continue reading

Climate activists and others supporting the Indigenous group "Protectors of the Salish Sea" march with signs and drums outside the Capitol at Olympia, Wash., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., on the first day of the 2020 session of the Washington legislature. The group was at the Capitol to call attention to environmental issues including their demand that Gov. Jay Inslee declare a climate emergency and halt fossil fuel expansion projects in the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Comment: States serving as laboratories for climate action

The Biden administration can look to programs pursued by Washington and other U.S. states.

Climate activists and others supporting the Indigenous group "Protectors of the Salish Sea" march with signs and drums outside the Capitol at Olympia, Wash., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Olympia, Wash., on the first day of the 2020 session of the Washington legislature. The group was at the Capitol to call attention to environmental issues including their demand that Gov. Jay Inslee declare a climate emergency and halt fossil fuel expansion projects in the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Dec. 1

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

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Harrop: How will we describe pandemic life in years to come?

Comparisons to World War II come close, but there are significant differences between then and now.

Those not following covid restrictions to blame for surge

A couple of recent letters are decrying the re-election of Gov. Jay Inslee. They blame him for the restrictions placed on some businesses, stay-at-home orders… Continue reading

Values belong to people of both parties

After reading Mr. Sage’s letter in the Nov. 13 Herald regarding “Trump support was about values,” I was compelled to answer. What about the values… Continue reading

Who’s the sore loser now, Mr. President?

Imagine, if you will, the howls of protest from the right if Donald Trump had won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College. In… Continue reading

Comment: 5 myths about crime, criminal justice and reforms

Recent data is being cherry-picked to make dubious claims about crime rates and efforts to reform policy.

Comment: Progressives paid price to be rid of Trump: Biden

It’s not that progressives ought to sit down and shut up. But they do need to choose their battles.

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Nov. 30

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

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Keep an eye out for vandals at Snohomish parks

I was concerned about the closure of Hill Park in Snohomish and upon inquiring I received a startling reply from the Parks Department. Vandals have… Continue reading

This is why I voted for Trump

My dad served this country for 45 years, 30 years in the Navy, and 15 as a postal clerk. I was drafted into the Army… Continue reading

Comment: Election showed desire for justice in many areas

Our needs for climate, public health, racial justice and more are connected. Our response must be too.