Opinion

Cornfield: Ballot will be heavier thanks to advisory votes Democrats could have avoided

By Jerry Cornfield The Herald If you lost count of how many…

Harvey: You can’t force ‘help’ onto your parents; tread lightly

Today I’m going to go on about pride. And independence. And fear.

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Brunell: Drones reforesting burned land could be game changer

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing…

Brunell: Chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-recharge

Battery powered locomotives could be coming soon

Loomis: Tribes outraged by EPA move to roll back improved water quality standards

Treaty Indian tribes in Western Washington are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of industrial polluters to undermine public health, science and decades of hard work by rolling back the water quality standards that we have been implementing for almost three years.

  • Aug 15th, 2019
Cornfield: State’s new voting system passes key test

Cornfield: State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. The primary (on Aug. 6) marked the electoral debut of VoteWa,…

Cornfield: State’s new voting system passes key test

Brunell: Energy replacements need to be in place before edicts phase them out

Just eliminating existing energy supplies without well-thought-out replacement strategies is a recipe for chaos.

Marcus: Are religious people really ignorant about religion?

Are Americans both religious and religiously ignorant about religion, as some claim?

  • Aug 8th, 2019

Halvorsen Gatlin: Is there still kindness in the world?

There is in our part of it.

  • Aug 8th, 2019

Thompson: Mark Reed Hospital had its beginnings in 1940s

A look back at the history of East County’s hospital.

  • Aug 6th, 2019

Policinski: Supreme Court reverses years of FOIA precedent

Case was between media company and grocer.

  • Aug 6th, 2019

Brunell: Alternative to flaring natural gas

In oil rich West Texas, shale producers and pipeline owner Williams Co.…

  • Aug 6th, 2019

US interest in moon grows as space gets crowded, rare mineral supplies shrink

5oth anniversary of moon landing also helps re-energize thirst to explore closest heavenly body.

Initiative barker Eyman welcomes former supporters as competitors

Initiative barker Eyman welcomes former supporters as competitors

Jerry Cornfield column for July 25, 2019

Initiative barker Eyman welcomes former supporters as competitors

Hatchery movie misguided, inaccurate

By Lorraine Loomis Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Outdoor clothing and gear manufacturer…

  • Jul 25th, 2019

Brunell: Historic events reunite us, reveal our qualities if not green cheese

We could use an Apollo 11 mission today.

  • Jul 18th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

County auditors are wrestling with the slowdowns and bugaboos of a sparkling new $9.5 million statewide elections system known as VoteWa.

  • Jul 18th, 2019

Brunell: Time for American ingenuity to get dirty

We need to adapt to how we produce and dispose of waste.

Cornfield: Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from us.

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Halvorsen Gatlin: Where the fireweed grows

Memories of trip arise with flower every year

  • Jul 11th, 2019