Douglas Buell

Family support key to Wellness Court

Last in a series TULALIP – For participants in the Tulalip Tribes’ Healing to Wellness Court, the path to substance abuse recovery is long, but… Continue reading

Healing hands of justice: Unique wellness court helps Tulalip Tribes break cycle of addiction

First in a two-part series TULALIP – Ron Whitener peruses the afternoon docket on his computer screen in Tulalip Tribal Courtroom 2. As a tribal… Continue reading

Rolf lands ‘dream job’ as Arlington Boys and Girls Club’s new director

ARLINGTON – When Lyanne Rolf was going to classes at Arlington High School in the mid-1990s, she spent time after class at the Arlington Boys… Continue reading

Arlington schools may float $107.5 million construction bond in 2018

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board is being asked to approve plans to take a $107.5 million bond issue to voters in February. The proposal… Continue reading

AHS brings back epic homecoming Lip Dub for the masses

ARLINGTON – It’s Homecoming Week, and Arlington High School students pulled off a seriously epic and intricate “lip dub” music video that rocked Olympic Avenue… Continue reading

Candidates for city, county council square off

TULALIP – The opioid epidemic, regional fire authority talks, and the ingenuity it will take to grow existing business and attract new investors to this… Continue reading

4th Street Market and Deli named state lottery Retailer of the Year

MARYSVILLE — Craig O’Dell of Tulalip is a regular lottery customer at the 4th Street Market and Deli looking to recapture the $100,000 grand feeling… Continue reading

Arlington study takes hard look in mirror

ARLINGTON – If Arlington hopes to break the cycle of homelessness, addiction and mental illness, it’s going to take partners, shared knowledge of available aid-ready… Continue reading

Skateboard racing speeds into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slideshow)

ARLINGTON – Longboarders from the Pacific Northwest and around the world wheeled into Arlington over the weekend for the 5th annual Centennial Sk8 Festival. Angela… Continue reading

Comcast to build new fiber-optic network serving Marysville, Arlington jobs center

EVERETT – Comcast plans to build a major fiber-optic network between Marysville and Arlington that will bring high-speed internet connections to an area poised for… Continue reading

Health district offers needle cleanup kits to help keep community groups safer

Volunteer nonprofit groups are indispensable in helping cities keep their communities spruced up, but among that litter can be dangerous, discarded hypodermic needles. As Snohomish… Continue reading

Former longtime Arlington Mayor Bob Kraski dies

ARLINGTON – Bob Kraski, a three-term mayor who championed the Smokey Point annexation and building of the Arlington Boys and Girls Club before stepping down… Continue reading

9/11: Arlington a community that will never forget

ARLINGTON – Alone or together, people stopped by Arlington’s 9/11 Memorial at Firehouse 46 to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks… Continue reading

Herd on the street: painted cows to return

ARLINGTON – When the cows come home in Arlington, the artists can’t be far behind. Visitors to last weekend’s annual Art in Legion Park hosted… Continue reading

Lakewood girls off to fast start

LAKEWOOD – After winning both games in a jamboree against bigger schools last week, the perennial underdog Lakewood High School girls soccer team showed it… Continue reading

Welcome to the ‘fam’

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON – Sincere interest and a few kind words of encouragement from upperclassmen at Arlington High School can make even the… Continue reading

Marijuana legalization isn’t increasing crime in Arlington, state

Last in a series ARLINGTON – When Washington legalized recreational marijuana about five year ago, opponents warned violent crime would increase. Crime statistics tell a… Continue reading

Red Curtain Theatre ready to show off new look as opening night nears

MARYSVILLE - While the Red Curtain Theatre may not have the roadside marquee of a 5th Avenue Theater like in Seattle, the Randall family and… Continue reading

New Lakewood High School to open its doors for first day of class (slide show)

LAKEWOOD – Teachers and staff are still taking the wraps off the sleek new state-of-the-art Lakewood High School, but administrators assure that when the opening… Continue reading

Legal marijuana bringing sweet smell of success for producers, city

First in a series ARLINGTON – Brian Lade, president of Smokey Point Productions, grew his first marijuana plants clandestinely in the family garage when he… Continue reading