Comment: Anti-depressants don’t work as ads have promised

Studies have raised doubts about how SSRIs work and find they work for only 15 percent of patients.

 

Comment: Blame weak recruitment if GOP doesn’t win back Senate

Stronger Republican candidates are staying on the sidelines and voters are choosing the inexperienced.

 

Comment: Why climate bill provides for natural gas pipeline

The legislation recognizes natural gas’ ability to help the U.S. make a clean energy transition.

 

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Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Aug. 9

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

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Everett Transit’s new service proves worth of its independence

Regarding Everett Transit’s service to the waterfront, this is exactly what I told the Everett City Council about almost two years ago when I address… Continue reading

Island Co. Commission, Dist. 3: St. Clair advocate for childcare needs

It’s well documented what the recent pandemic wrought on the health and livelihoods of families in Washington state. As a mother of two young children,… Continue reading

Snake dams’ contributions were overstated in letter

A recent letter to the editor regarding the Snake River dams, stated that on July 25, “Washington saw its highest temperatures of the year with… Continue reading

Comment: A crushing defeat in November could help Democrats

Even amid positive news and real achievements, the party needs to be pulled back to a moderate path.

Comment: To fight monkeypox emergency, U.S. will need data

One big question to answer: Can how a vaccine is given increase the doses available and still be effective?

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Editorial cartoons for Monday, Aug. 8

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

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Saunders: Cynical Democrats gaming primary to pick opponents

Why else would Democrats help a MAGA candidate over a Republican who voted for Trump’s impeachment?

Columnist Sid Schwab backs up his opinions with facts

I read a recent letter to the editor criticizing Herald columnist Sid Schwab. Does the author not see the hypocrisy in his own words? “Liberals”… Continue reading

Comment: Employers should study up now for general election

Races for the state Legislature will be consequential as state lawmakers address numerous issues.

Comment: Protect funding for Community Health Centers

CHC Snohomish, with several clinics in Snohomish County, provides a range of primary care services.

Constitution’s ‘militia’ clauses clarify use of firearms

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free… Continue reading

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Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Aug. 7

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Teresa Reynolds sits exhausted as members of her community clean the debris from their flood ravaged homes at Ogden Hollar in Hindman, Ky., Saturday, July 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Editorial: How many billion-dollar disasters will it take?

A tally of climate disasters shows an ever-increasing toll of costs and lives. Congress must act.

Teresa Reynolds sits exhausted as members of her community clean the debris from their flood ravaged homes at Ogden Hollar in Hindman, Ky., Saturday, July 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Calley Malloy, left, of Shawnee, Kan.; Cassie Woolworth, of Olathe, Kan.; and Dawn Rattan, right, of Shawnee, Kan., applaud during a primary watch party Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Overland Park, Kan. Kansas voters rejected a ballot measure in a conservative state with deep ties to the anti-abortion movement that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten restrictions or ban abortion outright.(Tammy Ljungblad AP)/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Viewpoints: States’ abortion laws ignoring majority opinion

A survey found that majorities in states with restrictive laws support access to abortion in many cases.

Calley Malloy, left, of Shawnee, Kan.; Cassie Woolworth, of Olathe, Kan.; and Dawn Rattan, right, of Shawnee, Kan., applaud during a primary watch party Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Overland Park, Kan. Kansas voters rejected a ballot measure in a conservative state with deep ties to the anti-abortion movement that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten restrictions or ban abortion outright.(Tammy Ljungblad AP)/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Comment: Among Biden’s bipartisan successes: foreign policy

With a few exceptions, Republicans have joined Democrats in much of the president’s agenda abroad.

Comment: Climate change has made Appalachian life even harder

So why do so many stay? Some because of poverty, but most because they’ve known no other home.