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  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:21PM

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Nuclear Energy: Is it worth it?

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:39PM

In an era of depleting natural resources and energy supplies, the world has finally begun to look to other sources to provide our booming population with its power needs. Candidates for the next main power source are mostly environmentally based, such as tidal, solar and wind power. Another prospective source comes from nuclear energy; strong and mighty. Nuclear energy, aside from being able to provide a large quantity of power for our disposal, is too unstable and harmful to be used with minimal damage to the environment and to the human race.

What is your definition of 'Routine'?

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:39PM

The recent decision by Arlington city officials and elected officials to place the issue of the early termination of Police Chief John Gray's employment with city in the Consent Agenda portion of the City Council's July 7 meeting had me wondering what is the definition of "Routine"?

Chamber of Commerce looking for businesses with stories

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:39PM

I'm looking for 100 reasons to celebrate the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber marks its 100-year anniversary in 2008 and this calls for a celebration.

Thank you for participating in Kiddie's Parade

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:34PM

The Arlington Fire Department Women's Auxiliary would like to thank all the kids who endured the heat and participated in the 2008 Arlington Kiddies Parade. It's fun to see the creativity that kids and parents put into it and making this event so special. Our gratitude to those who showed up to watch the event, a parade isn't complete without a crowd to cheer you on.

We are more barbaric then the vigilantes

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:34PM

Absolutely unfair is the sentence that non-violent "3-Strikers" are serving in prison after harming no one. There is no equal justice under this law. We have those spending their entire lives in expensive prisons who do not deserve this harsh punishment given the heinous crimes those who really do deserve it commit.

Prison population has quadrupled in 20 years

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:34PM

How many folks realize that we are in the middle of a crisis over how we respond to crime? At more than 2.3 million Americans incarcerated, the prison population has quadrupled in the past 20 years. The building of prisons and the maintaining them is our fastest growing industry. This certainly lends credence to the old adage "build them and they will come."

Marysville schools receive $850,000 fitness grant

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

Thanks to a federal grant, the Marysville School District will receive $850,000 over the next three years to promote physical fitness at schools throughout the city.

Marysville resident Leslie Lauer hasn't yet made it the top of Mt. Rainer, but she did reach the top of Mt. Pilchuck.

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

Her husband thinks, she said, that she is a bit crazy, but is still supportive. Her two children are pretty much in the same frame of mind. In any case, city resident Leslie Lauer said she is making a second attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Rainer largely in honor of her mother.

Foul odor irritates Marysville residents

  • Jul 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

The wind carries it to different spots and different people describe it in different ways. But for now, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency alleges the source of an odor that has been reaching the city is the Cedar Grove Composting Plant on Smith Island in Everett.

Marysville YMCA hosts first S.P.I.N. dance

  • Jul 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

The first effort attracted about 40 people, but organizers and participants called it a big success.

All-pro Seahawk teaches life, football lessons

  • Jul 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:08PM

Extreme heat couldn't keep the kids off the field for anything as former all-pro fullback Mack Strong led an afternoon football camp.

It's in the Mail closes in Marysville, customers say they were left hanging

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

As she had many times in the past, Sandy Smith arrived about a month ago at the Shoultes Road business to collect her mail. Smith said while the business had undergone a change in ownership and name, she had rented a personal mailbox at the location since 2003. On this day, when she went to pick up her mail, Smith found the business was closed, apparently permanently. Smith alleged she had received no prior notice about the closing and initially had no information about what had happened to her mail.

Officials try to sniff out source of odor

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

MARYSVILLE The wind carries it to different spots and different people describe it in different ways.

M'ville climber takes on Rainier

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

MARYSVILLE Her husband thinks, she said, that she is a bit crazy, but is still supportive.

Local YMCA hosts first S.P.I.N. dance

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:45PM

MARYSVILLE The first effort attracted about 40 people, but organizers and participants called it a big success.

POLICEREPORTS

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:44PM

3:55 a.m.: Unknown suspect broke into vehicle, reporting party chased suspect, on the 7200 block of 64th Avenue NE.

Physical fitness, engineering in future for June Students of the Month

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:44PM

MARYSVILLE As with many of this year's winners, sports are a big part of the lives of the June Students of the Month.

Legals

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:44PM

Notice of Application

Grace Academy graduates 14 students

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:44PM

MARYSVILLE The Christian-based Grace Academy graduated 14 students in a ceremony held June 6 at the school.

Jumping at Poochapalooza

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 11:10AM

Foundation hands out scholarships

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 11:09AM

Lakewood Legacy Soccer Tournament starts strong

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:08PM

The third annual Lakewood Legacy Netbuster Tournament started off with a bang as 48 teams of different age groups and genders fought for the tournament's championship. To start off the event, the Legacy teams were in full form; showing off their array of talent and tricks in many different age groups.

Lakewood Youth Football takes over middle school program

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:08PM

Football starts early this year at Lakewood Middle School.

Stilly Valley sends two squads to state

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:08PM

While all-star Little League is winding down for most teams, Stilly Valley fastpitch is still in the thick of things.

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