Douglas Buell

Arlington Rotary donates life-saving defibrillators to police

ARLINGTON – Police are getting life-saving portable defibrillators to keep in their vehicles for emergency calls thanks to a donation from the Arlington Rotary Club.… Continue reading

AMCAL Multi-Housing wants to build 255-unit senior housing community in Smokey Point

ARLINGTON – Two multi-family projects in the works would add 567 new units for seniors and families to the Smokey Point area, helping meet the… Continue reading

Walk, bike (or drive) to Complete Streets workshop April 26

ARLINGTON – While people’s love affair with their cars has been a way of life so ingrained in American society for decades, some communities are… Continue reading

Arlington Fire to replace aging medic unit after too many visits to repair shop

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Fire Department is replacing an aging medic unit after one too many costly visits to the repair shop. The 2008 basic… Continue reading

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