Comment: $55 billion only a drop of what water systems need

The federal infrascture plan is spending more on Amtrak than to upgrade failing water and sewer systems.

 

Comment: Free school lunches, yes, but how else to end hunger

A White House conference is considering steps, but control of Congress may determine what’s adopted.

 

Comment: Progress on vaccination for HPV too vital to lose

Vaccination for the disease, which can lead to various cancers, faced an uphill climb, even before covid.

 

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Editorial cartoons for Thusday, Sept. 28

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Editorial: Retain Sen. Liias, Rep. Peterson in 21st district

The long-serving Democrats’ record of legislative success has earned leadership posts for both.

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Just too many cats and dogs for vets to serve

Two years ago, this retired nurse went to work in a veterinarian clinic just for the pure joy of it. At that time, cats and… Continue reading

Carin Chase best choice to fill county council vacancy

The Salish Sea Chapter of the Federation of Democratic Women is proud to recommend the appointment of Carin Chase to the vacant District 3 seat… Continue reading

Comment: In our blurt-it-out age, try some rural reticence

Being quick with an opinion — rather than sitting on the fence to watch and listen — may not be working for us.

Comment: Norman Rockwell’s economy is never coming back

Both Presidents Trump and Biden vowed to bring back manufacturing. There’s a better way for better jobs.

Comment: U.S. policy is responsible for Venezuelan refugees

Trump’s and Biden’s economic sanctions created the refugee crisis. The onus is on the U.S. to fix this.

County council job too demanding to split with legislative job

I am shocked that there is a possibility that two Snohomish County council members could serve on the council and the state Legislature at the… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 28

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

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State that opposes abortion but not death penalty is not pro-life

Currently 17 of the 21 states with highly restrictive or near total bans on abortion have the death penalty. Six of those states have performed… Continue reading

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Editorial: Return Duerr, Kloba to 1st District House seats

The two Democrats have been effective in passing legislation that serves residents’ needs.

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Comment: U.S. must broaden Iran policy beyond nuclear talks

The White House should address human rights and Iran’s activities in the Middle East and Africa.

Comment: What FBI’s history says about its Trump investigation

The FBI has the means and drive for counterintelligence work related to the Mar-a-Lago documents.

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Sept. 27

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10th LD, Pos. 1: Shavers best choice for all in district

Clyde Shavers, running for Position 1 in the 10th Legislative District, has my vote. I look for a person who can represent all people in… Continue reading

Burke: Ignore ‘horse race’ election coverage; stick to issues

Those issues, by making comparing records and policies, makes it easy to pick who deserves to win.

Comment: Declaring an ‘end’ to pandemics often prolongs them

While the worst may be past, history shows that such declarations limit still necessary public health efforts.