Douglas Buell

Homeless given a chance to change their lives around (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Marysville officer Mike Buell and Arlington officer Ken Thomas with the newly formed North County Office of Neighborhoods Unit just finished talking to… Continue reading

Residents map out ideas for Arlington-Marysville MIC plan

ARLINGTON – Nothing brings out the inner urban planner in residents more than a tabletop workshop with maps, markers, sticky dots and a roomful of… Continue reading

Flying high: AMTEC North opens doors to high-demand aerospace jobs

ARLINGTON - Ashlyn Kientz wasn’t sure what she wanted in a career after graduating from Arlington High School two years ago. Maybe a welder or… Continue reading

Daughter’s tree of life mural honors victims of Oso slide

ARLINGTON – The daughter of a man who died in the Oso landslide said his nurturing spirit is reflected in a new mural she painted… Continue reading

Marysville students dish it out in Future Chefs Challenge (Slide show)

MARYSVILLE - Students donned their tall white chef’s hats and aprons and cooked up healthy Asian fusion-inspired recipes for the 2018 Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge… Continue reading

Stillaguamish Tribe opens new methadone treatment and healing center

ARLINGTON – In Stillaguamish Tribe folklore, tribal members used Quileute, a sacred and fragrant medicinal herb plucked from peat bogs near the river, to heal… Continue reading

George Boulton, pillar of community, dies: ‘the heart and soul of Arlington’

ARLINGTON - George Boulton, a pillar of the Arlington community, longtime Kiwanian and retired downtown florist who brightened days keeping flower vases colorfully abloom for… Continue reading

Arlington thrift store helps disabled seeking on-the-job training skills

ARLINGTON – Chris Christenson and her family had just pulled into town and unpacked, looking for a place to donate unwanted household items after their… Continue reading

School board: APS to issue bonds for buses

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board approved a plan on Monday to issue $1.2 million in bonds to buy 10 new buses. The district would… Continue reading

Indoor riders ready for Pedaling for Parkinson’s YMCA fundraiser

MARYSVILLE – Suzanne Taitingfong of Marysville has been an advocate for improving the lives of those with Parkinson’s in Snohomish County, even while contending with… Continue reading

Mayor’s state of the city address hits on public safety

ARLINGTON – In the face of the burgeoning opioid crisis, and the social and financial strain its putting on the community, first responders and businesses,… Continue reading

Injured in wrestling, Eagle to become a Redhawk baseball player

ARLINGTON – Gavin Rork has been a standout baseball player and wrestler for Arlington High School for years. But when he was injured during wrestling… Continue reading

YMCA man to pull his way for disabled at Draggin’ Dumbbells challenge fundraiser

MARYSVILLE – As a staff member, Quinton Morris pulls his weight around the corridors of the Marysville YMCA. Pull is something he’ll be doing plenty… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival royalty this year to be led by teen who would be king

MARYSVILLE – Marysville Getchell High School junior Nathan Weller has always looked up to royals – now he rules among them. In a rare turn… Continue reading

Marysville students rally for safe schools: angry, fed up with gun violence

MARYSVILLE – Students in Marysville waved signs on State Avenue and staged a rally in Comeford Park to declare that now is the time to… Continue reading

Governor vetoes bill that would exempt lawmakers from Open Records Act

OLYMPIA – The governor on Thursday vetoed a controversial public records bill hastily passed by the state Legislature on Feb. 23 that circumvented a court… Continue reading

Arlington, Marysville to send recruits to new regional county fire training academy

ARLINGTON – Arlington Fire and the Marysville Fire District have banded with several other local districts to establish a closer-to-home fire training academy. South Snohomish… Continue reading

New Sonic Drive-In opens in Marysville to heavy traffic

MARYSVILLE – That traffic mess that stalled drivers Monday near 116th Street NE and State Avenue wasn’t a lengthy train or fender-bender. It was the… Continue reading

Arlington launches dynamic new website

ARLINGTON - The city went live Thursday with a new website that is more dynamic, easier to navigate and customized with a graphic look and… Continue reading

Volunteers build Strawberry Festival float for another busy parade season

MARYSVILLE – In a garage bay in a closed-down auto repair shop near Ebey Waterfront Park, volunteers strip down a craft oddly shaped like a… Continue reading