Lights of Liberty vigil a heartening example of faith

I would like to thank the organizers of the Lights for Liberty…


Firework ban violators follow own rules

Kudos to Nick Matras for his July 6 letter to the editor.…


Is it legal to detain migrants who haven’t been convicted?

There has been a lot of talk about the conditions under which…


Anna Rohrbaugh best choice for County Council, position 2

Snohomish County voters need to elect Anna Rohrbough to the Snohomish County Council for Position 2. We are in need of candidates who will put… Continue reading

Fireworks aren’t just for one day

In response to the recent letter to the editor by Justin Chappell who thinks fireworks equal freedom: So it’s OK to put other people’s houses… Continue reading

Hope to see improvement under new editor

As a long-time subscriber to The Herald, my 83-year-old mother, Gerri, and I have watched the quality slowly diminish over the years. So she and… Continue reading

Would you prefer gunshots to fireworks?

This is in response to some letters from fireworks haters recently. As you live in the U.S. you have been given a gift. You live… Continue reading

‘I said, had you heard fireworks are banned in Marysville?’

“I’m sorry; what did you say?” “Oh, jeez, are you deaf?” “For the third time now, I said there is a fireworks ban in Marysville.… Continue reading

At least Sid Schwab served, saved lives during Vietnam War

I see someone didn’t like some things Herald columnist Sid Schwab wrote recently. Schwab served in Vietnam as a surgeon and I am sure saved… Continue reading

Dissent, as evidenced by Sid Schwab, can be patriotic

Apparently because she does not like what Sid Schwab writes, Linda Jinkins of Arlington asserts in a letter to the editor that he “is no… Continue reading

Inhumane treatment of children at border must end

The 4th of July was not a cause for celebration. Our government’s treatment of children on our southern border is an abomination. Warren Binford is… Continue reading

On one day, let freedom ring with fireworks

To the anti-fireworks folks calling for bans in unincorporated Snohomish County, please remember that fireworks are already illegal 364 days of the year. They’re only… Continue reading

Congress will listen if we speak up

Great headline in the July 7 Herald: “Fairness now up to voters,” true about gerrymandering and drawing political lines, but also true in general. As… Continue reading

How effective would a fireworks ban be?

Snohomish County is debating whether to ban all fireworks in unincorporated areas. This is an interesting proposal as few people are discussing whether or not… Continue reading

Lake Stevens within rights to limit size of political signs

I would like to bring attention to the Lake Stevens mayoral race, which has taken a turn for the worse. At a city council meeting… Continue reading

Thanks for help with North County Fire’s strategic plan

North County Fire/EMS wants to say thank you. Our fire authority recently approved a strategic plan that identifies how we will respond to increasing call… Continue reading

Can’t fault Trump for reaching out to foreign countries

I think that when President Trump is nice to leaders of other countries, regardless of who they are, it is good for our country because… Continue reading

Fireworks put too much demand on 911, emergency responders

I could not agree more! with Nick Matras’ July 6 letter to the editor regarding a ban on fireworks. He ticked off all the boxes… Continue reading

History should inform U.S. actions regarding Iran

As we edge ever closer to an apocalyptic war on Iran, Americans should note their history. How many Americans are aware of “Operation Ajax,” our… Continue reading

Ban of sale and use of private fireworks is necessary

I read Nick Matras’ letter to the editor (“Outright ban on fireworks by county is long overdue,” The Herald, July 6) and commend him for… Continue reading